Re_Purposeful Madison Drop-Off Event & CEU

Wednesday, July 22nd
Coyle Carpets

250 West Beltline Highway
Madison, WI 53713

Drop-off Time: 3-6pm (parking lot)
CEU: 6:30-7:30pm (inside Coyle Carpets office)

Net-Works: A Case Study of Inclusive Business


Credits: 1 LU/HSW

Net-Works provides a real time look at the benefits of an inclusive business model for sustainability innovation. Developed from like-minded, cooperative sustainable thinkers from several global organizations, Net-Works is working to eliminate the environmental impact of discarded fishing nets on oceans, increase access to post-consumer recycled materials, and improve financial livelihood for the world’s developing economies.  Recovering valuable waste materials from ecologically sensitive areas has led to environmental, social and financial benefits. This presentation demonstrates the closed loop process that Net-Works strives to develop each day by tapping into the power of business to solve the world’s social and environmental problems.

We are so close to our goal of 20,000 pounds of materials. We can’t wait to share all of these materials with teachers, non-profits and daycares in the area. August 28th and 29th at The Green Design Center all of the materials will be available to pick up at no charge. Share the flyer with the artists in your life, big, little, young, or old so they can find a Re_Purposeful way to use our discontinued samples.

Volunteers Needed!
Re_Purposeful Friday, August 28th and Saturday, August 29th. We are looking for volunteers to help us hold down the fort for 4 hour shifts, Friday from 9am-6pm and Saturday from 8am-4pm, but any time you can contribute is greatly appreciated. We could use 8-10 people at any given time which is just too much for the committee to keep up with. A Re_Purposedul t-shirt and refreshments will be provided.   Tasks include: Greeting Attendees, Rearranging samples for better access, Set-up and Take-down.  Please contact
Call for Tote Bags
Do you have oodles of tote bags from trade shows, just like us, that you could never use all of?  Drop them off with your samples so the teachers and crafters have an already Re_Purposed way to bring their goodies home. 

Continued Drop-Off in Waukesha
Wednesday’s & Friday’s 9am-5pm
The Green Design Center

2201 Badger Ct
Waukesha, WI 53188
July Meeting for Madison Design Community!

Our July meeting will be a social event.  Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 29th.  This event will be at Harry Krueger's beautiful lake house, 2413 Middleton Beach Rd., Middleton WI.  The event will be from 5:00-7:00pm. Come whenever you can during that time!

Please RSVP to Brenda -
Attention Chapter Volunteers!
The Wisconsin Chapter of ASID LOVES its volunteers!  Our success depends on great members who give their time and energy to the Chapter for committees, events and in many other wonderful ways.  To those who have volunteered throughout this past year – THANK YOU!

If you have volunteered this year, please join us for a “Denim & Diamonds Party.” Dress in your favorite jeans and sport your “bling-iest” “diamond” baubles for a relaxed picnic with yummy food and a Volunteer signature cocktail.

Annual ASID WI Chapter Volunteer Appreciation Party
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Nixon Park, 175 East Park Avenue
Hartland, WI

Please look for an invitation in your inbox and mailbox!  To RSVP, click here

Questions? Please contact the Wisconsin Chapter Membership Director, Carmen Eskra, ASID @
Save the Date! ASID-WI Mini-Golf Outing
Not your average golf outing.
Thursday, August 27th, 4-7 pm
Tee Aire, 21700 Gumina Rd, Brookfield, WI 53072

Get your foursomes ready. Details and registration coming soon!

Interested in getting involved? We could use 1-2 volunteers to help with this brand new event. Contact Erin Jende if interested!
Top 40 Over 40 of the Week

As the ASID National turns 40 this year, the Wisconsin Chapter is also celebrating our experienced and accomplished members age 40 and over. We'll feature one or more per week, culminating at our Annual Chapter Meeting. Meet...

NAME - Verna Shavlik
PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT - Creative Business Interiors – I am the Interior Design Services Manager
FAVORITE PROJECT - Any project where I get to share my passion for design and am able to make a difference.
WORDS OF WISDOM FOR YOUR YOUNGER DESIGNER SELF - Never stop listening and learning as you will never know it all.  Design is the most amazing profession as it is ever evolving.
WHAT ARE YOU READING?  “The Escape” by David Baldacci – it’s a scary book – intrigue and espionage!
Seeking Volunteers
Help Launch our New Chapter Magazine
Your ASID-WI Chapter is starting a new initiative - a chapter magazine! Do you have graphic design skills, or a passion for writing or photography? Put those talents to good use by volunteering. Planning is already underway, but the next meeting will be late July. 
To volunteer or get more details, contact Amanda Pirlot
ASID WI “Top 5 Under 5” Awards – Nominations NOW OPEN!

Are you an Emerging Professional who actively participates in the Wisconsin Chapter of ASID?  Do you work with an extraordinary Emerging Professional who strengthens the creative working environment at your firm or business?  As an Emerging Professional, do you create and take advantage of opportunities to support the interior design profession in the public realm as a passionate ambassador of your chosen career?

If you said “YES” to any of the above… The Wisconsin Chapter of ASID is excited to announce that nominations for the ‘Top 5 Under 5 Awards’ are NOW OPEN!  

The ‘Top 5 Under 5 Awards’ recognize and celebrate Emerging Professional (designers in the first five years of their professional career) Chapter members’ outstanding achievements and contributions to the Chapter, to their businesses or employers, and to the field of interior design as a whole.

Help us celebrate our Emerging Professional members by nominating yourself or someone you know!  Nominees from last year who still qualify are encouraged to apply again.

Not sure who to nominate?  Read the bios of last year’s honorees for their award-winning qualities.

To apply, click here

Entry deadline is August 21, 2015 at 8:00pm CST

Five award recipients will be recognized at the Wisconsin Chapter of ASID Annual Meeting this September!

Interior Designer - AB&K, Inc. - Southeastern Wisconsin

Adjunct Instructor Positions – Interior Design - Mount Mary University

Designer - Forrer Business Interiors - Milwaukee, WI

Architectural Sales Representative - Daltile Commercial Sales

Account Executive – Design Within Reach – Milwaukee, WI

Interior Designer – Briohn Design Group, LLC – Brookfield, 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


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July 29th - Madison Design Community July Social Event

August 12th - Volunteer Appreciation Party

August 27th - ASID-WI Mini-Golf Outing

August 28th & 29th - Re_Purposeful: An Upcycling Event


Surface & Panel Symposium
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Harley-Davidson Museum®

This Symposium seeks to connect architects, interior designs, fabricators, and other design specialists with material specifiers and producers for a better understanding of the industry and the innovative technologies driving it. It will be followed the next day by the grand opening of the mHouse, a showcase house with materials from the previously mentioned industries. The mHouse is in Watertown, Wis., a short drive from Milwaukee, and only symposium attendees can attend the grand opening.

Click here for more information.


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ASID | Education Online
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