Multidisciplinary Design News
DesignTO Festival 2020
Entering its 10th year, DesignTO is Canada's largest annual celebration of design with over 100 exhibitions and events forming Toronto's design week, January 17-26, 2020. DesignTO brings to Toronto immersive installations, fantastic exhibitions, and engaging talks, taking art and design out of the studio and into the city.
Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year is Classic Blue
Pantone has announced Classic Blue as the 2020 Color of the Year. PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a timeless and enduring blue hue, instills calm, confidence, and connection.
2020 Ray of Hope Prize
The Biomimicry Institute is looking for startups that have created products, services or technologies to be considered for the 2020 Ray of Hope Prize, a $100,000 prize competition that provides participants funding and tools to accelerate their path to commercial success.
Shutterstock Reveals Fastest Growing Colors for 2020
Shutterstock has released its 2020 Color Trends report. By analyzing pixel data together with image download data, the report highlights the top three colors that customers are downloading most worldwide as well as local favorites in 24 countries around the world.
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.
AIGA Releases New Issue of Eye on Design Magazine
AIGA has released the sixth issue of its Eye on Design Magazine, which explores the elusive concept of idealism in its many forms.
Boston Design Week 2020
The 2020 Boston Design Week will take place all across Greater Boston from March 25th to April 5th. The 7th edition of the 12-day citywide festival aims to draw more attention to the importance of Boston as a hub for design innovation, showcasing the prevalence of design in our day-to-day lives and to expand the design community, ultimately making information more accessible.
Dribbble Releases Results of 2019 Global Survey
Dribbble has released the results of its 2019 Global Survey. The survey offers insights into how and where designers are working, their salaries and education levels, areas for professional growth, hiring opportunities, and more.
EDIT Napoli 2020
The second EDIT Napoli will take place June 5-7 at the Complesso di San Domenico Maggiore in the historical city center of Naples. The event aims to promote designs that value quality over quantity, paying great attention to exploring the creative process and the use of materials in the search for a sophisticated expressiveness.
The One Club Announces ADC Freelancer of the Year Award
The One Club, in partnership with Working Not Working, has announced the ADC Freelancer of the Year Award, as selected from all of this year's freelance ADC Gold Cube winners by a separate jury that includes the WNW community.
2019 Next Creative Leaders Winners Announced
The One Club and The 3% Movement have announced the winners of the 2019 Next Creative Leaders. The Award identifies and celebrates talented creative women who are making their mark with both great work and a workplace perspective on diversity that helps change the industry for the better.
Selected Bilbao 2019
SELECTED is a two-day event that brings together artists, creatives and designers from the creative industries.
Adobe Releases Study That Reveals Creative Skills Gap in Workforce
Many independent studies have shown that of the skills most needed for success in tomorrow's workforce, creativity and other 'soft' skills like communication and collaboration are at the top of the list. Today, Adobe has released the results of a new study that quantifies just how in demand these skills are for today's - and tomorrow's - job seekers and employers, across a variety of industries.
WGSN Reveals Future Trends for Design & Creativity at 2019 Next Design Perspectives Conference
WGSN has revealed six key trends that will have an impact on both people's lifestyles and businesses at the second edition of NEXT Design Perspectives.
Simplicity as a Design Principle Exhibition at Red Dot Design Museum
'Simplicity as a design principle,' a new exhibition at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, will use historical as well as present-day design objects to highlight the fact that there are many facets to simplicity, with economic, functional and emotional components running alongside aesthetics. This is because simplicity in design means not only a minimalist appearance, but in many cases also a de facto simplification of the products that reduce their complexity and improves the user experience as a result. In this way, the exhibition demonstrates what Leonardo da Vinci meant when he said: "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design
Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design, on view at the Museo del Diseño de Barcelona through February 2, is the first big retrospective on the designer, author and activist Victor J. Papanek (1923-1998).
Ventura Future 2020: Call for Entries
Organisation in Design is inviting design studios and creative brands from all over the world to submit their work(s) for the third edition of Ventura Future.
Herman Miller Hosts 2019 Magis Puppy Design Challenge
Herman Miller recently hosted its annual Magis Puppy Design Challenge in New York City, collaborating with local A&D firms and raising money for Social Tees Animal Rescue.
How Pinterest, Airbnb, Slack Use Design for Business Success
Designer Fund has launched a new, free video library of design and business case studies from multi-billion dollar companies like Airbnb, Pinterest, Slack, Dropbox, Gusto, Plaid and others.
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.
SXSW EDU Learn by Design Competition
The fourth annual Learn by Design competition returns to SXSW EDU 2020. Learn by Design celebrates the collaboration of designers and educators in the pursuit of design-based solutions to physical learning environments for improved outcomes.
Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020
The 2020 Red Dot Award: Product Design is now open for entries. Designers and companies from all over the world are invited to enter their best products - from furniture and household aids to consumer electronics, vehicles and medical technology - in the international competition.
Design Without Borders: The Future of Freelancing
99designs has released the results of its global study, 'Design Without Borders: The Future of Freelancing,' highlighting diverse and shared experiences and insights from more than 10,000 freelance designers.
The 2020 NeoCon, the world's leading annual event for the commercial interiors industry, will be held June 8-10 at theMART in Chicago. The 52nd edition will once again showcase game-changing products and services from both leading companies and emerging talent-providing unparalleled access to the latest and most innovative solutions.
Golden Pin Design Award 2019 Forum: Design & Sustainability
The annual Golden Pin Design Award 2019 Forum returns this December 5, staging talks from 4 international design luminaries at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park in Taipei.
Surface Design Show 2020
The 2020 Surface Design Show will once again be bringing the best in surface material innovation to London's Business Design Centre from 11-13 February 2020, with a focus on the trending topic of 'Close to Home.'
A Conversation About Design: The Transformation Economy
The 7th edition of the 'A Conversation About Design' conference will bring together a list of speakers from health, wellness, and travel to explain how brands that offer deeper meaning and connection with their customers, such as Nike and NHS, will stay ahead of the game.
Design Thinking & Innovation Week 2020
Future London Academy's third Design Thinking & Innovation Week will be held March 16-20 in London. The event features a unique program for creative entrepreneurs, designers and business owners, introducing attendees to London's most innovative businesses & uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking and innovation.
Adobe Launches 'Inspiration Engine' Amazon Alexa Skill
Adobe has today launched the ' Adobe Inspiration Engine,' a free Amazon Alexa Skill rescuing people from their creative ruts.
D&AD Releases Second Series of 'Make and Break' Podcast
D&AD has released the second series of D&AD Make and Break - a six-part podcast aiming to help students, graduates and aspiring creatives get a foothold in the industry. Hosted by Naina Sethi, the series features high-profile some of the UK's most exciting creative talent sharing tips, hacks and advice for getting into the creative industries.