Frank Cooney Company, one of the largest independent educational furniture dealers in the United States, is looking for a part-time Interior Design Assistant to: assist in space planning and design utilizing AutoCad and Giza 20/20 (will train on Giza), maintain fabric and sample library, develop multimedia presentations for clients and update design events on their web site.
The candidate must be available 15-20 hours per week and be a current student pursuing an associate or bachelor degree. The internship pays $9.00-$10.00.
Please email Gregory Cooney: firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume and any relevant samples or portfolio pieces that you have.
Contact: George Cooney
1226 N. Michael Drive
Wood Dale, IL 60191
Midwest Kitchen & Bath supplies materials and creates kitchen and bath designs for homeowners, builders and architects. They are looking for a designer/sales representative with knowledge about the kitchen and bath field.
For more information please visit Midwest Kitchen & Bath. You may also contact Justyna Piwowarczyk.
Contact: Justyna Piwowarczyk
Midwest Kitchen & Bath
5911 N. Northwest Hwy
Chicago, IL 60631
Chicago Design Team, the largest showroom in the northwest suburbs, at the Arlington Design Center, offers several internships each semester. Chicago Design Team is open 9-5 weekdays; interns may schedule their time around their classes and personal schedule. They are currently looking for an intern enrolled in an Interior Design program who is reliable, highly organized, and has good customer service skills.
Interns will primarily work in the sample library, but will also help on the showroom floor. Some computer work and assisting designers and showroom staff will be required as needed.
Interns will gain a thorough understanding of the workings of a showroom, interact with designers, and have the opportunity to view the things that they are choosing for their clients. Interns are encouraged to complete as many specifically designed projects from their internship program, such as recreating an entire room with showroom products, selecting and creating fabric displays, and trade related blogging, to name a few. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend any seminar at the showroom, and to sit in on sales rep visits, where applicable. Interns have access to samples for their own projects too.
Many interns have become paid members of their staff or have been hired by designers they met while interning at CDT.
For more information, call Chicago Design Team. Ask for Caitlin.
3425-B N. Ridge Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
There was an error in the post that went out today for the Interior Design Field Trip. The correct date for the IIDC Capital Day events is Wednesday, April 30th, not May 30th as you may have received by email today. The blog has been updated with the correct date. Sorry for any confusion.
The Illinois Interior Design Coalition (IIDC) is hosting its annual Capital Day on Wednesday, April 30th. Please see the full-day itinerary below.
If you plan to attend, please respond ASAP here. Let us know whether you will be attending the full day and spending Tuesday night in Springfield, or arriving Wednesday to meet for lunch and attend the remainder of the day’s events. A block of rooms is being reserved at The State House Inn (101 East Adams Street, Springfield, IL 62701). The cost of a shared room is $25 for student IIDA members and $50 for non-IIDA members (or $75/$100 for your own room). The Capitol Building, Stratton Building and Resource One are a 2 block walk from hotel. Room rates expire on April 6th.
If you are not staying at the hotel, there are parking lots within 1-2 blocks surrounding the
Capital Day Area Map
CAPITAL DAY 2014 ITINERARY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30TH
8:30-9:00AM Check-in at Resource One Showroom
321 East Adams Street, Springfield, IL
(Corner of E. Adams Street and S. 4th Street)
9:00-9:45AM Legislative Morning Briefing (Please be prompt)
Resource One Showroom
321 East Adams Street, Springfield, IL
Dan Bassano, IIDC Vice-President
Louie Giordano, IIDC Lobbyist (Business Attire)
9:45-10:00AM Finalize pairings of Design Professionals/Students for
10:00-12:00PM Design Professional/Student Teams visit Representatives’ &
Senators’ offices at Stratton Building and Capitol Building
12:00-1:00PM Lunch Break on Own
1:00-3:00PM Design Professional/Student Teams complete Legislator
visits at Stratton Building and Capitol Building (Business Attire)
2:00-3:30PM Tour of Dana Thomas House (By Frank Lloyd Wright)
301 E. Lawrence Ave. (corner of 4th St. and E Lawrence Ave.)
(Only if Legislative Assignments are complete)
Cost: Suggested Donation of $10.00 per person
4:30-7:30PM Legislative Reception
The State House Inn, The Gallery Room
101 East Adams Street, Springfield, IL (Business Attire)
Are you Linked in? Maybe you should be!
Learn how to utilize Linkedin to your full advantage. John Manfredy, Principal of his own firm, Animated Vision, Inc, is an internet strategist, 3D visualization expert, instructor & social media speaker. On Monday, March 10th at 12:30 pm in TEC 3021, John will speak to students about using Linkedin, and how you may connect your Linkedin account to a digital portfolio.
The presentation will be an hour followed by 30 minutes for Q&A. To give us an idea of how many may attend, click here to reply. Hope to see you there!
Interior Planning & Design, Inc, located in Naperville, is looking for a student intern to join their staff:
“ Fast-paced interior design firm focusing on commercial and residential renovation projects seeks student design intern to support the project team through product research and pricing, construction documents, and presentation materials.
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated proficiency in AutoCAD, Sketch up, Adobe, MS Excel and MS Word. The internship is designed to develop into a permanent part time junior design position.“
If the student registers for internship course credit, they are offering to reimburse the intern for their tuition for the number of credit hours they earn. Should the intern be a match for their firm, they would negotiate a mutually beneficial schedule and pay rate with the candidate.
Interested students should contact Joan at: email@example.com
Charles Sparks + Company, an award winning Retail design firm is now looking for student interns seeking a career in retail design. We are looking for an Intern to start right away and to work with us through May.
CS+C’s internship is based in our brand new resource library where students learn about design materials through organizing samples, assisting designers with specification books, acquiring samples for projects and having the opportunity to meet with industry professionals. The internship is very hands on!
The minimum requirement is 2 days a week at 8 hours per day. It will be an unpaid internship in exchange for course credit. Students applying should be enrolled in an interior design, architectural or related program and in their final year of their program. (Although it is unpaid, it is a great experience)
- InDesign (preferred) (Jerome said he picked this up pretty quickly with Photoshop experience)
- Proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook
A positive attitude, strong work ethic, and attention to detail are a must.
Please send a resume and a brief introduction about why you want to work with Charles Sparks + Company to: Kaylyn Mahoney at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sherwin Williams is holding STIR, its annual student design challenge, for both residential and commercial design.
Requirements: Designs may be of an entire structure or a single room and must include a minimum of 3 Sherwin Williams colors. Only projects using Sherwin Williams colors will qualify. Students may enter either as an individual or as a team with one team member as the primary contact. Contestants must submit up to three CAD or other illustrated files by loading them directly to the Sherwin Williams student design site.
A note from Jane: The great thing about this competition is that you can enter any project that you have already completed – just pick three paint colors from Sherwin-Williams to include on one of the three uploaded images; complete a written explanation of your project; submit!
Prizes: The top winner from each category will receive a $2,500 cash prize. Second-place winners will win a $1,000 cash prize, and third-place winners will win a $500 cash prize. In addition, the two first-place winners will also have their work featured in the 2014 edition of STIR magazine. What a great addition to your resume! All winners will be featured on the Sherwin-Williams for Design Pros Facebook page.
Judges: Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing, Residential entries: Ernesto Garcia, award-winning designer of Ernesto Garcia Interior Design, . Commercial entries: Tamara Bopp, director of interior design at Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford.
When: Contest entries will be received March 1 –April 15
To enter and for further information, please visit: http://www.swstudentdesign.com
Good luck to all of our entrants!
Student Mentoring Week (SMW) is fast approaching. SMW is the result of IIDA’s efforts to acknowledge the important role that students play in furthering the design industry. During the week, students shadow an interior design mentor at their office or firm. Student and mentor pairings are random, and based on availability and location. Student Mentor Week takes place March 31st – April 4th The registration deadline is next Wednesday, February 12th.
Participation is FREE for IIDA members, so why not try? If you are not currently a member, now is a great time to consider joining. This experience alone would be well worth your yearly membership fee!
In addition to experiencing a day in the life of an established interior designer, all SMW participants have the option to partake in the Lloy Hack Essay Competition for a chance to win $1000 by submitting a 2-3 page summary about their experience.
For more information and to register visit: http://www.iida.org/content.cfm/student-mentoring-week
p.s. If there is anyone who has participated in SMW in the past, please let us know about your experience. We’d love to hear about it!