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We would like to welcome our newest member to the Arizona North Chapter. 

         Industry Partners
Darcy Forman, Surya 

Creative Brief Deadline
Do you have a hot trend or new product to showcase?

Have you won an award or been published?

Are you hosting a CEU event?

Are you in the know on an important piece of industry news?

Let us know and you may be included in the next installment of our Creative Brief!

Submissions should be creative and brief. Please include a photo if possible. Send your submissions to communications@asidaznorth.org
by Friday at 5:00 pm for publication the following Tuesday.
Welcome to 2013!  

How are the New Year's resolutions going?  I know, I know...most don't make them, and those who do, usually break them by February.  Personally, I start resolutions Feb. 1st because I need a breather between the holidays, getting tax info together, and then looking forward into the year.  I didn't make any last year, and I felt that the lack of resolutions and accountability showed in 2012.

I actually am fairly successful with resolutions because I usually choose four broad categories, and choose one to focus on for three months, and schedule mini-goals per month.  Nothing then has to be accomplished over an entire year-just maintain a new habit or goal for a month.  

Our chapter has a yearly strategic plan that in a sense is like resolutions or goals.  These are guided by National's goals, but tailored to our unique region and design needs.  We have over one hundred volunteers committed to bringing activities, events, and training to our membership in 2013.  Not everyone can make the time commitment to volunteer, but I do hope you will come out and support these activities with your presence-I think you will be impressed with the caliber of programs.

I hope one of your resolutions will be to attend one ASID event each month.  See you soon!

Cindy Lewton, ASID
President, Arizona North Chapter
January 17th Membership Meeting
Market Insight 2013: The Real Estate Market
and Your Business
Mike Orr, Director of the Center for Real Estate Theory & Practice WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University
January 17, 2013

5:30 pm Registration/Refreshments
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Presentation

7350 N. Dobson Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ  85256


$10 Students / $20 Members / $40 Non-members

Additional details.
ASID Arizona North
Emerging Professionals Meeting
"Come Make Your Acquaintances!"

January 11, 2013 at 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm

John Brooks, Inc., 2712 N. 68th St, Scottsdale, AZ  85257

Nettie Roed - Showroom Representative 

Dominic Andrade, Allied ASID - Residential Designer  



See flyer for more details.
There's Still Time
Step Up for Professional Development Day!

Become part of the team by sharing expertise, tips and tricks of the trade at our Professional Development Day to be held on April 18, 2013.  We want to showcase our talented members in this full day of workshops to help improve our businesses and/or practices.

We need designers and industry partners that are willing to share successes with us to complete the Call for Presenters form and return it as soon as possible.  The absolute cut off date is January 8th.  If you are not sure about your topic, fill out the form and send it in for feedback.  The committee is making every effort to prepare a meaningful day of training with a wide variety of topics and presentations.  Selected presenters will be notified by the end of January.

We need YOU to make this day a success.  Working together as a design community, supporting and learning from each other, establishes a sound future for our industry in Arizona.  So please, consider being a part of this day. 
Minding Your Business III - Selling Process
Selling, Closing Techniques, Overcoming Objections

Join us for this information early evening seminar presented by Shelley DeVall, Manager of Business Development for Hunter Douglas.

January 23, 2013
3:30 pm to 7:00 pm

FloorEver Interiors

ASID CEU #8380 - .3 CEU credits
AIA/CES Approved #MYBII008380 - .3 credits
Interiors Design Society CQRID#2-2260 - .3 CEUs

Additional details and registration link. 
Feathers Fine Custom Furnishings Premiers its
Custom Santa Barbara Style Furniture Collection

As Phoenix Home & Garden and Feathers co-host an evening of Santa Barbara Style & Design.

Phoenix Home & Garden magazine and Feathers bring the look alive with "An evening of Santa Barbara Style & Design"at Feathers Fine Custom Furnishings showroom in Scottsdale. Design enthusiasts will have the opportunity to explore the unique design elements and characteristics prevalent in the Santa Barbara region, which are showcased in the January 2013 issue of Phoenix Home & Garden.

January 30th

6:00 TO 9:00 pm

Feathers Fine Custom Furnishings

rsvp@citieswestpub.com or 480-664-3960

Additional details

ASID no longer provides STEP courses for designers to prepare for the NCIDQ exam.  There are trainers that are working with ASID and NCIDQ to provide that same training but at the expense of the designer.
If we have 8-10 people in our area that want this training, we can host it locally.  The three day session is held over a weekend and includes 23 hours of directed training.  ASID AZ North is not affiliated with the trainers or the event but will work to help pull a group together and get you in touch with the trainers.  The spring exam is April 5th and 6th, 2013.  If you are interested in more information, please send an email to Jewell Blair, Allied ASID at professionaldev@asidaznorth.org. 
Job Postings

Design Source Furniture - a three-showroom chain of middle to middle-upper home furnishings and design showrooms is seeking highly motivated sales professionals and interior designers with excellent communication skills and experience in top-tier commission sales.  Positions remain open in Scottsdale, Arrowhead and Tempe (East Valley) showrooms.  Most positions require weekend schedules.  In-home interior design experience is preferred.  Send resumes to dsfazjobs@yahoo.com or drop off at any of the 3 locations.

Click here to see all job postings.
Student Design Charette - February 9th 

The word, "Charette" refers to any collaborative session in which groups of designers draft a solution to a design problem.  The term is thought to originate from the Ecoles des Beaux Art in Paris in the 19th Century.  Our Student Design Charette is structured to reflect the elements of the NCIDQ exam, in which the event is a full day of collaborative design work.  Students are grouped in a mixture of talent and years of education in each group.  First year students gain as much from the competition as those that are in their final year. Each group will have an experienced designer to serve as a mentor throughout the day.  

Participants need to bring their drafting tools, markers, and pencils.  Drafting paper, card stock, foam core, and adhesives will be provided for elevations and renderings.  Of course, if you have favorite materials, bring them along!  Following group presentations, a panel of designers and instructors will determine the winners of the competition.  The winners will be announced at the Student Career Day held on April 6, 2013.

The competition is open to student members of ASID only.  Verification of membership will be done through registration prior to the event.  Students may not join ASID the day of the competition.

February 9, 2013

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Glendale Community College
6000 W. Olive
Room T2-102
Glendale, AZ 85302

Registration deadline February 1st.   Download the registration form here.   
Save the Date

April 6th
Student Career Day at Home and Design Idea Center  
Elements Trade Show Announcement
for All Industry Partners

We are providing an Exhibit Opportunity for all Industry Partners to provide fresh, new products and services to invigorate and inspire creativity. Don't miss our annual trade show on Thursday, March 21st at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts!   Tabletop booths start at $350.

Thursday, March 21, 2013


10:30 am - 6:00 pm 



More details to come by January 15, 2013.

See flyer for more details.