September 2016



Allied, Associate and Student Members
Sharyl Larsen, ASID
Lauren Laracuente, Allied ASID
Sage Danielle Soli, Allied ASID
Annika Moore-Tillman, Allied ASID
Lori Waters, Student ASID

Industry Partners

Sandra Matheny - ASSA ABLOY

Kristin Whiteford - Maharam

How to Upgrade your Designer Portfolio


Go to the Log In tab at then select your chapter and log in by entering your

Firstname.Lastname.membership number (enter exactly as shown, using capital letters and periods)
then use your ASID member number again as your password.


Once you have logged in you will see your member preview and a place to upgrade your portfolio. Also when you are logged in you can edit your profile and add photos.


If you have any problems or don't know your member number please email [email protected]

Building The ASID Brand

Don't Let This Deal Expire
Looking to reach the full 26,000+ ASID membership base? A benefit of your National Industry Partner membership is one complimentary rental per year of the full ASID postal mailing list. The list may be purchased for additional postal mailing uses for $2,500 per rental, with a maximum of four per year, per partner. If you would like to take advantage of our list rental, see guidelines below.
  • Content and postage fees are to be taken care of by the partner.
  • The list can be segmented to target a specific member class (designer, students, educators, or industry partners). 
  • To protect the privacy of our members, ASID does not give member contact information out to the partner.
    • Partners will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
    • Facilitation of postal mailings will be conducted by the ASID preferred third-party mail house or the partners.
If you have any additional questions on pricing or policy, or if you are ready to claim your postal mailing list rental, please email [email protected].

Have You Seen Our New Job Board?

The new ASID Job Board has been revamped and is now ready for your next job posting! National Industry Partners receive two complimentary job postings for the 2016 calendar year. Each posting is live for 60 days with the use of the promo code ASIDPartner16. To register for and post a position on the ASID Job Board, please go to, then:


Job Bank


Post a Job

Create Account

Choose Job Type

Post Job

Once you have completed your job posting, please email the link to [email protected] and potentially be featured in the next issue of our all-member e-newsletter.
Join the ASID Student Leader Facebook Group!

As an ASID student leader you may find yourself wondering what your peers are doing. Please use the student leader group(s) on Facebook to ask fellow student leaders questions, share what you are doing locally and reach out to ASID National for support!

Click appropriate group to join today!

Thank you to our sponsors

Thank you to our Media sponsor

Event Sponsorship Opportunities at ASID CT

Please contact
[email protected] if you would like more information about partnering with ASID CT, advertising in our enewsletter, or sponsoring an event. We look forward to working with you!



Thank you to those who voted for our 2016/2017 ASID CT Board of Directors.

Congratulations to our new officers beginning October 1, 2016:

President - Hollie Sutherland, ASID
President-Elect - Jody Myers-Fierz, ASID, LEED AP
Membership Director - Leo Robitaille, Industry Partner Rep. for Carlisle Wide Plank Floors (he is presently interim Membership Director) (two year term)
At Large Director - Hilary Carlin, Industry Partner Rep. for Dbar Inc. (two year term)
Nominating Committee
Chair - Amy B. Eisenberg, Allied ASID, Past President
Rachel Belden, ASID
Sara Hopkins, Allied ASID
Ellen Dunn, ASID
Barbara Schmidt, Allied ASID

If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors please email Hollie at [email protected]

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 "Dog Days of Summer"

I believe the good old saying is referring to many of you as summer winds down and as we gear up for crisp evenings and symphonies of color as trees turn the spectacular shades of Autumn red, yellow and orange. Undoubtedly, for myself and the Board of Directors of ASID CT, this time of year has nothing to do with relaxing and slow paced.  For us it is a very busy time, closing out my term as President, strategic planning for Hollie Sutherland's upcoming term 2016-2017, Leo Robitaille's membership programming and industry partner outreach and Eileen Bull's planning for our annual FALL CELEBRATION at the Fairfield County Hunt Club on September 14, 2016. Please sign up early as last year's event was a sell out and this year is looking to be the same.

As I approach the end of my term as President on October 1, 2016 I have incredible memories looking back at ASID CT 2015-2016 and the many accomplishments achieved along with the thrill members have expressed to me and others on the board regarding the trajectory of ASID CT and its future.

We have reshaped our story!  
Sustainability of our new found relevance will be vital in the coming years, and ASID CT's goal, through our chapter's
current platform and Hollie Sutherland's strategic plan moving forward will offer up programs and activities that will engage, educate and enlighten our design members while supporting a win-win partnership with our highly valued industry partners and our tristate design community.

With your support and participation we will continue to grow our chapter and our profession! 
Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your President.
With admiration and tremendous respect!
Craig J. Smith, RID, ASID, NCIDQ
President ASID CT

ASID CT 2016 Annual Fall Celebration 
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County TV & Appliance Eat and Learn

On June 7 County TV & Appliance in Stamford, CT hosted an amazing and very well attended Eat and Learn CEU event.  They offered four CEU's by Clarke Subzero/Wolf, Thermador/BSH and Control4 and there were professional chefs preparing food using their fantastic appliances, 2 of which were offered as raffle prizes.  A big thank you to County for offering us their wonderful event and to the media sponsor, CT Cottages and Gardens

For photos please click HERE



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Kathryn Chevalier
Student ASID

My name is Kathryn Chevalier and I am a junior interior design student at the University of Bridgeport. I am the Vice President of UB's ASID student chapter, as well as an honors program student with a 3.978 GPA, a teacher's assistant, and an intern at Stephanie Rapp Interiors [Weston, CT]. I became an interior design student after a (very early) mid-life crisis during my freshman year, which caused me to switch majors and transfer colleges. I decided to re-evaluate my entire life plan and when it came to deciding what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, it was clear interior design was the right choice for me. It was the only subject I had truly been passionate about my entire life and had never managed to grow tired of. Once I arrived at the University of Bridgeport and was immersed in the world of interior design, ASID instantly became vital to succeed. Everything from attending ASID CT student and professional events to reading all the ASID e-mails with messages from the board and helpful tips and tools from sponsors made me a better designer overall- it even got me my internship as a sophomore. Now, being Vice President of the student chapter, I am even more involved with ASID and it has done nothing but benefit me and my career as a designer by helping me make connections, learn about everything new in our field and teach me valuable life skills.


Eileen Bull, Associate ASID
Bullseye Design

In her role as President and Creative Director of Bullseye Design Inc., Eileen Bull brings her strategic minded design expertise and brand management she developed working with international brands to skillfully revive, rejuvenate, and redesign elements that transcend multiple design principles from product to home.
An Emmy-nominated designer, she has won American In-house Design Awards as well as a National Graphics Award. During her nearly six years as Director of Creative at Benjamin Moore & Co., she focused on color and photo shoot styling, oversaw creative execution on projects such as the New York City Showroom in the Decoration & Design Building, crafted widely distributed color collection merchandise featuring beautiful interior imagery, and developed the palette for the heralded Williamsburg Collection.
Eileen has held creative positions working with high profile brands such as the March of Dimes, Toys "R" Us, Miller Brewing Company, J&B Scotch, Lysol, French's Mustard, and Resolve. She holds a Master in Design from the University of New South Wales in Australia and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of South Carolina.

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