About

Our Mission

IIDA provides meaningful resources to Commercial Interior Designers and their clients to advance the profession and enhance business value.

 

Our Vision

The IIDA vision is to enhance business value, solve problems, and positively impact the health and well-being of people’s lives through a greater understanding of interior design.

 

Our Commitment

IIDA is the voice for Commercial Interior Design. We elevate the value of the profession to clients and support Members as recognized leaders in the industry.

IIDA advances Interior Design through education, legislation, leadership, design excellence, accreditation, and community outreach. We increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.

Board Members

Tara McCrackin

President

Tara McCrackin

President
IIDA | NCIDQ | IDEC | LEED AP
Why IIDA?

IIDA connects me to the people that recognize the impact of interior design and are working to advance the profession.

Carla Wolf

President Elect

Carla Wolf

President Elect
IIDA | NCIDQ | LEED AP
Why IIDA?

To advocate for the recognition of professional Interior Designers; Network + Connect with peers, clients, educators, and the A & D community; An opportunity to advance your career through continuing education, industry recognition, design excellence, and community outreach.

Sue Lemmen

Director of Finance

Sue Lemmen

Director of Finance
INDUSTRY IIDA
Why IIDA?

It is a great opportunity to get to know designers that I work with every day in a social, casual atmosphere. Getting to know them gives us both a better understanding of what we all do, plus how we can help each other.

Jessica Griffis

Vice President of Communications

Jessica Griffis

Vice President of Communications
IIDA | NCIDQ | CDT
Why IIDA?

IIDA is a platform where I am able to connect with other professionals, students, and the community. IIDA encourages thought leadership, innovation, advocacy, connections, and passion for design.

Megan Kobe

Director of Web Publishing

Megan Kobe

Director of Web Publishing
ASSOCIATE IIDA
Why IIDA?

I chose to be a part of IIDA because it supports Interior Designers throughout their career. Through education, connecting professionals, and inspiring creativity, IIDA helps advance the profession and support designers.

Michael Ciranna

Director of Social Media [Detroit]

Michael Ciranna

Director of Social Media [Detroit]
INDUSTRY IIDA
Why IIDA?

IIDA is a great example of our industry coming together to further the professional trade and foster a better network.

Megan Murray

Director of Social Media [Grand Rapids]

Megan Murray

Director of Social Media [Grand Rapids]
INDUSTRY IIDA
Why IIDA?

Staying connected – IIDA helps me stay connected with my industry, trends, and with my peers.

Sara Fall

Director of Graphics

Sara Fall

Director of Graphics
ASSOCIATE IIDA
Why IIDA?

Being a part of IIDA gives me countless opportunities to connect with the broader Michigan Design Community that are invaluable to me. The people in our design community have become a constant source of inspiration, mentorship, and friendship.

Jessica Campbell

Director of Publishing

Jessica Campbell

Director of Publishing
INDUSTRY IIDA
Why IIDA?

Professional involvement was a big reason why I initially joined IIDA. Since then, I have grown to understand more about what IIDA has to offer commercial interior designer. IIDA membership offers priceless support, community engagement, and inspiration. For me, IIDA has opened my mind to advocacy and the potential to help shape the future of our profession in the state of Michigan.

Tracey Johnston

Vice President of Professional Development

Tracey Johnston

Vice President of Professional Development
IIDA
Why IIDA?

I value IIDA for it's mission to advance the profession of Interior Design through advocacy and professional development. Being a member of IIDA provides access to programs that educate, inspire, and connect designers with each other. When we enrich ourselves as designers we elevate the the entire profession.

Lindsey VanVeen

City Center Co-Director [Grand Rapids]

Lindsey VanVeen

City Center Co-Director [Grand Rapids]
INDUSTRY IIDA
Why IIDA?

To inspire + discover. To connect + engage. To celebrate + acknowledge. To advocate + grow.

Nikki Probst

City Center Co-Director [Grand Rapids]

Nikki Probst

City Center Co-Director [Grand Rapids]
INDUSTRY IIDA
Why IIDA?

IIDA gives me the forum to socialize and network with designers in our community. It’s the best venue to have fun, be creative, and reconnect with professionals in the industry.

Molly Gole

City Center Co-Director [Detroit]

Molly Gole

City Center Co-Director [Detroit]
INDUSTRY IIDA
Why IIDA?

IIDA inspires creativity and engagement on a deeper level among peers, clients, and educators. It fosters a group of professionals that help to take interior design to the next level. I love IIDA because it’s about so much more than space. It’s about people.

Dana Swartz

City Center Co-Director [Detroit]

Dana Swartz

City Center Co-Director [Detroit]
IIDA
Why IIDA?

Design is the heart of the industry. Design brings a building and the people inhabiting the building together in harmony. Design can mean the difference between having a good day and having a bad day. Why IIDA? Because Connection is important to design. IIDAeliminates the silo and brings all of factions of people with diverse thoughts together to share ideas. It’s making new connections and reconnecting with old friends. Why IIDA? Because in order to create good design, you have to continuously be learning. IIDA provides the opportunity to stay on top of trends, research, products and changes in the industry. “The most important thing is that you love what you are doing, and the second that you are not afraid of where your next idea will lead.” – Charles Eames

Melissa Powell Sheppard

Vice President of Industry Relations

Melissa Powell Sheppard

Vice President of Industry Relations
IIDA
Why IIDA?

…A group of passionate, innovative visionaries who lead by example and want to advance the profession of Interior Design through accreditation, education, and design excellence…WHY NOT?!

Jackie Neerken

Vice President of Advocacy

Jackie Neerken

Vice President of Advocacy
IIDA | NCIDQ | LEED AP
Why IIDA?

IIDA connects me to a dedicated group of like-minded design professionals. There is a community of support and the feeling that we can achieve anything. It’s powerful.

Yvonne VanWormer

Vice President of Membership

Yvonne VanWormer

Vice President of Membership
IIDA | NCIDQ
Why IIDA?

Connecting, advocacy, and mentoring. I enjoy the connections I make throughout the industry. It is refreshing to see so many creative people be motivated about design. These are the same people who push for advocacy for Interior Design which is critical in advancing our profession. Perhaps most importantly, we all need to help mentor the younger generation as they begin their Interior Design career.

Beth Scott

Vice President of Student Affairs

Beth Scott

Vice President of Student Affairs
ASSOCIATE IIDA
Why IIDA?

Being a member of IIDA connects me to a vast community of opportunities and resources for professional interior designers. It has helped me grow my professional network, advance my career, and given me the opportunity to work with the future of our industry – students!

Joining is Easy!

Download a Membership Application from the IIDA website, or click on the link below to join online:

Contact Us

Email: info@michiganiida.org

PO Box:
IIDA Michigan Chapter
PO Box 6445
Grand Rapids, MI  49516

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