ASID Newsletter February/March 2017
Dear ASID Colleagues,
As many of you might have noticed, we have a newly redesigned website locally and nationally. Visually stimulating. Interactive. Content rich. The new ASID website launched this week and took its place as the go-to resource for design industry news, events, educational resources, research, career advice, and more. Some of our favorite upgrades is the events section, which allows us to accept online registrations and payments, and includes automatic confirmations; easy access our social media outlets; and an easy to use contact form. Please take the time to check it out at hi.asid.org.
It's election time! Below is a list of upcoming vacancies to our FY2018 board. Board members are integral to continuing development of our ASID Hawaii Chapter. As a board member you will work as a team member to achieve the goals set forth by our chapter and National, to provide leadership, and help our chapter continue to grow and be an inspiration for the advancement of the design industry. Current Professional, Allied and Industry Partner representatives are eligible for board director positions. I urge you to get involved and join our team! It’s a rewarding experience that also looks great on your resume.
At-Large Director— two-year term (elected in FY17, serves FY18-19)
The director at large is responsible to focus on an area of particular importance, determined by each individual chapter. This may include such issues as ethics, legislation, events, geographic outreach, Industry Partners or simply to serve in an at-large capacity.
Communications Director — two-year term (elected in FY17, serves FY18-19)
The primary responsibility of the communications director is to exercise communications functions for the chapter, most notably the annual design competition and gala.
Financial Director— two-year term (elected in FY17, serves FY18-19)
The financial director is responsible for receiving and depositing all chapter funds, in the name of the chapter, in a bank or trust company selected and approved by the board of directors. He or she prepares the chapter’s budget maintaining proper financial controls, makes regular financial reports to the board of directors, and renders an annual financial statement to the chapter membership. He or she shall perform all other duties incident to office.
Professional Development Director— two-year term (elected in FY17, serves FY18-19)
The primary responsibility of the professional development director is to exercise professional development functions for the chapter. This is a unique opportunity for an individual who has connections and ideas about the direction of CEU's and other events hosted by the chapter.
If you possess leadership qualities, the desire to support the interests and needs of the Chapter, and can help to promote the rewards of participation and membership, we need you on the board. To start the process and to demonstrate your initial interest, please fill out a Candidate Interest form. For more info, please contact me at email@example.com.
Nominate a Local Superstar
The ASID National Honors recognize outstanding service and contributions made to ASID at the local and regional level. Presented annually, the National Honors award highly engaged individuals, chapters, and industry partners for making an impact on fellow members, local communities, and the Society as a whole. Awards are presented in six categories: Chapter Community Service, Educator Medalist, Medalist, Honorary Medalist, Industry Partner Merit, and Lifetime. Nominations are open now and will be accepted through April 12, 2017. Learn more and nominate today.
Are You Passionate About Well-Being?
The ASID Foundation will award up to $100,000 to evidence-based research projects that address interior design or policy solutions that use space to enhance one or more elements of well-being for all. Submit your proposal for the sixth annual Transform Grants through March 15, 2017. Review the RFP.
Welcome New Members
Darrah Panida, Student ASID
Bobbi Collins, Student ASID
Local Events (Click on event title for more details.)
Tea n’ Tile: NKBA Event
March 15, 16, 17
Business Design Workshop: CEU Featuring Terri Taylor of Design Biz Blueprint
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to promote your upcoming events in our newsletter, website or Facebook. We're here to help you!
National Events (Click on event title for more details.)
For a full list of upcoming events, visit www.asid.org/events.
Partner Spotlight Webinar
Join ASID for the next Partner Spotlight Webinar with Smith and Noble on March 15 at 3 p.m. EST. Smith & Noble is celebrating its 30 years of offering high quality, stylish custom blinds, shades, drapery and shutters to consumers and designers.
After 20 years of running her own business, Kimberly Voss developed an outstanding reputation for creating elegant custom window treatment designs that transformed her client’s homes. Today Kimberly is the lead trainer for Smith & Noble. As a published designer, it is Kimberly’s desire to pass along what she has learned to others that share the same passion.
Partner Spotlight provides a 30-minute forum to engage with ASID National Industry Partners, manufacturers, and experts on new trends, product launches, and more. The webinar series does not provide CEUs, but allows members to learn about new and differentiated products and tools to support specification. Register today.
Design News (Click on title for more details.)
Turning Around Homelessness With Design
While there is not much designers can do to address the root causes of homelessness, they can help those who are homeless progress along the path to becoming self-sufficient by creating shelters and temporary housing that are more supportive, safe and compassionate.
Why Nightmare Clients Cost You Money
Designers don’t want nightmare clients, but when business is slow, it is tempting to take any client because it seems like a better idea than having no clients. Is it worth taking a difficult client just to pay the bills? My answer is a resounding “NO!”
Does a Bathtub Ever Belong in a Bedroom?
Designers debate the contentious trend, spearheaded by boutique hotels, of situating bathtubs in bedrooms. A cozy innovation or a recipe for discomfort?
Technicolor Dream Home: Inside That Winning La La Land Apartment
One of the most pleasing early such instances comes when Emma Stone’s character, Mia, and her roommates are getting ready for a night out. The four women end up wearing dresses in bright, contrasting colors to a party in the Hills. But their apartment more than sets the stage, brimming with invitingly quirky items around every corner. From the pink-and-white-striped couch–slash–dance floor to the Ingrid Bergman poster in Mia’s bedroom, this set serves a few key purposes. Above, a look inside the apartment, plus a few pieces to help you get the look in your own home.
The Importance of Short Videos in 2017 to Grow Your Business
Business 2 Community
Social media’s focus has been slowly morphing from images to video for a while now, with the uprising of video sharing sites like Vine (RIP) and Snapchat, the decade-long dominance of YouTube and recently, the development of Instagram Stories and Facebook Live.