Digital Design News
UCDA Design Awards 2020
The 2020 UCDA Design Awards are now open for submissions. The Awards program recognizes the best of the exceptional design and creative work done by communication professionals to promote educational institutions (secondary, vocational, or higher education) and supports the exchange of ideas and information relating to the unique role of these creatives.
Boston Media Band at 110 High Street by ESI Design
ESI Design has created an immersive digital experience for the lobby of an iconic Art Deco office building in Boston.
Product Design Principles in the Age of AI
AI-powered technology is changing the way users interact with products, ultimately changing the way we build flows and interfaces leveraging this technology. With this shift, the principles of product design are evolving as well.
UX Design Awards 2020
Submissions are now open for the 2020 UX Design Awards, a global competition with a specific focus on user experience. The competition is open to companies, agencies, UX professionals and young designers worldwide.
Adobe Updates Capture with New Colored Shapes and Pattern Builder Features
Adobe has released an update for Capture on iOS that includes the ability to capture color information in artwork and photos to create full-color vector shapes and use vector shapes to create layered patterns.
Autodesk Releases Maya 2020
Autodesk has released Maya 2020, featuring new improvements that empower animators, modelers, riggers, and technical artists to work faster and more efficiently throughout the production pipeline.
FLA Future of Branding Week 2020
Future London Academy's (FLA) 2020 Future of Branding Week will be held June 22-26 in London. This one-week learning adventure is for people who want to understand what differentiates a good brand from a great one, how to create a legacy and what you need to know to succeed globally. This program will help you to stay up-to-date with the newest trends in the industry, become better at what you do and find new ways to develop your career.
Singapore Good Design (SG Mark) 2020
Launched in partnership with the Japan Good Design Award (G Mark), Singapore Good Design (SG Mark) was established to set the benchmark for exceptional design quality that impacts businesses and communities in Singapore and beyond.
'Anatomy of an AI System' by Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler Wins 2019 Beazley Design of the Year
'Anatomy of an AI System,' an infographic map and research project by Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler, has been named the overall winner of the 2019 Beazley Design of the Year.
Wolff Olins Reimagines Vonage as Next-generation Communications Brand
Wolff Olins worked closely with Vonage to create a unified identity that brought together the best of its heritage with the innovation it's known for today.
Adobe Brings Fonts to iOS with Creative Cloud Mobile App
Adobe has today released an update to its 'Creative Cloud for Mobile' app, which enables all 17,000+ Adobe Fonts to be downloaded and installed for use in iOS 13.1 apps supporting custom font APIs.
New York Festivals International Advertising Awards 2020
New York Festivals International Advertising Awards is now open for entries for the 2020 competition. New York Festivals also announced the Midas Awards has merged into the prestigious NYF Advertising Awards.
41st Telly Awards Now Open
The celebrated awards show, Telly Awards, has opened its annual call for entries. This 41st edition of the Tellys is rolling out an all-new theme dubbed "Telly Award Winners Tell Great Stories" - focusing on their commitment to celebrating video content in countless languages from around the globe, and from various types of creators, including everything from editors and directors to animators and those producing content on new platforms.
Additive Industries Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2020
Additive Industries has launched its 6th 'Design for Additive Manufacturing' challenge. Every year, the competition challenges professionals and students to redesign an existing conventional part of a machine or product for 3D printing or to come up with new inspiring designs of functional parts.
The One Show 2020: Call for Entries
Submissions are now open for the 2020 One Show, one of the world's most prestigious awards shows recognizing the best creative work in advertising, interactive, design and branded entertainment.
Manifold Garden Launched on Apple Arcade
Manifold Garden is a new one-of-its-kind video game designed by William Chyr. Just released on Apple Arcade, the game focuses on a virtual world of architecture, design, and physics; and challenges players to manipulate and experience physical space in striking new ways by developing ideas of how design works.
D&AD Launches 2020 New Blood Awards
D&AD has launched the briefs for the 2020 D&AD New Blood Awards. As one of the largest competitions for emerging creatives to exercise and showcase their talents on briefs set in partnership with some of the world's leading brands, the design-led briefs have been set by brands including BBC, Google, Penguin, and XBox.
Young Ones Student Awards 2020
Submissions are now open for the 2020 Young Ones Student Awards, one of the world's most acclaimed competitive showcases for advertising, digital communication, and design students. There are three ways to enter the competition: Young Ones Brief, Young Ones ADC, and Young Ones Portfolio.
Designs for Different Futures at Philadelphia Museum of Art
Designs for Different Futures, on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from October 22 through March 8, will explore the challenges and opportunities that humans may face in the years and centuries ahead. Visitors will encounter lab-grown food, seaweed textiles, and ballet shoes made with sweat among a range of works that raise many questions, including about what technologies may hold for intimacy, identity, and citizenship.
Adobe Releases Fresco Drawing and Painting App for iPad
Adobe has today released Fresco, a next-generation painting and drawing app for the iPad. Designed for professional-quality work but easy enough for anyone to use, Fresco offers sharp, clean, infinitely scalable vector brushes, versatile and adaptable Photoshop brushes.
Design Museum Announces 2019 Beazley Designs of the Year Nominees
The Design Museum has unveiled the 76 nominees for the 2019 Beazley Designs of the Year. Nominees include a meme-inspired dress collection by Viktor & Rolf, a data generated proxy address system created to reduce homelessness, the world's first hands-free breast pump, Adidas's collaboration with designer Ji Won Choi, as worn by Beyoncé, food sharing app OLIO and The Shed's extendable building in New York.
Green Room Designs Immersive 'Skill Cube' for PUMA's New 5th Avenue Flagship
PUMA's recently opened 5th Avenue flagship store features an industry-first multi-sport, multi-sensory 'Skill Cube,' designed and developed by Green Room.
We Are Royale Creates Animated AR Mural for Artolution
We Are Royale recently partnered with community-based public art organization Artolution to create an animated AR mural featuring the artwork of 15 refugee children and teens from Central America.
Communication Arts 2020 Interactive Competition
Submissions are now open for Communication Arts' 26th annual Interactive Competition. The competition celebrates the best work being done for the Web, Desktop, interactive installation and handheld devices. Student work is also being accepted.
Cactus Spurs Fitness Motivation with Immersive Lighting Installation for Rise Nation
Cactus recently fused 'connected' architecture, brand, and fitness to create a revolutionary uplifting gym experience that inspires high-intensity workouts with a jaw-dropping, lighting experience.
Applied Arts 2019 Advertising Awards
Submissions are now open for the Applied Arts' 2019 Advertising Awards, an international competition open to all disciplines of advertising work including, but not limited to, traditional advertising work from print, out-of-home, radio, television, to interactive work and experiential promotional opportunities that work to strengthen a brand.
2020 APEX Awards: Call for Nominations
Digital Signage Expo has announced its call for nominations for the 2020 APEX Awards. The Awards recognize and honor achievement in the creation and installation of compelling viewer content and interactive technology.
Autodesk Releases Bifrost for Maya
Autodesk has today released Bifrost for Maya. Bifrost makes it possible for 3D artists and technical directors to create serious effects in Maya quickly and easily using a new visual programming environment.
3rd Annual Athena Ad Awards: Call for Submissions
The 3rd Annual Athena Ad Awards, a joint project between The 3% Movement and Athena Film Festival, is accepting creative campaign submissions from all global brands and agencies. The Awards aims to honor creative work that accurately and respectfully depicts women, highlights their courage and moxie, and resonates with audiences.
Google Lens and Wescover Let Users Explore Art Outside Museums
Google Lens just launched an art experience with Wescover that lets users discover helpful digital information about the physical art and design objects around them, revealing the artists and stories behind local art in hotels, restaurants, and city streets.