Join IDSInterior Design Society: Why Join?
Whether you are new to residential interior design or someone who has been in the field forever, the Interior Design Society has much to offer. IDS members work in many settings and come to the organization with a variety of experience and educational backgrounds. What we all have in common is a passion for beautiful design, a thirst for knowledge and a resolute commitment to help clients create the home of their dreams.
Advance Your Career
Seminars, design workshops, and the CQRID Certification Exam can contribute to career advancement, even without a four-year degree. IDS has a place for everyone associated with residential interior design or designers. Membership levels begin with the Student level followed by Affiliate, Associate, Professional. As you advance, so does your membership level. To advance from Student to Associate, you can have education, experience or a combination of both.
Sharpen Your Competitive Edge
The primary benefit of membership is credentialing, the use of “IDS Affiliate”, “IDS Associate” or “IDS Professional.” Other valuable member benefits include product discounts; special discounts from our Partners in Design members (national commercial companies); access to property insurance; discounts on and access to educational programs. Portfolio, the IDS four-color quarterly publication, offers a national perspective on IDS activities, the newest Partners in Design and Sponsors, and the latest news about residential interior design. IDS activities include educational seminars and online webinars featuring nationally recognized speakers and important informative design or business topics some offering CEU credits. Access to the latest products, the newest trends and design information from the industry’s leading authorities helps IDS members maintain their competitive edge.
Be Part of a National Marketing Campaign
A national marketing campaign is using every media channel possible to connect consumers with IDS interior designers. Our branding initiative will drive consumers to this new IDS website, where IDS Affiliates, Associates or Professionals can have their business contact information listed. With just a click or two, consumers can connect with IDS members in their own communities. Need a website? We can help with that, too.
Belong to a National Peer Network
With nearly 30 chapters In a growing number of U.S. cities, IDS membership can make a direct impact on your business the moment you join. Designers and our commercial members get together at chapter meetings, activities, educational seminars and special events. Click here to find a chapter in your area
Develop Leadership Skills
People become IDS members for many reasons, and one is the chance to lead a local chapter. Professional development throughout the year culminates in our IDS Chapter Leadership Conference. A mix of business, education and friendly socializing, the event empowers and inspires those responsible for the connection between IDS national leadership and each chapter. Help us grow IDS with your ability to help others find the best in themselves.
Be in the Know
Access to the latest products, the newest trends and design information from the industry’s leading authorities help IDS members maintain their competitive edge. Portfolio, our four-color quarterly publication, offers a national perspective on our organization, IDS activities and the latest news about residential interior design. Educational seminars featuring nationally recognized speakers are available online and at major furniture markets, some offering CEU credits.