GTA Presents Career Xpress: Interior Design Panel and Portfolio Review

Date: Saturday, January 15, 2011

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The ARIDO GTA Chapter presents Career Xpress, a fun and rewarding series of events designed with the youth in mind. You’ll learn how to dress for success, participate in showroom crawls, dine at exciting new restaurants, and get your portfolio reviewed by Registered interior designers. These events are your ticket to excelling in the interior design industry!

To view photos from past Career Xpress events, check them out HERE.

Interior Design Panel and Portfolio Review

Panel Discussion
Ever wonder how top interior designers got to where they are? If so, then join us for an exciting interior design panel discussion, where a group of creative pros will discuss their career paths and give you guidance about how you can become a successful design professional, too. Panelists are from every sector of design and are sure to share valuable insight. Learn about what they look for when interviewing prospective candidates, get helpful resume advice, and learn how to make your portfolio stand out from the crowd.

Isabelle Talbot, Principal, Raymond Chiappetta Associates Inc.

Corporate | Dean Matsumodo, Principal Designer, Kasian Architecture Ontario Inc.
Residential | Trevor Kruse, Principal Designer, Hudson Kruse Design
Public and Institutional | Victoria Horobin, Principal and Partner, KBH Interior Design Inc.
Hospitality | Lindsey Anacleto, Principal and Partner, Anacleto Design
Retail | Andrew Gallici, Senior Designer, figure3
Healthcare | Jennifer Materne, B+H Architects

Portfolio Review
Come prepared to showcase your portfolio! Students will have the opportunity to meet with Registered interior designers and get valuable feedback to help you prepare a stand-out portfolio for job interviews. This quick-paced, “speed-dating” format will arm you with the information you need to get hired!

Business Ettiquette and Personal Branding
Enjoy a fun networking session where you will learn the key ingredients in business ettiquette and how to brand yourself.
Presented by: Dayna Bradley and Yoel Berznoger

9:45 to 10 a.m. | Registration
10 to 11:30 a.m.| Interior Design Panel and Discussion
11:30 to 11:45 a.m. | Break
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Portfolio reviews with an interior designer

Upcoming Career Xpress events:

Dress for Success | May, 2011
Enjoy a fashion forward show with tips on how to look the part at your next interview or event!
Watch for more information to hit your inbox soon!

Did you know that Student membership is free?

Click HERE to become a member today!

Event Details:


ARIDO & IDC Headquarters
C536 - 43 Hanna Avenue
Toronto, ON

Please click HERE for a map of location.


9:45 to 10 a.m. | Registration
10 to 11:30 a.m. | Panel Discussion
11:30 to 11:45 a.m. | Break
11:45 to 2 p.m. | Portfolio Review

Date: Saturday, January 15 , 2011  

$5 per member (pay at the door)

The first 12 students to RSVP will receive an ARIDO clipboard!


Please contact Deb Abreu at 416.649.4428 or


Click here to RSVP your attendance.

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