Update: Registration has CLOSED for the event.
Registration is now open for our Spring Field Trip. For only $20 you will be transported via a chartered bus to Racine and Milwaukee, receive a light breakfast and boxed lunch on the bus, and tour the three beautiful buildings shown below. The SC Johnson administration building is an icon. The Wingspread residence for the Johnson family was just opened for tours last fall. It is the last and largest residence designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright.
The Milwaukee Art Museum is our third stop. The main galleries are under renovations, but we will see the exhibition Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair. We will also have time to walk around the Quadracci Pavilion designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
Sign up NOW – you don’t want to miss this opportunity. When we have reached the 45 person limit, registration will close. You will need to select your sandwich for the boxed lunch.
About 20 COD Kitchen & Bath students, faculty, and alums joined the Chicago-Midwest Chapter for Vendor Night at the Daltile showroom on Tuesday, March 24th. Everyone had a great time meeting the vendors and learning about their products. It was also a wonderful opportunity to meet and network with professional chapter members.
Three students even took home attendance prizes from the drawing held at the end of the evening. Those of us who were still hanging around, enjoying the last of the evening, posed for a group photo.
Plans for students to attend the September chapter event were discussed with President, Terry McKinney. Many of the vendors and professionals were also inquiring about students for design and intern positions in their firms.
Anyone interested in becoming involved with the NKBA Student Chapter should contact Jane or one of the student officers. We will be wrapping up the year with a pizza party to celebrate the end of a successful year and to get plans in place for a strong kick-off in the fall with a membership drive and lots of events & activities.
Check out a fun little cafe & store in downtown Glen Ellyn and get to know your fellow students. Everyone is welcome!!!
There is an opening for a part-time position for a kitchen designer at the Home Depot in Carol Stream. Please see the following information from Home Depot:
- $14.50per hour (minimum)
- Flexible hours
- No commission
- Sick/personal time
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- Dental and Vision insurance
Designer Job Description:
Designers support three primary store priorities: Customers First, In Stock, and Store Appearance. Designers support Customers First by providing fast, thorough, and friendly service to customers. Designers interact with customers by welcoming them to the store, assessing their kitchen project needs, providing showroom tours, setting them up for kitchen measures, meeting with them to go over kitchen designs and make purchasing recommendations. Designers support In Stock initiatives by assessing stock levels of samples and brochures and restocking them as necessary. Designers support the Store Appearance priority by ensuring special order displays and showrooms promote a shopping environment that is appealing and safe. By supporting these three priorities, Designers drive sales to support department and store goals.
- Engage customers visiting the Kitchen Showroom
- Create an excellent customer experience through project knowledge, follow-up and project execution
- Ask customers open-ended questions and listen to responses about their projects and product needs
- Execute the design process through 20/20 Design System
- Demonstrate expert product and services knowledge in answering customer questions
- Manage and provide creative solutions for design projects
- Be the customers’ expert on special orders and installed sales
- Maintain client relationships throughout and after project
- Follow all key standards processes for Kitchen Design and Countertop Sales
- Stay abreast of design and product trends
- Prospect and engage kitchen and countertop customers
- Know store sales goals and set personal goals to support store results
- Sell items and services that supplement a customer’s merchandise or project needs
- Overcome customer objections with facts
- Develop knowledge of competitor pricing, and makes decisions on markdowns to satisfy customers
- Follow up on job quotes to complete the sale
- Promote Home Depot credit initiatives to customers
- Promote services offered at Tool Rental and the Pro Desk
- 2+ years Degree in Interior Design, Architecture or related design field
- 2+ year Design and Retail, Specialty Retail, Outside Sales or Trade experience
- Coursework toward completion of CKD, CBD, ASID, CMKBD or State Certification
Interested candidates are required to complete an online application at careers.homedepot.com
They may also contact Dianna Zychowski at 630-462-8607 ext. 077
The Home Depot
475 Schmale Rd
Carol Stream, IL 60188
First, we hope your school year is off to a great start!
We are excited to announce that the College of DuPage Interior Design department has its first-ever Campus Center for the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). If you haven’t already heard of the IIDA, we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to a welcome and kick-off event on:
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
TEC ID Wing
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.,
class lunch break time, and
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
We will be discussing the benefits of becoming a student member. In addition, we’ll ask for your input as to how the IIDA Campus Center can best enhance your experience as an Interior Design student at COD. Please mark your calendar and stop by on the 23rd. We’ll have a table set up outside the classroom area in the TEC Interior Design wing.
We’ll hold a drawing for a free membership. We’ll also have refreshments and cookies!
The benefit of joining IIDA at this event is that your $53 student membership fee will cover the rest of 2014 and all of 2015. It’s a great value! Keep in mind that professional memberships cost $515. You can get a taste of what it feels like to be a member of a professional organization, and see how you’ll benefit from membership without a large financial commitment at this time. More details about membership will be shared at our event…
Feel free to e-mail Eileen email@example.com if you have any questions prior to September 23rd.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Eileen S. Solt, President
Sheri Bolton, Vice President
Telya Wallace, Treasurer
Ana Santos-Puga, Secretary
Andrea Shoop, Director
IIDA Campus Center
Have a look at the wonderful portfolios of our 2014 students. They are fabulous and I couldn’t be more proud. Their instructor, Valerie Jardon, did an awesome job guiding them. Our Portfolio Show was a HUGE success.
The link below will open a slide show. If you want to page through quicker, just use the enter key to advance the slides. Enjoy….
Fermilab, in Batavia, is taking on-line applications for an Interior Design / CAD Drafter summer intern.
Tasks will include:
- assisting in-house interior design staff to communicate with vendor and furniture installers to develop floor plans and design office layouts for furniture installations
- assist in scheduling furnishing installation projects, coordinating furniture installations and small interior remodeling projects
- assist in adjustments to employee workstations and update as-built drawings
To apply online please go to: ID CAD Drafter Position <– click for link
Don’t delay! The application close date is Wednesday, May 14th.
Carol Cisco, our Sustainable Design instructor, has invited design students to attend Raising the Roof, a fundraiser for Designing for Veterans. Designing for Veterans is a nonprofit charitable organization that provides professional interior design, architectural, engineering, and landscape design services including furnishings and construction to severely disabled veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
The event will be held Thursday, May 8th from 6-8 pm at WATERHOUSE (3407 N. Paulina St., Chicago) It promises to be a great evening with a super raffle: 2 Round Trip American Airlines Business Class tickets to anywhere in the US, Canada and Mexico with Hilton Hotel accommodations for two nights! The cost is $45/person in advance or $50/person at the door. Open bar and plenty of edibles. To purchase tickets, click here.
ROE + Evolution Interiors is offering a part-time position at their dealership located in Chicago, just off the Eisenhower expressway at Austin Blvd. They are looking for an Interior Design student who is able to work approximately 20 hours/week.
They need someone who is knowledgeable in AutoCAD, Photoshop, and PowerPoint. The person would be responsible for some library/filing duties, as well as assisting the design department with preparing furniture drawings, specifications, and presentations for their clients. The dealership would provide the necessary training on CAP software to create furniture specifications.
This is an excellent opportunity for a student looking to work in the office design field. (I have actually worked with them on a few projects and was very pleased with their operation).
If anyone is interested, please notify Pam McClelland at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she can provide you the dealership’s contact information.
The Geneva Commons Pottery Barn is looking to hire a “Design Studio Specialist” on a part-time basis. This is a paid internship of fewer than 30 hours per week – probably 2 days per week plus time during the weekend. Training will be provided for this position, including shadowing the designers. Responsibilities will include working on the sales floor, space planning for customers, accessorizing, and eventually in-home consultations with clients.
If you are interested in applying, you should go into the Pottery Barn Geneva Commons store and ask for Annette or Jenny (or the manager on duty if they are not there). Let them know that you are applying for the “Design Studio Specialist” position and heard of the position because you are, or were, an interior design student at COD. You will be asked to fill out an application in-store.