Be informed in order to become a leader! But don’t take our word for it, take the word of a former student member who now sits on the ASID National Board.
As an ASID member, you have access to cutting-edge industry research specific to the interior design profession and research about diverse practice areas such as healthcare, commercial, workplace, hospitality, and residential. ASID collaborates with top industry thought leaders to develop information that is invaluable to the rest of the profession. Be in the know.
As the largest interior design organization, ASID prides itself on having members from all walks of life, practice areas, firm sizes, and geographical locations. Take the opportunity to establish relationships within the ASID network that enhance your perspective and enable you to learn. Opportunities such as mentorships, NCIDQ training, or just calling a friend within the industry for advice can make the greatest impact on your career.
Be Where the Action Happens
ASID is an advocate for bringing the community together. Events and conferences such as the Impact Summit, ASID GoPro, and Career Exchange at Neocon give you the opportunity to meet current thought leaders, make new friends, and engage in interactive learning experiences.
Be a Leader
Go for the gold! Take a leadership position to strengthen your entrepreneurial skills and become the best leader you can be. Serving as a leader within a student chapter, local chapter, or the national board provides you with unparalleled leadership experience that will benefit you throughout the lifespan of your career as you become a new business owner, CEO, or design director.
ASID upholds the highest standards for recognizing excellent design professionals and students. Be recognized for your work as a researcher, designer, leader, and educator by applying for an award, or scholarship through the ASID foundation.
About the Author
Melanie Murata is a designer at Gensler in Newport Beach, Calif. and sits on the ASID National Board. She is a graduate of the interior design master’s program at Florida State University, is a past ASID Chapter President, and was the recipient of the 2013 ASID National Leadership Award. Melanie is a LEED Green Associate, and is currently working towards attaining NCIDQ certification and licensure.