Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Interior Design Portfolio Review & Show

Mark your calendar!!
Come view the work of our next class of designers.

Interior Design Portfolio Review & Show
Friday,December 11, 2009

The Art Institute of Dallas (8th Floor)
8080 Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75231

Light Refreshments

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Erin Rinehardt and Sarah White, Interior Design Successes

Two graduates from The Art Institute of Dallas, Erin Rinehardt and Sarah White, were featured in an article published in the November issue of Network of Executive Women in Hospitality.

Click on the images below to read the full article.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

CareerConnection’s Architecture + Interior Design Career Management Group to Host Professional Showcase

If you are job-seeking, here is your chance to meet and greet with industry professionals!

Architecture + Interior Design Professionals’ Showcase
Thursday, November 5th, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Decorative Center Dallas


Current industry unemployment rate tops 45% in the metro area

Rising unemployment rates in the architecture and design industries has prompted CareerConnection’s Architecture+Design Group to take action by hosting a Professional Showcase on Thursday, November 5, 2009, 6:30pm - 8:30pm in the Decorative Center Dallas on Hi Line Drive, in the heart of the downtown design district.

A current estimate of the unemployment rate among DFW architecture and design professionals is a stagering 45%. The Architecture + Interior Design Professional Showcase will provide an opportunity for under-employed and “pre-employed” individuals seeking careers in these fields some FACE TIME with HIRING FIRMS and other professionals. Hosting showrooms will feature prominent industry leaders and green product lines.

Persons interested in attending the event should be ready for a “meet and greet” opportunity with top DFW architecture and interior design firms. A resume review booth will be open for interested jobseekers!

“Our industry has had a very tough year in 2009, but we are optimistic for 2010,” said Ernesto Miranda, Chair of the Leadership Committee of A+D Professional Showcase event “We are organizing this event to give a “shot in the arm” to the design industry for future employment opportunities.”

For more information on CareerConnection and the A+D Career Management Group, please visit www.careerconnection.org or contact Lisa Miller, Executive Director, at (214) 739-7153 and Ernesto Miranda, at (214) 680-7202. CareerConnection is a nonprofit organization hosted by Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Raymond Waites National Design Competition!


Sponsored by the Educational Foundation of International Furnishings & Design Association

View Raymond Waites Design Competition Application

All full time undergraduate interior design students enrolled at an accredited college, university or art school who have completed at least one semester of interior design course work, are eligible to enter this exciting national competition sponsored by the IFDA Educational Foundation. Your entry might be done as a classroom or extra credit project…or on your own, perhaps during the holiday break. Your challenge is to create an interior with a "traditional mix" of furnishings and decoration, typical of residential design projects you may encounter in your future career.

Create the "dream living space" you have imagined…and you could win $5000 for educational expenses, PLUS a trip to North Carolina and the huge High Point International Home Furnishings Market in April, 2010.
Click here for more competition DETAILS! http://ifdaef.org/design_competition.html
Deadline for entry is February 1, 2010

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ai Dallas Radar Newsletter

Check out our latest newsletter edition of AiRadar, which features an article of one of our interior design graduates!
Click here: AiRadar

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

All for Fall @ NEST Interiors

Check out our interior design alumni Kasey Robinson who has opened up her own shop in Amarillo, TX.
Robinson has stocked the store with handmade furniture and goods made from salvaged or sustainable materials, eco-friendly gadgets and artworks. She also will base her design services from the location, which will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Here is information about their Open House event:

Where's the place to be next Thursday? Hanging with us @ NEST of course! Several shops on 6th are holding their Fall Open House events next Thursday October 8th. It's an all day event so if you can't make it by on your lunch break, no worries! We will be here serving Refreshments, offering Discounts, & showing off our Christmas Preview until 8pm!!!

All For Fall
Come celebrate the season at our Open House, Thursday, October 8th from 12pm - 8pm.
NEST Interiors at 2900 6th Avenue, Amarillo, TX 79106


Monday, September 14, 2009

Interior Design Portfolio Review & Show

Come view the work of our next group of designers!
Interior Design Portfolio Review & Show
Friday, September 18th
3pm - 5pm
The Art Institute of Dallas
8080 Park Lane, Dallas, TX
8th Floor

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Creative Marketing Strategy (and fun event)...

Please join us on Sunday, September 27th for a complimentary seminar

Friday, September 11, 2009

"Nation's Next Top Model Home" competition features a local designer

Have You Cast Your Vote?

"Nation's Next Top Model Home" is a web-based reality competition that challenges seven designers to use their talents to merchandise the primary living areas of seven new model homes within a Wilmington, North Carolina master-planned community.

The finalists were chosen from a national casting call and are competing fora $25,000 cash prize and the title of "Winner of Nation's Next Top Model Home."

A Dallas resident, Susanne and other six designers are showcased in a weekly webisodes and their work through interviews, video blogs, and journals. In addition, numerous and awkward "designer challenges" are presented to weekly to heat up the competition, which each weeks challenge outcome is determined by an online vote.

All in all, Susanne will have 28 days and design budget of only $5000 to turn unfurnished rooms into beautifully staged living space. During this time, viewers can follow her progress and challenge online - anytime, every day.

The winning design and designer will be announced on October 3, 2009 at a special showcase event.
The competition takes place in brand new model homes at Compass Pointe, the 2009 "Nation's Next Top Model Home" host community located just minutes from the historic downtown and beaches of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Susanne Walker's profile, blog, and self-documented videos of progress of the design process of her 28 days to complete the project in the "Nation's Next Top Model Home" can be found on the competition's website at


Welcome to our new Career Services Blog of Interior Design Career Information! As a resource to students and graduates of The Art Institute of Dallas, we will be continually posting industry-related information. Please email Jennifer in Career Services at jmagee@aii.edu if you would like to ask a question or suggest a topic. Also, ALWAYS feel free to leave comments.