May 2015 
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Spring 2015/ Open up the Windows

When I finally open up the windows and dig in my garden every spring, I am inspired to "throw something out!  Spring cleaning is so therapeutic.  Whether I am clearing away the fabric samples in my studio or giving my house a good scrubbing, spring cleaning makes way for something new... new friends and new opportunities.  This basic chore reminds me to look towards the future by reviewing the past.  At ASID Ohio North Chapter, spring cleaning is also an ideal way to start anew... so let's review.

On March 19th, ASID Ohio North hosted our 30th year trade show named Re-Sourcery at Corporate College East featuring over 45 local and national companies.  At this new venue, ASID industry partners showcased products and services to help you solve your trickiest design challenges.  Our special guest, Anna Aharony from Houzz, presented a CEU on marketing strategies through Houzz.  Over 80 ASID members and non-members attended this CEU.  A professional photographer was also on hand to snap professional head shots of the show attendees.  This ASID Ohio North Chapter sponsored event helped fund raise monies for future events and activities throughout the year.

 ASID Ohio North Chapter and IIDA Cleveland Chapter partnered to host this year's Student Career Day at Ohio Desk in downtown Cleveland.  Professionals from both organizations were on hand to speak with the students about design career opportunities and the business of design.  A tour of the recently built hotel, The 9, finished off the day of ideas and inspiration.

 As we look ahead, ASID Ohio North Chapter will partner with 78th Street Studios and House Trends to host Art Wine and Design.  This collaborative event in September will highlight design talents of local artists from 78th street studios and designers from Ohio North chapter.  Industry partners will have a chance also to feature their products and services.  Open to the public, this event is an ideal way to showcase your design skills and market to potential residential clients in Cleveland.  Our publishing partner House Trends will help with the marketing efforts.  Do you have what it takes to be a featured designer at this event?  See the article below or contact the chapter office for more details about Art Wine & Design.  



Therese Kish, Allied ASID

ASID Ohio North President 2014-2015

Your Input Matters

ASID recognizes that Design Matters and we want to be sure that our members matter too.  As we plan for the upcoming fiscal year, we would value your input.

Please take a moment to fill out the 2015 ASID Ohio North Chapter Member Survey.  It should only take about 5-8 minutes to complete.

Click here to be directed to the survey.

Thank you for taking the time to provide your thoughts.

Bonnie Cox, ASID
President Elect 2014-2105 
Are YOU Ready For Inspiration

Designers, do you sometimes feel like you are in a box?  Always designing around your clients' styles, perimeters, and budget?  Ready for an opportunity of self expression?  Ready to be inspired?  Ready to reach new markets?

The upcoming Art, Wine & Design event, September 18th and 19th, may be just the answer.  Sponsored by House Trends Magazine, this collaborative event partners the fine artists of 78th Street Galleries with chapter designers to create "out of the box" vignettes.  After that anything goes!

Not familiar with the 78th Street Galleries? Visit their website to learn more about this unique space in Cleveland.
Click here for more information about this event.

Check out photos of the available gallery spaces, click here

House Trends Magazine is providing unique marketing opportunities.

Art, Wine & Design will open on the galleries' "Third Friday", a monthly event that draws up to 1,500 visitors.  Coupled with the special Saturday event, the marketing potential is great. 

What would you design if given a blank canvas?

Space is limited.  Check it out.

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Student News
Kent State University Senior Exhibition & Reception




Call for SRB Candidates


Student Representative to the Board (SRB) applications are now being accepted by current ASID student members.


Leadership term to begin on October 1, 2015 and end September 30, 2016.


The position of SRB is an important leadership position, opening up doors for new experiences!  This student serves as one voice to represent all student chapters that fall under ASID Ohio North Chapter.


The SRB attends professional chapter board meetings, and helps the Student Affair Committee plan larger student events and programs.


Qualifications for SRB candidates:

  • May be nominated by a student chapter president, faculty advisor or chapter board member
  • Students may also submit applications on their own
  • Candidates must be a current ASID student member and leader in their student chapter
  • Candidates must be "upperclassman" in their interior design program.

If interested, contact the chapter office at 330.598.1861 or 



Student Career Day Recap


The 2015 ASID Ohio North /IIDA Cleveland Akron Student Career Day held at Ohio Desk was a huge success. This year's theme: Passport to Your Career focused on guiding students toward the wonderful opportunities and possibilities of a career in Interior Design.  


 Students were able to have their passports stamped as they traveled from one station to the next while they chatted with professionals about their career paths. They also received resume and portfolio advice, professional headshots, information on using social media to advance your career and LEED certification.

In the afternoon students were treated to a complete tour of the innovatively designed Metropolitan 9 Hotel located in downtown Cleveland by lead designer Brandon Kline.  


Student Career Day proved to  be both an educational and fun event that benefited all who participated.

Carolyn Joyce, Student ASID

Student Rep to the Board 2014-2015 

Industry Partner Spotlight 

Teknion, Industry Partner ASID


Teknion is a leading international designer, manufacturer and marketer of mid- to high-end office systems and related furniture products. Our integrated product portfolio encompasses several lines of systems furniture, mobile furniture, architectural wall systems, seating, storage and filing, freestanding casegoods and accessories.

 Teknion's philosophy is to embrace change and its inherent possibilities. Our culture is one of innovation. A diverse, yet integrated product line allows companies to adapt to new forms of work as they unfold. Teknion products perform independently and in concert, combining in virtually unlimited configurations that fit new needs as the world's economies and cultures evolve. At Teknion, we seek to realize the power of design to enhance our ability to interact with one another and our world. Teknion creates furniture that connects people, technology and spaces.

 Learn More 

Cocktail Reception & New Product Review

Thursday, May 14th
4:00 pm

Hosted by:
Baker Showroom
Ohio Design Centre
23533 Mercantile Rd.
Beachwood, OH   44122


Joint Associations Spring Social


Join your peers, bring a friend or two....

Friday, May 15th 

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Cha Spirits & Pizza Kitchen
7523 Father Frascati Dr. 
Cleveland, OH  44102

2015 "GOODTIME for Design" Boat Cruise and After Party Tickets Now on Sale!

Join hundreds of members in the design, planning, construction and building management professions on board the GOODTIME III cruise ship for an evening of informal networking, collegiality and fun!  Family, friends and guests are always welcome and encouraged to attend.


Date:  Friday, June 12th

Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm  

Boarding starts at 5:30pm, boat leaves dock promptly at 6:00pm

Theme: All White Party

Boat Cruise Tickets:

$25 (Adult, Ages 16+) = (Sales end Tuesday, June 9th)

$15 (Youth, Ages 4-15) = (Sales end Tuesday, June 9th)

*Children under the age of 4 are free of charge*

All ticket sales are final and non-refundable as the cruise will be held rain or shine.

Ticket includes food on board the boat.

 Purchase Boat Cruise Tickets Here

After Party Details

Please join us after the boat cruise for the 2015 "GOODTIME for Design" After Party held at Cleveland's newest concert venue in the Flats. The Music Box Supper Club is located on the West Bank of the Flats and our group will have the entire second floor concert hall and private rooftop terrace to ourselves.  Family, friends and guests are always welcome and encouraged to attend.

Time: 9:00pm-12:00am  


Theme: All White Party

Music: DJ Donkis

After Party Tickets:

$20 Tickets (21+ Years of age)= (Sales end Tuesday, June 9th)

All ticket sales are final and non- refundable as the after-party will be held rain or shine.

Ticket includes food and a complimentary first drink!

Purchase After Party Tickets Here 

CEU Opportunities

0.1 CEU
Ergonomics and the Aging Workforce

Thursday, May 7th
5:00 - 6:00 pm  
Happy Hour
6:00 - 7:00 pm  
CEU Presentation
7:00 pm  
Tour of Rustbelt Reclamation

Rustbelt Reclamation,
Industry Partner ASID
1427 East 36th St, 4th Floor, Suite A, Cleveland, OH   44114

Click here for course description and online registration


Join DSI and Formica, Industry Partner ASID for an evening of education, networking, and the opportunity to earn 1 hour of CEU credit

0.1 CEU
Trend Vision
A yearly compilation of things that inspire, style changes, and of course trends.  Crafted by the global Formica Group design team, Trend Vision is tod in three stories:  Core, Impulse and Real.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Includes complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres

Event Location:
Crowne Plaza Hotel
5300 Rockside Rd.
Independence, Ohio   44131

RSVP by May 1st to Christianne McCall at or call 412.295.2593.

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