News Category: Professional Development

  • What’s the buzz around Interior Design certifications? And what do designers really need?
    09.08.2022Amanda Medlen

    What’s the buzz around Interior Design certifications? And what do designers really need?

    I can confidently say that Interior Designers could make a full-time job out of searching for, studying for, paying for, and obtaining additional certifications to hone or level up their skillset. Not to mention all the credential maintenance that comes …

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  • #IWD2021
    03.08.2021Jill Mendoza


    Did you know there were nearly 13 million Women-owned business’s at the beginning of 2020, who employed 9.4 million people?  Additionally, these WBE businesses generated about 1.9 trillion in revenue.  It was a well-known fact before the pandemic, as our …

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  • Advocacy for Interior Design
    06.01.2020Sara Kotarski

    Advocacy for Interior Design

    In the fall of 2019, I had the pleasure of attending my first IIDA Advocacy Symposium. The 5th annual conference was held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, and featured a variety of speakers, panels, and Q and A sessions, all relating …

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  • IDO’s newest NCIDQ Certified Designer
    04.15.2019Victoria Numbers

    IDO’s newest NCIDQ Certified Designer

    IDO proudly congratulates designer Sara Kotarski, RID, for successfully completing the NCIDQ exam earlier this year! We took a moment to speak with her about why becoming a certifed professional and subsequently registering with the State of Indiana is important …

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  • Professional Management
    11.15.2018Amanda Medlen

    Professional Management

    There are so many books, materials and resources out there for business, but which ones are the best ones?  I think that it would be fair to say that it really depends on your company, the culture that you are …

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  • How to Gain the Most from your Conference Experience
    04.03.2018Victoria Numbers

    How to Gain the Most from your Conference Experience

    Industry conferences have many multi-faceted benefits and can be an incredible experience if you understand how to navigate the event. Here are a few tips so you can make the most of your next conference. Download the app: Most seminars …

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  • A Better Solution?
    12.06.2017Victoria Numbers

    A Better Solution?

    As designers and creators of the built environment, we are responsible for the health, safety and welfare of the public who live, work, and play in our spaces. This charge is taken seriously by the profession and we work diligently …

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  • Balanced Living
    10.27.2017Amanda Medlen

    Balanced Living

    So many events, encounters, observations, conversations and experiences related to this topic, in just this week alone, that it led me to want to write about it and share a little.  Apologies in advance, for what might come across as …

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