FALL 2017 ASID CT CHAPTER NEWSLETTER
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Administrator 
administrator@ct.asid.org

Shout Out to Our New Members!

Allied, Associate and Student Members

Raquel Demaio, Allied ASID
William Ceglia, Allied ASID

Asia V. Jannah, Student ASID  
Laura Jara Rivera, Student ASID 
Olivia Kascak, Student ASID 
Patricia Kennedy, Student ASID 
Madeline Kryszpin, Student ASID 
Jasmine Autumn Lanagan, Student ASID 
Sidney Mitchell, Student ASID 
Alanis Vega, Student ASID 
Rachael Elizabeth Watcke, Student ASID 

Industry Partner Members

Melissa Graham - Melissa Graham & Co.
News From Our Students

Maddy Hopkins
Student Representative to the Board

University of New Haven school visit.

In the beginning of October I had the opportunity to visit University of New Haven interior design program and interact with the students during one of their ASID student member meetings. It was great to see so many students attend and come to hear about ASID and what ASID has to offer. For students ASID is a key stepping stone in the start of their career. The interactions with professionals in the industry and the opportunities ASID gives students is unbelievable and can help any student starting in this industry. It was great to see new students sign up to become student members and current members still excited and involved in their student chapter. Can't wait to see more students attending events and becoming more involved in ASID

Thank you Ellen Hyde Phillips for the wonderful photos of our University of Bridgeport interior design students




News From Our Students



Isabella Theberge, Student ASID 
University of Bridgeport Chapter Secretary, Division II Student-Athlete

Striving to make a positive impact in the world begins here.

I am starting my junior year as a second year student member of ASID, secretary of our University of Bridgeport ASID chapter, and am a student-athlete on campus, playing Division II lacrosse.

Interior Design is a career path that I have gotten more and more passionate about each year I have been a student. My interests veered and I now strive to do as much good as I can for people and the world. I value sustainability, health, and cruelty-free as aspects that I want to center my life on promoting through design.

As designers, we have the privilege of touching people's lives in so many ways - making spaces useful, comfortable, productive, peaceful, inspiring, and impact emotions by choosing colors, fabrics, features, and art. We compose homes, offices, gyms, schools, restaurants, and so much more. We are innovators, with each project we solve problems, interact with people, families, and communities. We empathize and collaborate with others. We impact lives. I cherish my role as a designer and ASID is a huge part of it.

I joined the ASID chapter at University of Bridgeport because I wanted to get involved with our wonderful little community of designers in SASD. I saw the work the board had done in the past and wanted to be a leader in that space to build our community even more. We have a passionate group of students here and I am so glad I am a part of it.


How to Upgrade Your Designer Portfolio

 

Go to the Log In tab at www.asidct.org 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 administrator@ct.asid.org

Check Out Our 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  2017 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  ASID.org, then:

 Careers
 Job Bank
 Employers
 Post a Job
 Create Account
 Choose Job Type
 Post Job

 Once you have completed your  job posting, please email the link to  industrypartners@asid.org and  potentially be featured in the next  issue of our all-member 
 e-newsletter.

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Thank You to Our Media Sponsor!


Message From the President

Hello ASID-CT,
I am so excited to have this unique opportunity to be your President for 2017-2018. We have one strong calendar of events to share, thanking a very talented and driven Board. Each member has a unique and diverse background that will benefit us all. They have been working diligently, locking invigorating events that will surely inspire you.
Our goal this year is to create events to promote collaboration, enhance knowledge that can help grow your business. We have been reaching out to top professionals from well-rounded backgrounds that want to share valuable information .
On October 19th we held our "Autumn Festival" event which included a strong group of well known, respected key opinion leaders with a successful track record . I'm honored to have had these powerful ladies as our guest speakers to empower you. On the October 26th we had a very succcessful and well attended double CEU event (Farrow & Ball and Franke) located at Bender in Norwalk. On November 16th, we had another exciting CEU at Safavieh in Stamford and there will be more to come in the new year.
Mark your calendar for December 7th! It's our ASID CT End of Year Party with a twist. In addition to a beautiful venue with featured taste stations and signature cocktails, we are going to include a playful casino night for donations to a local charity! More information will be posted on our website ct.asid.org soon and on https://www.instagram.com/asidct/
This is just the start to an exciting year full of unique events catered to our members. Wait until you see what we have in store for the Spring!!! Never done before but excited to share soon....
Collaboration, growth and gaining knowledge for your business is the focus of our work this year. Please make sure you update your on-line profile and photography. I've been approached by a major publication that were looking for inspiration from top designers and I directed them to you! We are also revamping our social media to drive traffic to your site so be sure to follow us on Instagram. Last if you have any exciting news to share with us please do so we can highlight you (awards, publications, news, etc). This year is all about you!
I am very thankful for this opportunity and am looking forward to taking on this new path. I thank our Administrator and Board for their creativity, passion and challenging minds that have pulled us all together to create a fantastic 2017-2018! I can't wait to share what else we have planned! Please feel free to
contact me with additional ideas or any questions you may have.
Best regards
Jody Myers-Fierz
President


Upcoming Events



Member Spotlight

Beth Krupa, Allied ASID 

Beth Krupa Interiors (BKI) is a residential and hospitality full-service interior design firm with a global perspective that comes from Beth's having lived abroad for many years. Her life and experiences living in London, India, Hong Kong, and NYC continue to influence her firm's designs. Beth, who is the firm's principal and lead designer, works to create a distinct and meaningful sense of place for her clients, and she loves seeing how everyone thrives when this is accomplished at the end of each project.
Between this year and last year Beth was awarded three national design awards presented by the Interior Design Society: out of 14 categories Beth won 3 DOTY awards (Designer of the Year). To Beth, and her team, great style is all about editing and editing well. It's true in fashion where Beth worked as a fashion buyer for years with Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel, and Calvin Klein, and where she saw that what you're not wearing is as important as what you are wearing. Today, BKI applies that same philosophy to the home or commercial environment where every space is defined by both its usefulness and its beauty for the people living, visiting, and working there.
Over the years, Beth has developed a clear and transparent practice that lets her clients understand their project from the largest overview to the smallest details. BKI demystifies the design and thought processes behind the creative considerations leading to their clients' story being told. This comes from the desire to create an idyllic space - one that gives clients a breathtaking moment on installation day when their newly designed home is revealed to them for the first time. "My favorite day of the job is the installation. I love watching all our efforts and planning come to life....inspired by my clients to create a lifestyle unique to them."
ASID has been an important aspect for me. Aspiring to be Allied ASID was my goal when I returned to university to study design. I especially appreciate the comradery and sharing of best practices amongst the design community. The CEU credits both at market and locally keep us all fresh and plugged in to what's new. I believe ASID elevates us in our practices and is one way to show professionalism within our firms.



ASID Find an IP Feature
Please update your information

The Business is There. Let it Come to You

At ASID, we know the importance of having the right partner on a project.
The ASID Find an IP feature allows designers, members, and customers to quickly identify and locate ASID Industry Partners by name, location, chapter affiliation, and area of specialty. All ASID IP individual members (all representatives listed on a company's roster) receive a complimentary listing as a member benefit. The Find an IP service will launch soon, so be sure to opt-in today.
  • Login to your account on ASID.org
  • Select 'Update Find an IP Information' from the member homepage
  • Select 'Basic Information' from the menu, update all desired fields, and save
  • On the main menu, select 'Opt in/Opt Out' to designate the information you want to display, then select 'Yes' to publish your listing
  • View your listing to verify the information is displayed correctly (it may take up to 15 minutes to publish)
Stand Out with an Enhanced Profile
After the Find an IP launch, all IPs will have the opportunity to take their businesses to an even higher level with an enhanced profile featuring priority placement, photos, and more.
If you already have an enhanced profile, we've transferred all of your information and images to the new platform and extended your subscription to account for the time we were upgrading the site.
Please review and update your enhanced profile today:
Contact membership@asid.org or IndustryPartners@asid.org or call 202-796-2045 with login or support questions. Business hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday, except major holidays.

 
Industry Partner Spotlight

230 Atlantic St. | Stamford, CT 06901  * 203.327.4800  Designer Liaison: Margaret McSharry Margaret.Mcsharry@safavieh.COM
 
In the past thirty years Safavieh has come a long way from an artisan family business to a high tech corporation. Safavieh has grown from one showroom on Madison Avenue to become an international player with two million square feet of warehouse space, our own manufacturing facilities and nine retail showrooms. Safavieh Home Furnishing carries a diverse, comprehensive selection of home furnishings and rugs for the living room, bedroom, dining room, office and is most successful in combining the very best of interior design, products and unparalleled services.
 
Safavieh offers products from hundreds of brands of furniture, fabrics and accessories. Many brands are exclusive to Safavieh stores. We also are a large importer of special one-of-a-kind Italian, French and English furniture. Safavieh Couture is made exclusively for Safavieh galleries. The line encompasses bench-made furniture, hand-tied upholstery, artisan crafted lighting and home accessories. We are the largest, high-end provider of better home furnishings in the tristate and enjoy special relationships with our venders including special delivery timing and first choice from limited stock.
 
You can now buy from one source, under one roof, at prices lower than those in the To-TheTrade buildings. We do our own warehousing, merchandise prepping and our own white glove deliveries. We have unmarked trucks available if you choose. One source, one phone call and we'll handle the whole process.
 



Pick-Up Your Source Book at Our Next Event!

ASID CT's Designer Source Book is the complete
guide to all of our ASID Industry Partners from Fabrics to Finishes and everything in between! Source local, and source within our ASID CT Community!



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  industrypartners@asid.org.

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