Real World Design Week is a national mentoring program offering both hands-on and online learning experiences to introduce students to the real world of interior design. The program is designed to educate the next generation of designers and provide them exposure to professional practices and access to career development training.

Real World Design Week exists exclusively for ASID members. During the week — November 2 - 8, 2014 — ASID student members will visit the work locations of ASID designers, Industry Partner repsentatives and educators to shadow for a day. For more information on the program resources and instructions on how to navigate the registration portal, please view the Real World Design Week Cheat Sheet and Real World Design Week Registration Steps.

Real World Design Week will launch simultaneously nationwide each November in every ASID chapter. For any questions on how to get involved, email rwdw@asid.org.


"I've learned more before lunch than I did in one month!"
~ Vivian Schreter, student who attended 2011 NY Metro Chapter group shadow day event



2014 Program Partner