Specifying Textiles For Success CEU

CEU by SP - Overview
Description
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
 
Presenter
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.
 
Location
Momentum Group
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suite 11-106
Chicago, IL 60654


Date & Time
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Tickets
FREE Members


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Job Opportunity at Bernhardt

The Illinois Chapter of IIDA would like students to know that a job opportunity has opened up at Bernhardt Textiles. They are looking forward for an Independent Contract Sales Representative and are specifically looking for a student or recent graduate. Directly from their email, here are the requirements:

In this role, you would be responsible for selling high-end contract fabric, wallcovering and furnishings, as well as product & sampling assortments to accounts within the Midwest Region here in Chicago. Please see more information below regarding the job description & qualifications necessary to apply:

 

YOU WILL:

  • Meet or exceed sales goals as set by the Director of Contract.
  •  Determine and sell appropriate product to accounts within the territory.
  • Reinforce brand positioning in the marketplace.
  • Provide key service points for accounts.
  • Analyze the territory to identify growth opportunity including high potential customers and accounts.
  • Provide feedback from the territory such as competitive information trends, including regular scheduled meetings with key specifiers.
  • Use your best efforts to promote and market the products actively in order to maximize sales potential.
  • Attend Sales Meetings.
  • Maintain all company property such as books, records, etc.
  • Sales generation within the assigned territory.
  • Manage individual client book.
  • Develop new business opportunities through trade affiliations; industry functions; trade publications, etc.
  • Provide the Director of Contract with a monthly report with territory specific business analysis information.
  • Follow up on all stages of the sale from the quote to order generation, through shipping and invoicing of all orders.
  • Provide world-class customer service to clients.

YOU HAVE/ARE:

  • BA or BS degree in a related field is helpful but not required.
  • Superior communication and presentation skills are a must.
  • Team player
  • Problem solver
  • Good listener
  • Ability to multi-task and shift gears when needed.
  • Self-starter

If you are interested in the position, email Nancy Krames at nancy.bernhardttmw@gmail.com.


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Formica Student Competition

Entries are currently open for the Formica Student Competition and will be open until November 10th. There’s still time to enter!form-header

From the Formica website:

Design and architecture students are invited to show their creativity and innovation for the chance to win a cash prize and national recognition as part of the FORM Student Innovation Competition by Formica Corporation.

The FORM Student Innovation Competition is a modern take on the original “FORM: Contemporary Architects at Play” challenge, held in 2008. Ten world-renowned architects, including Zaha Hadid, Michael Graves, Bernard Tschumi and Massimo Vignelli, constructed new works of art from Formica® Brand products. The fabricated designs were then exhibited in Cincinnati, where Formica Corporation is headquartered, at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center.

Now, students are invited to take on the same challenge some of the architectural greats took on ten years ago by creating and submitting a color rendering of something to “sit upon, lay upon, lean upon or play upon.” This competition is designed to honor the architectural icons who participated in 2008 and pay homage to their legacies by inspiring the next generation of design professionals.

The grand-prize winner will be awarded $1,500 in cash, and their design will be fabricated and showcased at an unveiling event at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center.
The second place winner will be awarded $1,000, and the third place winner will receive $500.

Finalist submissions will be reviewed by a panel of esteemed judges who are renowned in the industry, together with Formica Corporation’s Group Vice President of Design, Renee Hytry Derrington. This gives students a tremendous opportunity to have their work reviewed by individuals from some of the top architectural firms in the industry.

You can find out more information, including how to enter by clicking on the header image or by clicking here. And if you enter, let us know! We would love to celebrate your achievements!


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It’s Time to Join Design Organizations

One of the best igold-dollar-signnvestments you can make as a student, is the student membership fee to professional design organizations: ASID, NKBA, and/or IIDA. To provide students with more information about the benefits of membership, current members of these organizations will be in front of the bulletin boards in the hallway before and after classes this week to answer any questions. Stop by the table and talk to us.

ASID Illinois logoASID membership is $60 per year, beginning on the date you join. Upon graduation, students members who want to become Allied ASID members, get huge discounts in membership dues, up to $1200!!

Being in the lead feels good. Join ASID and stengthen your position! How? If you are currently enrolled in an interior design program that requires at least 40 credit hours or 60 quarter hours of interior design coursework to graduate, you’re eligible to be a part of the largest and most diverse interior design organization in the world.

For more information, check out their website link. Or download their application here.

NKBA ChicagoAs an endorsed program, our students pay only $15/year for dues to NKBA. Take advantage of the powerful networking and educational opportunities that the NKBA has to offer, and find the perfect outlet to express yourself- your creativity, your passion, and your increasing knowledge of the industry.

The NKBA offers a student membership to all those studying in the design and building fields. The NKBA wants to make your future bright by providing the extra support needed to excel in the industry and be successful in your chosen career.

Gain access to opportunities to market yourself and obtain knowledge through attending local chapter meetings and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®), the world’s largest industry trade event. Chapter meetings offer a forum for education and networking to help connect you with a rewarding position right out of college. Use our website to search industry-specific job and internship listings.

Check out their website. To join the NKBA or to renew your membership, contact NKBA Customer Service at (800) THE-NKBA (843-6522).

Download a printable student membership application (for mail-in with a check) This application is for last year, so you may want to try the toll-free number to get the most current information.

IIDA-Illinois Chapter LogoIIDA Membership is $53 for the calendar year, and students who join now, receive the remainder of 2013 for FREE. Student Members have several student-specific benefits, which will enhance your IIDA Member experience.

Join now online or download an application for 2014 IIDA Student Membership (or download a printable version of the Student application.) Once you become a Member you’ll be eligible to participate in the national IIDA Student Mentoring Week Program. Be sure to have a copy of your student proof ready to upload.

Renewing Recent Grads: Congratulations! Exclusively for graduating IIDA Student Members, we offer a special discounted rate to upgrade to Associate Membership. Find out more!

idCODStudent members of these organizations are able to attend professional events free of charge, or at a reduced rate.

Watch the bulletin boards and this blog for events that you might be interested in attending. We will organize groups to attend events together.

 

Becoming a member of these organizations is a great deal, but not if you don’t take advantage of everything they have to offer. SO, GET INVOLVED!!!

 

 

Come to the ASID, IIDA, and NKBA Student Meeting!!!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th ….. 2:00 PM ……..TEC 3021……………….

You don’t want to miss this meeting. Learn about the opportunities that professional Interior Design organizations offer to student members.

We will be joined by Pat Bailey, current President of the Illinois Chapter of ASID and Patti Rozonkiewiecz, who is finishing her term as Student Representative to the ASID Board. They will explain the benefits of being a student member of ASID and answer questions.

We will also be discussing the other design organizations available to students: IIDA, NKBA, and IDSS.

Membership forms will be available at the meeting or you can click on the images below to go to the on-line applications.