December 2015
Message from the Board.....
Student Representative Message....
The UNLV ASID Student Chapter continues it's biannual lecture series this month with support of M|R Design Lab and the College of Fine Arts Alumni Foundation. The M|R Design Lab Lecture Series was created to support, educate and connect the students of the UNLV School of Architecture. The series features eminent professionals from all aspects of Interior Design, from textile designers to distinguished interior designers who are nationally and internationally renowned. We plan to host one series per semester. The series is open to all students and faculty that wish to attend and an invitation is extended to the local interior design professionals. The goal of the series is to connect the students with interior design professionals while educating them on the many facets of interior design. The lecture series consists of an hour long meet and great where the students are given an opportunity to mingle with local design professionals, along with an hour long lecture on a specific topic. The topic of discussion is dependent on the guest speaker, but is focused on interior design. The series ends with an open question and answer portion to allow the students to learn more about the specific topic.  The lecture series is free of charge to attendees and is sponsored by M|R Design Lab.
As of today, we have hosted two lectures; the first with Lori Weitzner, Designer of Weitzner wallcovering and textiles; the second with Roger Thomas, Executive Vice President of Wynn Design and Development and Principal of The Roger Thomas Collection. Both events were greatly successful in educating the students and bringing in local design professionals.
This month, UNLV ASID Student Chapter and M|R Design Lab invites you to attend an influential discussion by Todd-Avery Lenahan, Principal of TAL Studio and dynamic leader in hospitality design.
Best Regards,
ASID/UNLV Student Chapter

Brenda Tena, Student ASID 
ASID California Central Nevada Chapter, SRB 2015-16

CEU Reporting Deadline Approaching.....

Have you logged in to IDCEC to Report your Continuing Education Units yet? There is still time, so login to IDCEC and report your CEUs before December 31 to remain compliant with ASID requirements. Members are required to have 1.0 CEUs by the end of this year, which equals 10 hours of classes or you will be audited. 
Notification of Upcoming Chapter Election

The ASID California Central / Nevada Chapter Election is coming up in January!
The election will take place on-line through a secure voting site. 
Information about accessing the election website, in order to cast your vote, will be e-mailed to you in January*. If you prefer to receive a paper ballot to your snail mailing address, please contact our Chapter Administrator at before December 31st 2015.
Please be sure to keep your contact information updated with ASID National to ensure that you receive all of our chapter notices.
Thank you.
*Only Professional, Allied & Industry Partner Members in good standing on or before October 1, 2014, are eligible to vote.
Member Opportunities ......
ASID California Central Nevada Chapter is a big family. We're a competitive group, however, we all have the same goal and the same passion in life, design.  As designers we work hard, and everyone deserves to be recognized for their hard work.  If you have some exciting news that you'd like to share with other members, please send your Press Release to our Communications Director.  We want to hear about our fellow members achievements!

Northern California Home & Landscape Expo
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 need Designers 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!

Date with a Designer Event-Sacramento Area

**Designer Space is still Available Sign Up to take advantage of FREE advertising!!!!

Charity of the Year.....
The Folded Flag Foundation
This year our chapter has selected a charity to support through the 2015-2016 fiscal term. 

The Charity is The Folded Flag Foundation, a charity that raises money for military families who have lost their loved ones in combat.  At
the Folded Flag Foundation, all donations - 100%- go directly to the qualifying families in need! 

Folded Flag awards scholarships or other educational grants to, or for the benefit of, the spouses and children of United States military personnel who have lost their lives as a result of hostile or terrorist action, or as a result of a non-hostile battle death as defined by the Department of Defense.  

While the debt we owe these heroes can never be repaid, the Folded Flag Foundation honors the legacy of these military fallen heroes by aiding their families with financial support for continued education and financial hardship assistance. 

Cambria Mixer: $445

Event Photos.....
The Holiday's are upon use mark your calendars for some fun Industry Events coming up the beginning of December!  Thank you Members for a wonderful evening at our Cambria Mixer Event!
December Events...........
Sacramento Area Event:

Las Vegas Area Event:

RSVP by November 17th to

Las Vegas Area Event:

Las Vegas Area Event:

An RSVP directly to LVDC is required. We hope to see you there!

Save the Date...........
Las Vegas Area - Save the Date:

Tami Faulkner- Hand Rendering 0.4 CEU Has been rescheduled for January during Winter Market!
Improve your design communication and presentation skills with a dynamic, comprehensive, 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 and course includes a copy of TFD ILLUSTRATED: Tips & Techniques for Design Students & Professionals.
ASID California Central / Nevada Chapter will provide the supplies needed for participation in the class. 

January 24th, 2015
1 pm-5 pm at
Las Vegas Design Center 

RSVP by DECEMBER 31st to take advantage of our Earlybird Pricing!

Las Vegas Area - Save the Date:

ANDYZ Awards Kick Off Event at Winter Market! 
Stay Tuned for more details!

January 24th, 2015
5 pm at
Las Vegas Design Center 

Job Opening
Job Opening: 
Architect & Design Sales Manager- Sacramento
Vacancy Cosentino, the world's leading producer of Silestone quartz surfaces, is a family-owned business financed entirely with Spanish capital. It focuses on the design, production and distribution of architectural and decorative solutions made from natural stone. It creates and defines leading products that are designed to provide innovative and functional solutions for the home and public spaces under the criteria of careful design, innovation and environmental respect. The group based its development on international expansion and an innovative research programme, which enables it to use the most advanced technology to obtain new materials. Cosentino's activity covers the entire natural stone manufacturing process, from extraction and processing to the installation of quartz surfaces, such as kitchen and bathroom worktops, cladding and other products. Currently, the Spanish company has a large international presence, based on its establishment with commercial fixed assets in a dozen countries. It is the world's leading producer of quartz surfaces, distributing to over fifty countries. Nearly 70% of the Group's sales are generated in international markets.

Discipline Art and Design Shift Full time
Contract Permanent  
The Architectural & Design Sales Manager is responsible for developing, managing, and growing Cosentino product awareness, acceptance and sales to the contract design & commercial segments for both interior and exterior applications. The ADSM, will actively identify, pursue, and increase sales and brand loyalty by calling on architects, designers, fabricators, developers and related contractors while coordinating and collaborating with other Cosentino Sales Team.
Job duties include:
  • Creates short and long term sales plans to penetrate architectural and design firms, developers, corporate accounts, new property owners and services providers to gain specifications and sales of work surfaces, flooring, interior cladding and exterior facades
  • Develops new project opportunities through personal sales efforts and professional relationships with architects, designers, building owners and property management firms involved with new development or renovation work for existing building interiors and exteriors
  • Promotes organization's products in formal presentations to architects, designers and targeted organizations
  • Executes sales plans created within agreed upon timelines from the customer or Cosentino Management
  • Maintains accurate relationship, product placement & project details with updated developments within project management database (Sales Force CRM)
  • Manages the sales development of Cosentino surfacing products with various interior and
Exterior applications within the core geography by maintaining a constant awareness of markets and pursues profitable opportunities focused on organizational growth
  • Actively represents and promotes Cosentino to the community through hosting and attendance of local chapter events for ASID, IIDA & AIA along with other targeted associations
  • Responsible for the timely management and communication across all parties to ensure successful sales implementation of programs including updating sales collateral, product technical data and information, samples, mock ups and proposals.
  • Manages own sales budget and maintains discipline to stay within assigned sales and expense budgets on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Assist with corporate account roll out programs on a regional basis as needed. This task may require travel outside of the assigned geography to call on owners, fabricators and installation contractors to facilitate and manage successful multi-location roll out programs. Advance notice will be given to employee regarding travel.
  • Commitment to continual learning and knowledge of Cosentino Surfacing Products, the proper application and specification requirements along with fabrication and installation process to ensure proper use and overall customer satisfaction
  • Acts as a facilitator and provides recommendations to senior management with key sales information as it relates to markets and regions.
  • Coordinates with Cosentino Account Managers, business partners, fabricators and installation contractors to ensure successful realization of local project execution
  • Travel percentage will range from 20-50% depending on territory
Company Car will be provided with a daily driving requirement of visiting customers
High School Diploma or GED required; Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field preferred
-Willingness to travel statewide, large territory
-Experience with CRM (Salesforce)
-Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word, Power Point)
-Understand use of Ipad and Iphone
-2 years of retail merchandising experience or experience working with designers & architects preferred.

Physical Requirements:
Requires ability to lift and carry displays. Must have ability to safely lift minimum of 25 lbs. without assistance. (Sample Boxes)
Requires ability to safely operate an automobile and time spent driving up to 50% of the time.

Industry Partners
Crew 49

CREW 49 is an exclusive group of Industry Partners who are ready to grow design businesses and connect with designers on a whole new level.  ASIDCANV CREW 49 is a SPONSORSHIP SPOT with four tiered levels tailored for your level of commitment and your goals.  

Here's the deal.  If you're an Industry Partner who wants to build lasting relationships and provide knowledge that gives designers a competitive edge, then ASIDCANV CREW 49 is for you.  In ASIDCANV CREW 49 be more than a source - be THE resource.  ASIDCANV CREW 49 is your opportunity if you are serious about going beyond just selling a product or providing a service.  We don't just want sponsors, we want partners.  

Events - As a Crew 49 member, you get first dibs on location, dates and times to showcase your product or service. We've have calendar dates scheduled. We've have four regions for you to choice from: Central Valley, Fresno, Las Vegas, or Reno. Do you want to target all four, or do you want to make in-roads in a certain region? This is your chance to strategically place yourself, face-to-face, with the designers you want to target.
Marketing - Place your brand and marketing in our newsletters, website, e-blasts, social media banners/posts, and broadcast to ASID members precisely how you (and only you) can solve their problems. Get as much or as little exposure as you want, but be there in minds of the designers you want to impact.  
Feature Story - Got a big story to tell? Share it directly with the ASID members in our Chapter.  Every day you hear from Designers about the problems they have when working on their projects. Identify that problem by speaking to them directly in a well written story published in our newsletter. This is your chance to tell them how you can help them move their business forward and make progress in a way your competitor can't.
Showcase Your Showroom or Store - What if you had dozens of designers in your location? Just think, - all those cherry-picked potential customers right at your fingertips. This is your chance to host an event, so don't miss out. Don't have a showroom? No problem. We can coordinate and help you find a spot to showcase your wares.  

It's a simple 3 step process.  Step 1: select the level of sponsorship that works for your goal and strategies.  Step 2: select the calendar dates avaliable.  Step 3: pay via eventbrite. Congratulations you're now in the exculsive CREW 49!

Everything you need is at your fingertips - all you need to do now is decide.

Sponsorship information is also avaliable at  Crew49. 

Join Crew 49 Now!