New Designers

Dear New Professional Designer Member, Allied Designer Member, or Associate Designer Member,

Welcome to the Arizona South Chapter of ASID. We are so glad you have decided to participate in our professional association. As a new designer member you will have the opportunity to network and grow with other design industry professionals dedicated to sustaining a vital design community in southern Arizona. There are many ways you can make the most of your membership in our Chapter.

If you like we can assign you a Membership Buddy, a fellow professional designer member who can answer any questions you may have and act as your guide, accompanying you to your first Chapter activities and introducing you to our membership. If you want a Membership Buddy, contact me at

Be sure to read the Chapter’s Bi-Monthly Eblast coming to the e-mail address you provided when you applied for your membership for the latest news from your Chapter Leadership and details on upcoming events and activities.

A great way to get started networking with professional, allied and associate members, as well as student members and our Industry Partners is to attend our Chapter Monthly Meetings. These meetings address a wide variety of topics to help enrich your understanding of the local design industry. Many of these meetings will provide you with the Continuing Education Units (CEUs) which are required in order for you to maintain your accreditation as an ASID designer. Check the calendar of events for upcoming dates, times and topics.

Be sure to join us for our Monthly Mix and Mingle events, a no host happy hour event held at various local Tucson area restaurants from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the last Thursday of every month. Look for details in the monthly calendar of events on this web site. This is a great way to get to know your fellow members in a relaxed environment. Feel free to bring a guest – other design industry professionals who you think might be interested in joining our organization.

Make certain you keep all your company contact information updated through the national web site at as this information is what drives the listing you will see on our web site as well. Take time to go through the national web site as there are many benefits available to you as a professional designer member through this resource.

You can also showcase your business to our Chapter membership by purchasing a Premier Profile on our web site. For more information on how you can feature your business in this way contact our Chapter Administrator Sharmin Pool-Bak at

There are many other ways to participate, and we hope you will maximize the value of your membership by becoming an active part of the Arizona South Chapter of ASID. If you want to know more about how you can become more involved, volunteer. To learn more, contact me at or call me at 971-8662.

Genia Parker
Membership Director
ASID Arizona South