ASID Design Your Path Presentation

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Yesterday, representatives from the American Society of Interior Designers stopped by the college to give a presentation on how ASID can help students during their education and into their careers.

ASID often holds events that are prime opportunity for students to meet designers in the industry and network with future employers. Another great way to get internships is to enter in ASID’s Student Portfolio Competition. The competition, which is held in the fall, offers the opportunity to gain an interview with top firms, like Gensler,  to the finalists and grand prize winners.

Outside of chapter events, there are also numerous peer-groups through out of Illinois who meet and hold their own events. These events often include visits to show homes and material showrooms. Some peer groups even offer local mentoring opportunities.

ASID also offers many scholarships to students. These scholarships offer up to $5000 to students, and many don’t even require the submission of a project or portfolio. For more information on the available scholarships, click here.

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When you have graduated, ASID can help you even more. Your student membership can then become an Allied Membership, which offers you a discounted membership for 5 years. The Illinois Chapter of ASID also has a job posting board specific to the state of Illinois, open to all members.

ASID also presents at NeoCon every year. NeoCon is a three-day convention that centers around the commercial sector of the industry, and is great opportunity for students. Every year, the convention does have Student Day, which features events like Career Exchange and Student Roadmap. These events offer opportunities like meetings and interviews with firms in the Chicago area and portfolio critiques. You can click here for more info on student programming at NeoCon.

The benefits of a student membership in ASID are even more than they presented in the meeting! And the best part is that it is truly affordable for students. Student members only pay $85, once, for their entire student career, up to six years. You can apply for student membership on their website, specifically here.


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COD Student Yvonne Franchini on an award winning team at “Stitch”- an IIDA-Illinois Chapter Signature Event

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COD Student, Yvonne Franchini, and her friend, Katelyn (the model), on stage at the IIDA-Illinois Chapter’s signature event “Stitch”, held in March at the House of Blues.

We always encourage students to participate in events sponsored by our local professional design organizations. Let’s let Yvonne tell you herself why you need to take advantage of all of the opportunities you can:

“Stitch 2018 was without a doubt my favorite experience as a COD Interior Design student. Through the event I was able to not only network with a great group of Chicago architects, designers and manufacturers, but I was also given the opportunity to collaborate freely and creatively with them, as well as learn more about their companies and their contributions to the industry. I could not have asked for a better group of people to work with than those at Heitman Architects and Trendway. They gave me the creative freedom to take on a large portion of the project, and as a student that was a very satisfying feeling.”

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Their entry won the “Andy Warhol People’s Choice Award”

“In addition, they took us to the Trendway factory in Michigan, where I learned a lot about the furniture-making process and their popular “Feek” material, which we used in our design. Heitman Architects uses some of the most innovative computer design technology to create in their work place and allowed us to experiment with all of it in order to better visualize our ideas. I could not be more grateful to these two companies for trusting me to take on so much of the project, and for giving me all of the knowledge and the tools necessary to do so. This project required a lot of organized meetings, group work, and creative problem solving, which helped me to better understand what it takes to work in this industry. By the end of this project, I had fully designed a beautiful corset out of Trendway chair backs.” 

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“I was also placed in charge of hair and makeup the day of the event, and doing it was even more enjoyable because the model we used was my very best friend.”

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“My dad even helped out and the team was so thankful to him for lending his carpentry skills to our cause.  The rest of my teammates created a beautiful cape made of Trendway textiles, a skirt made of “Feek” and 3-D printed jewelry that displayed the Trendway logo and our art theme.”

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“In the end, everything came together so well and all of our hard work paid off when we won the “Andy Warhol People’s Choice Award.” This experience, and all of the great people I worked with on this project will be unforgettable for me. Thanks to IIDA Illinois and College of Dupage for granting me such a wonderful opportunity!”

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IIDA Illinois Chapter CEU: Designing for High Impact Learning Spaces

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Education is being disrupted by shifting student demographics, research focused on the science of learning, and the impact of new technologies. Schools are looking at their roles through a new lens. Leaders are rethinking the environments of the past, which were intended for controlling students, restricting learning to a predetermined curriculum, delivered by those in authority. They now have a vision of education that is freeing, unfolding, and discovering who we are and our purpose as we live and work together.

New teaching approaches demand new kinds of learning spaces to prepare today’s students for the future. As content becomes more dynamic, flexible and accessible to a large number of students, schools and universities are looking at how that content is currently delivered and what types of changes need to be made in learning spaces.

We invite you to join us for a highly interactive and fun evening as we share insight into these evolving learning spaces. Our CEU was developed in partnership with Nancy Sturm, the Principal Consultant at the Sextant Group. Nancy is a nationally-recognized thought leader in creating transformative learning environments. Nancy is located in Washington, D.C. and is a former Science Teacher of the Year, as well as past Executive Director of NASA’s Challenger Learning Center.

Virtual Reality equipment provided.

.1 CEU Credit – 1 Hour

Tickets are free to members


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ASID Illinois Charrette Competition

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Come put your skills to the test in one of the industry’s oldest competition forms, the charrette. Work with other students and emerging professionals to create a design, all while under a time limit. This is a great way to meet other interior designers and to get your work seen by professionals!

This event is held at The Mart in downtown Chicago on Thursday, February 15th, and tickets are $5 for students, though free tickets can be acquired by using code DCSTUDENTFREE.

If you are planning to go, please let Jane know so she can give the organizers an idea of how many we have.

And did we mention that we are the reigning champs?

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IIDA Photobash 2018!

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Are you in need of a new professional headshot for the new year? Then we’ve got the perfect event for you. Please join us for the 2018 IIDA Illinois Chapter Member Appreciation event, Photobash. Festivities will include professional headshots taken behind custom graphic backdrops, DJ Charles Protege, Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, networking, and a live raffle. This event is sure to be a great time.

Where:

Ace Hotel

311 N. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL

When:

Thursday, February 1, 2018

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm


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Interior Design Professionals Night

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!

When:

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
5:30 PM

Where:

TEC Building, 3rd Floor
College of DuPage
425 22nd Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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ASID Holiday Party

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.

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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!

 

NKBA November Chapter Event

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.

When:

Tue, Nov 14, 2017 @ 5:30 PM to Tue, Nov 14, 2017 @ 8:30 PM

SCHEDULE 
5:30-7:00 pm:  COCKTAILS & HORS D’OEUVRES

7:00-7:15pm:  ANNOUNCEMENTS

7:15pm-8:15pm:  CEU PRESENTATION (.1 CEU) by Jonas Carnemark

Where:

DeSitter Tile & Flooring Gallery
444 Roosevelt Rd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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ASID November West Suburban Peer Group Meeting

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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Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forcast 2018

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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 

Date: 10/26/2017 


Start Time: 4:30pm 


Presentation Time: 5:15pm


FCA Design Center 


2852 Ogden Avenue, 

Naperville, IL, 60540 

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED


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