Multidisciplinary Design News
Be Original Americas Launches Inaugural Worldwide Virtual Student Fellowship
Be Original Americas has announced the launch of its first worldwide virtual student fellowship program. This summer, 25+ companies will present through a series of webinars to a global audience of students. The program will offer insights from leading brands, makers, and creators to learn about working in an industry that shapes the way we live, work, and play.
HUSH Launches HUSH+1 Podcast
HUSH has launched HUSH+1, a podcast 'for makers, by makers.' The podcast offers an insider's look, delivering open and honest dialogue between creatives across a variety of industries.
Tomorrow's Human Experience: Experiences That Matter
Next week, Eight Inc. will host a virtual summit titled 'Experiences That Matter' to explore the mindset that is needed now to deliver the customer experiences of the future.
ADC 99th Annual Awards Week Kicks Off With 36 Cube Winners in Fashion Design and Illustration
Winners in Fashion Design and Illustration were revealed on this first day of the week-long online ADC 99th Annual Awards.
Knoll Design Days 2020: Opportunities for Change
Knoll has announced programming details for its upcoming Knoll Design Days 2020 - Opportunities for Change. For the first time, this year's event will be offered as free virtual programming for industry insiders and design enthusiasts alike from June 9-10, 2020 from noon - 6 PM EST each day.
Goldreed Industrial Design Award 2020
Xiongan Future Industrial Design Institute has announced its inaugural Goldreed Industrial Design Award (GIDA). Drawing from the scientific-technological progress and from the social changes that are currently happening in our society, GIDA aims at using design as a way to suggest new lifestyles, in order to contribute to the balanced development between human and nature.
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.
German Design Awards 2021
Submissions are now open for the 2021 German Design Awards. Organized by German Design Council, the Awards program honors the best design achievements at an international level, drawing unique public attention to design and brand expertise.
FLA Online Innovation Week
Future London Academy (FLA) has announced a 5-day online program specially created for experienced innovation professionals, service designers and business leaders who are constantly looking for new approaches, tools and fresh case studies.
Green Good Design 2020 Winners Announced
The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies have announced the winners of the 2020 Green Good Design Awards.
Karim Rashid Wins 2020 American Prize for Design
The Chicago Athenaeum has announced Karim Rashid as this year's Laureate of the prestigious American Prize for Design.
iF Design Award 2020 Winners Announced
iF has announced the winners of its 66th Design Award. The Awards program recognizes top achievements from all relevant design disciplines - from product design, communication, packaging and service design, to architecture and interior design and right on up to professional concept.
The One Club for Creativity Announces Creative Month 2020
The One Club's annual in-person Creative Week in New York has transformed into Creative Month 2020, with more than 60 sessions with creative leaders from around the world streaming free of charge May 4-29.
Adobe Launches $1M Creative Residency Community Fund
Adobe has launched the 'Creative Residency Community Fund,' a $1 million fund to support creators from varying fields with $500-$5,000 grants.
Role Models Student Design Competition
Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design has launched a design competition that challenges design students to be role models to the rest of the design world by sharing their innovative approach to healthier design.
NeoCon Announces New Digital Hub: NeoConnect 2020
On June 1, NeoCon will launch NeoConnect 2020 - a series of online resources, programming, and events. For the full month of June, NeoConnect will feature product and company details from NeoCon 2020 tenants and exhibitors as well as a full roster of complimentary NeoCon CEU webinars, online panel discussions and virtual social events.
German Sustainability Award: Design
The German Sustainability Award has launched a new award category for sustainable design. The Award is intended to motivate designers to gear their work even more strongly towards sustainability and to provide top performance with momentum for continued success.
2020 Taipei International Design Award (TIDA)
The Taipei International Design Award (TIDA) 2020 is now open for submissions. The ethos of the 13th competition is 'Design for Adaptive City,' as an on-going gesture to the world, particularly to those with a passion for creativeness and design, a gesture in projecting the urban branding imagery of 'Design Taipei; Dream Taipei.'
Dezeen x Samsung Out of the Box Competition
Dezeen and Samsung have launched an international design competition that challenges entrants to create innovative new objects for the home that can be made by repurposing cardboard packaging.
The One Club Lanches Free Jobs Board to Help Global Industry During Pandemic
The One Club for Creativity has launched 'The One Club COVID-19 Jobs Board,' a free resource for connecting people seeking work globally with agencies, design studios, production companies and brands looking to fill open positions.
United Nations Issues Global Call to Creatives
The United Nations has issued an open brief to creatives everywhere to help spread public health messages in ways which will be effective, accessible and shareable. The organization is looking for a multitude of creative solutions to reach audiences across different cultures, age groups, affiliations, geographies and languages.
Salone del Mobile.Milano Postponed to 2021
The 2020 edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano has been canceled. The event will now take place next year, April 13-18. The decision to postpone was made by the Board of the Salone del Mobile.Milano in light of the ongoing pandemic.
Fabrica Launches 'Watch&Listen' Video Channel
Fabrica has launched a free video channel that features a selection of its creative content - including videos, short-films, music, lectures - to enjoy these long days at home.
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.
Dezeen Launches 'Face to Face' Podcast Series
Dezeen has launched a new podcast series, called Face to Face. For the first episode, Dezeen's editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs sat down with artist, designer and director Es Devlin at her home and studio in London to discuss her seaside upbringing, her maverick student years and her meteoric career.
Communication Arts 2020 Design and Advertising Competitions
Communication Arts is calling for entries for its 2020 Design and Advertising Competitions. With an acceptance rate of less than 5%, these competitions are among the most exclusive major creative competitions in the world and inclusion is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry.
AIGA Design Conference 2020
The 2020 AIGA Design Conference will be held November 12-14 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The theme of the conference, 'Building Bridges,' will explore those in creative communities building new ways of thinking, living, and creating.
Service Design Days 2020
The 5th annual Service Design Days will be held April 2-5 in Barcelona. Under the theme of "A blended tomorrow - expanding design horizons with technology," the conference will offer a deeper look at how humans are going to interact with each other in new ways.
Getty Images Launches Visual GPS
Getty Images has launched Visual GPS, a new research report identifying four key 'Forces' - sustainability, technology, wellness and realness - that drive consumer preferences around visual content and impact purchase decision making.
Salone Del Mobile.Milano 2020 Postponed to June 16-21 (CANCELED)
The 59th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, the world's preeminent design fair, has been postponed to June 16 - 21, 2020. The show will still be held at Rho Fiera Milano.
Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2020
Submissions are now open for the 2020 Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design. Designers, agencies and companies are invited to enter their brands and creative works to this international design competition.
Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge International Design Competition
Van Alen Institute, in collaboration with the New York City Council, has launched an international design competition to rethink the iconic Brooklyn Bridge walkway and spark a new public conversation about New York City's infrastructure.
dmi: 2020 Design Value Awards
Design Management Institute is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Design Value Awards. The Awards honor teams that have worked across boundaries to deliver significant value through design or design management practices.
2020 In-House Creative Management Report
InSource and inMotionNow have released their third Annual In-House Creative Management Report.
Clerkenwell Design Week Postponed to May 2021
* Clerkenwell Design Week has been postponed to May 25-27, 2021.
Design Pavilion 2020
The fifth edition of New York's biggest public design interface, the Design Pavilion, will be held during NYCxDESIGN in Times Square. The nine-day interactive hub for all things design will make Broadway between W 43rd and W 48th Streets its home.
Service Design Award 2020
Submissions are now open for the 2020 Service Design Award. Organized by the Service Design Network, the Award recognizes work of an exceptional standard in the field of service design from the private and public sector, as well as academia.
DesignMashup Workshops 2020
DesignMashup has announced two new exciting workshops for 2020: 'Fusion' in April for 7 days, and 'Vision' in October for 10-days.
Jason Sherwood Designs 'Swirling Cyclone' Stage for 92nd Oscars
For the 92nd Oscars, Swarovski has partnered with Jason Sherwood to create the stage design. This year's show marks Swarovski's 13th year illuminating the Oscars stage and Jason Sherwood's first Oscars set design.
Valerio Dewalt Train and Office Of Things Designs New Lobby for YouTube HQ in San Bruno
Valerio Dewalt Train (VDT) and Office Of Things (OO-T) recently designed a new lobby for YouTube's headquarters in San Bruno, California.
WantedDesign Manhattan 2020 (Cancelled)
The 10th edition of WantedDesign Manhattan will be held May 17-20 at the Javits Center. This year's theme, 'Unity Through Design,' emphasizes WantedDesign's dedication to promoting and celebrating all aspects of design, from all places, in all mediums, and at all professional stages.
Dezeen Awards 2020 Opens for Entries
The 3rd Dezeen Awards are now open for submissions. The Awards program aims to identify the world's best architecture, interiors and design, as well as the studios and the individual architects and designers producing the most outstanding work.
NYCxDESIGN 2020 (POSTPONED)
The eighth NYCxDESIGN, the premiere festival celebrating design in New York City, will open to the public beginning on Tuesday, May 12, and affiliated projects and events will be on view and taking place at several hundred venues across the city through Wednesday, May 20.
Lexus Design Award 2020 Finalists Announced
Lexus International has announced the six finalists selected for the 2020 edition of the Lexus Design Award.
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.
Wacom Launches 'Wacom One' 13-inch Pen Display
Wacom has launched Wacom One, a new 13" pen display that provides an affordable and attractive option for entry-level tablet shoppers who would like to work directly on screen.
Good Design 2020 Opens for Submissions
The 70th edition of Good Design, the world's most prestigious, recognized, and oldest Design Awards program organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, is now open for submissions.
Bennie F. Johnson Takes the Helm of AIGA as Executive Director
AIGA has announced Bennie F. Johnson as Executive Director of the organization, effective immediately. A proven executive leader in nonprofits with chapter-based organizational experience, Johnson joins AIGA from the Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBB), where he led strategy and marketing for the organization as Chief Strategy Officer.
CRA Designs Reconfigurable Waterfront and Floating Garden for Lugano
Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA), in partnership with Mobility in Chain (MIC), has unveiled its new vision for the waterfront of Lugano, Switzerland.
Adobe Opens Applications for Design Circle Scholarship
Adobe recently launched Design Circle, a group of senior design leaders collaborating to create positive change. Today, Adobe announced the opening of applications for the Design Circle Scholarship which supports undergraduate students from all backgrounds to pursue a career in design and cultivate their interest in UX/design.
Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2020
The 2020 Red Dot Award: Design Concept is now open for submissions. Designers, design teams, companies, design studios and universities from all over the world are invited to submit prototypes, marketable products, new ideas and design concepts for evaluation and to put their designs to the test.
Designing for People as Part of an Ecosystem at Fjord: Q&A with Olof Schybergson
Once, for the design world, it was mostly about star designers; then came the design studios. As we enter 2020, we can say that it has been the era for design and innovation consultancies.
International Design Excellence Awards 2020
Submissions are now open for the 40th edition of the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), one of the longest-running and most prestigious design awards programs in existence.
Melbourne Design Week 2020
The 2020 Melbourne Design Week, Australia's leading annual international design event, will be held March 12-22. Programmed around the theme 'How Can Design Shape Life?' the festival comprises 85 exhibitions, 94 talks, 15 films, 22 tours and 16 workshops celebrating the best of local, national and international design.
frog design Releases 2020 Trends Guide
frog design has released its 2020 trends guide. The guide outlines frog staffers' futuristic predictions on what the next year (and this time, decade) looks like for humans and technology.
Good Design Awards 2020
Good Design Australia is calling for Australian and international entries to the 2020 Good Design Awards. The annual Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in cutting edge design and breakthrough innovation.
Experience Design 2020
The 2020 Experience Design will be held February 24-26 in Denver, CO. This year's event will no longer focus solely on UX design, but also push to explore the boundaries of what experience really means and how to use design to impact the end result. This includes the intersection of physical and digital, employee engagement, brand as an ecosystem, sensory and emotional experiences.
Clariant ColorWorks Releases ColorForward 2021 Color Forecasting Guide
Clariant ColorWorks has released the 'ColorForward 2021,' the 15th edition of the annual Clariant color forecasting guide for the plastics industry.
iF Design Talent Award 2020
Submissions are now open for the first phase of 2020 iF Design Talent Award. Design students from around the world are invited to submit ideas and concepts that address the most pressing challenges facing our society.
Fjord Launches 2020 Trends Report
Fjord has released its 2020 Trends Report, highlighting seven emerging trends expected to shape the business of experience.
GRAY Announces Winners of 2019 GRAY Awards
GRAY has announced the winners of the 2019 GRAY Awards, a cross-disciplinary design awards program focused on the Pacific Northwest.
New Old: Designing for our Future Selves
'New Old: Designing for our Future Selves' exhibition will be on view at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery from February 7 through May 23, exploring cutting-edge design solutions for our rapidly aging society. The design concepts are centered around six themes: Ageing, Identity, Home, Community, Working, and Mobility.
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.
NeoCon 2020 (POSTPONED)
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.
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.
Made Thought Pop-up in London's Seven Dials
Made Thought recently launched a pop-up in London's Seven Dials which acts as a creative playground and experimental space to explore how brands are engaging with new audiences through experimental retail concepts and immersive installations.
2019 SEGD Xlab: The Future of Experience & Place
The Society for Experiential Graphic Design's 2019 Xlab, the ninth-annual experiential graphic design gathering, will be held in Brooklyn at BRIC for the second consecutive year. This year's theme, 'The Future of Experience & Place,' will explore the increasing value and demand in creating experiences.
What's Wrong With Design: Panel Discussion at Parsons School of Design
On November 8, Eray/Carbajo will host a panel discussion on how 'good design' can problem-solve and generate solutions for a sustainably better future.
Mondo Mendini: The World of Alessandro Mendini at Groninger Museum
'Mondo Mendini: The World of Alessandro Mendini,' on view at the Groninger Museum through May 5, is a large-scale exhibition of the renowned Italian designer, who 25 years ago served as the chief architect of the still remarkable Groninger Museum building, put together shortly before he passed away. Mendini chose to display not only a broad selection from his own oeuvre, but he also selected works by artists with whom he felt a kinship, such as Paul Signac, Gio Ponti, and Michele De Lucchi.
Adobe Releases Redesigned Creative Cloud Desktop App
Adobe has released a new Creative Cloud desktop application, redesigned from the ground up to offer an intuitive way to discover, access and update Adobe apps.
14th Arte Laguna Prize
Entries are open for the 14th edition of Arte Laguna Prize, one of the world's most influential competitions for emerging artists and designers. The Prize showcases and promotes creative talents, giving them many opportunities for gaining international visibility and realizing new projects.
DCDT Talk: Design 2030
Detroit Center for Design + Technology will host its final DCDT Talk of 2019 on October 17 to explore the future of design & technology.