President’s Message

Dear Fellow ASID Members,
As President of the ASID Illinois Chapter, I am deeply honored to be a part of the oldest and largest professional organization for interior designers. ASID believes that “design impacts lives” and our goal is to advance the interior design profession by promoting the value of interior design.
ASID National has built its foundation on the 5 Strategic Pillars which we will implement into each facet of our Chapter. Each one will play an important role to fabricate a successful year.

  1. Design Impacts Life
  2. Living the Brand
  3. Communications
  4. Diversity & Inclusion
  5. Alternative Revenue Streams

The ASID Illinois Chapter has been an important part of my interior design journey from the beginning when I attended Design School. I have learned so much through CEU’s, business events, and networking with professionals in the field. Nothing can replace the knowledge, expertise, and amazing relationships that I gained through my ASID membership. I encourage you to do the same. Make an investment in your interior design career by becoming an active member of ASID. There are a variety of ways to participate including: volunteering on a committee, joining a Peer Group, attending a CEU, or participating in our legislature efforts. I guarantee it will be well worth the effort!
As a professional interior designer, my focus is on health and wellness in the built environment, which will be incorporated into our programming for this new year. As an ASID Chapter, we believe that there is no better time than now to elevate human health and comfort to a prominent position in building practices to encourage a healthy, more active lifestyle.
I am grateful to collaborate with an accomplished Board of Directors. As my favorite quote by Daniel Burnham states, “Make no small plans for they have no magic to stir the soul,” we will forge ahead as a Chapter with positivity and excitement to create a triumphant year.
Please feel free to connect with me at I look forward to meeting every one of you at an event!
Susan El-Naggar, ASID, NCIDQ, RID, WELL AP, LEED Green Associate
ASID Illinois Chapter President 2020-2021