Digital Design News
Autodesk Showcases Latest Flame Family & 3D Animation Software at NAB 2017
At NAB 2017, Autodesk is showcasing the newest versions of its solutions for media and entertainment, including Autodesk Flame Family 2018 update 1 for VFX; the Arnold 5.0 renderer; Maya 2017 update 3 for 3D animation; performance updates for Shotgun production tracking and review software; and 3ds Max 2018 software for 3D modeling.
Adobe's Project Felix Coffee Break Series: Learn 3D Compositing in 60 Seconds
Adobe recently released an easy-to-use 3D compositing tool, 'Project Felix,' that enables graphic designers to take their abilities and skills to new dimensions.
Good Design Award 2017
The 2017 Good Design Award is now open for submissions. Good Design Award is one of the world's leading design promotion system that aims to discover good design in various fields that develop industries and enrich our lives and to publicize them to society.
Data Moiré by SDA/IBM Watson
Synthesis Design + Architecture recently completed Data Moiré, a data-driven feature wall for the IBM Watson Experience Center in San Francisco that leverages the cognitive computing capabilities of IBM Watson to inform a parametric modeling and digital fabrication design process.
Big Radical Adds Alex Barclay to Its Senior Team
Big Radical has hired Alex Barclay, former Design and Innovation Principal at Accenture, as its new Strategy and Innovation Director. This is Big Radical's first senior appointment since its launch in January this year.
IIDA NY Explores Virtual Reality at Pioneering Design Event
On Monday, April 3rd, the New York Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA NY) hosted its 19th annual "Pioneering Design" lecture series, led by Caitlin Burns, a transmedia producer and the Vice Chair of the Producers' Guild of America.
London International Awards 2017
The 2017 London International Awards (LIA) is now open for submissions. The Awards honors creativity and new ideas in Advertising, Production, Digital, Design, Music & Sound, Technology and Branded Entertainment.
Engage Works Partners with AVMI to Bring New Microsoft Tools to Clients
Engage Works has partnered with AVMI to host the event Digital Workplace Transformation. The event was held in Engage's innovation lounge, Flux, and showcased the Microsoft Surface Hub and Hololens.
Global Digital Signage Conference 2017
The first ever Global Digital Signage Conference is set to take place May 11, 2017 as a major part of London Digital Signage Week. James Abdool, Head of Digital Experience at Arcadis will keynote the conference and explain how he 'discovered' the digital signage industry whilst building a very successful business streaming music into the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors.
Adobe Releases Updates to Project Felix and Adobe XD
Adobe has today released updates to two of its designer-focused tools: Project Felix and Adobe XD.
Bluecadet Creates Interactive Exhibits for Royal Ontario Museum
Bluecadet created two interactive experiences for a recent exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum that highlight a world where the highly endangered species is no longer threatened by extinction.
IIDA NY Lecture Series to Explore Virtual and Augmented Realities
On Monday, April 3rd, attendees at the New York Chapter of the International Interior Design Association's (IIDA NY) 19th annual "Pioneering Design" lecture series will get to engage in one of today's hot topics: virtual reality.
Surface Travel Awards 2017
The inaugural Surface Travel Awards are now open for submissions. The competition aims to recognize and honor the world's best, most thoughtfully conceived projects and products, as well as the architects, designers, and other innovators who inspire, empower, and connect travelers.
The Rookies 2017
Submissions are now open for the 2017 The Rookies, an annual event which showcases and discovers the best new talent graduating from courses in creative fields.
HUSH Inspires Peak Performance with All-New Suite of Intensive Games for The Pursuit by Equinox
HUSH has created four all-new games for Equinox's trademark in-studio competitive digital cycling platform 'The Pursuit by Equinox.' HUSH's suite of unique cycling experiences inspire participation while also helping users reach optimal performance.
Earth 2050 Project Invites Dreamers, Innovators and Designers to Predict and Illustrate the Future
POSSIBLE Moscow has created an interactive portal for Kaspersky Lab that invites users to discuss the world of the future, the opportunities it brings and the threats it might cause.
Adobe Launches Make It Now Series: 60-Second Design Tutorials
Adobe has launched a new video series, "Make It Now," offering tutorials to help with projects that require a quick turn.
HUSH Develops Bold, Prismatic Experience for New Luxury NYC Property
HUSH has partnered with luxury real estate developer Toll Brothers City Living and Gemdale Properties and Investments, to craft an engaging visual installation that reinforces the distinctive, prismatic design and vibrant surroundings of the company's eagerly anticipated property 121 E 22ND in New York City.
Disney Emoji: As Told by You
Adobe has announced the launch of the "Disney Emoji: As Told by You" contest in conjunction with Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. Students, aged 18-24 years old, can enter by submitting an original piece of emoji artwork for the chance to win a trip to Los Angeles, where they will spend five days with Disney pros use Adobe Creative Cloud to bring their imaginations and creative thinking to life.
Refugee Shelter Named Best Design of 2016 by Design Museum
Better Shelter has been named the Beazley Design of the Year by Design Museum for its outstanding contribution towards the global issue of population displacement.
2017 European Design Awards
The 2017 European Design Awards is now open for entries. The annual competition aims to celebrate best examples of communication design in Europe.
Adobe Showcases Sensei Technology Innovations
Adobe Research has released three videos this week showcasing innovation, leveraging Adobe Sensei technology, that the team has cooking behind the scenes.
Wacom Unveils New Intuos Pro, Intuos Pro Paper Edition and Small Bamboo Folio
Wacom has today unveiled the new generation of Intuos Pro and Intuos Pro Paper Edition pen and touch tablets for creatives, and the small Bamboo Folio smartpad for consumers, students and professionals on the go.
2017 Siggraph Conference: Call for Submissions
2017 Siggraph, set for July 30 through August 3 in Los Angeles, has announced a call for submissions.
2017 AICE Awards: Call for Entries
Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 AICE Awards. The international post production trade association's annual competition will celebrate its 16th anniversary as it recognizes creative and craft excellence in a wide variety of categories.
Additive World Conference 2017
The 5th Additive World Conference will be held March 15-16 at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. The Conference aims showcase the latest on industrial additive manufacturing from a broad perspective and offers a platform to exchange visions, knowledge, applications and experiences.
Figma Launches Components
Figma, a design tool with real-time collaboration, has launched Components, a feature that allows designers to reuse existing parts of a design quickly throughout a file, solving a common, tedious problem frequently faced by UI and graphic designers.
Computex d&i Awards 2017
The 10th Computex d&i Awards is now open for registrations in the following categories: Artificial Intelligence & Robotic; Internet of Things; AR / VR Devices + Content; Gaming Devices & Content of Games; Cloud Communication + Storage; Systems + Mobile Communication; (Computer) Hardware + Components; Audio / Video; and Peripherals + Accessories.
Boardfish: Production-Proven Page Layout Tool Designed Specifically for Storyboards
Boardfish is a stand-alone page layout application designed specifically for the purpose of storyboarding. Boardfish instantly assembles panels into a professional storyboard layout with the flexibility to easily edit and customize layouts.
FITC Amsterdam X
Now in its 10th year, FITC Amsterdam returns to host the groundbreaking design and tech event on the future of innovation, design and all the cool stuff in between.
13th International Mobile Gaming Awards
The 13th International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA), the mobile entertainment industry's leading showcase for groundbreaking innovations, displaying exceptional quality and new trends in mobile entertainment, is now open for submissions.
Wacom Cintiq Pro
Wacom recently unveiled Cintiq Pro 13 and Cintiq Pro 16, new digital pen displays that bridge the gap between inspiration and expression, empowering professional and serious creators of digital content to take their artistry to the next level.
Google Play Indie Games Contest for European Developers
Google has launched a competition for European game developers that aims to build awareness of the awesome innovation and art that indie developers are bringing to users on Google Play.
TYPO Berlin 2017
The 22nd TYPO Berlin will be dedicated to the diversions of our time - digital communication, mobility and virtual reality. In more than 60 presentations, workshops and panel discussions, designers, developers and creatives from all over the world will take a look at the cravings of an era.
Affinity Designer Now Available for Windows
Previously only available for Mac, Affinity Designer is now available for Windows.
The Collected Works Designs UI and Data Visualization for Starry
The Collected Works designed the UI for Starry - a touchscreen router that makes fast, reliable Wi-Fi easy for everyone.
2016 Premier's Design Awards Finalists Announced
Finalists in the 2016 Victorian Premier's Design Awards have been announced with a record number of entries progressing to the next stage of the Awards program.
TechSAge Design Competition 2017: Call for Submissions
Submissions are now open for the second annual TechSAge Design Competition. The two-phase global competition, designed to foster highly creative and impactful concepts, seeks to inspire talented students to develop innovative technology-enabled design solutions for the aging population, especially considering the varied abilities and disabilities of older adults.
ADC 96th Annual Awards: Call for Entries
The ADC 96th Annual Awards are now open for submissions. The Award seeks to honor the people and projects that have best displayed these ideals over the past year.
Wacom MobileStudio Pro
Wacom recently unveiled MobileStudio Pro, a new line of lightweight, powerful mobile computers. Featuring the newly-designed Wacom Pro Pen 2, with 4x higher pen accuracy and pressure sensitivity than the company's previous professional pen, enhanced resolution, leading-edge graphics, excellent color performance, and 3D camera, Wacom MobileStudio Pro is the ultimate creative tool for CAD artists and designers.
Craft Sync: Sync From Sketch with 1 Click
InVision has today unveiled Craft Sync, which bridges design and prototyping environments by enabling product designers to quickly send their Sketch artboards to InVision without having to leave their preferred design environment.
Jamboard: The Whiteboard, Reimagined for Collaboration in the Cloud
With all the technological advances that make it easy for a global workforce to stay connected, there is still no seamless way to brainstorm across teams or offices.
GameFounders Accelerator Program: Spring 2017
The Call for Entries is now open for the 2017 GameFounders Accelerator Program. The program allows best ten teams to get to learn from industry giants, tap into a massive mentorship network and acquire some seed funding.
21st Annual Webby Awards
Submissions are now open for the 21st Annual Webby Awards, the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.
Team London App by Cloudred
Cloudred designed and programmed a service & volunteering app for Team London. Available for both iOS and Android, the app helps Londoners find volunteer opportunities close to them and make a difference in their communities.
Spark Design Awards 2016
The 10th Annual Spark Design Awards are open for entries until November 10. The competition encourage fresh thinking and innovation across all design disciplines and levels of expertise.
Infinite Textures with Adobe Photoshop CC
Infinite Textures with Adobe Photoshop CC is the fourth and final video in the tutorial series created by Corey Barker for Dexigner.
3D Effects in Adobe Photoshop CC
3D Effects in Adobe Photoshop CC is the third video in the tutorial series created by Corey Barker for Dexigner.
The Architect's Newspaper 4th Annual Best of Design Awards
The Architect's Newspaper's 4th Annual Best of Design Awards, a unique project-based awards program that showcases great buildings and building elements, is now open for submissions. Entrants are invited to submit completed works in 26 categories.
Posing & Lighting Fuse Characters in Photoshop
Posing & Lighting Fuse Characters in Photoshop is the second video in the tutorial series created by Corey Barker for Dexigner.
2016 Premier's Design Awards
Entries are open for the 2016 Premier's Design Awards. The Awards recognize and reward the very best in design from the state of Victoria and provide a unique platform for designers and architects to be recognized at the highest level for their work.
Designers Fiesta 2016
Taking place in one of London's most creative areas, the seventh Designers Fiesta will inspire those working within new media, while offering them invaluable hints and tips from some of the industry's top names.
3D Design Tricks with Adobe Fuse: Customizing Faces
Corey Barker has created a series of video tutorials on working with Adobe Fuse - a 3D modeling app that enables designers to create custom 3D characters quickly for any project, image, design or prototype.
Communication Arts 23rd Annual Interactive Competition
Communication Arts is calling for entries for its 23rd Annual Interactive Competition. Any interactive project created for digital distribution on disk, interactive kiosk, handheld device, online service or the World Wide Web is eligible.
Collaborative Farming: Growing Own Organic Food at Tomorrow's Supermarkets
Carlo Ratti Associati, in collaboration with EATALY and CAAB, has designed a concept pavilion where people can engage with digitally-augmented farming and grow their own food on-site.
Wrench: The New Digital Platform That Enables Mechanics to Be Their Own Boss
PWW's Seattle Partner and Creative Director, David Wykes, has partnered with Haystack Studios to design Wrench, the platform that enables mechanics to "be their own boss."
Layered: Data Representations in Infrastructure and Design
Our city operates on multiple layers of data; it lives and breathes information. Until recently, much of that data was invisible and inaccessible to the public. This changed with the open data movement, which allows citizens free access to numerous datasets.
Map Designs Suzy Snooze for BleepBleeps
Suzy Snooze is the latest in the BleepBleeps line of cute, connected devices that make parenting easier.
Digital Retail Award 2016
Digitalization is shaking up brick-and-mortar retail worldwide. Online stores are ahead in some industries, but retailers are leveraging new shop concepts and digital POS technologies to deliver new services and experiences.
AGDA Design Awards 2016
The 2016 AGDA Design Awards are now open for submissions. The Awards recognize and document the best work in Australia across a wide range of disciplines.
Budapest Design Map 2016
Budapest Design Week has released the 4th edition of Budapest Design Map - in both print and online format.
The Smarties 2016
The 2016 Smarties competition is now open for entries. The competition is one of the biggest, worldwide celebrations of mobile marketing excellence and innovation, in categories ranging from Mobile Video to The Internet of Things, and so much more.
Universal Everything Creates 360 Degrees Weather Installation for London Collections Men
Universal Everything has designed an immersive presentation for travel luxury brand MCM for their Spring-Summer 17 capsule collection with Christopher Ræburn.
GameFounders Fall 2016
Gamefounders, the global startup accelerator for video games, is offering 10 game studios the opportunity to level up their studio like never before. These studios will gain access to a global network of top game industry mentors and seed funding to jumpstart their business.
WIRED Unveils Scroll-through, 3D Rendering of the New SF MoMA
In celebration of the long awaited re-opening of SF MoMA on May 14, WIRED has unveiled a scroll-through, high-fidelity rendering of the museum.
Moleskine Smart Writing Set
Moleskine recently unveiled the Smart Writing Set that instantly digitizes notes and sketches as they are made on paper.
UX Design Awards 2016
The 2016 UX Design Awards are now open for entries. Designers, companies and agencies are invited to submit their user-oriented products and services until April 29, 2016.
The 2016 GlobalShop, the nation's largest annual store design and at-retail marketing show, will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV from March 23rd - 25th.
FITC Toronto 2016
The 2016 FITC Toronto will be held April 17-19 at the Hilton Toronto. It is a three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web development, media and innovation in creative technologies.
Pantone Develops 112 New Graphics Colors to Reflect New Possibilities of Design
Pantone announced the latest addition of 112 new colors to the Pantone Graphics line.
Communication Arts Publishes Interactive Annual 22
Communication Arts has published Interactive Annual 22, featuring the winners of its 22nd annual interactive competition.
6th Annual Lovie Awards: Call for Entries
The 6th Annual Lovie Awards are now open for entries. The competition aims to honour the most outstanding European work across Websites, Online Advertising, Internet Video, Mobile & Apps and Social.
2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
The 2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) is now open for entries. Each year the ADAA competition aims to launch the next generation of student careers.
DesignX Event at DSE
SEGD will hold the DesignX event at the Digital Signage Expo this March, hosted by DSE at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
European Design Awards 2016
The 2016 European Design Awards is open for entries for three more days. The annual competition celebrates the best of graphic design, illustration and digital design in Europe.
VECTARY: Online 3D Design Tool
VECTARY, to be launched this Spring, is a browser based 3D design tool for modeling, customization and sharing, that provides easy ways to create complex models.
Aardman Nathan Love Animates Revved Up Intro for New Camaro App
To help unveil a new app that touts the aesthetic beauty of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro, Aardman Nathan Love has infused its trademark flourish in an all-digital intro film that showcases the multi-hued models in the mysterious confines of a hangar space.
Sketchfab Goes VR
Sketchfab, the leading platform to publish and find 3D content, has announced the release of a VR Button in its 3D player.
Young Ones 2016
The 2016 Young Ones is now open for entries. The competition challenges creative students to show off their skills by developing advertising campaigns for clients chosen by The One Club.
SPD 51: Editorial Design Competition
The Society of Publication Designers is seeking entries for its 51st Annual Competition. The contest recognizes and promotes the best in editorial design, photography and illustration in print and digital mediums.
3D Printing Materials Conference 2016
The 3rd Edition of the 3D Printing Materials Conference will be held January 26-27, 2016 at MECC Maastricht, in The Netherlands. The conference offers attendees a platform on the crossroads of science, technology & business in 3D printing materials.
Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2016
The 2nd edition of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge is now open for submissions. Competing in two categories, both professionals and students are encouraged to redesign an existing conventional part of a machine or product for 3D printing.
P-Cube Temporary Pavilion in Moscow
P-Cube is a temporary pavilion consisting of a 9 meters high, 9 meters wide cubic scaffolding structure designed by UNSTABLE.
MindOverEye Creates Dazzling Three-Floor Installation in Petersen Auto Museum
MindOverEye has recently completed an elaborate, eye-catching installation in Los Angeles's newly remodeled Petersen Automotive Museum.
COMPUTEX d&i Awards 2016
The 9th COMPUTEX d&i Awards are now open for entries in the following categories: Wearable Technology and Smart Applications / Products, Smart Home & Security, Gaming Hardware, Network & Communication Products, Computers & Systems, Computer Hardware & Components, Data Storage Products, Display & Audio / Video, and Peripherals & Accessories.
Special Delivery from Aardman Animations and Google ATAP Spotlight Stories
Aardman Animations and Google ATAP's Spotlight Stories have debuted their first original short to YouTube, a holiday film called "Special Delivery," viewable on the YouTube app on many Android devices.
New York Festivals 2016 Torch Awards
The 2016 Torch Awards is now open for entries. New York Festivals invites young creative talent from the ages of 18-27 to take part in the third annual competition that explores a different creative challenge each year and offers mentor training on how to pitch their idea. This year's challenge is the Inclusive Design Challenge.
Autodesk Launches 3ds Max 2016 Extension 2
Autodesk has launched 3ds Max 2016 Extension 2, expanding the software's capabilities with new tools and workflow improvements that simplify and accelerate the creation of 3D assets for design visualization and content creation professionals.
Kdan Mobile is calling for entries for its 2015 iAniMagic animation contest.
Pixel Awards 2015
The 10th Annual Pixel Awards are now open for entries. The competition is open to all companies, organizations and individuals involved in making the best work in digital.
The Beacon at The Tower at PNC Plaza
The world's greenest building, The Tower at PNC Plaza, opened in Pittsburgh, PA this past week.
Sumsup: PWW Designs an App for the Future Workspace
PWW recently created Sumsup, a conceptual workspace app that enables people to communicate more effectively with their colleagues and employers to create a more positive and productive workforce.
Adobe Previews New Features at MAX 2015
Adobe shared sneak previews of its new innovative technologies at 2015 Adobe MAX Creativity Conference.
Framestore Creates a Tactile New Installation for Tate Modern
Framestore created a tactile new installation for Tate Modern. Tate Modern welcomes around 5 million visitors through its doors each year, and shows work drawn from Tate's vast collection.
Godfather of Pop Art Sir Peter Blake, best known for designing the Beatles' Sgt Pepper's album cover, launched a new app that allows users to remix his work.
Designer's Fiesta 2015
Now in its 6th year, Designer's Fiesta is a unique event, packing a huge number of talks, on a wide range of topics, in just one day of intense learning and networking.
Morpholio Journal: The Sketchbook Disrupted
Morpholio recently launched Journal, an infinite sketchbook app that lets photographers, artists, writers, or members of any creative culture to write, draw, sketch, collage, paint, or color on anything, anywhere.
Spark Design Awards 2015
The 2015 Spark Design Awards are now open for entries. Competition categories include: Product, Health, Digital, Transport, Spaces, Experience and Concept & Student.
2016 Vizzies Visualization Challenge
The National Science Foundation and Popular Science are accepting submissions for 2016 Vizzies Visualization Challenge.
Communication Arts 2016 Interactive Competition: Call for Entries
Communication Arts' 22nd annual Interactive Competition is now open for entries. The competition celebrates the best work being done for the Web, DVD, interactive kiosk and handheld devices. Student work is also being accepted.