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ASID Emerging Professional Profile - June
Diane Torrisi – Diane Torrisi Designs, Naples, FL
What should we know about you? Interior Design has always a passion of mine - going back to college at the age of 49 was the bestthing I ever did for myself! Perhaps the 2nd best thing I did, while in college, was become the ASID student president! By putting myself out there, I was not only able to meet celebrity designers but rub shoulders with the many fabulous local designers here in Southwest Florida! I'm a firm believer that things happen for a reason so one Satuday, at a nail salon! I met Peggy Oberlin (at the time President-elect for ASID!). To make a long story short - Peggy became my mentor (and close friend!) and today I work a long side her on many of her fabulous projects as well as have her supervise some of my own! !
What was the most important thing you learned in entering the field as an EP? I couldn't imagine being this confident as an EP had I not joined ASID as a student and made the connections (and friendships!) that I have today. Each and every day in the design field is different and very often exciting! The learning process never ends!
Who is an interior design idol or mentor of yours? Besides Peggy Oberlin as my mentor, I am a huge fan of Mary MacDonald and Martin Lawrence Bullard - both of whom I had the thrill of meeting while they were in Florida promoting their new books.
Favorite website/app: I'm a total Pinterest addict (with 455 followers!)
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Are You An Emerging Professional?
If you're within your first 5 years of interior design practice, then you should identify as an ASID Emerging Professional. Gain access to resources and networking events that provide knowledge, leadership and grassroots opportunities. Join countless others and participate in the valuable programs ASID dedicates to those in the early stages of their careers.
ASID Emerging Professional Tools:
Emerging Professional Town Hall - Videos highlighting the each ASID Emerging Professional Town Hall.
Mapping Your Future - Interactive guide for emerging professionals to use as a tool when building your unique career path as an interior design professional.
Tips for Interior Design Graduates - Key feedback from design employers on what they look for in entry level hires .
ASID Chapter Leadership Opportunities - Learn the ASID chapter leadership opportunities and how to get involved.
Emerging Professional Advisory Council (EPAC) - EPAC works to empower emerging professionals and recognize their diverse contributions to design.
Student Advancement Discount - ASID student members may advance to allied membership upon graduation as an incentitive to save over $500 off membership dues.
The Fellows Project - ASID Fellows offer prime advice on building and sustaining a successful career in design.