The First Annual Recycling Event is Around the Corner!
Presented by the Sustainability Advocacy Committee & The Green Design Center

Join us August 22-23 for an open-to-the-public event to rummage through these treasures to be used in crafts, home projects, or whatever you come up with! Spread the word to your family and friends!

Thank you in advance for your commitment to sustainability! Please click here for more information.
ATTN: ASID WI Chapter Volunteers!  
Attend the Volunteer Appreciation Event - Wednesday, August 20 at 5:30 p.m

We want to thank you for all of your help in making our chapter excellent! We couldn’t host the events, create the communications, content and everything that makes us a rewarding and successful chapter without you!

If you haven’t received the e-vite, please contact Teresa Olson at and she will double check your e-mail address or get you the details.  Thanks again to each of you who volunteer, and we hope to see you at the event!
The Wisconsin Chapter of ASID Annual Meeting:  A Celebration of You

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, Wisconsin

3:30 PM – Registration
4:00 PM – CEU presented by Sandy Gordon, FASID
5:00 – 6:00 – Refreshments and Networking on the Patio
6:00 – 8:30 – Annual Meeting

We are excited to announce that Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, CID, LEED FELLOW, ASID National President will be giving our keynote address.

Click here to register.

An Awareness of what surrounds us.

Nature provides infinite solutions to some complex questions. Designing in harmony with the world allows us to learn from the ever-present answers found in our planet’s living systems. It’s a thoughtful look at carpet tile unlike any other.

The Human NatureTM  Collection by Interface®. A Foundation for Beautiful Thinking.

Click here to learn more about Human Nature. 
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 29, 2014 at 4:00pm CST

Five award recipients will be recognized at the Wisconsin Chapter of ASID Annual Meeting on September 23, 2014! 

OH… IT’S ON! – EP Social with FUEL Milwaukee @ Barnacle Buds

The Wisconsin Chapter of ASID’s next Emerging Professional Networking Event will be held in conjunction with FUEL Milwaukee’s Purely Social @ Barnacle Buds.  “FUEL Milwaukee is a community engagement organization for young professionals, new Milwaukeeans, and regional leaders who are passionate about creating a vibrant, inclusive community that is magnetic to talent.” 

The event is FREE and open to all interior designers that self-identify as Emerging Professionals – those within the first five years of their career after graduation.  Get social, HAVE FUN, bring a friend, and get to know your fellow EP’s in both the design community and throughout Milwaukee!  Complimentary appetizers and drink specials provided by FUEL Milwaukee.  

When:  Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Time:  6:00 – 9:00pm

Please RSVP here by August 27, 2014.

Celebrate the last days of summer with us in a unique location along Milwaukee’s Kinnickinnic River!  Mark your calendar and… be there!
Job Opportunities

Sales Professional - Office Furniture Resources (OFR)
Dynamic sales position! Ideal for the recent design graduate who wants to start their career.

Office Furniture Resources (OFR) is currently hiring for the full time position of a sales professional.  We are looking for a passionate sales representative to join our team and be a key contributor to our market expansion in Milwaukee. This individual’s main focus will be creating and maintaining relationships with prospects and existing clients, as well as partners in the industries of commercial real estate, architecture, design and facilities.

With the right attitude and execution, our trained sales rep will enjoy unlimited income potential and business growth. Contact Tammy Ellison at or 414-353-9725 for more information.

Architectural Representative - Daltile
We are excited to announce that we have an open position at Daltile for an Architectural Representative.

This position is responsible for increasing commercial sales in the Wisconsin territory by calling on Architects, Designers, and National Accounts for the purpose of obtaining proprietary specifications for Dal-Tile.  The territory is the entire state of Wisconsin but most accounts are in the Milwaukee and Madison markets.

You can apply on-line at

Questions?  Please contact Peter Pasterski, Daltile Wisconsin Manager,

Architectural Sales Representative – Interior Finish Products - Childcrest Tile & Stone
Childcrest Tile & Stone is seeking an Interior Finish Sales Professional.  This is a great opportunity for someone who has a passion for interior design with the drive to sell. You will work with the top Architects and Designers in the Milwaukee and surrounding area.  RBC Tile & Stone is a market leader and highly respected distributor in the tile and stone industry that covers the major markets of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Milwaukee, Des Moines, Omaha, Kansas City and St. Louis.  The company has been in business for over 50 years.  You will be working with the finest products in the industry, quality people and a customer service staff known as the best in the business.  

Please send resume to and visit our website at

Interior Design and Sales-Warren Barnett
Ideal candidate will have background in Interior Design and sales. 

Work with clients to design or renovate spaces to meet their standards.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Cultivate in-store traffic into in-home appointments.
  • Home appointments.
  • Measure rooms to see existing color, pattern, style etc.
  • Make presentations in our store of drawn to scale floor plans, furniture fabrics and accessories.
  • Enhance the function, safety, and aesthetics of interior spaces
  • Select samples, including flooring, carpet, and paint to be approved by client.
  • Choose color palettes.
  • Read and interpret blueprints.
  • Plan and estimate budgets for projects.
  • Draw up floor plans and sketches.
  • Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create drawings.
  • Arrange furniture.
  • Follow up with client to ensure design specifications have been met

We sell Thomasville, Drexel Heritage, Henredon, Century, Lillian August, Hickory White, Thayer Coggin, Hancock and Moore, and Warren Barnett furniture brands, as well as the state's largest selection of decorative accessories.

Our store is located in Brookfield a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This is a unique opportunity, in that we have virtually no turnover of our Design staff.

Health insurance, dental, vision, and disability insurance. Liberal schedule. Employees purchase at cost. Great team culture.  262-790-1111

Full-time Furniture Designer - Bubrick’s Complete Office of Wisconsin
Bubrick’s Complete Office of Wisconsin is seeking a full-time Furniture Designer for their Germantown office.  Reporting to the Furniture Sales Manager, you will be responsible for designing furniture installations and executing sales orders.  Click here to read more.  Please send applications to

Studio Account Executive - Design Within Reach
The Design Within Reach Milwaukee Studio is currently looking for a full time Studio Account Executive.  The Studio Account Executive is responsible for generating sales and providing exceptional service to all customers consistent with the Design Within Reach mission.   If you are a talented sales person with experience and passion for design, please send your resume to

Bray Associates Architects, Inc. - Interior Designer
Established and dynamic architectural firm is offering an excellent opportunity for a talented Interior Designer to join our team of creative professionals. Bray Associates Architects, Inc., a firm built on a solid foundation of providing excellence in design and project quality, is seeking an organized and self-motivated individual to lead the Interior Design aspects of our projects. This includes all phases of the interior design process including programming, conceptual design, design development, construction documentation and construction administration services. In addition we have a steadily growing client base seeking our leadership in the design and specification of furniture and loose equipment. Bachelors degree, 3-5 years experience, NCIDQ, LEED AP and Revit experience preferred.  Please email resume and salary history with the words INTERIOR DESIGN to Ellen Del Vecchio

Interior Investments, LLC -  Sales Executive
Full time
Location: Madison, WI
Experience:  3-5 years minimum

Interior Investments, LLC an award winning Commercial Interiors dealership, has an excellent opportunity for a results driven, consultative sales executive in the Madison, WI market.  The position is to foster high level relationships within Strategic Corporate accounts and join a highly integrated vertical market sales team.  Please send resume and cover letter to:

Part-time Freelance
Retailworks, Inc.

Wanted: Part-time Freelance [that could turn into part time or full time employment] AutoCAD draftsperson, SketchUp artist, and production support person for retail-based interior design firm. Must be quick, accurate, and efficient in producing sheet sets of construction documents using AutoCAD 2013 on a Mac operating system. Be able to understand and draw building floor plans, elevations, and details. Strong SketchUp skills are also a necessity. Must be able to draw three-dimensional models with creativity, finesse, and speed. Applicant may also be called upon to assist interior designers with other aspects of design production, including making phone calls, site visits, and general clerical tasks. Hours will vary considerably as projects come and go, from 8 hours a week all the way to 40 hours. Send resume and information to Lyn Falk at Retailworks, Inc. in Mequon, Wisconsin.

Commercial Sales Associate
Lexco Tile and Stone

Job Function: Sales ceramic tile
Entry level: No
Job Type: Full time
Location: Milwaukee Wi
Min Experience: 3-5 years  
Lexco has excellent opportunity for a motivated, organized individual seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunity. This position is responsible for establishing strong relationships with design professionals to market  Lexco products, to obtain Lexco specifications through targeted architectural / design firms.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Sam Lemieux,


Thank you to this week's Gold Sponsor:


Pay your ASID dues monthly!

All practitioner members, upon joining ASID or when renewing, have the option of signing up for a monthly debit on their credit card. This will reduce the initial outlay of money and allows you to divide the overall dues amount across 12 months. You may sign up for this program either online or via the mailed invoice. There is an annual $25 service fee to use the monthly option and that fee is paid in the first month’s installment along with the legislative assessment as applicable. The debit will continue until you notify ASID in writing that you would like it to stop.


Congratulations to the ASID members recently named in M Magazine!

Nicole Villwock, Allied ASID
Villwock Interiors
House Remodel, River Hills
p. 83 and p. 92
Emily Winters, Allied ASID
Peabody's Interiors
Hawaii Life
p. 85-88
Geneane Francour, Allied ASID
Peabody's Interiors
Living Room, Wauwatosa
p. 92
Vickie Wessel, Allied ASID
Authentic Interiors
Master Suite, Bayside
p. 94
Susan VerPlank, Allied ASID
Welcome Home Design
New Home Build, New Berlin
p. 96
Leslie Dohr, ASID
Leslie Dohr Interior Design
Master Closet, Milwaukee
p. 98
Patricia Algiers, ASID
Chemistry in Place
Law Offices, Chicago and Tampa, Florida
p. 100

Click here to check out the article.

Our partnership with M Magazine continues to provide an outlet for us to bring ASID WI, its members and the value of interior design to the forefront in the Milwaukee community. Stay tuned for opportunities to contribute to the publication!


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ASID | Education Online
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