Press Releases

Press Release: May 21, 2020

International Design Continuing Education Council's Emerging Professional Engagement Scholarship: 

We wanted to give a shout out to FSU grad student, Melise Hulslander, for being awarded the IDCEC/ASID Membership Award this year! Congrats @melisehulslander.designs!

IDCEC has awarded me an incredible opportunity. By providing me with two years of Allied Membership within ASID, I can participate in my local chapter without barriers. Continuing education is an indispensable aid to practitioners who want to “stay in the know” and develop their expertise. The measure of a designer is judged by the person’s ability to see beyond the present and plan for the coming realities. Critical knowledge is made more accessible and attainable through opportunities of continuing education. For me, this means that I can discover new concepts and unlock my full potential for the benefit of my clients and the greater good.

 

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I have spent much of my life in academic settings. However, I only began to appreciate the importance of continuing education while spending a year in the workforce after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in social work. I realized that in order to excel in my job, I needed to go back to school for more specific training. The practical experience I gain while working is its own form of continuing education. That said, during my first master’s program, I became aware of much more than if I had chosen either work or returning to school. This unique, and at times taxing, combination of working while learning lit a fire within me.

As I work toward my second master’s degree, I can fully appreciate the symbiotic relationship between career work and continuing education. This past summer I earned the WELL Accredited Professional credential. The process was rigorous. Through three months of studying how the built environment affects personal well-being, I learned how new design considerations can better serve the population. I am excited to continue my multi-faceted educational journey learning how to benefit those around me.

IDCEC has awarded me an incredible opportunity. By providing me with two years of Allied Membership within ASID, I can participate in my local chapter without barriers. Continuing education is an indispensable aid to practitioners who want to “stay in the know” and develop their expertise. The measure of a designer is judged by the person’s ability to see beyond the present and plan for the coming realities. Critical knowledge is made more accessible and attainable through opportunities of continuing education. For me, this means that I can discover new concepts and unlock my full potential for the benefit of my clients and the greater good.

 

 

Press Release: August 22, 2019

Welcome our new Design Community Coordinators for the North Chapter’s Tallahassee area

Ashley Farrell, NCIDQ, ASID is an Interior Designer and Project Manager at Designs Unlimited in Tallahassee, FL. She has her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Valdosta State University. Ashley joined the Designs Unlimited team in 2010 and enjoys the challenge of finding the perfect balance of form and color to create a timeless design for each and every project. Ashley resides in Tallahassee with her husband, Colin, and their two children.

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Anna Osborne, NCIDQ, RID, ASID, WELL AP is an interior designer and project manager at MLD Architects in Tallahassee, Florida. She has been practicing commercial design for over 12 years and her specialty areas include workplace design and spaces that promote user health and well-being. She completed her Master of Fine Arts Degree at Florida State University in 2017 and became an adjunct professor in 2018. Anna enjoys applying the psychology and science aspects in her practice and continues to utilize her research skills to create evidence-based design solutions. She lives in Tallahassee with her boyfriend and their four dogs.  

To discuss an opportunity to host an event or to request continuing education courses to be hosted, please email Ashley and Anna at asidfln.talldcc@gmail.com

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Press Release: June 18, 2019

Welcome our new Design Community Coordinator for the North Chapter’s Vero Beach area

Anna Valencia Tillery, VP of Marketing and Business Development of White Glove Moving & Storage, is the new Design Community Coordinator for the North Chapter’s Vero Beach area.

For the past 17 years, White Glove Moving, Storage & Delivery has been servicing interior designers with all their receiving, storage, delivery and installation needs. The team has grown in size and service area offering residential and commercial assistance ranging from condos and three story residences to new assisted living facilities and hotels.  Additionally, the team are also ProMover certified movers and can provide local and nationwide moving as an agent with Bekins Vanlines.  Having an ability to store items in a fully secure and climate-controlled facility, White Glove prides itself in offering valuable solutions to the interior design community and the clients they serve.

As a firm believer in relationship building, Anna has been a part of the White Glove team for nearly ten years and is active in a variety of community focused groups including six chambers of commerce, four realtors associations and the found of the Vero Premier Women’s Network lunch group. Armed with a portable microphone system, nametags and the ability to facilitate structured events, Anna will help fellow industry partners host great mixers and continuing education meetings while also encouraging the designers to be encouraged and find value in their time and membership with ASID in the Vero Beach area.

To discuss an opportunity to host an event or to request continuing education courses to be hosted, please email Anna at AnnaV@WhiteGloveUSA.net or to find out more about White Glove’s services please visit https://www.whitegloveusa.com/interior-designers/