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The Lloy Hack Memorial Fund was established in 2002 to honor the memory of IIDA member and award-winning Boston Interior Designer, Lloy Hack. Mrs. Hack was a devoted advocate of mentoring young design professionals.

With ongoing financial support from Drs. Andrew and Anjali Hack and Ms. Carolyn Hack, this Essay Competition continues to encourage the mentoring relationship between IIDA Student Members and Interior Design firms.

Last year, Jaclyn Moser, Student IIDA, Illinois Chapter and Interior Design student at the Harrington College of Design, wrote a prize-winning essay about her experiences as a mentee at Legat Architects in Chicago.

Below, catch some excerpts from her winning 2010 IIDA Foundation Lloy Hack Memorial Essay:

“Having experience as an account manager in the advertising world, I have a tender appreciation for the balancing act that occurs between designers and clients, traditions and trends, and project requirements and design dreams. In academia, so often these intricacies lay latent as the curricula races through core skills and portfolio development. My experience during IIDA Student Mentoring Week with Legat Architects was a reminder of the challenges of real world design and a phenomenal inspiration. It showed that as young professionals we can become part of an organization like theirs that strives to exceed client expectations, promotes sustainable practices, and demands innovation and integrity in design. With each employee committing him or herself to the firm’s guiding principles of sustainability, performance, and design, Legat exemplifies collaboration at its best. Individual expertise is celebrated through its application to the overall goals. This trait was present in the execution of the mentor day schedule that featured cross-team presentations organized by Christina Beaulieu, LEED AP and Interior Designer…

I came away from IIDA Student Mentoring Week thankful to have chosen a profession in which this type of experience is made possible by professional organizations like IIDA and is supported by wonderful firms like Legat. I believe my work at Harrington College of Design will benefit from my new perspective on life beyond the classroom walls and my commitment to sustainability will grow even stronger. With hard work and a bit of luck, one day I will be able to reference this experience when preparing a fulfilling schedule of events for a protégé of my own.”

Congrats to Jaclyn on your great essay!

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IIDA wants YOU to design the Fall 2010 cover of Perspective! With the redesign of Perspective earlier this year, IIDA has set out to refocus their cover illustrations on original, raw and innovative designs. The Fall 2010 issue is their education issue and the theme for the cover is “The Future of Design.”
The winning illustration will grace the cover and the artist will design illustrations for the interior of the magazine, as well.
Focus: The Future of Design
Deadline: June 25, 2010
Specs: 300 dpi at 8.5″ x 11.125″
Contact: Please submit your entry via email at perspective@imaginepub.com
Rules of Entry: You must be a current Interior Design student to qualify. Those graduating in 2010 may also apply.
Notification: If your design is chosen, you will be contacted via email by June 30.
*Perspective and IIDA reserve the right to select the winning design or designer regardless of specific entry rules and regulations. Selected artwork becomes the property of IIDA, with credit to the designer, for use in related initiatives (newsletters, website, etc.).
Kind of a late notice, but designers always work better under pressure, right?? ;-)…Send me your graphic and a short description of your concept and I’ll do a feature in this blog!
Covers courtesy IIDA Perspective

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Network with other interior design students, educators, design professionals and industry colleagues at the upcoming Student Interior Design Expo at the International Market Square in Minneapolis, MN on February 5th, 2010.

– Breakout Sessions including:
* Kitchen Design
* Bath Design
* How to Use IMS
* Remodeling
* Interviewing & Resumes
* Residential Design
* Lighting Design
* Commercial – Dealership Design
* Commercial – Architecture/Interior

This one-day informational/educational event is underwritten by ASID, IFDA, IIDA and IMS and will feature:

– Lunch with Interior Design Industry Professionals

– Vendor Fair/Career Information and designer led tours

– Keynote presentation by Letitia Little of Letitia Little Interior Design,  Topic: Back to Basics

Registration is limited, so please register online at http://www.imsdesigncenter.com/ or by mail, including payment, no later than Friday, January 22, 2010 to reserve your spot!

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