A Letter From The Chapter President

Letter from the Pennsylvania East Chapter president. 

Serving the 41st president term of the PA East Chapter since 1975 is an honor. I'd want to thank the PA East Board of directors, in particular, for their dedication to our design community and their time sacrifice. Our FY2024 board is buzzing with new ideas, and we're working hard to adjust our schedule to fulfill the needs of our members better. As always, our board of directors appreciates all of the members' continuous commitment and enthusiasm for ASID, as well as the sponsors' generous support.

For FY2024, I aim to empower area interior designers to succeed in their careers by providing networking opportunities and educational experiences to elevate their practices and grow their businesses. The aim is to build a more vital interior design community through mentorship, education, and networking.  

The ASID PA East board is introducing new options for its members this year, and we are excited to share them with you. As designers construct their career paths, we will present subjects to assist by providing professional development and outreach opportunities.

We invite you to participate in a professional development session, panel, NCIDQ prep session, webinars, networking events, or our holiday party. Your membership includes access to all events! 

Changes in our environment, whether social, political, technological, environmental, or otherwise, have significantly impacted the world and how we design for it. As we tackle new issues, we have more chances to participate in events like our sustainability and advocacy panels. Through our student career day, we can mentor the future generation of designers. Apply to one of our volunteer committees or as a community design ambassador in your area to get more involved.

In the year ahead, we will continue these initiatives, adding programming designed for the different stages of your career, virtual professional enrichment, NCIDQ prep, and events held to network between members and industry partners. We are pleased to provide "Ask a Designer." This event will bring together designers and potential clients. We will also do a headshot event at a nearby showroom so that you can get some professional images of yourself to use in promotional materials. Throughout the year, we will provide possibilities for you to be published, and build your reputation in the design industry.

If you have an idea for an event, workshop, or class or would like to become more involved, please email our admin, Christina, at administrator@pae.asid.org. 

Our board is here to serve the ASID PA East Chapter membership, and we appreciate your ideas and feedback! If you would like to volunteer as a community ambassador or committee member, please email me at president@pae.asid.org.  

I wish you a successful year and look forward to seeing our membership at upcoming events! 

Together, let’s be the future of the Pennsylvania East Chapter and design community 

Elizabeth M. Crafton, Allied ASID

President, Pennsylvania East Chapter 

American Society of Interior Designers 

FY 2023-2024

P.O. Box 30190

Philadelphia, PA 19103