Multidisciplinary Design News
Adobe MAX 2021
Adobe MAX, the world's largest creativity conference, will be held October 26-28. This year's conference will be once again virtual and free to all.
Driving the Human Open Call
Driving the Human invites designers, artists, scientists, initiatives, and agents from any other field of expertise, from anywhere in the world, to join in shaping sustainable and collective futures that combine science, technology, and the arts in a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach.
SCAD Partners with Lextant to Launch New Certification Program
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has partnered with Lextant on a new certification program entitled 'Design Research and Insight Translation.'
Monotype Launches 'Creative Characters' Podcast
Monotype has launched 'Creative Characters,' a new podcast featuring engaging discussions with the people shaping creative culture and designing the future of creative work. The bi-monthly series will feature experts across all disciplines of design, creativity, and branding, exploring the evolution and interrelation of design, creative culture, and global society, in addition to personal stories and tips for people navigating careers in the design field.
D&AD and Google Partner to Secure Jobs for Self Taught Emerging Creatives
D&AD has partnered with Google to expand Shift, the organization's free night school for talent from non-traditional creative backgrounds.
ONE School Spring 2021 Applications Now Open
The One Club for Creativity has launched an all-new 16-week season of ONE School - a free program designed to help ambitious young Black creatives find their place in the advertising world. These individuals, who may have balked at the fees of portfolio schools, were given an opportunity to learn from the best and work towards a job in an industry that desperately needs their talent and viewpoints.
Adobe Creative Residency Applications Open for Next Class of Creatives
Adobe Creative Residency applications have opened for the next class of creators.
50,000feet Funds Student Educational Programs for Greater Access and Inclusion
50,000feet is underwriting two scholarships in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools and the Design Museum of Chicago as well as the financial support of The Cooper Union Saturday Program in New York City. Both of these financial contributions are designed to support students and their families with financial resources to pursue their passion for the arts.
Good Design Australia Launches 2021 Good Design Awards
Good Design Australia is calling for entries for the 2021 Good Design Awards. The Awards are globally respected for the high standard of design evaluation and attract new and innovative design projects from around the world each year.
LOOP Design Awards 2021: Call for Entries
The LOOP Design Awards 2021 is now open for entries. The second edition of the awards is open to all designers, creatives, photographers & individuals involved in architecture, interior design, landscape design, product design, and architecture photography.
TBWA's Backslash Releases 2021 Edges Report Featuring 40 Global Cultural Shifts
Backslash, TBWA's cultural intelligence unit, has released its 2021 glossary of Edges: 40 cultural shifts shaping our world.
2021 Design Impact Grant Program Nomination Period Now Open
Designing a Better Chicago, a collaborative initiative organized and supported by NeoCon and theMART, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), and the Design Museum of Chicago, is now accepting nominations for its second annual Design Impact Grant Program.
Letterpress Studio Tour with Dafi Kühne
Join Swiss poster designer Dafi Kühne on a tour through his vast letterpress studio, where he designs and produces hand-printed cultural posters. Dafi will open his studio doors, show us around, and talk about his process and his approach to making letterpress printed posters in the 21st century.
SCAD Partners with Catapult Design for New Fellowship Program
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has announced a new partnership with Catapult Design. Through this collaboration, Catapult Design will award an annual fellowship to alumni from SCAD's Design for Sustainability M.A. and M.F.A. degree programs.
Shutterstock Unveils Creative Trends of 2021
Shutterstock has unveiled its 2021 Creative Trends report. The major trends identified in the report are determined by analyzing billions of searches within Shutterstock's collection of images, videos, and music tracks by customers.
Trendspotting and Strategic Foresight
Hosted by the Future London Academy, 'Trendspotting and Strategic Foresight' is a practical course for business leaders, innovation professionals, and business owners that shows how to work with trends and futures in a strategic way.
World Design Impact Prize 2021
The World Design Organization is calling for submissions for the 2021 World Design Impact Prize. The Award program aims to recognize industrial design-driven projects that have a positive impact on our social, economic, cultural, or environmental quality of life.
A' Design Award 2021
Submissions are now open for the 2020-2021 A' Design Award. The annual competition accepts entries in 100+ categories including but not limited to architecture, industrial design, graphics design, packaging design, fashion design, web design, advertising design and more.
R for Repair Exhibition at DesignSingapore Council
DesignSingapore Council has announced 'R for Repair' - a new exhibition in Singapore that will shine a spotlight on global waste by showing how, with a little ingenuity, broken or discarded items can be given both new value and a fresh lease of life.
New York Festivals 2021 Advertising Awards Opens for Entries
New York Festivals International Advertising Awards is now open for entries for the 2021 competition. In a year marked by an avalanche of upheaval within the industry, NYF opens for entries with two new specialty awards created to celebrate work initiated throughout this year of dramatic change.
Fjord Releases 2021 Trends Report
Fjord has released its annual Fjord Trends report, highlighting designers' predictions on seven emerging trends that will shape design, technology and business.
Climate Designers Party Program
Climate Designers, a global professional network and educational platform for designers who are committed to tackling the climate crisis, has announced its first major event, the Climate Designers Party Program.
Green Good Design Awards 2021
The 2021 Green Good Design Awards are now open for submissions. Organized by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, the awards program aims to recognize outstanding individuals, companies, organizations, governments, and institutions - together with their products, services, programs, ideas, and concepts - that have forwarded exceptional thinking and inspired greater progress toward a healthier and more sustainable universe.
In/Visible Talks 2021
In/Visible Talks – the best design conference on the creative process – will be kicking off virtually on January 14, 2021 with a global lineup of amazing speakers, including Bruce Mau, Renee Reid, Debbie Millman and more.
Pantone Reveals Color(s) of the Year 2021
Pantone has announced 'PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray' and 'PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating' as the 2021 'Pantone Color of the Year.'
Shutterstock Launches The Create Fund
Shutterstock has launched a $300,000 grant program that will provide financial and professional support for artists around the globe focusing on diversity, inclusion, social justice and environmental awareness through the content they create.
Canadian Duo Launch Design Activity & Sketchbooks for Kids
smallbooks is a series of new hands-on, screen-free, and design-based activity books and sketchbooks for kids.
DesignInspire Online: Explore Global Creativity
DesignInspire, an annual creative showcase presented by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), is a celebration of world-class designs by global creative gurus, trending brands and design academies and institutions.
DesignSingapore Announces 'Visions of the Future'
The DesignSingapore Council (Dsg) has announced 'Visions of the Future,' a curated showcase of seven designs by eight emerging Singapore designers. Each design has been hand-selected for its visionary approach to current issues, and has also adapted to the pandemic reality we currently live in.
Winners of Dezeen Awards 2020 Revealed
The winners of Dezeen Awards 2020 have been announced, recognizing the best architecture, interiors and design projects in the world this year.