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Real World Design Week, November 2-8



Real World Design Week

We invite you to participate in Real World Design Week each November. This national mentoring program offers interior design students unparalleled hands-on and online learning experiences. This rewarding program has created lasting relationships, connecting students with professionals making a difference in the design industry.

Close to 800 members participated this year in Real World Design Week (RWDW), either by hosting or attending a shadow day event. Interior design students connected with professionals and toured their offices, listened in on client meetings and developed a better understanding of what the industry looks like on a daily basis. Check out photos of some of the 2014 shadow day experiences here


If you have questions about the program, including how you can get involved, please email rwdw@asid.org.

This program is open exclusively to ASID members. Learn more about ASID membership.

Virtual Shadow Days 

Ideal for students not able to attend a shadow day in person or thoes who want to hear from multiple design professionals, the Virtual Shadow Days series are free webinars hosted by ASID members.


Corey Allen Davey, Allied ASID
Austin, Texas
View Corey's presentation HERE

Laura Kimball, ASID, CID, IDEC, NCIDQ
Baltimore, MD
View Laura's presentaion HERE
Joanne Levreault, Allied ASID
San Diego, CA
View Joanne's presentation HERE


Note: Our mission is to connect students and professionals nationwide simultaneously, but we understand the proposed dates may not work for all. If you weren't able to participate yet, mentors/mentees should work together to find another date and time at a local level. Please contact your ASID chapter for the possibility to be matched with a member near you! 


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