Digital Design News
Designing Worlds: Re-envisioning Realities through Video Games
'Designing Worlds' online exhibition is now live on the A+D Museum's digital gallery. The exhibit focuses on the ground-breaking work being done by emerging video game designers and artists as a means of tackling or escaping reality.
Communication Arts 2021 Interactive Competition
Communication Arts is calling for entries for its 27th 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.
Autodesk Announces Lineup for Virtual Vision Series
Autodesk has announced the lineup for its Virtual Vision Series, which will take place in September this year and offer participants insight into the latest technology, trends, and techniques driving content creation for film, TV, games, and design visualization.
New York Festivals Launches Bowery Awards
New York Festivals has launched 'Bowery Awards,' a new competition celebrating independent creatives in the commercial landscape. Proceeds of the 2020 Bowery Awards will be donated to Feed the Frontlines NYC.
JDO Puts Playful Spin on Social Distancing with 'Normville'
Created by JDO, Normville puts a positive and playful spin on social distancing, reinforcing its importance in a refreshing way that will resonate with a society suffering from a bit of lockdown fever.
Applied Arts 2020 Advertising Awards
Applied Arts is now accepting submissions for its 2020 Advertising Awards. The international competition is open to all forms of commissioned, published, unpublished and personal work from professionals and enthusiasts created between August 2019 and September 2020. Only digital entries are accepted for this competition.
PAVE Student Design Competition 2020
Now open for submissions, the PAVE Student Design Competition promotes 'real world' design experience for college-level students interested in pursuing careers in the retail design industry. This annual international competition is open exclusively to undergraduate college students involved in retail planning, design, visual merchandising, and branding programs.
Whatabout: Future of Brands Online Conference
'Whatabout: Future of Brands' is an online conference about the new digital reality in design, visual and brand communications. Speakers will talk, discuss, and discover the good and the bad side of today's and tomorrow's digital world.
ALT/SHIFT Fuses Creativity with Technology to Deliver Standout Designs
From photoreal architectural renders to aesthetic and abstract installation art, ALT/SHIFT specializes in crafting innovative 2D and 3D designs for global clients across architecture, interior design, design visualization and motion graphics.
Autodesk Issues Call for AU 2020 Proposals
As Autodesk's annual AU conference pivots to a virtual format this year, the company is calling on customers around the world to help it make a digital splash. Autodesk has announced an open call for proposals spanning talks, instructional demos, panels, roundtables, hands-on labs, product briefings and articles.
Carbon Counts Is Now an Online Interactive Exhibition
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Studio Mothership have launched the online interactive exhibition 'Carbon Counts.'
Autodesk Releases 3ds Max 2021.1
Autodesk has released 3ds Max 2021.1, introducing new texture baking advancements, increased capabilities for physically based rendering (PBR) workflows, and viewport and modeling tool enhancements.
The 41st Annual Telly Awards Honors Winners
The Telly Awards, the world's largest honor for video and television content across all screens, has revealed the winners of this year's competition.
Spark Design Awards 2020
Submissions are open for the 2020 Spark Design Awards. The competition encourages fresh thinking and innovation across all design disciplines and levels of expertise.
Jaguar Launches Design Masterclass Series
Jaguar has launched a four-part masterclass series that gives insight into the creative design process of Jaguar.
Rare Volume Designs Interactive Portrait Installations for SK-II Future X Stores
For the technologically-driven SK-II Future X Smart Stores, Rare Volume designed and produced a series of interactive portrait installations for six locations throughout Asia and the United States.
Innovative AI Project 'Touched' Aims to Create Historical Reminder of Our Unity in Isolation
During the COVID-19 crisis, Hjaltelin Stahl, part of Accenture Interactive in Denmark, has been working with a number of partners (Red Cross, Coop and the National Danish Art Museum SMK) to help the most vulnerable, and at the same time inspire artists to create art that reminds us of our unity in isolation.
2020 Indigo Design Award Winners Announced
Indigo has announced the winners of its 3rd Indigo Design Award. Indigo spent the past year scouring the globe for the best in visual design from jaw-dropping illustrations to logos that pop, causes for the greater good, and the hottest in innovative web creation.
R+D Awards 2020: Call for Entries
ARCHITECT magazine is now accepting entries for its 14th annual R+D Awards. This distinct program honors advances in architecture at every scale, from novel design and construction solutions to high-performance building systems and details, newfound building typologies, and go-to products and digital tools.
Rare Volume Creates Interactive Souvenir Experience for Samsung KX
Samsung KX is a 20,000-square-foot showcase located in London's Coal Drops Yard. The unique destination brings together local culture, brand innovation, and cutting-edge tech and art experiences.
Autodesk Launches 3ds Max 2021
Autodesk has launched 3ds Max 2021, featuring fully scriptable baking experience, simpler install process, viewport and rendering improvements, and integrated Python 3 support, among other enhancements.
MSI Creator Awards
MSI has launched a new competition to celebrate 2D graphic designers, 3D animators and video editors globally. The awards are free to enter, and each submission will be evaluated by a panel of acclaimed artists based on creativity and originality, relevance and skill.
Rare Volume Designs Interactive Exhibit for New Orleans Convention Center
Rare Volume, in partnership with Gallagher & Associates, has designed a permanent interactive entry exhibit for the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center that celebrates more than three centuries of New Orleans history.
Lovie Awards 2020
The 10th Annual Lovie Awards is now open for submissions. The competition recognizes work across Websites, Video, Advertising, Apps, Mobile & Voice, Podcasts and Social.
HUSH Creates Augmented Reality Record 'HUSH/LISTEN'
HUSH recently unveiled HUSH/LISTEN, a 'record' that, through the use of a custom-made Instagram filter, plays an augmented reality musical composition based on the collective experiences and nostalgia of its employees.
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.
yU+co Partners with Getty Research Institute to Create 'Bauhaus: Building the New Artist'
yU+co, in partnership with Getty Research Institute, has created a new digital initiative that celebrates the 100th anniversary of The Bauhaus.
Torino Graphic Days 2019
The fourth edition of the Torino Graphic Days - the international festival dedicated to visual communication - will take place October 3-6, featuring workshops, talks, performances and exhibitions that will celebrate the fusion among visual arts.
Adobe MAX: The Creativity Conference 2019
The Adobe Max Creativity Conference will be held in Los Angeles, CA from November 4-6, 2019. The conference will bring together thousands of designers, developers, and business leaders to learn new skills, discover the latest technologies, and discuss emerging trends.
FIT Furniture Goes Open Design
FIT Furniture has made its entire collection available for download as Open Designs. Deigned by Ronen Kadushin, the collection consists of 12 pieces, of three furniture families.
Samsung and Dezeen Launch 2019 Mobile Design Competition
Samsung and Dezeen have launched a design competition to challenge professional and student designers to imagine how we will use mobile devices in the future and present fresh perspectives on how Galaxy smartphones, tablets, and wearables could evolve.
Leviathan Creates Interactive Installations for McDonald's Global Headquarters
Leviathan recently created brilliant interactive installations for McDonald's iconic new global headquarters.
Sonos and Google Explore Science of Sound with Interactive 'Brilliant Sound Experience' Pop-Up
Last week Sonos x Google hosted the Brilliant Sound Experience, a unique fan pop-up delving into the science of sound and featuring AI-assisted music from pioneer in music and emerging technologies Holly Herndon.
Ideas In Motion 2019
The 2019 Ideas In Motion will offer an exploration of the concepts and design behind motion design within broadcast and film. Attendees will be able to learn from designers and directors from some of the top studios as they dissect the creative and technical approaches to conveying the story of new worlds through design, motion, VFX and more.
C&G Partners Creates Interactive Documentary to Tell the Neglected Story of Slavery in the North
C&G Partners has created a compelling new interactive documentary that takes a unique approach in telling the often-overlooked story of slavery in the colonial North: from the perspective of the enslaved individuals themselves.
Found Crafts Groundbreaking Installation for Nissan Flagship Store in Paris
Found recently crafted a ground-breaking new installation for Nissan's flagship Paris store.
Universal Everything Creates Interactive Digital Installation for Barbican
Universal Everything has created an interactive digital installation, 'Future You,' for the Barbican's AI: More than Human.
Adobe Releases Lightroom and Adobe XD Updates
Adobe has today announced extensive updates to the Lightroom ecosystem and Adobe XD.
Good Design Award 2019
Entries are now open for the 2019 Good Design Award. The Award, founded in 1957, is Japan's leading commendation system with entries from around the world. Its purpose is to discover and promote good designs which drive industrial growth and enrich lives.
Green Room Designs Innovative Digital Retail Experience for PUMA
Green Room recently partnered with PUMA to create an innovative digital in-store experience and social 'hangout' space primarily focused around football obsessed teens (FOTs), their product impulses, and purchase decision-making process.
Adobe Launches First Creative Cloud Accelerator to Inspire UX Innovation
Adobe has announced its first incubator for Creative Cloud, a new Plugin Accelerator within the Adobe Fund for Design. The accelerator will feature an intensive, ninety-day program that provides funding and resources to individuals and teams with unique visions for the future of creativity to build plugins for Adobe XD.
INPHANTRY Creates Immersive AR App for PUMA's LQDCELL Technology
INPHANTRY recently developed an AR app for PUMA's new LQDCELL Origin shoes. The app brings LQDCELL Origins to life by recognizing the shoe to unlock filters and add special effects to photos and videos.
Seed and Signal by Hypersonic
Hypersonic has unveiled Seed and Signal, a kinetic sculpture that explores how tiny changes in behavior can alter the balance of the group between order and chaos.
Beazley Designs of the Year 2019: Public Nominations Now Open
To mark its 30th anniversary, the Design Museum is asking public to help with the Beazley Designs of the Year selection process by nominating their favorite designs from the past twelve months.
Mode Fest 2019
Motion Design Education Summit invites students and emerging designers to submit to the second biennial MODE Fest taking place during the Summit in Wellington, NZ, May 30 - June 1.
Adobe and Moleskine Launch Creative Cloud Connected Paper Tablet
Adobe and Moleskine have launched the 'Moleskine Paper Tablet - Creative Cloud Connected,' a notebook that seamlessly turns hand-drawn sketches into digital artwork that appears in real time in Adobe Illustrator on the desktop when used with the Moleskine Pen+ Ellipse.
9th Annual Lovie Awards Opens for Entries
The 9th Annual Lovie Awards is now open for submissions. The Awards honors work across Websites, Internet Video, Online Advertising, Apps, Mobile, Podcasts & Voice, and Social.
Adobe XD Announces New AI Integrations
Adobe XD has announced two new plugins that leverage artificial intelligence, providing new ways for designers to enhance their design work and create dynamic user experiences.
Morpholio Adds AR SketchWalk Feature to Trace
Morpholio has released AR SketchWalk, a new feature that lets users jump into a sketch. With Apple's iOS12 ARKit and Trace, you can now teleport into your sketch through your iPad, using AR to walk around a scaled plan and, even bring others with you.
Rookie Awards 2019
The 2019 Rookie Awards is now open for submissions. The competition is open to young creatives in visual effects, animation, games, virtual reality, motion graphics, and 3d visualization.
Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2019
Submissions are now open for the 2019 Adobe Design Achievement Awards, the world's premier digital media competition for students and emerging creators.
Vectary Releases 3.0
Vectary 3.0 is now out and the latest version introduces the first embeddable viewer that can be edited with a full stack 3D design tool and updated on the site instantly.
ARCHITECT's 13th Annual R+D Awards: Call for Entries
ARCHITECT magazine is now calling for entries for its 13th Annual R+D Awards. The Awards honors research, technologies, and products at every scale that are advancing the AECO industry from design strategies and building systems to fabrication methods, materials, and software.
FutureNOW Symposium: Re-imagining Practice Through Data Disruption
Organized by the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee, the FutureNOW symposium will explore design and business practices that have been implemented as a result of technology-driven advancements in the AEC industry.
UX Australia 2019
UX Australia is Australia's premier User Experience Design conference, now in its 11th year, with workshops and presentations to suit everyone from graduates to experienced practitioners.
KRUPA Conference 2019
KRUPA Conference is the biggest interface design conference in Eastern Europe. The event will be held on April 6, 2019 in Kyiv.
The 2019 SIGGRAPH will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, July 28-August 1. Every year, SIGGRAPH features global innovators who are changing what's possible in computer graphics, animation, VR, games, and emerging technologies.
Soundation Gets Design Overhaul by Kurppa Hosk
Born from equal parts passion and need, Soundation was created to offer a powerful and high-quality online music production service for newcoming producers.
FITC Toronto 2019: The Technology & Creativity Conference
The 2019 FITC Toronto, a globally recognized industry event showcasing the best the world has to offer in design, digital development, media and innovation in creative technologies, will be held April 29-May 1 at the Hilton Toronto hotel in Ontario, Canada.
UX Copenhagen 2019
The fifth UX Copenhagen, a two day conference for professionals working with and around User Experience Design, will be held March 18-19 at the CfL. Attendees will hear about some of the newest trends in the field, presented by a diverse panel of speakers ranging from super gurus to juniors, from companies that range from being front-runners in User Experience to those who are just starting to create UX teams.
LEGO Opens Kids' Coding School at Helsinki Airport
LEGO, in association with Reaktor, has opened a pop-up playground that introduces kids to coding in a fun and gender-neutral environment.
Rijksmuseum Partners with Adobe to Create Digital Collection of 3D Models
In 2013, the Rijksmuseum took the unusual step of offering digital downloads of its collection free of charge.
UX Design Awards 2019
Submissions are now open for the 2019 UX Design Awards. With the UX Design Awards, International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) honors solutions that contribute to to shaping a future-oriented world. Successful user-centric design is essential and a unique selling point of innovative products and services.
The Moving Parliament by Heimat Berlin
Heimat Berlin has launched a new, dynamic, algorithm powered visual identity for the Free Democratic members of parliament in Germany.
Design the Difference: A Unique Design Showcase from Brompton Bicycle & Altair
On December 4, Altair will host an event that will provide an introduction to Altair Inspire, a powerful simulation suite for designers. Attendees will learn how simulation technology can help facilitate companies to 'Design the Difference' by accessing optimization technology utilising's Altair's two decades of application knowledge.
Design in the Age of Big Data at Red Dot Design Museum
Design in the Age of Big Data, on view at the Red Dot Design Museum from December 6 to March 3, will feature a selection of innovative products that highlight the impact of digitization on the products we use and the lives we lead, including sensors, scanners, fitness trackers and medical devices for monitoring and visualizing the human body.
Design Museum Named Counter Investigations by Forensic Architecture Best Design of 2018
Counter Investigations, an exhibition of work by Forensic Architecture, has been named the 2018 Beazley Design of the Year by the Design Museum.
UX London 2019
UX London, now in its eleventh year, brings together the world's leading design experts and practitioners for three days of inspirational talks and hands-on workshops.
Digital Signage Expo 2019
The 2019 Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world's largest international trade show and educational conference dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology and digital communications networks, will be held March 26-29, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Fossil Transforms Tin Packaging Design Process with Adobe’s Dimension CC
Fossil's iconic tin watch packaging is symbolic of its heritage. Featuring countless creative illustrations over the past 30 years, the tins have inspired books and become collectibles for both watch wearers and graphic designers.
Little Voice Crafts New Mobile Experience for Leica
Little Voice recently helped Leica craft the gorgeous new Leica FOTOS - a groundbreaking camera companion app for Leicas digital cameras systems. The new app allows Leica users to work seamlessly between camera and mobile device.