IDEXPrep is the first online class ever developed for interior designers to study for the IDEX. Who is the Original?
Deni Mosser, CID 0022/NCIDQ 5865 developed the concept and framework, lessons, quizzes, handout materials and the custom online delivery system.
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She is the author of the IDEX Prep eGuide (2009) and founding member of 4CID.org which was an independent group of Certified Interior Designers formed to help protect and advance CID law.
Deni has over 30 years experience as an interior designer (mainly commercial work). She has designed over 250 restaurants, and developed her first website in 1997. She has designed over 65 Web sites, including interactive online databases and e-commerce sites. Deni was the webmaster (and occasional consultant) for the California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC) for 19-1/2 years, from May 1998 to Sept. 2017.
A native Californian, she grew up in West Los Angeles, has lived in San Francisco and Marin County, and currently lives in the Reynier Village/South Robertson district of WLA. Contact Deni by e-mail.
ARTICLES WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED WORK
Designers West Magazine
1985: "Interfacing with Food Service Consultants"
1990: "California Recognizes Interior Designers"
1991: "A New Regard for Interior Designers"
Ghostwriter of licensing article for interior designers
Home office class workbook
"How to Design Your Profitable Home Office". c.1993
For Digital Delivery
The IDEX Prep eGuide (2009)
MEMBERSHIPS/DESIGN INDUSTRY PARTICIPATION
CLCID - CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON INTERIOR DESIGN 1985-1990
Vice President, Research & Development / Chair of CALBO Committee
Secretary and Communications/Public Relations Chair
Member of the Board of Directors, representing the Institute of Business Designers (IBD)
Member of the Data Documentation Committee for interior design legislation which led to CCIDC
NCIDQ - NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR INTERIOR DESIGN QUALIFICATION
Examination Author for Retail Scenario
Master Exam Juror for Los Angeles Jury Center
Examination Juror for Los Angeles Jury Center
IBD - INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS DESIGNERS 1981-1992
Board of Directors member, Southern California Chapter
Speaker for Interior Design Legislation at Westweek, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles
Speaker on panel discussion for Interior Design Legislation with AIA & ASID, Upland, Calif. Chapters
Speaker on Restaurant Design at Institute of Business Designers Student Rallies
IDEX Prep Online - current
UCLA Extension, 1996, Team-teach a restaurant design class
Cal State University at Long Beach - Guest speaker restaurant design, 1995
Guest speaker in many design classes and seminars to discuss restaurant design with students.
EXPERT LEGAL TESTIMONY - Food Service Case
Deposition taken as an Expert Witness for a food service case in the Los Angeles Superior Court
INTERIOR DESIGN EDUCATION
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)/FIDER-Accredited Professional Designation/Interior & Environmental Design
New York School of Interior Design - Select interior design courses
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in fire-safe interiors and California codes
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena (life drawing)
Los Angeles Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering: Volunteer field surveyor for an historical land survey for the Wattles Park area of Hollywood, in conjunction with The Los Angeles Conservancy.
Participation in SoRo, Inc. and SORONC. Her interests are in commercial area revitalization and building improvements for South Robertson Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA.
Member of The Los Angeles Conservancy.