Multidisciplinary Design News
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.
NYCxDESIGN Goes Not-for-Profit
NYCxDESIGN has announced that it is now an official NY not-for-profit corporation. The newly designated status positions the organization for long term success as it helps lead the response to rebuild and re-energize New York City as a design destination and creative hub.
Salone del Mobile.Milano 2021
The sixtieth edition of Salone del Mobile.Milano will be held September 5-10. The 2021 edition will be a special event for the entire sector, bringing together all product categories for the first time.
2021 D&AD Awards Open for Entry
D&AD has opened entries for the 2021 Awards. Recognized globally as the ultimate creative accolade, the D&AD Awards have inspired the creative community since 1962 by celebrating and stimulating the finest in design and advertising.
WDO and UN Women Asia Pacific to Host 'Design Against Gender-based Violence'
As part of the United Nations UNiTE campaign marking '16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence,' World Design Organization (WDO), in collaboration with UN Women Asia and the Pacific, will be hosting a virtual World Design Talk on December 9 at 8:00am - 9:30am EST.
Pantone x Monotype: How Color and Font Make an Iconic Brand
Monotype and Pantone are hosting a webinar on December 2nd on 'how color and font make an iconic brand.'
The One Club Launches 2nd Skill
Launched today, 2nd Skill is a unique online joint venture of The One Club and School of Visual Concepts (SVC) specifically developed to help traditional ad creatives - art directors, graphic designers, copywriters - to add new skill sets in UX Design, UI/Visual Design and Content Strategy/UX Writing to propel their second career.
Knoll Announces Inaugural Diversity Advancement Design Scholarships for Black Students
Knoll is calling for applications for its 'Diversity Advancement Design Scholarships for Black Students,' created to develop the next generation of Black architects, graphic designers, industrial and architectural engineers, interior designers and industrial designers.
Shutterstock 2021 Color Trends Report
Shutterstock has released its annual Color Trends report which anticipates the hues that will dominate in 2021. The forecast is based on Shutterstock's analysis of pixel data together with image download data.
Pininfarina 90+1 Design Contest
On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, Pininfarina has launched an international design competition that challenges students from all around the world to create something that expresses their dreams for the future
ADC 100th Annual Awards
The One Club for Creativity has opened its call for entries for the historic ADC 100th Annual Awards. Under the 'Once in a Century' theme, this season's program is promoted by a rare look at a series of ADC Annual Awards call for entry posters from throughout the past century, created by some of the world's most legendary designers and creative agencies.
Running an Agency LIVE by FLA
'Running an Agency' is Future London Academy's (FLA) 3-day program specially created for agency owners, studio founders and creative entrepreneurs who want to get insights on running and scaling a design business.
One Show 2021 Opens for Entries
The 2021 One Show is now open for entries. Notable changes have been made to help agencies and brands who continue to be affected by the global pandemic, including extended deadlines and new categories and disciplines that reflect the way the industry now works.
Van Alen Institute Launches Digital Toolkit with 40+ Designs for Reopening and Recovery
Van Alen Institute, in partnership with Urban Design Forum, has launched a digital toolkit with 40+ designs, guidelines, and strategies to aid safe reopening and recovery.
Daily Routines: Habits That Support Creativity
Daily Routines is an illustrated editorial in which five designers spread across the world - Anton Repponen (USA), Anna Seslavinskaya (USA), Becki Kozel (USA), Pavel Kedich (Latvia), and Mira Malhotra (India) - tell the habits that help them cope with their daily workload, develop fresh ideas, and be creative leaders.
Pratt Institute Announces 20 Full Scholarships to Further Diversity
Pratt Institute has announced a new initiative to help build a pipeline for creative and talented students from New York City and New York State, where 20 full scholarships will be given over seven years to further diversity across Pratt's undergraduate and graduate programs.