ASID Update


Autumn is a time of transitions and fresh starts for all of us. As ASID prepares to change leadership, I offer a few closing thoughts on where we’ve been and where we’re going.

Partnerships are crucial for finding success in a dynamic industry like ours. Here’s a look at some of the alliances ASID has built this year.

The connections between the worlds of interiors and fashion make it an exciting time to be a design professional.

As the world grows more complex, leadership is needed. Programs like the ASID Leadership Academy promise to give designers the tools they require to lead successfully.

As we ramp up for one of the biggest events of the year, we take a look back on where we've been and where we're heading.


The rise of international travel and the arrival of the smartphone are driving new trends in hospitality design; here’s how you can keep up.

Technology and globalization may be shrinking the world, but opportunities for designers to impact the human experience continue to multiply.


Emerging technologies can help communicate the value of interior design and drum up new business—here’s how to put them to work for you.

As the business climate continues to change, adapting to new models and uncovering market niches are more important than ever.



Building on existing relationships, expanding collaborative opportunities and developing innovative strategies to communicate the impact of interior design will be key drivers for the future.


As the interiors profession heads into the future, designers everywhere must develop a mindset focused around professional and social leadership.

Incoming National President Barbara Marini explores how designers can leverage technology, innovation and communication to enhance the value of inteior design.

A recent survey by ASID reveals that emerging professionals are enthusiastic and ready to work, but finding few opportunities in the interior design industry.

Steve Jobs taught us about focusing our efforts, taking responsibility for an end product and using our intuition to better serve the customer -- all valuable lessons for the design industry.

As more data comes in, things are appearing to look up for the interior design industry in 2012 -- but can the trend continue?

Even in today's challenging business climate, there remain real opportunities for motivated designers willing to step outside the box.

From deregulation to new tax policies surrounding sustainable design, the 2012 ASID Legislative Symposium discussed the profession’s recent legal victories and charted a policy course for the future.

The field of green design is full of business opportunities for interior designers willing to learn some new skills and think outside the box.

As traditional interior design opportunities remain elusive for Generation Y, many are looking to set out on their own. Here’s how established designers can help.

A new Associate Membership will open ASID's doors for professionals with non-traditional backgrounds, but the organization's mission remains the same.
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