E-Newsletter: November/December 2020

Mahalo to our 2020 Sponsors

President’s Message

Aloha,  ASID Hawaii Chapter Members:

We’ve had an eventful start to our board year as we announced the winners of the 2020 Design Excellence Awards. Although we weren’t able to host an awards gala this year, we are excited to be able to honor our local designers in a unique and impactful way. We are thrilled to celebrate our designers’ impressive achievements, and hope our members and friends were able to watch and enjoy the awards video together. If you haven’t already, please use the link to check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjSWLwt9kDk&t=382s

Modern Luxury and ASID Hawaii have partnered to present the 2020 Design Excellence Awards within this year's Hawaii Insider's Guide. This edition will publish in December and provides readers with a savvy collection, highlighting the best in Hawaii. Distribution is extensive year-round in 2021, targeting a discerning local audience across the state and qualified individuals within 10 key feeder markets to Hawaii.

Exclusively for ASID Hawaii's valued members and partners, Modern Luxury is offering special marketing opportunities to celebrate design in this upcoming edition alongside the chapter. To be featured, please reach out to Kirsten Inoshita at kinoshita@modernluxury.com by Friday, Nov 20 for more details.

Our board is currently working on our annual sponsorship package which will be out in a couple of weeks. As a sponsor, your company will get many opportunities to engage and network with our Chapter members. Through your support, we will be able to provide engaging events and activities to enhance the value of our membership. Please consider supporting the Chapter through sponsorships!

Our first event for this board year is set for December. We will be hosting a virtual Blockprinting workshop. Official announcement will be posted very soon!

We are still accepting nominations for our upcoming January election. We are seeking nominations for Communications Director, Professional Development Director, Financial Director, and President-Elect. Please email president@hi.asid.org if you are interested in becoming a board member.

Thank you,

McKenna Makizuru, Allied ASID
President, Hawaii Chapter

National News

ASID Releases COVID-19 Interior Designer Info Sheet
Interior designers are uniquely qualified and crucial in the fight against COVID-19. As we spend more time inside, interior design services in public and residential areas are essential to keeping your clients, colleagues, and families safe. It's important you use your role to support safe spaces and teach others about changes in design. Download the free ASID COVID-19 Info Sheet to understand and advocate for your unique ability to influence positive change in light of COVID-19.

One Voice

Each day interior designers use their voices and visions to reshape spaces--and therefore the lives of those occupying them--for the better. With those same voices working in unison, they have the power to design a better future for themselves and the entire profession. That is why ASID began One Voice; to empower interior designers to get involved and advocate for or against the public policy that will ultimately influence their careers and lives. For more info click here.

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Become a Chapter Sponsor

ASID Hawaii Chapter strives to work in support of our local interior designers by providing opportunities for continuing education, advocacy for the profession, social events and recognition of Design Excellence through our annual awards gala. While a small portion of our annual membership fees provides seed money for these activities, it is through annual sponsorships from our collaborative team of design firms and industry partners that the financial and personalized support is found to realize the programs and functions the membership expects.

As a sponsor of ASID Hawaii, your company can engage with members, participate in events, host meetings, and sponsor activities. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to increase visibility through additional marketing, branding, special access, and deeper engagement with ASID members. Sponsorship is an excellent opportunity for your business to gain exposure and showcase your products and services to our local interior design community.

For a sponsorship package please send an email reqest to: administrator@hi.asid.org.

Advertise with Us

There are several ways you can advertise with our chapter including email blasts, newsletter ads and website ads. Click here to learn more about advertising options.

Let’s Connect

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Maximize Your ASID Benefits

Trade Pricing and Discounts

ASID membership has its benefits—including exclusive discounts on products and services from national sponsors and industry partners.Make sure your to-the-trade offers or discounts are featured and email industrypartners@asid.org with your company logo, description of your trade service, and a link to register.

Membership FAQs

Find answers to frequenty asked membership questions including member qualifications, payments and dues, membership cards, updating your profile, CEUs,and password retrieval.


Everything you need to know about NCIDQ exams.

Learn at ASID

ASID supports the professional development of the Society’s members and the profession with continuing education programs and events that allow participants to advance in their careers and build their skill sets. ASID, our Chapters, and Industry Partners offer a variety of continuing education opportunities in-person and online.

  • ASID Academy: The ASID Academy is a user friendly, dynamic, streamlined continuing education experience offering high-quality courses, webinars, and more in a learn anytime, anywhere (with an internet connection), on your own schedule environment. Topic areas include the Business of Design, Health & Wellness, Institutional, Healthcare, Residential, Workplace, and Hospitality & Retail design. Check out engaging courses like Designing for a New Millennial Culture and earn valuable IDCEC and AIA CEUs in the process. Explore the Academy.

  • IDCEC Event Calendar
  • Check out the new IDCEC Website Guide!


ASID members must earn a minimum of 1.0 unit (10 hours) of approved continuing education (CEU) every two years. We’ve updated the instructions for CEU reporting that align with IDCEC’s new website to help you navigate the process.

ASID members are to utilize the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) registry to warehouse CEUs. Every ASID member has a unique IDCEC number to login into the website (your IDCEC number is different than your ASID number). The IDCEC user registry allows you to upload and track your continuing education activity as well as store a record under your account. Check your IDCEC account regularly to ensure your records are up to date.

Awards & Competition

Each year, ASID recognizes the exemplary achievements and outstanding service demonstrated by highly engaged members, chapters, student chapters, and industry partners through our awards and honors programs.

Website Log-in Help

The default login info is first name.lastname.member ID, and then the password is just your member ID.  If you’ve forgotten your password, click Log In and then click Forgot Password.

About ASID

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and human-centric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.