Submit your Projects for 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.

Professional Submittals are now be accepted from November 9th to November 20th.

ASID Website Link

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 -

Get in the Holiday Spirit! Register for the ASID WI Holiday Party Today
Come and join us for a night of fun and good cheer! On December 9th, designers and industry partners from all over the state will be gathering to celebrate, socialize and appreciate one another during the most festive time of year!

This year's venue will not disappoint. Ping pong anyone?  Show us your skills by joining the tournament.  The champion will receive a grand prize from Olson House.  Or, you can just play for fun.  Cash bar/credit cards accepted.

Event Details:

DATE: December 9th, 2015

TIME: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$15 - Members
$15 - Student Members
$15 - Non-Members
Free - 2015 ASID-WI Chapter Sponsors


WHERE: The Brass Alley/Evolution
1023 N. Old World 3rd St., Milwaukee, WI

Let's celebrate with music, food, drink, and a silent auction.

Join the One Voice Movement!  

Right now, elected officials are having conversations that affect our lives and careers.  From small business owners to large firms, residential to commercial, we have the power to design a better future for ourselves and for our entire profession by all of our voices working together in unison.  ASID National has established the One Voice program.  ASID Wisconsin has been selected as a leader of this program!  One Voice is every Wisconsin interior designer's platform to be heard by their elected officials in Washington, D.C.  Your voice matters!  Join the movement by texting "One Voice" to 52886.  Visit for additional information. 
Honors for ASID Sustainability Advocacy Committee

At the Transformation Awards on November 5th, the USGBC WI Chapter (formerly WGBA) awarded The Sustainability Advocacy Committee with an Innovation Award of Merit for their commitment to divert discontinued design materials from the waste stream through our Re_Purposeful event!  They feel so honored for this recognition and want to especially thank The Green Design Center, for without their partnership this would not have been possible.  And, they would also like to thank all of the support from ASID-WI, American Family Insurance, Coyle Carpets, Creative Business Interiors, Steve Wenger, and all of the volunteers!

Also at the Transformation Awards, the USGBC WI Chapter awarded Kelsey Holtz, Allied ASID, with a Community Champion Award of Merit for her contributions & dedication to making her local and regional communities healthier and more sustainable. Congratulations to Kelsey and all that you do for our Chapter and communities!
New Emails for Chapter Leaders
In order to streamline the organizational process, ASID National developed a standardized email system for chapter leaders to conduct their ASID chapter business.
Effective immediately, please use the following email addresses when contacting chapter leaders or the chapter office:
President:  Aga Artka -
President Elect:  Amy Sell -
Communications Director:  Ellen Sweeney -
Membership Director:  Carmen Eskra -
Financial Director:  Lynn Braun -
Professional Development Director:  Erica Kirklewski -
Director At Large:  Amy Wenger -
Student Representative to the Board:  Nina Fiedler -
Chapter Administrator:  Heather Westgor - or
If you have any questions, please contact the chapter office.
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
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.

Architectural, Design and Real Estate Specialist - Forrer Business Interiors, Inc. - Milwaukee, WI

Outside Sales Executive - Interior Investments, LLC -  Madison and Milwaukee, WI

SMB Outside Sales Executive - Interior Investments, LLC -  Madison and Milwaukee, WI

Interior Designer-Corporate/Higher Ed Environments - Interior Investments, LLC - Milwaukee, WI

Furniture Project Manager - CJ & Associates, Inc. - New Berlin, WI

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

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 Platinum 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.


December 9th - ASID-WI Holiday Party

March 4th - Career Day

April 7th - Casino Night


"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.  

Schroeder Solutions & AIS Host Complete Studio Product Launch & Beerlympic Event
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Brenner Brewery

Click here for more information.

RSVP to Mari Franzen by Tuesday, November 17th.


For a full listing of webinars provided by ASID, go to

ASID | Education Online
Click here for more information. 


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