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NEWH LA To Host Virtual Student Speed Dating Portfolio Review on September 17th!

Calling ALL students to join NEWH LA for a virtual portfolio review. This is a great opportunity to get feedback on your resume, projects, or portfolio from working professionals in the hospitality industry. Use that feedback to help your work stand out from the crowd!

How it works:
Open to all students who have at least one project completed and/or a resume for review.

Students will go on a series of speed dates, each time being reviewed by a different mentor. They should be prepared to take control of the screen and present their work digitally. They have the option of presenting the same project or resume multiple times or presenting several different projects and a resume. Students will be put in a group of 2 or 3. Depending on the group size, they will be given 3-5 minutes to present one project, and the reviewer will have 2-3 minutes to critique.

Event: Speed Dating Portfolio Review
Date: Friday, Sept, 17th
Time: 2PM-4PM PDT
Format: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free
Registration: HERE

Hope to see you there!

Join the Pacific Design Center for Virtual WESTWEEK on March 23-25th!

Join the Pacific Design Center for a virtual WESTWEEK 2021! This year it’s unlike any other, where we explore a collection of thoughts and ideas with a refreshed view at how — through design — we can always find the silver lining.

Enjoy over 30 informative events that speak to the strength and resilience of our design community and prepare to be inspired!

Theme: Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

Date: March 23-25, 2021

Register HERE for early access

Join UCLA Extension International Programs for A Virtual Certificate Student Mixer!

Please join the UNEX International Programs Department (ISO) for a discussion about campus resources, career trends, networking opportunities, and shared experiences. All current F-1 and non-F-1 international certificate students welcome to this virtual event! All UNEX departments will have a staff member present to answer any specific program questions. Hope to see you there!

Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
Time: 4-5:30 PM (Pacific Time)
Registration: HERE

Please join NEWH LA for a Cheese, Wine & Design Virtual Event on February 25th!

*The legal drinking age in California is 21 years. It is only legal to consume, possess, or procure alcoholic beverages only if you are 21 years of age or older.

Join NEWH LA in creating your very own cheese board! Amp up your cheeseboard-making skills led by Mona Behnammoradi from CMCA Design. We will send a shopping list of recommended cheeses and other ingredients to pair with your board. Prize for best-dressed cheese board! This is a great event for networking and learning more about the LA Chapter of NEWH!

Date: Febuarary 25, 2021

Time: 6:30-8pm

Registration HERE

Student Project Pickup Days on Friday, October 30, and Friday, November 13, 2020!

Do you need to pickup one of your student projects from the 1010 Westwood Building? We will be offering curbside pickup for students on Friday, October 30, and Friday, November 13, 2020, from 12-3 PM. Please email Andrew Aldana at aaldana@unex.ucla.eu for more information and to reserve a spot, as we are not taking walk-ups.  See you then!

Starting in October! Join Us for Our Fall Quarter No-Cost Interior Design Seminars!

We are happy to announce the continuation of our no-cost one day online educational and personal development seminars in the Fall 2020 quarter. These seminars are free to all and completely online, so please join us for the following:

Form Over Function: The Tension Between Striking Interior Design and Livability Part I (Early 20th Century through Mid-Century Modern)

Description: This course is an overview of the eternal tension between designs that make an aesthetic statement and designs that actually respect how they will be used by the people who have to live with them. The course is a humorous and entertaining stroll through the history of interior architecture, interior design, furnishings, and accessories that examines how the desire to make a statement often results in designs that are uncomfortable, unusable, or outright dangerous.

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020 Time: 10:00 am (PST) – 11:30 am (PST)

Click HERE for Course Registration

Form Over Function: The Tension Between Striking Interior Design and Livability Part II (Post Mid-Century Modern through Contemporary)

Description: Part II of Part I. This course continues the humorous and entertaining stroll through the history of interior architecture, interior design, furnishings, and accessories that examines how the desire to make a statement often results in designs that are uncomfortable, unusable, or outright dangerous.

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020 Time: 10:00 am (PST) – 11:30 am (PST

Click HERE for Course Registration

Sketching for Designers – Techniques On How To Create A Fast and Precise Sketch

Description: All great ideas start with a sketch. It is a dialogue that depicts our imagination and helps us through the creative design process. A quick initial sketch helps solve any complex computer generated detail. Sketching is a great tool to communicate with our clients; it helps us sort through different ideas very fast, and it is a universal journal that is understood and welcomed by all.

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020 Time: 1:00 pm (PST) –3:00 pm (PST)

Click HERE for Course Registration

Psychology of Residential Interior Design

Description: An introduction to the fundamentals of residential interior design, including the relationship of color, light, texture, balance and composition, which impacts how human psychology reacts within the space; the optimum furniture placement, use of existent space and accessories; and applying these techniques in evolving residential spaces, such as home-office spaces and expanding households.

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020 Time: 12:00 pm (PST) –1:30 pm (PST)

Click HERE for Course Registration

Hope to see you there!

ASID Pasadena Chapter to Host Online Student Portfolio Review on Friday, September 4th!

Please join the ASID Pasadena Chapter on Friday, September 4th for a student portfolio review!

During the review, there will be several interior designers, industry partners, and student peers on the same Zoom meeting for a diverse range of critique and Q&A. You will have the opportunity to:
• present your digital portfolio of design from studio projects
• speak about your work and design philosophy
• talk about any past experience in design
• discuss what your future goals are
• why you wish to be an interior designer

Select up to ten of your best and most creative works from your interior design courses, internships, and personal professional work, and organize them in a digital format (PDF or website). Work that you consider incomplete, not design-related, or does not show off your best craftsmanship should not be included in the portfolio. Resumes are welcome to be included as well. This is an opportunity to show off your talents and get your foot in the door for prospective internships and job openings.


To RSVP, please email STUDENTREP@CAPAS.ASID.ORG by Thursday, September 3rd. Be sure to include your name, name of interior design school, contact info, and expected graduation date. You will receive a Zoom meeting number just before the event.

Hope you see you at this amazing event!

Sherwin-Williams to Host Online Design Student Event on Friday, July 24th!

Photo Credit: Sherwin-Williams

Log on and learn about Sherwin-Williams resources for students and emerging professionals including complimentary sample tools, rendering options for palettes, and how to make color specification a breeze. This online educational course will cover paint basics as well to equip you with the knowledge to transition into the field! Thank you to ASID Pasadena and Shelby Fowler, Designer Account Executive at Sherwin-William!

Date: Friday, July 24, 2020

Time: 12:00 noon (PST)

Event Registration: HERE

Hope to see you there!

UCLA Extension will host a Virtual Certificate Celebration on Friday, June 26, 2020!

Join UCLA Extension for a Virtual Celebration in recognition of all certificate graduates in 2020! The ceremony will be broadcast on Friday, June 26, 2020, at 4:00 pm on UCLA Extension’s YouTube Channel and will honor graduates, highlights their voices, and marks the milestone of their personal and professional journeys. Graduates, family, and friends are invited to watch the celebration!

The event is FREE, and graduates, family, and friends are invited to watch the celebration! Reserve a “virtual seat” HERE!

Congratulations Graduates!

The PDC’s Annual Spring Market is March 18th and 19th!

Out of an abundance of caution, WESTWEEK 2020 has been canceled at this time. 

The Pacific Design Center’s annual Spring Market is the West Coast’s showcase for global design. Each March, WESTWEEK debuts an array of luxury furnishings and interior resources crafted by today’s foremost design innovators.


The two-day event features keynotes, product introductions and showroom happenings, complemented by presentations from the nation’s leading shelter publications, editors and tastemakers. WESTWEEK attracts 3,000+ trade professionals from the West and around the globe.


At the precipice of the 21 st century’s third decade, digital innovations and new consumer preferences continue to cause seismic, transformative impacts reshaping the design industry and the whole of the luxury market. WESTWEEK’s  2020 VISION: Design in Transformation  theme examines how the influences of a rapidly changing world are driving business, cultural and lifestyle shifts across the A+D category and how the trade is not only benefiting but thriving in the face of dynamic evolution.

Register HERE!