Multidisciplinary Design News
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.
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.
Globe x Pantone Limited Edition Box Sets
Globe has today unveiled its upcoming limited edition box sets; the Pantone Color of the Year series.
Bruce Mau: Design Principles for Critical Problem-solving in Global Health
Climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic are the latest in a series of global crises that both illuminate and exacerbate inequity. We need new ways to approach global health in the 21st century, but how?
Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021
The 2021 Red Dot Award: Product Design will open for submissions on October 12. Designers and companies from all over the world are invited to enter their best products in 50 categories as diverse as medical technology, watches, or packaging.
CBDX: Cities for All
The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL) at the University of Calgary has launched a design competition intended to spark an international discussion around equitable, inclusive cities.
WDC 2020 World Design Policy Conference
On October 19-23, the WDC 2020 World Design Policy Conference will explore design as a tool for resilience and study how design can and is being used at the core of the democratic process.
Winners of 2020 National Design Awards Announced
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum announced the winners of the 2020 National Design Awards.
ICFF and WantedDesign Manhattan Announce CLOSEUP
The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) and WantedDesign Manhattan have announced a new platform of design showcase 'CLOSEUP' - a two-day trade event inspired by a TV show format, for product launches, trend direction, and virtual networking experiences. Two dynamic days of programming will be presented on October 28 and 29 and broadcast live from New York.
Service Design Global Conference 2020
This year, the Service Design Global Conference (SDGC20) will be held online on October 22-23. Bringing the full power of the service design community together for a 'must-attend' virtual experience, the conference will look to explore all the latest tools, methods, insights, and trends shaping the direction of service design and its ultimate impact on the future of society.
Adobe Releases State of Creativity Research Findings
Adobe has released research findings on the State of Creativity, illustrating the significant impact of the global pandemic and social unrest on the creative industry.
Be Original Americas Launches On-Demand Virtual Programming
Be Original Americas has launched on-demand virtual programming from their 2020 fellowship. Available now to the public, viewers can watch 22 participating design companies covering the design process.
DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2021
The 2021 DBA Design Effectiveness Awards is now open for entries. The Awards celebrates and champions the integral role design plays in business success, improving societies and enhancing people's lives.
Stanford Longevity Design Challenge 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing into sharper focus the cultural norms that guide us through life and is providing insights about what a new future might look like.
Lexus Design Award 2021
The applications are now open for the Lexus Design Award 2021, a global platform to support and nurture the next generation of creators. The award seeks to foster the growth of ideas that contribute to society by supporting designers and creators whose works can help to shape a better future.
Design Museum Launches 11th Edition of Design Ventura Challenge
The Design Museum, in partnership with Deutsche Bank, has launched the 11th edition of Design Ventura - a national design & enterprise challenge for secondary schools.
Design-Nation Publishes '20 Makers, 20 Objects'
This month Design-Nation is celebrating twenty years of championing and supporting the UK's incredibly talented and multifaceted design and craft sector. Design-Nation's first landmark project, '20 Makers, 20 Objects,' is a curated online showcase that celebrates selected signature pieces of design from its network.
Green Product Award 2021
The eight Green Product Award is now open for submissions in 11 categories that make a sustainable lifestyle a reality.
C-IDEA Design Award 2020
The 2020 C-IDEA Design Award is now open for submissions. The annual juried design competition aims to recognize and promote visionary talents in a wide array of categories ranging from communication design, industrial design, architecture, interior design, fashion design and new media.
International Design Awards 2020
The International Design Awards (IDA) is calling established & student designers from around the world to submit their most innovative designs to its 14th annual design competition.
WDO Launches 'Design in Space for Life on Earth' Design Challenge
WDO has announced a two-week virtual design challenge to apply design thinking to space-based research for life on Earth.
Exhibit Columbus Announces 2020 Online Symposium
Exhibit Columbus - which launched in 2016 to celebrate the design legacy of Columbus, Indiana, through its annual exploration of architecture, art, design and community - has announced its third national symposium.
Van Alen Institute Announces Winners of 'Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge' Competition
Van Alen Institute has announced the winners of Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, an international design competition to rethink the iconic Brooklyn Bridge walkway.
Autodesk Announces Lineup for Virtual Vision Series
Autodesk has announced the lineup for its Virtual Vision Series, which will take place in September this year and offer participants insight into the latest technology, trends, and techniques driving content creation for film, TV, games, and design visualization.
Monotype Announces 'Brand Talks Connected' Virtual Event
Monotype's 'Brand Talks Connected' live & interactive event will be held on August 27. The event will focus on the future, and how brands can rise to the challenges posed by an unsettled world.
Masters Design Lab Announces Scholarships and Social Impact Design Clinic
Masters Design Lab is now offering scholarships is for its hands-on mentored online design training. The world-renowned faculty is headed by Canadian multidisciplinary designer Prof. Michael Leblanc and the curriculum, with 25+ courses, is often updated to adhere to new design techniques and concepts.
Yves Behar Unveils Concept Design for Fabien Cousteau's Landmark Underwater Research Station
Yves Behar and fuseproject created the concept design for the world's most advanced underwater scientific research station and habitat, a project from renowned ocean explorer and conservationist Fabien Cousteau.
One Club Announces 'One School' Portfolio Program for Black Creatives
The One Club for Creativity has announced the launch of ONE School, a free 16-week portfolio program for young Black creatives. The free program will be run by award-winning Spotify creative director Oriel Davis-Lyons.
17 Global Artists 'Design the Future' for Future London Academy
Future London Academy asked 17 artists and designers from over 13 countries to 'Design the Future' - speculate what it will be like in 100 years, aiming to inspire designers everywhere to be part of it.
Design Night LIVE
Design Museum Everywhere, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the power of design, will host a virtual online event on September 19 filled with design sketches, games, familiar faces, a silent auction, and more.
Interior Design's Best of Year Awards 2020
Now celebrating its 15th year, Interior Design's Best of Year Awards is the ultimate measure of design excellence, honoring the most significant projects and products of the year from around the globe. Entries from around the world are accepted for all categories.
HP, Intel and Movidiam Team Up to Offer Free Creative Classes
HP has partnered with Intel and Movidiam to launch a brand-new free initiative designed to inspire the next generation of creatives and digital artists.
Good Design Show Europe 2020
Good Design annually awards distinguishing designers through for excellence, creativity, and novelty; talented creators who promote the design as the art of evolution, the art of a better future.
Phaidon Launches Materialising Colour: Journeys with Giulio Ridolfo
Phaidon has released 'Materialising Colour,' a coffee table book that dives into the work and methodologies of master colorist Giulio Ridolfo, the man behind the success of many of Kvadrat's beloved contemporary fabric collections and color palettes.
City of Baltimore Publishes 'Design for Distancing: Ideas Guidebook'
The City of Baltimore has released the 'Design for Distancing Guidebook,' a digital resource that will provide safe placemaking inspiration for businesses, cities, and people worldwide to safely reopen and improve their own public spaces.
San Francisco Design Week 2020 Design Award Winners Announced
San Francisco Design Week (SFDW) has announced winners of the 2020 Design Awards virtually for the first time in its history. This year's theme, 'Intentional Distortions' was met by award winners from leading design firms, in-house teams, and creative individuals, who were honored online at the San Francisco Design Week Awards.
The One Show 2020 Global Creative Rankings Announced
The One Club for Creativity has revealed 'The One Show 2020 Global Rankings,' the definitive measure for global creative excellence. Led by the outstanding awards performance of 'Moldy Whopper' for Burger King, DAVID Miami landed the top agency position.
IDA Announces Winners of COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant
The International Design Awards (IDA) and the European Product Design Awards (ePDA) have unveiled the winners of the 'COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant.'
Can Design Save Us? The Index Project Launches New Podcast Series
Launched by The Index Project, 'Can design save us?' podcast series will explore design as a pioneering force for good.
Autodesk Issues Call for AU 2020 Proposals
As Autodesk's annual AU conference pivots to a virtual format this year, the company is calling on customers around the world to help it make a digital splash. Autodesk has announced an open call for proposals spanning talks, instructional demos, panels, roundtables, hands-on labs, product briefings and articles.
'Yeah, What Lester Said' Exhibition and Panel on Sustainability in Design
Midtown's Detroit Center for Design + Technology is hosting 'Yeah, What Lester Said,' an online event that delves in-depth to explore the impact of climate change under the lens of architecture and the built environment.
Milestones in Contemporary Design 2020-2021
Milestones in Contemporary Design 2020-2021, on view at the Red Dot Design Museum from June 23 through May 31, 2021, features the 76 winners of the Red Dot Product Design Award.
What's Wrong With Podcast by Eray/Carbajo
What's Wrong With is a panel and podcast series hosted by Eray/Carbajo where the design firm invites progress makers of various fields to diagnose today's real problems and identify collaborative solutions for a sustainably better future.
The Index Project Releases Design Trend Report
The Index Project has released its new Trend Report, featuring over 90 designs compiled into 30 trends describing what's going on in the field of design right now.
SEGD Academic Summit 2020
Each year the Society for Experiential Design (SEGD) holds an academic summit in conjunction with the annual conference. The 2020 Academic Summit will be held online, via Zoom, on the afternoons of June 11 and 12 as a forum for current thinking in design education research, projects, and curriculum innovation.
The Pocket Complete Color Harmony
To be released this October, the pocket-size version of Complete Color Harmony is designed as a guide for anyone interested in the field of color: designers, artists, craftspeople, flower arrangers, event planners, and DIYers.
Icon for Neuchâtel's Central Plaza in Nuevo Polanco: International Call For Artists
MIRA and MASSIVart invite national and international artists to develop a proposal for a permanent public artwork to be located in the public plaza of MIRA's latest real estate development in Mexico City: Neuchâtel's Cuadrante Polanco.
RTF Architecture, Construction & Design Awards 2020
Rethinking The Future has launched the 2020 Architecture, Construction & Design Awards. The competition invites trendsetters, the pioneers and leaders - firms dealing with the global contemporary challenges head-on - with continuous innovation and excellence, and bring the best of such projects into the light to inspire the next generation.
Autodesk Releases 3ds Max 2021.1
Autodesk has released 3ds Max 2021.1, introducing new texture baking advancements, increased capabilities for physically based rendering (PBR) workflows, and viewport and modeling tool enhancements.
Next Creative Leaders 2020: Now Open to Non-Binary Creatives
The call for entries is now open for the 2020 Next Creative Leaders (NCL), a portfolio competition that identifies, celebrates and gives a global platform to talented womxn creatives who are making their mark on the world with both their work and a unique point of view on creative leadership that's changing the industry for the better.
SCI-Arc Making+Meaning 2020
SCI-Arc has announced that its summer program Making+Meaning will be held online this year. Now open to applicants all around the world, students from across the US, Asia, Europe, and beyond will convene to delve deeply into the most cutting-edge techniques and processes advancing design and architecture today.
San Francisco Design Week 2020
The 14th Annual San Francisco Design Week (SFDW), which attracts annually 60,000 visitors from around the world, is returning this year as the first regional virtual design festival.
D&AD New Blood Digital Festival 2020
D&AD has revealed its plans for the 2020 New Blood Digital Festival, running from July 6-10 in place of its annual Festival at London's Truman Brewery. The digital festival will provide a virtual platform that continues to support and stimulate emerging creative talent during what will be a challenging year for graduates.
Young Guns 18: Call for Entries
The One Club for Creativity has opened the call for entries for Young Guns 18, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger. Young Guns is the industry's only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today's vanguard of young creatives.
PepsiCo Launches New Design Podcast 'In Your Shoes'
PepsiCo has launched a new, biweekly podcast to explore the transformative power of design: In Your Shoes, hosted by PepsiCo's Chief Design Officer, Mauro Porcini.
RGD Virtual In-House Design Conference 2020
During the week of June 22, The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) will host a virtual conference created specifically for in-house designers.
WIPO Launches PROOF: New Business Service That Provides Evidence of an Intellectual Asset's Existence
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has launched PROOF, a new online business service that provides tamper-proof evidence of the existence at a point in time of any digital file, including data sets, in any format.
City of Baltimore Launches 'Design for Distancing' Competition
The City of Baltimore is calling for entries for its 'Design for Distancing' competition. How might we reconfigure public space to safely patronize local businesses and our main streets? This is unchartered territory, and the world needs the brightest minds and most innovative ideas.
Adobe 99U Conference 2020 Goes Online
This year, Adobe's annual 99U Conference is moving online, and it's going to be streamed free. The Conference is a call to unpack our creative identities, exploring how to establish our purpose, nurture our talent, and define success on our own terms.
VoloPort Wins Gold in 2020 German Innovation Award
VoloPort, the world's first Vertiport prototype for electrically powered air taxis, has been awarded Gold in the 2020 German Innovation Award.
James Dyson Award 2020
The 2020 James Dyson Award, an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers, is now open for submissions. The competition is open to current and recent design engineering students, and is run by the James Dyson Foundation.