The COD Interior Design Student Organization is hosting a Q&A night with local Interior Design Professionals on November 28th at 5:30 PM. Come and meet representatives from local design firms from across all sectors, many of whom are program alumni or on our advisory board.
They will be answering questions about working in the industry, what employers are looking for, and other questions submitted by students. This also is a great opportunity to network with possible future employers, so bring your business cards!
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
TEC Building, 3rd Floor
College of DuPage
425 22nd Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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While this month is about eating turkey and visiting family, the holidays are nearly upon us! Celebrate with ASID at the new Armazem showroom on Monday, December 4th at 5:30 PM. Bites and cocktails are provided.
And a party is not complete without fun and games! The student ornament design challenge is now open and the winner gets a free student ASID membership! Portrait Sketch Artist and Fashion Illustrator Kristine Steiner will be on site as well, creating custom portrait sketches of guests, and tickets for this opportunity are on sale now!
Join the NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter on Tuesday, November 14th at DeSitter Tile and Flooring Gallery in Glen Ellyn. Enjoy learning about new products, networking, and a CEU (.1 NKBA CEU).
Their feature presentation will be by Jonas Carnemark on how to create award-winning designs without breaking the bank. You will learn how to guide your high-end clients into making the right choices with their money. Jonas will share his insights into how to build client trust using tested principles of value engineering to create outstanding kitchen and bath designs.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 @ 5:30 PM to Tue, Nov 14, 2017 @ 8:30 PM
5:30-7:00 pm: COCKTAILS & HORS D’OEUVRES
7:15pm-8:15pm: CEU PRESENTATION (.1 CEU) by Jonas Carnemark
DeSitter Tile & Flooring Gallery
444 Roosevelt Rd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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What: Breakfast & Presentation
Where: Patti’s Sunrise Cafe in Burr Ridge
When: November 16th, 2017 8:45 breakfast, 9:15 presentation
Join the ASID IL Chapter West Suburban Peer Group for the November Meeting! They will be having Breakfast and a presentation by Arden Herrington of Style Library, who represents Zoffany, Sanderson, Morris & Co., Scion, Harelquin, and Anthology.
All professional, Allied and Student Members are welcome. To RSVP, email Dena Kareotes Arendt.
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Like blue meeting yellow to make green, every color is a collision of influences – every palette a fresh chance at community. Attend the Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2018 Color Forecast to learn about the inspiration and influences behind the 2018 Colormix palettes.
ColorMix 2018 Color Forecast
Start Time: 4:30pm
Presentation Time: 5:15pm
FCA Design Center
2852 Ogden Avenue,
Naperville, IL, 60540
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
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Expand your knowledge to better select textiles that meet demanding and often conflicting performance criteria, while also creating beautiful interiors. This CEU will include examples of common field failures, explain why they occurred and offer guidance for avoiding them. Small bites and beverages will be served.
CEU 1.0 IDCEC Credit
Sina Pearson graduated from the Univ. of Washington with a double major in fine arts/textiles, and Swedish language and literature, then earned her MFA in textiles from Cranbrook. After working for SOM /Chicago as a color/materials specialist, she won a grant from the Swedish government to study at the Royal Academy of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.
Returning to New York, she directed the textile divisions of a series of A-list firms, Jens Risom, Ward Bennet/Brickel Ass. and Unika Vaev. In 1985 she co-founded ACT, The Association for Contract Textiles; it remains the guide post for industry standards and promoting awareness of textiles. In 1990 she founded her own company, Sina Pearson Textiles, which designs, manufactures and distributes exclusive upholstery textiles for contract, healthcare, institutional, hospitality and residential use.
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654
Date & Time
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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Join the Illinois Chapter of ASID for speed networking! Networking is an essential part of a designer’s job and often the hardest to do. It can often open doors to new leads and jobs that you often wouldn’t get on your own. So take advantage of this free event and use it to get in contact with industry professionals and hunt down leads on job and internship positions!
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Next Saturday, the 30th of September, SCARCE is holding their annual Green Fair at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton. The event will have areas where you can explore various green practices including alternative energy and water conservation. Also the event will have green vendors and upcycled goods. Both of these are trending right now in all areas of design and across all design styles, so go and make connections!
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Last week, we were fortunate enough to host a stop on Jonathan and Drew Scott’s tour celebrating the release of their new book, It Takes Two: Our Story. I know not everyone could make it to the event, so here’s what happened and what we learned: Continue reading
One of our students, Timothy Pawelski, has let us know of an excellent event for those of us who may be interested in Residential design or Stickley furniture. The Toms-Price in Wheaton will be holding a Q&A session with Aminy Audi, the current CEO of L. &J.G. Stickley this upcoming Wednesday, September, 20th, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 PM. RSVPs are required. You can click on the photo above, or here to RSVP.
If you do end up attending, let us know how it went! Those of us who cannot attend would love to know!