January Newsletter & 2016 Events Calendar
Happy New Year!!!
Happy New Year!

When I signed up to be Chapter President I thought it would be a piece of cake.  I mean all my predecessors made it look so easy and I would get a chance to implement some of my ideas.  

Boy was I mistaken - it is not easy at all!  It's a heck of a lot of work!

You see, I want you, our ASID members to have a valuable experience that would enhance your careers and businesses.  I tasked my board with creating that experience and I think they did it.  There is only one part missing- YOU!

I've been in business a few short years, but when I started I knew right away that I needed three important things.  
  1. A rock-solid contract that spelled out everything so my client and myself would have no misunderstandings (and I would be paid for my expertise).
  2. A stellar process in place for my design presentations that would blow away my clients and instantly sell my concepts.  
  3. Close relationships with sales representatives so I would have a great support team to make me look really smart in the eyes of my client.  
That brings me back to your member experience and the questions I get asked often from other designers- How do you (write your contracts, do your renderings, know so much about product)?  And believe me, when I started out, it wasn't easy to figure all this stuff out and I had a lot of trials and errors.  

So here it is 2016, a New Year and a new chance for you to use your ASID membership to take your business to the next level with all the events we have planned for you.  Oh wait, you don't go to the events?  Yup, that's right I notice that you aren't there.  

Why not?

Why not take advantage of the Hand Rendering class on January 24th?

Why not learn more about the ANDYZ Awards and how you can add "Award Winning" in your bio on January 24th and be a part of the contest at Summer Market.  

Why not be one of the featured designers in the "Date with a Designer" day?

Why not create those valuable relationships with sales reps at Monark and Pace Supply in March and July?

Why not learn about the new billing paradigm facing designers and get a contract template from a leader in business consultations for Interior Designers?

I am making it easy for you- all you have to do is sign up and join us.

Will I see you at all the events this year?  I hope so.  

Kathleen Jennison, Allied ASID
ASID California Central | Nevada Chapter, President 2015-16
2016 Jan-May Events Calendar
January 13
New Robern Products
at  Premier Bath & Kitchen
2690 Sunrise Blvd #300
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
11 am -Noon

Event Information...
Brunch and Learn Presentation. Featuring a Presentation of New Robern Products 

Sponsored By:
January 24- 0.4 CEU
Tami Faulkner Hand Rendering 
at Las Vegas Design Center, BLG C
Surya Seminar Room C174

Course Information...
Improve design communications and presentation skills with dynamic, practical step by step approach to creating detailed, artistic, yet accurate hand renderings with both hand drafted and computer-aided drawings.  

This course is suitable for all skill levels.  
This course includes a copy of TFD ILLUSTRATED: Tips & Techniques for Design Students & Professionals.  

***To attend this event you must be registered for Las Vegas Winter Market***
Registration for Winter Market is Free.  

Sponsored By:
January 24
ANDYZ Awards Kickoff Party
at Las Vegas Design Center, 
Global Views Showroom BLG A129,153

Join us in Kicking Off the 2nd Annual ANDYZ Awards, Celebrating Excellence in Design.  

Sponsored By:


ASID California Central Nevada Chapter is BACK after years of absence our chapter will have a booth at the Northern California Home & Landscape Expo this January 29-31, 2016 in the Pavilion! We will be there promoting our Date with a Designer February Event which will take place the following weekend Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at Arizona Tile in Rancho Cordova.  

Our President Kathleen Jennison, Allied ASID will be a speaking Friday, January 29 at 2pm on "How to Put the Wow Factor in Your Interior Design" then again on Saturday, January 30 at 2pm with Rebecca Ward, ASID and Laura Neumann, Allied ASID for a panel discussion on "Common Design Mistakes- Don't Make Them!  Learn from the Experts."   

We still have 1 space available for a Designer for the Saturday, February 6th Event see the flyer below for further details! This is such a great opportunity for Designers to be marketed across Northern California and to gain clients!! This is one event you don't want to miss!
February 6
Date with a Designer
at Arizona Tile
Rancho Cordova, CA

Event Information...
10 Designers Volunteering to meet with clients for 45 minutes at a time and hash out their design dilemma. 
Sponsored By: 
February 10
Date with a Designer
at Las Vegas Design Center, BLG A

Event Information...
In NEED of 10 Designers to Volunteer to meet with clients for 45 minutes at a time and hash out their design dilemma. 
 If interested in participating please contact Angela Britt at info@dezineroriginals.com 
Sponsored By: 
March 2
Event Details Pending
at Premier Bath & Kitchen
2690 Sunrise Blvd, #300
Rancho Cordova, CA

Event Information...
Stay tuned for Details

Sponsored By:

March 9
Cooking Demonstration & Mixer
at Monark Las Vegas, NV

Sponsored By:

April 6
Event Details Pending
at Sacramento, CA

April 13
Event Details Pending
at Las Vegas, NV

May 5
Time Billing & Contracts
at Cosentino Surfaces Sacramento
10015 Foothills Blvd, #150
Roseville, CA 95747

Event Information...
Time Billing & Contracts


If your Gross Profit Margin (different than mark-up) is less than 40% and you want tangible tools and methods to get your design business to generate a much stronger margin starting immediately, this course will get you there.
  • Julia's new BILLING CALCULATION TOOL to calculate what your billing rate, mark-up and fees need to be to make the right margin
  • Understand which model is best for your firm by calculating actual margins using your real numbers
  • Break down mark-up, time-billing and design fee and how they translate to different profit margins
  • Understand what parts of your billing model need to be adjusted and by how much
  • Get clarity on what your target metrics should be for overhead, salary, owner's draw, COGS etc.
  • Get Julia's acclaimed HYBRID MODEL CLIENT CONTRACT ($1,000 value)
  • Have the tools, the knowledge and the contract to be ready to bill more effectively
  • Finally, take control of the financial side of your firm!
Julia will be giving attendees a template of her contract. 

This Course is a $2000+ Value being given at a discount for our members!

Sponsored By:

A1 Hospitality- Sacramento
Marketing Co-Coordinator

Employment Type: Part or Full-Time
Hotel Furniture Supplies Company Based in Sacramento seeks energetic Business minded candidate for position of marketing coordinator. Computer skills including Excel and Word required.  Great presence, communication skills and drive are essential.  Flexible hours.  Submit Resume to marketing@a1hosp.com

Experienced Interior Designer
Employment Type: Full Time (2 Positions)
Hotel Furniture Supplies Company Based in Sacramento seeks experienced Interior Designers.  Excellent wages with benefits.  Submit resume to marketing@a1hosp.com