Emerging Professionals: Panel Discussion @ Henricksen Showroom!

To further celebrate ASID National’s 40 years, we invite you to participate in a panel discussion with our Chapter’s Top 40 Over 40 designers. Come learn about the different career paths you can take within our industry and gain knowledge from other designers’ experiences.

We encourage all Chapter members to join!

Get social - Get inspired

When: Thursday, January 21, 2016
5:30-6: Check-in
6-7: Panel Discussion
7-8: Networking

Where: Henricksen Showroom
3070 Gateway Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53045

Hors D'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP here by January 19th.
Become a 2016 ASID Sponsor Today!
Calling all vendors to check out next year’s new sponsorship opportunities

We have created a new simpler format for all of our sponsors offering:
  • More options that meet all budgets and needs to get involved in our chapter.
  • Exclusive opportunities for sponsoring whole events.
  • Chance to advertise in our new ASID magazine for Wisconsin.
It is going to be a great year for ASID, and we appreciate your support.

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Houzz Workshop - Register Today!
Thursday, February 11th
5:00-7:30 p.m.
The Tile Shop, Brown Deer

Join the ASID Wisconsin Chapter for this interactive, hands-on workshop that will help you create a complete, compelling and professional profile on Houzz.

Experts from Houzz will work with you side-by-side as you build your profile; including a description of your business that answers key questions prospective clients will have, photos, and requests for reviews.  Learn how to use this free and powerful tool to attract new clients and promote your brand!

Required tools needed prior to attending:
  • At least 5 photos of your work on a USB drive or your laptop
  • Email addresses of at least 3 past clients or colleagues that can review your work
  • A laptop to use for you to work on your profile
  • Your Houzz username and password (if you have not created an account, please create one prior to the workshop)
$25 for ASID Members
$45 for Non Members
Free for Students

Click here to register.
New from the Sustainability Committee

Re_Purposeful Drop Off - MORE DATES ADDED

Re_Purposeful is ready to take your samples at The Green Design Center. Regular Drop-off days to begin in April.

Friday, February 19th - 11am-5pm
Friday, March 25th - 11am - 5pm

The Green Design Center
2201 Badger Ct
Waukesha, WI 53188

Get Involved!

Join the Sustainability Committee in their Community Service Efforts.

Saturday, January 23rd
9am-12pm - Hunger Task Force *Stock Box Building
300 E. College Avenue, Milwaukee 53207
Saturday, February 20th
9am-12pm - Hunger Task Force *Stock Box Building
300 E. College Avenue, Milwaukee 53207
Saturday, April 23rd
9am-12pm - Milwaukee River Clean Up
Location information to come.
Volunteer Celebration to follow.

*Stock Box Building - Volunteers will build and fill boxes of basic needs food for low income senior citizens. This box contains 16-17 items which Hunger Task Force provides to almost 10,000 seniors a month. Volunteers will be doing some lifting, up to 30 pounds. You must be able to be on your feet for the activity and bend, stoop and lift.
Join the One Voice Movement!  Check Out Two Upcoming Events

One Voice on the Hill
February 9, 2016

Your Voice. Our Voice.  We Are One Voice!

Join commercial and residential interior designers, students, and industry partners in Washington DC as “One Voice” to take action and design our future!

We all face issues regardless of our role and job in the interior design profession. It’s time we come together, support each other, and design solutions to advance our industry. This is the forum for us to begin designing our future as One Voice!

Pledge your voice and RSVP to attend by texting “OneVoice on the Hill” to “52886”

Contact Robin Stroebel, Government Affairs Committee, with questions,

ASID Wisconsin Chapter Hosts “One Voice Symposium”
Thursday, April 7, 2014

Wisconsin State Capitol, Hearing Room 330 SW

The Power of One Voice

Right now, elected officials are having conversations on issues that affect our lives and careers. As Interior Designers, we have the power to design a better economic future for ourselves and for our entire profession.

Mark your calendar to join ASID Legislative staff and chapter members to learn about important issues impacting our profession. Text “OneVoice” to 52886 now to connect to the One Voice conversation.

Contact Robin Stroebel, Government Affairs Committee, for more information, Watch for more information.
Register Now for Career Day!
Friday, March 4th, 2016
NEW LOCATION!  University of Wisconsin – Madison, School of Human Ecology
Click here to register.

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.

Interior Design Partnership for Sale

Showroom Interior Design Consultant - Childcrest RBC Tile & Stone - Milwaukee, WI

Interior Designer - Creative Business Interiors - Milwaukee, WI

Interior Designer - PDC Midwest, Inc. - Hartland, WI

Senior Interior Designer - PDC Midwest, Inc. - Hartland, WI

Workplace Consultant-New Business Development - M&M Office Interiors, Inc. - Madison, WI


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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.

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


January 21st - Emerging Professionals: Panel Discussion @ Henricksen Showroom

January 23rd - Sustainability Committee - Hunger Task Force *Stock Box Building

February 11th - Houzz Workshop at The Tile Shop, Brown Deer
February 20th - Sustainability Committee - Hunger Task Force *Stock Box Building

March 4th - Career Day 2016

March 10th - 40th Annual Design Excellence Awards

April 7th - ASID Wisconsin Hosts "One Voice Symposium"

April 21st - Casino Night

April 23rd - Sustainability Committee - Milwaukee River Clean Up


Bellacor Professional FREE ASID CEU

Attend the FREE CEU webinar "Light, Lighting, and Health CC-104124-1015" sponsored by Kichler on January 28th at 7:00pm CST! This is your chance to earn 0.1 CEU credits to start the New Year.
Today's Interior Design world is rapidly changing. This webinar will help you keep up with – and stay ahead of – those changes, and it's led by Jeff Dross, Kichler's Corporate Director of Education and Industry Trends. With nearly 42 years in the business, Jeff knows lighting like few others. His topics will include:
  • Natural and artificial light
  • The human eye and Circadian Rhythm
  • Light pollution, light flicker, photo-biological safety and blue light hazard
  • Sleep & lighting
  • Senior lighting needs
  • Low-vision lighting needs
  • Medical conditions that show improvement with better lighting
Register TODAY!


REVIT for Interior Designers Course

Mount Mary University is offering a REVIT for Interior Designers course this spring.  Please contact Gigi Szeklinski at or 414.930.3475 with questions.  

The course information is as follows:
Course Number:  INT 330 - Mondays from 6pm to 9:50pm starting 1/25/16 until 5/9/16.  The class will cover REVIT fundamentals for the first eight weeks and Interior Designer focused content the second eight weeks.  

Voices of Leadership with Shabnam Mogharabi of SoulPancake
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7:30 AM
Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI

Shabnam Mogharabi is the CEO of Soul Pancake, a multi-media/entertainment company founded by actor Rainn Wilson and made famous by the YouTube series Kid President. Fast Company recently named SoulPancake one of the “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015.”  Shabnam will talk about the power of joy and what it looks like to engage in leadership of the heart to help create more productive, collaborative, and creative workplaces. She will also share stories and examples of how SoulPancake is inspiring the work of joy and how it drives their entire mission.  

Click here for more information and to register.


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

ASID | Education Online
Click here for more information. 


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