The ASID Appellation and Membership Designations

If you are an active ASID member, you are encouraged to use the ASID appellation after your name. Your clients, employers, the public and affiliated professionals acknowledge this designation as the hallmark of professionalism. It demonstrates to a prospective employer and client that you are committed to your profession.

Tips on how to use the ASID appellation: on your email signature, website, business cards, letterhead and when being interviewed or receiving recognition.

Membership Type Appellation Example
Interior Designer    
Allied Allied ASID John Doe, Allied ASID
Associate Associate ASID John Doe, Associate ASID
Fellow FASID John Doe, FASID or Hon. FASID
Professional ASID John Doe, ASID
Educator, Student and Industry Partner    
Educator Partner Educator Partner ASID John Doe, Educator Partner ASID
Student Student ASID John Doe, Student ASID
Industry Partner (company) Industry Partner of ASID ABC Company, Industry Partner of ASID
Industry Partner Representative (individual) Industry Partner Representative for ABC Company John Doe, Industry Partner Representative for ABC Company

 

Notes:

  • Students and Allied members are permitted to have the word “member” in their appellation (Ex. John Doe, Allied Member ASID).
  • List ASID first in cases of multiple appellations (Ex. John Doe, ASID, LEED AP)
  • The membership designations must be spelled out completely. (Note: “of the American Society of Interior Designers” may be substituted for “ASID”). No modification or deviation is permitted.
  • The appellation for professional members and the designations for other members may be used only in conjunction with the member’s own name.
  • Members may not utilize any form of the name of the Society or the ASID appellation in conjunction with a firm name, even where the member’s name is encompassed in the name of the firm.
  • A member may in no way imply, through advertising or other means, that employees of his or her staff or firm are members of ASID unless that is in fact the case, and then they may be identified only by the appellations or designations consistent with their status in ASID.

Only professional members may use the ASID logo in any manner. To download the logo and for usage guidelines, click here.

If your ASID membership has lapsed, you are no longer able to use any ASID appellation or the ASID logo, among other benefits. ASID strictly enforces this regulation and performs audits.