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SUMMER 2014 ISSUE

ASID LOS ANGELES CHAPTER

Editor in Chief Darra Bishop

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Contributing Writers Darra Bishop, Allied ASID Cynthia Burnett, ASID

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Communications Director

Cynthia B. Burnett, ASID

Julie Arceley, Industry Partner

Allan DallaTorre, IP

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Natasha D’Souza, Student ASID Katherine Fern, ASID Laurie Fraser, Allied ASID

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Helen Meisel, ASID

Darra Bishop, Allied ASID

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Tori Hettinger, Student ASID Roberta Martin, Allied ASID Helen Meisel, ASID Angela Reed, ASID Deric Schmidt, Allied ASID & IP

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LETTERS FROM...

Los Angeles What an amazing year! I began all warm and fuzzy with dreams and goals about chapter unity and participation and I leave feeling like I only touched on a few small issues, truly wishing I could have done more, but knowing that I gave my best effort. I fully acknowledge that I could not have accomplished any of what was done without the help of many of you, who always work so diligently, and give generously of your time in order to make our chapter what it is. As a board, we tried to analyze how to best service the needs of this large and unwieldy chapter; as you can imagine, it is a daunting task. The realization we came to is that no one event or change in protocol will service and please everyone. It became very apparent throughout the year, if we are to maintain a vital productive chapter, it will require commitment and time from everyone. It is impossible to ask eight or even eighty people to do everything. All who have served on the board or worked on a committee would agree: in order to have wonderful innovative programs and events, it requires participation from a varied group or things become stale and repetitive. I would love to have each of you come forward and share what you would like to contribute next year, so that you too, can benefit from being part of such a diverse creative organization. You will gain so much by participating and taking advantage of the knowledge and camaraderie that is waiting to be shared. I look forward to remaining active in this wonderful chapter and invite all of you, especially those of you who have not taken advantage of the opportunity to participate, to join with me in helping ASIDLA become an organization that provides the best platform possible to express our knowledge and capabilities as design professionals. For this to be achieved, we all must participate, share our expertise and embrace the challenges of the future of the interior design profession. I hope to see you at the next event, or better yet, work with you in planning it!

Cynthia Burnett, M.A., ASID, CID ASID CA Los Angeles President


...THE PRESIDENTS OF 2014

Pasadena As my year of serving as president of the Pasadena Chapter of ASID draws to a close, I am reminded of what a wonderful experience it has been to serve our chapter. I have made some wonderful friendships which might not have happened had I not been involved with the chapter at this level. Some of these friendships I know will be lifelong. Having had the opportunity to travel a bit this past year to attend various meetings and forums required by ASID afforded a chance to visit cities where I wouldn’t have otherwise gone. I want to thank the wonderful board members who served this past year who were always supportive and extremely helpful. With their help we were able to put forth our Designers’ Overstock, currently a Facebook page where designers and IP members from both the Pasadena and Los Angeles Chapters can post items for sale as a fundraiser for the Pasadena chapter. Although still in its infancy, I hope to see this grow in the future. The chapter also implemented the Spring Garden Home Tour, the first of its kind for a onehome tour by our chapter’s designers. All of our chapter general meetings took us to some vendors we hadn’t seen in a while. The meetings were fun and educational as many included CEU’s and spotlights from several of our IP members telling us of new products or items and services of which we were not aware. It has been a year of truly valuable, fun and learning experiences. I encourage ASID chapter members to take on this roll as president of your chapter for the wonderful experiences, meeting new people and for the knowledge you will gain. As I hand over the title of this position to our wonderful current president-elect, Angela Reed, very shortly, I realize that not only will she be a great president for our chapter for 2014-2015, but she has already begun to work hard in that role. Angela will be a tremendous asset as our new president this coming year along with her new president-elect, Sara Ingrassia. Please do not miss Pasadena Chapter’s upcoming events that will be highlighted in future issues of this newsletter, especially our 28th annual Home and Kitchen Tour on October 19. Angela will also have a president’s letter in each of the upcoming year’s issues. Thank you again to all those whose lives have touched me this year!

Roberta Martin, Allied ASID, CID ASID Pasadena Chapter President 2014

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L Los os A An Angeles ngeles Beffore I joined the ASID Board of Directors as President-Elect, it had been over a decade since I last ser ved in a Board position. So much change has taken place in the inter vening years, not just in the make-up and size of the Board, but in the world at large. W Wee’ve exper ienced a boom and a bust, we’ve redefined the color black (is it orange?), and we have an entire generation that does not know liffee existed without an electronic communication de vice. As I take the helm as President, I must confront these changes because they have had a ma ajor jor impact on the Society and will continue to do so. What I know: • The bust had a severe impact on our membership, for forcing many to change careers, retire early or cut back on expenses. • Orange as the new black is emblematic of our cultural quest to find the new, next, best thing; constantly changing, constantly redefining, constantly shif ting. • The young proffessional o obtains much of his/her inffor or mation, inspiration and organization through social media. The challenge to make ASID membership rele vant is also the oppor tunity to embrace the changes and find ways to accommodate them. ASID members are par t of a much larger inter ior design community. W Wee all share the same interests and challenges. My goal in the year ahead is to par ticipate more fully in this community and promote more par tnerships and alliances with other proffessional essi organizations that share these interests and values. Collaboration tr umps autonomy. What I want to know: • What is most valuable about your ASID membership? • How can we make ASID more rele vant for for you and your business? • What doesn’t worrk ffor or you? What I’ve lear ned: • The more you put into an organization, the more you gain. In exchange ffor or this one nugget of wisdom, please give me your input and par ticipation because design matters. First stop: Installation at The Redbur y.

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...THE PRESIDENTS FOR 2015

Pasadena In just a few short weeks I am going to be taking over as the new ASID Pasadena Chapter President. I cannot believe how fast this past year has gone by and I am sure the coming year will go just as quickly. Roberta has been a pleasure to work with and learn from. I look forward to having her as a valuable resource to help transition into my new role. I have wonderful board members that will continue on with me into next year and several great new faces as well. I am very excited!! ASID has been a big part of my design career and I am looking forward to starting another new chapter with it. The design industry continues to grow and expand in ways that challenges each and every one of us. After attending our Chapter Leadership Conference, CLC, I am energized and encouraged that ASID is moving in the right direction and embracing change. We have many things in store for the upcoming year. I hope that some of those things will help educate you or benefit your business in a new way, and strengthen the commitment we all have to the Interior Design industry. I have a few personal goals that include: • Continuing to spread the word that ASID is the leading organization in Interior Design and everyone should be a part of it! • Encouraging students to be engaged in their student chapters as well as the many professional events ASID puts on. • Continuing to expand our Emerging Professional members and help support their needs in becoming successful entrepreneurs. • Acknowledging the outstanding professional members that show us all how extraordinary design can be. I also know that I cannot do any of this alone and need the assistance of all our members in some way. Whether it is big or small, teamwork and dedication is critical in running a successful organization. I look forward to helping ASID Pasadena continue to be just that!

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he Annual Meeting for ASIDLA was held on August 28th, 2014, at European Artstone, in North Hollywood. The large gathering was treated to a sumptuous meal of gourmet tacos and salads while touring a tabletop display of vendors directly affiliated with EA. After a short Annual Meeting for ASIDLA, all attendees were given a full tour of the expansive grounds. The first portion was the main building, filled with creative displays of “stone and tile magic� created by Andy TerArutyunyan, the founder. While viewing the displays everyone was very impressed with all of the different stone processes EA could provide on site. Samples of water-jet inlay, custom mosaics, sandblasted and carved stone were everywhere, making most of us go crazy with the possibilities for our future projects. I heard more than one person talk about returning right away to work on designs for their clients. The next phase was the tour of the production facility with thorough explanations of all the services available. It was very interesting to see how some of the fabrication processes are actually done, making each of us appreciate the skill and time required. All who attended were very impressed with both the capabilities that European Artstone provides to designers and with the hospitality provided to our chapter. Thanks to EA for a wonderful, informative meeting and evening. Q Cindi Burnett, ASID

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Summer Fun and Education at the ASID Chapter Leadership Conference By Deric Schmidt, Allied ASID & Industry Partner ASID

The hosts and primary sponsors for the California Dreaming event on June 20th, Cynthia Burnett, President of ASID LA, Frank Joens, SVP and GM of LA Mart, and Sarah Joy Lagunzad, Marketing Direct of The Reef.

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accredited) at Dwell on Design called the “Value of Custom” with Christopher Kennedy, Erinn Valencich, and Sharon Lee. It was a very informative and exciting discussion with each panelist’s expertise being highlighted. As the regional sales manager for Bausman & Company, I offered information from a manufacturer’s perspective who partners with interior designers implementing a wide range of possibilities while offering expert customer service, cutting edge sustainable manufacturing technology, and superb artisanal “old world” quality of craftsmanship. In a world where the consumer places tremendous emphasis on “value for the dollar” and expediency, ASID Industry Partners such as Bausman & Company make a tremendous difference in a design firm’s “bottom line”. When consumers have tremendous access to goods through the internet and retail stores, how does an interior designer remain competitive selling products? Custom designs that are available exclusively through the designer’s studio/store and web site are the vehicle. Today designers need to broaden and distinguish their branding. One of the best ways is offering custom products utilizing reliable and custom capable manufacturers. “Private Label” manufacturing and designer licensing collaborations are the way of the future. Stay on the “cutting edge” and don’t miss the ASID National Conference events at Dwell on Design 2015! Q

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t was only by uniting the interior design profession to speak with a common voice that we were able to successfully oppose AB 2192, a bill that posed a threat to interior designers in California, regardless of affiliation. Review California’s laws regarding the practice of architecture, and you will find that there is an “exemption” that allows persons other than architects to apply for permits. This exemption provides a limited area of work for which your clients do NOT need to hire an architect in order to obtain permits. This specific area is for residential, single family, one story wood frame construction. (B & P 5537).

It is the stated intention of the AIA to close this exemption. AB 2192 would have directly affected the ASID residential designer. It proposed creating a “peer review system” allowing architects to review and provide building permits for other architects for residential projects. In an area of work that does not require a licensed architect, this system would have lead to the control of the very area of work in which interior designers currently practice. During the time we met with legislators and design leaders, we spoke of scenario after scenario in which our ASID members would have been thwarted in their relationships with their clients had this bill been made into law. The strong relationships with legislators nurtured by the coalition’s (IDCC) lobbyist Susan Stuart of Capitol Advisors opened

doors in Sacramento. In a few days, the team hand delivered over 200 opposition letters. As a result of Ms Stuart’s meetings with Senators and their staffs, “serious concerns” were registered, and the Bill was withdrawn. Ms. Stuart says of this success, “This is a true example of the democratic process at work! We had a David and Goliath issue, and David won.” Because CCIDC, ASID, IIDA, IDCC, CID’s and others worked together, we created a sense of unity in Sacramento. They are beginning to take interior design more seriously as they understand our work, our education, and our knowledge. Although it feels terrific to have been a part of a successful campaign in Sacramento, we must continue to be vigilant. It is likely that the AIA will reintroduce this kind of legislation in the future, and it has done so in other states. In a meeting with AIA CC, I was told that AIA will continue to oppose any legislation that strengthens or defines the scope of work of a professionally qualified interior designer. I have been involved in advocacy for the interior design profession for almost 15 years, through teaching, speaking to the value of the profession, being an active member of ASID Los Angeles, and through taking leadership roles in ASID and IDCC. In September, I am moving to another state, “riding off into the sunset” and leaving this important work for you to carry on. Q LADESIGN | SU UMMER 2O14 | ISSUE 28

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SMART INVESTMENTS

0ARTY(OME4OUR 0 Y  Designers and fellow IPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needing to remain on the cutting edge saw some of the latest advances in home automation & saw the possibilities inherent in its applications. Interior & exterior lights, shades & drapes, skylights, fountains, televisions, satellite, music, thermostats, garage doors, fiber optic shooting stars, sprinklers, pool & spa, fireplaces and cameras--all controlled by a system made user-friendly by an adept designer and programmer. Uses ranging from the practical, energy saving functionality, to the sublime, where by using your smart phone on the way home after a long day, you can arrive to find your pathway lighted, your stereo playing your favorite selection, your fireplace twinkling, and your bath being drawn. This is a world where fantasy becomes reality. This new age of advised financial caution, coupled with a brave new world of advancing technology, have wrought many changes over the past decade, yet even more await on the horizon of this decade to come. Our continued membership in ASID, along with our active support of our society and each other, whether as a designer or IP, will insure that we are able to stay on the winning side of these changing times. Q

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complete transfformatiive piece that no ow embraces plentty of light and vibrant tex xtur tur t es. From an overwhelming amount of laminate enamel white to evocatiive warm-wood accents and intense color,, we were able to craft a kitchen that welcomes a whole range of human actiivitty and experience on both artistic and functional levels. There is nothing sh hy about this romantically bold Mediterranean kitchen, which borrows unique influences from Italy, Spain, and even Greece. Maintaining its spacious, yet cozy and in nviting setting, this kitchen warmly serves as a place to not onlly cook, but as an embodiment of an ideal congregational space. At long last, an 18 year old idea has come into fruition and is able to compliment the resst of the house. From a walnut wood-style island to quartz stone countertops and burnished-antique bronze hardware, and oldworld bubble glass, this kitchen mimics the domestic aff ffection ection and heartbeat of a fresh, contemporary Mediterranean home. Q

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r riday afternoon, you rush out of work only to find yourself with the toughest task you have to overcome all day; w ttraffic, LA traffic. If you are like me, you will find your way to a local bar for an ice-cold bottle of beer to past time. Then you move on; leaving the beer bottle behind on counter without knowing that subtle “Cheers!” in your head while taking your initial sip it’s the first word our glass hears before beginning its journey to up-cycle glory. Recycling is in Oceanside Glasstile’s DNA. Our Mantra “from curbside to Oceanside” describes our dedication to transforming glass into expressive design material that would otherwise end up in landfills. Moreover, our efforts to be a sustainable organization extend far beyond this fundamental products attribute. We have measureable goals that target improvements in energy reduction, elimination of waste, and green business practices. Oceanside Glasstile’s philosophy has always been centered in sustainable processes and dedication to environmental health. Each year we recycle over 2 millions pounds of post-consumer bottle glass in our manufacturing. Along with many other initiatives that continually improve our sustainability efforts, we implemented a co-processing partnership to almost completely eliminate any of our manufacturing waste from going to a landfill where we re-melt all of our own glass trimmings. The result – a simply stunning and responsibly made glass tile. In 2009, we reformulated more than 20 colors, now with up to 97% recycled content. Our packaging materials also have up to 60% recycled content. We reduced our energy consumption 20% in 2009 vs 2008, and we’re not stopping there. Our goal is to reduce energy consumption by an additional 10%. We also embrace a holistic lifestyle that goes hand in hand with our philanthropy and wellness program, passionately pursuing our commitments to charitable giving and human well-being. The next time you indulge in an adult beverage, raise the bottle and cheers because that bottle in your hand might very well end up on your shower wall! Q Oceanside Glasstile ASID LA Chapter Sustainability Committee – Industry Partner 32

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Darra Bishop After spending a year as ASID’s Directorr-at-Larg to be coming back to the ASID LA board as the D our members and the design communittyy to brin throughout the upcoming year.. Of course, I will expand its relevance to our members. I am expe

Helen Meisel, ASID The highlight of my year as President Elect was the home of Jean Pinto, ASID. Those who attend from someone else’s mistakes. There was a str has the secret sauce that makes events fun, con The primaryy role of President Elect is to b (IDCC) for advocacy and legislation. It was grat defeating two assaults upon the interior design As President, I hope to continue to have e goal relies on communication. I cannot achieve want to find venues that stoke our design curios have educative and monetaryy value. I want to str Designers. Most of all, I want to learn from you, ASID from your mistakes.

Alyssa Schwaartz Jacobs I wish I could brag about all that I’ve done this y much more than I was able to do. I do appreciate the opportunity I had been enough in me to give me the opportunity to servv I walk away with a better understanding of I have gained the importance of knowing that on of ASID as I grow as a Interior Designer.. I have l members as well as fellow ASID designers. I did not have the easiest time reaching o outcome of Career Week. I thought we had a gre even recruited quite a few students from outsid Although I was not able to attend every AS was able to attend. Thank you again for the opportunity to ser finished with school and have my Design busine 34

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your Los Angeles Chapter’s Professional ates and strategies to maximize your over my second term year to an amazing forw ward to an engaging and exciting 2015 form, inspire, and assist all our members,

nsibility for the chapter. This includes ets. Much support is provided by our anage and has enabled me to assist nity to work with the finest individuals in the

opportunities, lively parties, and community ty tol Grill, where generous members raised Bears to kids involvved in the court system. cts including continued work on the Ronald mer president, Jean Pinto, ASID which udents and new professionals. The session second annual field trip to Modernism Week ore, lunched at Trio, and of course there ASID , and “yours truly” hosted a Sunday ours, they are fun, informative and a great ryone: professional growth, camaraderie and

OUR NEW MEMBERS unity to represent ASID Los Angeles as the oking forw ward to all of the new connections the ASID Organization. There are so many students have a greater voice and stronger

of our community – students, professionals ws about the many benefits of membership, , and that ASID has many ways to enhance I hope to encourage new members as well r.

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Designing for a Community: Koning Eizenberg Architecture Presented by ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter Article By Natasha Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Souza, Student ASID Photos by Diana Adams, Student ASID

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athan Bishop, principal at Koning Eizenberg, the firm that brought us Santa Monica Pico Branch library, began our tour at the front of the structure. After leading us through the area of where the weekly Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market takes place, Nathan provided insight to the Virginia Avenue Park, which the firm completed in 2006. It was the first LEED certified park in the country. In 2008, Koning Eizenberg won a contest and began their endeavor with the City of Santa Monica to embark upon building a library. Originally, the city wanted the library on the street corner. Koning Eizenberg Architecture performed open-ended exercises and played with the idea of changing its meaning around surroundings. This resulted in pushing back the library towards the center of the park. It created a cultural and contextual backdrop and used the notion of foreground vs. background. As one walks through the park, the library is always seen in the background in different scenarios, such as families having a picnic, teenagers playing football, and kids running through the water. What used to be a violent park is no more; the culturally rich Pico Branch library is now the heart of the community. The Pico Branch Library is the first in the city to be approved for LEED Platinum and inspired us with its innovative use of a digitally cut steel roof, air recirculation, infrastructure in the floor that provided for a pure ceiling, the use of a canopy, acoustically transparent paint, rainwater harvesting, and a smart landscape. The tour ended in the Annex with a visual demonstration as Nathan Bishop gave us his candid thoughts on the entire project. We pored over a large set of construction documents and ate some juicy watermelon as our minds settled in around the explosion of information before we left our separate ways feeling stimulated by all our senses. Q

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In an effort to continually provide designers with engaging continuing education opportunities, Jenn-Air has partnered with Kitchen & Bath News and Ellen Cheever CMKBD, ASID, CAPS to provide state of the art webinars featuring leading kitchen and bath industry experts from across the country. Courses are NKBA / AIA / IDCEC approved but vary depending on the course. This site will continually be updated with new programs so check back regularly! To visit, go to www.jennairtraining.com or the Designers & Trade Professionals page on jennair.com LADESIGN | SUMMER 2O14 | ISSUE 28

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CLASS OVERVIEW: The 3-day course covers all parts of the NCIDQ: IDFX, IDPX, and the Practicum. The first day of the workshop reviews the content of all three sections and offers test tips and strategies for test taking. The second day is a real time run through of the practicum, using an actual NCIDQ exam. This class practiced on the Spring 2014 NCIDQ exam. The third day is an in-depth critique of all 7 sections of each attendee’s practicum exam. The NCIDQ is offered twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. The workshop is offered a month before each exam. For more information, please contact the LA Chapter office. For more information on the exam, go to http://www.ncidqexam.org/. Q

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and call features to withstand fluctuations in rates. For stock investors. Falling interest rates tend to have a positive impact on the stock market, especially stocks of growth companies. Companies that tend to borrow money to finance expansions tend to benefit from declining rates. Paying lower rates of interest decreases the cost of the debt, which may positively affect a company’s bottom line. The stock prices of those companies may rise as a result, driving the market in such a way that prices of other stocks may follow suit. When the Federal Reserve decides to raise interest rates, its goal is usually to slow down an overheating economy. Changes in interest rates tend to affect the economy slowly – it can take as long as 12 to 18 months for the effects of the change to permeate the entire economy. Slowly, as the cost of borrowing increases, banks lend less money and businesses put growth and expansion on hold. Consumers may begin to cut back on spending as the expense of financing a purchase increases. This reverses the effects that lower interest rates had on the economy and, again, investors are affected differently. For bond investors. In a rising interest rate scenario, the demand for bonds with lower interest rates declines. New bond issues are offered at higher, more appealing rates, driving the price of existing bonds lower. For stock investors. Rising interest rates can have a positive or negative impact on the stock market. In some cases, rising rates can send jitters through the market, resulting in falling stock prices. In other cases, the stock market may respond favorably. In addition,

rising interest rates may affect certain industry groups more than others. For instance, growth companies often find it necessary to borrow money in order to expand. Rising interest rates increase the cost of their debt, which in turn decreases profit. As a result, the prices of their stocks may fall. Wells Fargo Advisors has a number of tools and resources to help you gain a better understanding of how interest rates can affect your portfolio. Talk to your Financial Advisor to learn more about what changing interest rates mean for you and your financial situation. Stocks offer long-term growth potential, but may fluctuate more and provide less current income than other investments. Bonds offer a fixed rate of return and investment principal if held to maturity. In addition to market and interest rate risk, bonds are also subject to default risk, the risk that companies or individuals will be unable to make the required payments on their debt obligations. Q This article was written by Wells Fargo Advisors and provided courtesy of Dennis Shu, Financial Advisor in Palos Verdes, CA at 310-377-8082. dennis.shu@wellsfargo.com https://home.wellsfargoadvisors.com/Dennis. Shu Investments in securities and insurance products are: NOT FDIC-INSURED/NOT BANKGUARANTEED/MAY LOSE VALUE Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Member SIPC, is a registered broker-dealer and a separate nonbank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. LADESIGN | SUMMER 2O14 | ISSUE 28

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s emerging designers, we’re aware of the importance of creating a professional portfolio. Our portfolios are a reflection of our acquired skills, completed pro ojects, and our creative vision. On May 31st, ASID UCL A Extension Student Chapter held its first annual Portfolio Workshop at the Lindbrook Center in Westwood Villag e. With an esteemed panel of guest speakers and reviewers, the Portfolio Workshop was an interactive forum for both students ready to enter the interior design industry and those just starting out in the program. The Workshop’s three-part series included a resume lecture by Katherine Fern ASID, IDEC, portfolio preparation by Joanne MacCallum ASID, IDEC, CID, the interview process by Lucinda Pace, former ASID UCL A Ex xttension Student Chapter President, and one-on-one portfolio review sessions with faculty and seasoned alumni. Katherine Fern ASID, IDEC, kicked off the Portfolio Workshop with an insightful lecture on creating a successful resume for the design industry. Katherine was a wealth of information for building a resume that would rise to the top of the stack. To make a resume stand out, she pointed out that it needs to look like it came from a designer. The resume should be tailored to the audience and include a non-corporate, creative aesthetic.

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Color, font, placement and design should be a top priority for resumes. She also stressed that a resume should “show, not tell” what you have accomplished. As an industry professional, Katherine Fern’s resume building tips left a lasting impression on attendees. Joanne MacCallum ASID, IDEC, CID, followed with her presentation on creating a professional portfolio. Using her own portfolio as an example, Joanne outlined the five steps necessary to build a portfolio. The first step is to create stacks of one’s work- “ready to show ” material, material that’s strong but needs modification, and material that should be discarded. The next step i s to d e c i d e o n a fo r m a t fo r t h e p o r t fo l i o ; p a g e o r i e n t a t i o n , s i z e o f the page, container, removable or non-removable pages, and hard copy versus a digital portfolio. The final steps include designing the page layout, photocopying and scanning work, and design and placement of the material to be included. Joanne also stressed the importance of keeping up sketchbooks and documenting one’s thought process throughout. She emphasized the importance of “showing the best pro o j e c t f i rst a n d s e co n d - b e st l a st ” i n a p o r t fo l i o to make for the strongest presentation. Lucinda Pace, a former ASID UCL A Extension Student Chapter President and new industry professional, rounded out

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the guest speakers with a presentation on the interview process. She noted the importance of focusing on taking a specific career path- be it residential, commercial, hospitality, etc. Once this is decided upon, one can look for jobs in thatt area. Lucinda described her own experiences with the interview process, and emphasized that doing proper research and preparation before an interview is extremely important. Arrivving on time, being professionally dressed, and following up with a proper thank you to the interviewer also make a lasting impression. The last portion of the Portffolio Workshop was dedicated to one-on-one portffolio review sessions. Our reviewers included Joanne MacCallum ASID, IDEC, CID, Lucinda Pace, MIA, Shepard Vineburg ASID, Brit ritttan ny Rosen, MIA, Kellly Petersen, MIA, Suzanne Sheppard CID, and Barbara Grushow Associate ASID. Through 10-minute review sessions, our students were able to gain in nvaluable insight and wisdom from our acclaimed proffessionall panel of reviewers. A displaay of completed portffolios ( both hardcopy and digital) was also on-hand for attendees to glance through and garner inspiration for their own portffolios. With a great turnout of students and proffessionals ess alike, the Portffolio Workshop ork proved to be a rewarding experience for all. We look forward to puttting on more Portffolio Workshops Works orkshops in the future! Q LADESIGN | SU UMMER 2O14 | ISSUE 28

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