ASID Virtual Internship: Design Your Path

Interior design may be your degree, but you can chart a path for yourself in any direction you choose.

When you participate in the ASID Virtual Internship, you will benefit from the wealth of resources, research, and access to design leaders that is exclusive to ASID. 

We invite you to view an excerpt from Design Your Path, a special presentation by Jennifer Kolstad, ASID, Assoc. AIA, Chair, ASID Board of Directors and Global Design Director, Ford Motor Company on the importance of a well-rounded design education.

Join ASID as a Student Member to take full advantage of the content available as part of the ASID Virtual Internship. Jennifer's full presentation is available as part of the ASID Virtual Internship on-demand content. 


Design Your Path

When you graduate, interior design may be your degree but you can chart a path for yourself in any direction you choose. Hear from Jennifer Kolstad as she shares her experiences navigating her own career, starting in hospitality design, leading to healthcare design, and finally to her current position as Global Director of Design at Ford Motor Company. Throughout her career, Jennifer has built her expertise and skills no matter the environment in order to create her own opportunities.  

Jennifer Kolstad, ASID, Assoc. AIA

Global Design Director, Ford Motor Company

Jennifer Kolstad is the global design director of Ford Motor Company’s built environments. Her role seeks to unify Ford’s brand language across typologies through architecture and design, investigating opportunities for cultural and behavioral change, elevating design impact internal and external to the global Ford ecosystem. With a core belief in collaboration, her mission is to ideate future-state readiness for the physical infrastructure of a next-gen mobility company.

Since joining the ASID national board in 2016, Jennifer’s focus has been the broader application of the interior design professional's human-centered expertise in every design equation.

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Open to view video. View this 8 minute excerpt from "Design Your Path," presented by Jennifer Kolstad, ASID, Assoc. AIA, Chair, ASID Board of Directors and Global Design Director, Ford Motor Company.