“You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me!”

Join ASID, WGBA, and SEWCTC for an informative  evening to learn about how floor prep mistakes can affect any flooring installation and how you can prevent them. John Peters, INSTALL Market Organizer/Floor Covering for Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters and Sergio Martiniez, Quality Control Manager for Ozinga Ready Mix will present a course on floor covering awareness and the three main reasons we see flooring fail. Live demonstrations of failures in carpet, porcelain tile, LVT, linoleum, and cork installations will be on display so you can see firsthand the importance of floor prep to avoid these situations. Light food and beverages will be served.

When: Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 5:00PM-7:30PM

Where: SEWCTC Training Center
N25 W23055 Paul Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072

Cost: $25 ASID/WGBA Members
$40 Non-Members
Free Admission for all Students

Credits: 2.0 GBCI CE, 2.0 AIA LU, 2.0 IDCEC (pending)

Click here to register and for more information including speaker biographies.
ASID Wisconsin Real World Design Week
November 2–6, 2015

Real World Design Week is a national mentoring program that offers interior design students unparalleled hands-on and online learning experiences. This rewarding program has created lasting relationships, connecting students with professionals making a difference in the design industry.

While ASID National will not host a registration platform in 2015, ASID Wisconsin is hosting its own Real World Design Week - Wisconsin November 2 – November 6th. This is a great opportunity for student members of ASID to spend a full day or half a day with design professionals and discover the REAL World of Interior Design!

Click here to view the schedule for Real World Design Week - Wisconsin. Each session will include a lunch hosted by the company.
  • You MUST be an active Student Member of ASID to participate. There is NO COST to participate!!
  • Registration is on a first come/first serve basis, so don’t wait to sign up.
  • To register, send an EMAIL to Amy Wenger, Director at Large of ASID WI, at Email must be titled: RWDW-Wisconsin and in the body of the email, you must state your name and what session you wish to attend. One session per person. Registration will close on Wednesday, October 28th.
  • Once I receive your email, I will send you confirmation and the company’s contact information.


The 40th Annual Design Excellence Awards

You have planned the space, selected the materials, and chosen the furniture, now it is time to display your work.
The 40th Annual Design Excellence Awards will be March 10, 2016.

Professional Submittals will be accepted from November 9th to November 20th.
Student Submittals will be accepted from January 4th to January 15th.

See project template.

More information to follow or contact Roxann Bentfield at
Do you have your photography ready? If not, take advantage of the ASID Design Excellence Awards Photo Packages

This year's awards submittal period starts November 7th. With that date approaching quickly, the Awards Committee has contacted two photographers about special packages for ASID members. Please use the contact information below.

Chris Duzynski Photography, LLC
Package #1 - $300
Includes one interior or exterior view, all inclusive. Photography may include lighting if deemed necessary. Client will receive one high-resolution and one screen-resolution file for their award submission.

Package #2 - $500
Includes three hours of continuous time on-site (time cannot be sub-divided into smaller blocks of time). Chris will shoot as many views as requested within the three hours. Photography could include lighting if deemed necessary, taking into consideration time restrictions.

For travel outside of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine & Ozaukee counties, you will incur a $75 travel fee. Beyond 80 miles from Milwaukee, you will incur a $150 travel fee.

View more people-centric imagery & video production work at

Ryan Hainey Photography
Package 1 - $400
10 - 15 staged, lit & composited Interior / Exterior Images

Package 2 - $600
15 - 20 staged, lit & composited Interior / Exterior Images
  • Travel beyond 30 miles outside of Milwaukee incurs a $50 fee
  • Travel beyond 60 miles outside of Milwaukee incurs a $100 fee
  • Travel beyond 100 miles outside of Milwaukee incurs a $150 fee
View images on Ryan's website -
Partner Events

Chemical Sensitivity and the New Home Building Process – Free CE Webinar
December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presenters:  Andrew Pace and Kelsey Holtz – LEED GA

Continuing Education (PENDING) - 1 hour

Click here for more information and to register.
Student Gatherings

Gateway Technical College 13th Annual Chairity Auction
November 20, 2015
6:00 PM - Hors d'oeuvres & Silent Auction
7:00 PM - Live Auction

Location:  Kenosha Country Club

Tickets:  $20.00 general admission, $10 students with ID & ASID Members

Tickets available at the event or online at
Path to Professionalism

This article tells the story of an interior designer in Michigan that took the initiative to take and pass the NCIDQ in order to distinguish herself from other interior designers or decorators. Michigan does not have interior design legislation at this time, but when it does, Autumn Fuchs will have the credential necessary to apply for registration.  This also makes her  eligible to apply to be a Registered Interior Designer in any other state that has registration, like Wisconsin.

If you have taken and passed the NCIDQ, you are eligible become a Wisconsin Registered Interior Designer and set yourself apart.  We need your voice for our profession.   Click here to read more.

Click here for the Application Form.

A WRID is the only interior designer that can brand themselves as a Wisconsin Registered Interior Designer or Firm.  Your achievement does not keep other interior designers from practicing.
Are You CEU Compliant?

ASID mandates that all practitioner members—Professional, Allied, and Associate—earn a minimum of 1.0 (10 hours) approved continuing education units (CEUs) every two years. The current reporting period will end on December 31, 2015, and ASID strongly encourages members to meet the year-end CEU requirements to maintain active membership status.

Practitioner members can satisfy CEU requirements with ASID Academy, the convenient online learning management system for continuing education and professional development. ASID Academy features over 30 accredited courses within such topics as: sustainability, health and wellness, leadership, impact of design, practice of design, and business of design.

Curated courses within ASID Academy offer credits to fulfill CEU requirements. Available from anywhere with an Internet connection, the course catalog allows users to earn CEUs on their own time, and gain insightful knowledge to implement immediately. Discounted pricing is available for ASID members, and all courses taken and passed by members will be automatically reported to IDCEC.
Opportunity for ASID Members in Milwaukee Area

The Friends of Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum would appreciate the involvement of Milwaukee area ASID members.  If anyone is interested in being a part of the stewardship of the Villa and its surrounding gardens, there are many opportunities on the horizon.  Members who have a special interest in historic preservation and/or art history could be especially helpful.  Please contact Sonja Durkee at 414.550.7828 or for more information.

Workplace Sales Consultant - Forrer Business Interiors - Milwaukee, WI

Senior Interior Designer - Sheboygan County, WI

Designer - Forrer Business Interiors, Inc. - Milwaukee, WI

Furniture Project Manager – Creative Business Interiors – Milwaukee, WI

Full-Time Entry Level Interior Designer - 4 design - Menomonee Falls, WI

Fall Internship in Interior Design or Interior Architecture - 4 design - Menomonee Falls, WI

Adjunct Instructor Positions – Interior Design - Mount Mary University

Architectural Sales Representative - Daltile Commercial Sales

Account Executive – Design Within Reach – Milwaukee, WI

Part Time Interior Design Instructor – Milwaukee Area Technical College – Milwaukee, WI

Interior Designer Position – Peabody’s Interiors – Milwaukee, WI

Commercial Sales Associate – Lexco Tile and Stone – Milwaukee, WI


Thank you to this week's Silver Sponsor:


Earn CEU credits online, anywhere with ASID Academy

ASID Academy premiered in July 2015 as the comprehensive resource for continuing education and CEU credit fulfillment. ASID Academy supports the Society’s commitment to online learning and professional development  through CEU course offerings, papers, and videos made available to members and designers online, anytime.

ASID Academy features a curated, peer-reviewed course catalog with CEU courses focusing on our four key themes that cross-cut all practice areas of interior design: Impact of Design, Leadership Development, Practice of Design, and Business of Design. The catalog further reinforces the Society’s commitment to continuing education, and supports the new December 31, 2015 CEU requirement.

Sign up for a course today! Click here to learn more.


November 10th - Joint Event with WGBA & SEWCTC - “You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me!” 

December 9th - ASID-WI Holiday Party

March 4th - Career Day

April 7th - Casino Night


Join the celebration with members Aga Artka and Jenny Rebholz as they launch their book:  "The Brand of You."

Date:  Monday, November 16, 2015
Time:  5:30-8:30pm
Location:  The Ruby Tap, 1341 N Wauwatosa Ave, Wauwatosa, WI  53213

They hope to see you there!  Congrats, Aga and Jenny!


"Harmonious Spaces: Wei Dong and Feng Shui Culture"
September 18 - November 15, 2015

Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Nancy Nicholas Hall, School of Human Ecology, 1300 Linden, Drive, Madison Wisconsin

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10-4, Sunday Noon-4 or by appointment, contact 608.262.8815

ART+ Identity
Tuesday evening, October 27 at MMoCA

• Nancy Mladenoff, Artist, and Professor of Painting and Drawing at UW
• Sean Mullen, VP and Creative Director, Hiebing

Issues of identity are central to art and business. Both grapple with determining and distilling what is distinctive and important, then translating that visually. In business these issues arise in considerations about brand, while artists have long explored issues of self and individuality. In their conversation, Mladenoff and Mullen will discuss topics such as collective interpretations of visual cues, the challenges of developing a distinctive visual identity, and creating visual communications with meaning.

The talk will be followed by a networking reception, complimentary hors d'ouevres, and a cash bar.

Click here for additional information. Advance registration is recommended at

Designer Night at ProSource Wholesale of Franklin
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
4PM to 8PM
Hors d’eourves and Cocktails will be Served

Meet Celebrity Interior Designer Alison Victoria and earn CEU credits.

Click here for more information.

Please RSVP to or call in to 414.421.9220.

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. Tours

Forest Home Cemetery Halloween Tour
October 30 @ 5 pm

Click here for more information

"In Pursuit of Beauty"

Timothy Whealon will present his book, "In Pursuit of Beauty" at Villa Terrace, 2220 N. Terrace Avenue, Milwaukee, on Thursday, November 19, beginning @ 5 pm.  Meet the Author and presentation @ 6 p.m.  $20 / $15 Charles Allis Villa Terrace Member.  For more information and to RSVP for events email or phone 414.278.8295, X5.  


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ASID | Education Online
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