Emerging Professional of the Month
Emerging Professional Profile - August
What’s your story?
When I moved to Manhattan in 2008 everything in the city was new to me. I was newly wed and had just been accepted to study at the New York School of Interior Design, which had always been my dream college. At the time I was facing one of the biggest challenges of my life, studying in a new country and yet to make friends. How could I meet and socialize with people who shared the same interests and passion as me? So I started to research about which associations could benefit me and further my professional career. That’s when I discovered and subsequently became a member of ASID. I felt like I had done something right. I found myself going to a lot of incredible events and networking like never before, and I was surprised how welcoming everybody was to new members. I liked the experience so much that I decided to start volunteering for ASID. These volunteering opportunities allowed me to meet many new designers, and I knew I was m
Aldo Boldi, Allied ASID
Aldo Boldi Interior Design - Sarasota, FL
"Everything is possible, all I need is to work hard to make it happen."
What's your story?
I am a problem solver, a person that needs to find solutions even when these do not exist. I am a creator, I a person that make things happen. I am from the group of people that is always pushing to evolutionary process to the extreme. Since I left Argentina and arrived in the United States, I had to re-invent myself multiple times. I went from not speaking English to an exceptional student graduating with summa cum laude honor. From construction labor to a certified building contractor; from a guy with good interior design ideas to the owner of my interior design firm. In other words, I think I am very lucky guy…who only sleeps five hours a day.
How has your ASID membership influenced your career?
Becoming an ASID member during my first year of college was definitely a smart decision. I feel that being an ASID member provided me with a world of opportunities and connections that are one of the pillars of my interior design business. Today, a year after finishing college, I am still connected and doing business with professional designers and industry partners that I met back when I was president of my college ASID student chapter.
What is the best career advice you have received?
The best career advice I received was from my wife, "Trust your knowledge and instincts, and do everything with excellence. That way, if you fail, you will have no regrets."
Where do you hope to be in five years?
In 5 years, I hope to have a well-established interior design firm and be able to expand nationally as well as internationally. Also, I am working on an new interior design idea that will revolutionize the present concept of interiors. I think a half decade will be enough time to have fully developed this idea and get the financial resources to implement it.