Multidisciplinary Design News
Google + AIGA + Eye on Design Announce 2019 Design Census
The annual Design Census, a free and open-source platform for understanding the complex economic, social, and cultural factors shaping today's design practice, is back. For the month of April, all U.S. designers are invited to take the survey, which will gather data with the aim of creating deeper and more informed conversations about where the design industry is now and where it's headed.
Adobe's New 'Brand Stand' Visual Trend Report Unpacks Brand Purpose from Nike to Gillette
Adobe Stock recently unveiled its latest 2019 Visual Trend Report, 'Brand Stand,' exploring the explosive consumer demand for companies that align with their own values and how brands can seize the moment with high-impact creative that resonates.
Women Talk: Conferences
Women Talk: Conferences will feature a panel of brilliant women sharing their experiences and advice for speaking at tech and design conferences. Attendees will learn how they got their first speaking engagement, what conferences they attend, how they prepare for giving a talk, and what advice they have for those getting started.
Adobe Launches First Creative Cloud Accelerator to Inspire UX Innovation
Adobe has announced its first incubator for Creative Cloud, a new Plugin Accelerator within the Adobe Fund for Design. The accelerator will feature an intensive, ninety-day program that provides funding and resources to individuals and teams with unique visions for the future of creativity to build plugins for Adobe XD.
Tom Dixon Opens The Manzoni
Tom Dixon's Design Research Studio has created a new 100-cover restaurant, opened this week to coincide with Milan Design Week.
German Design Awards 2020
The 2020 German Design Awards is now open for submissions. Organized by the German Design Council - the German center of competence for design, the Awards honors the best design achievements at an international level, drawing unique public attention to design and brand expertise.
BIO 26: Designathon Open Call
The Museum of Architecture and Design has launched an open call for participation for the 26th Biennial of Design, BIO. BIO 26 will take on one of the greatest challenges of our time: 'Information.'
Communication Arts' 2019 Design and Advertising Competitions
Communication Arts is calling for entries for its 2019 Design and Advertising Competitions. With an acceptance rate of less than 5%, this competitions are among the most exclusive major creative competitions in the world and inclusion is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry.
Make Your Mark: How Can Women Get Ahead in the Design Industry?
As we celebrate Women's History Month, Dexigner asked women working as senior creatives within the design industry what advice they would give to other women looking to succeed.
Golden Pin Design Award 2019
Submissions are now open for Taiwan's 2019 Golden Pin Design Award. The Award offers a golden opportunity for companies, design teams, and individuals from all around the globe to demonstrate design excellence in Taiwan, Asia, and beyond.
Agents of Change: Abrima Erwiah with Studio 189
The IIDA NY will host Abrima Erwiah with Studio 189 as part of the organization's 'Agents of Change: Pioneering Design 2019' series.
Adobe and Moleskine Launch Creative Cloud Connected Paper Tablet
Adobe and Moleskine have launched the 'Moleskine Paper Tablet - Creative Cloud Connected,' a notebook that seamlessly turns hand-drawn sketches into digital artwork that appears in real time in Adobe Illustrator on the desktop when used with the Moleskine Pen+ Ellipse.
How to Research Trends - Workbook
Out now is the How to Research Trends Workbook, a DIY guide that has been developed to show you the way in the trend research cycle.
Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2019
Red Dot is now calling for submissions for its '2019 Brands & Communication Design Award.' Designers, firms, and agencies from around the world are invited to submit their design and creative projects to this international design competition.
Habitare Reveals Four Emerging Designers to be Featured in Talentshop
Habitare, the largest furniture, design and interior decoration event in Finland, has revealed the four young emerging designers to be featured in Talentshop.
Core77 Design Awards 2019
The 2019 Core77 Design Awards is still open for entries. Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and its practitioners.
Inaugural Uenoland Conference Announces First Speakers
Uenoland, the creative gathering masterminded by Ueno, has announced its first speakers for the two-day event: Sierra Tishgart, writer and co-founder of culinary start-up Great Jones, designer and writer Robyn Kanner, and Windy Chien, the artist behind The Year of Knots.
2018 Clean Energy Challenge Winners Announced
The What Design Can Do platform has announced the winners of its 2018 Clean Energy Challenge, focused finding creative solutions for pressing energy issues in México City, São Paulo, Nairobi, Delhi and Amsterdam. The international jury selected 20 winners out of 452 submissions.
Good Design Australia Announces Women in Design Award
Good Design Australia is calling for submissions for the inaugural 'Women in Design Award,' as part of the 61st Good Design Awards.
Change by Design, Revised and Updated
Tim Brown and HarperBusiness have published a revised and updated version of 'Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation.' First published in 2009, this book explains design thinking, the collaborative process by which the designer's sensibilities and methods are employed to match people's needs, not only with what is technically feasible, but what is viable to the bottom line.
Dezeen Awards 2019
The second edition of Dezeen Awards is now open for entries, following the successful launch last year. The inaugural edition of Dezeen Awards attracted over 3,600 entries from all over the world with projects from 91 different countries.
2019 DesignThinker of the Year Award
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) is calling for nominations for the 2019 DesignThinker of the Year Awards, which honors design-driven businesses in Western Canada.
Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019
The 2019 Salone del Mobile.Milano, the world's preeminent design fair, will be held April 9-14 at Rho Fiera Milano.
Boston Design Week 2019
The 2019 Annual Boston Design Week will be held March 27 - April 7. The 6th Annual festival is the most diverse yet with events comprising graphic design, fashion, interior design, technical design, historic preservation, architecture, and more.
RBC Canadian Emerging Designer Competition 2019
Design Exchange (DX) and RBC Foundation have announced the fourth edition of the RBC Canadian Emerging Designer Competition - the only competition of its kind in Canada, where innovative design and entrepreneurialism intersect.
17th Dutch Design Awards Now Open for Entries
Entries are now open for the 17th Dutch Design Awards, inviting Netherlands' designers to submit their best work.
2019 CUP Fellow for Change in Design
The 2019 call for the CUP Fellowship for Change in Design is now open. The Fellowship is an initiative of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) to support the development of a pipeline of talented individuals from historically marginalized communities into the design fields, and to dismantle the systemic biases that stand in the way of their advancement as leaders in these fields.
Latest Round of iF Social Impact Prize Sponsors Nine Social Projects
iF has announced that it has funded EUR 50,000 to nine social aid projects across the globe through the latest round of its Social Impact Prize.
International Design Awards Announces 2019 Winners
The International Design Awards (IDA) has announced the winners of its 12th edition.
Let's Talk: Queer Identity and Creativity
On Wednesday, February 27, School of Visual Arts will present "Let's Talk: Queer Identity and Creativity," at SVA Theatre. Five inspiring SVA alumni will discuss how queer identity and the shifting landscape of queer political liberation impact their work as artists and creatives.
2020 New York State Council on the Arts Independent Project Grants
The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is offering Independent Project grants of up to $10,000 for architecture, design, and historic preservation professionals. NYSCA's 2020 program in Architecture + Design is offered to individuals or teams to creatively explore or research an issue or problem in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, community centered design, historic preservation, fashion, graphic, industrial, and/or interior design that advances that field and contributes to a broader understanding of design.
2019 Lexus Design Award Finalists Announced
Lexus International has announced six finalists of the 2019 Lexus Design Award. LDA's 2019 theme, 'Design for a Better Tomorrow,' tasked creatives to envision solutions that go beyond the mastery of shape, form, and function.
Food Futures: How Design and Technology Can Reshape Our Food System
Food Futures, a new title by critical food designer Chloé Rutzerveld, aims to radically alter readers' ideas about consuming and producing food.
D&AD Festival 2019
The 2019 D&AD Festival, UK's largest event celebrating global creative talent, returns May 21-23 to The Old Truman Brewery, London. The theme for this year's Festival is 'Shaping the Future,' echoing D&AD's position as an organization on a mission to drive the creative industries forward.
2019 Good Design Awards
The 2019 Good Design Awards are now open for entries. The Awards recognize and celebrate excellence in cutting edge design and breakthrough innovation.
Atlanta Design Festival 2019
The 2019 Atlanta Design Festival will take place in Georgia's capital city of Atlanta opening June 1 and running through June 9. Now in its thirteenth year, this Festival provides a valuable world-class showcase for leading international designers, brands and companies. Over nine-days visitors will be able to explore the rich variety of talents being produced today through a range of showroom events, exhibitions, talks, workshops, installations and tours.
Integrating Life and Work in the AEC World
As women achieve greater levels of parity in leadership roles, trail-blazing professionals in architecture, engineering and construction are focused on supporting and accelerating this trend.
Adobe and Fontself Release New Free Fonts for Valentine's Day
Adobe has partnered with Fontself to release four unique color fonts to take your love notes to the next level this Valentine's Day.
2019 In-House Creative Management Report by InSource and inMotionNow
InSource and inMotionNow have released the second Annual In-House Creative Management Report. The 2019 survey of 566 creative and marketing professionals finds that leaders in both camps scored marginal grades and points to a range of challenges in the organizational relationship, team alignment and collaboration - which stem from the natural challenges that come with growing in-house creative teams. More importantly, an analysis of the data links these challenges to the effects they have on creative operations and efficiency.
Adobe Releases Natural Instincts Visual Trend Report
Adobe Stock has released first 2019 Visual Trend, 'Natural Instincts,' which explores how consumers are embracing the natural world to seek balance in their chaotic lives-leading to a $3.7 trillion wellness industry that is exploding and shaping our visual world.
MaterialDistrict Rotterdam 2019
MaterialDistrict Rotterdam (formerly Materia Xperience), will be held March 12-14 in Rotterdam Ahoy. The largest multisectoral materials fair is once again imbued with material innovations in the fields of Architecture, Interiors, Products, Textiles & Fabrics, Urban & Landscapes and Print & Sign.
The Bauhaus and Harvard
The Bauhaus and Harvard, on view at the Harvard Art Museums through July 28, marks the centennial of Bauhaus. The exhibition presents nearly 200 works by more than 70 artists, drawn almost entirely from the Busch-Reisinger Museum's extensive Bauhaus collection.
The 2019 DesignMarch, Iceland's annual design festival, will take place for the 11th time on March 28-31. This year will be the largest and most significant DesignMarch yet with over one hundred events transforming the most northerly capital in the world into one big venue for design.
InVision Releases 'The New Design Frontier' Report
InVision has released a report that looks into the business value of design at a time where more companies are undergoing digital transformation and turning to design to survive.
Applications Now Open for Adobe's 2019-2020 Creative Residency
Applications are now open for the 2019-2020 class of Adobe Creative Residency, a year-long program that provides creatives with the resources, support and networking opportunities to jumpstart their creative ambitions and turn their passion into a profession.
Innovations' 2019 Color Direction
Innovations has named Warm & Cool Gray, Navy Blue and Forest Green as its leading influence for product development in 2019.
PriestmanGoode Unveils Design for New LATAM Aircraft Interiors
PriestmanGoode has designed new aircraft interiors for the South American carrier LATAM. The new cabin interiors will be introduced to over 200 aircraft through a retrofit program over the next two years and will also feature in LATAM's new aircraft.
Datacolor Launches ColorReader: Color Matching Tool
Datacolor recently launched ColorReader, a new gadget that allows users to measure the color of a surface (be the iconic blue used by Tiffany, a fabric swatch or Grandma's china plates) and tells within seconds the closest match across all major brands - including Benjamin Moore, Farrow and Ball, Sherwin and Williams, and Behr.
MakerBot Launches Method: World's First Performance 3D Printer
MakerBot has recently launched 'MakerBot Method,' the world's first performance 3D printer. Method bridges the gap between desktop and industrial 3D printers by bringing features that were only available on industrial-grade printers to individual designers and engineers in a much more accessible model and at a significantly lower cost.
2019 Pollinator House Design-Build Competition
The 2019 Pollinator House Design-Build Competition is an open and one-stage contest in which entrants are asked to deliver a functional, contemporary pollinator house to be auctioned off to support both Gardens Buffalo Niagara and Buffalo Architecture Foundation's programs.
Accenture Interactive Releases 2019 Fjord Trends Report
Accenture Interactive has released the 2019 Fjord Trends Report. According to the report, facing an explosion of digital clutter resulting from two decades of rapid technology growth and innovation, people and organizations are rethinking what they really want.
Shutterstock's 2019 Color Trends Report Reveals Pink, Green and Purple as Top Colors Around the World
Shutterstock has released its 2019 Color Trends report, which identifies the top three universally popular colors that are surging year-over-year as well as local favorites from around the world.
Green Product Award 2019
The sixth Green Product Award is now open for submissions. The Award offers a platform for manufacturers, design studios and agencies that are distinguished by their products and services in terms of design, innovation and sustainability and who want to present themselves on the German market.
LA Design Festival 2019
LA Design Festival returns for a ninth year, bringing a host of designers, architects, and makers together from LA and beyond to celebrate the city's rich design culture. The festival will be held June 20-23.
Design Shanghai 2019
Design Shanghai 2019 will take place March 6-9 at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Focused on bringing together exceptional design, quality and inspiration, Design Shanghai is Asia's biggest design event welcoming almost 70,000 visitors from across the world as well as some of the most recognised and established global design brands and emerging design talent from China and beyond.
The Design Museum Launches New Design in Britain Campaign
The Design Museum has launched a new campaign, 'Design in Britain,' to show that design matters politically, economically and publicly. The campaign aims to connect new technologies with world-leading products and services.
Alcyon: Center Console Concept Designed for Autonomous Driving
Alcyon is a student-project, realised at the Dessau Department of Design under the supervision of Prof. Manuel Kretzer and in cooperation with AUDI.
Pantone Unveils 'Dear Evan Hansen' Custom Blue
Dear Evan Hansen has become a cultural phenomenon since it premiered on Broadway, winning six Tonys, a Grammy, and legions of fans.
FOG Design+Art 2019
FOG Design+Art's Fair's sixth edition will take place in San Francisco from January 17 - 20, 2019 at the historic Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture. FOG exemplifies the Bay Area's creativity and community-focused spirit, with a riveting line-up of public programs accompanying its presentation.
SaloneSatellite Launches Permanent Collection
SaloneSatellite has launched 'Permanent Collection,' featuring some of the most groundbreaking products shown over the 20+ memorable years of SaloneSatellite. Spearheaded by SaloneSatellite's founder and creator, Marva Griffin, the Permanent Collection dedicates a space at the new Legno Arredo ITS Rosario Messina Foundation Training Facility at Lentate sul Seveso to showcase past designs from SaloneSatellite's young innovators.
Design Museum Named Counter Investigations by Forensic Architecture Best Design of 2018
Counter Investigations, an exhibition of work by Forensic Architecture, has been named the 2018 Beazley Design of the Year by the Design Museum.
Frame Lab 2019
The 2019 Frame Lab will host an immersive blend of talks, performances and multi-sensorial exhibitions in conjunction with the Frame Awards 2019 show. The two-day event in Amsterdam aims to be a testing ground for spatial innovation, and provides a platform to discuss new ideas, materials, products and technologies in design.
N Square Innovation Summit at RISD
The N Square Innovation Summit at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) will bring together a network of innovators collaborating on new solutions to nuclear weapons threat.
ADIM 2019: Call for Papers
The Academy for Design Innovation Management has announced a call for papers for its 2019 international conference hosted by Loughborough University London, from 19 to 21 June.
Adobe Announces Final Visual Trend of 2018: Touch & Tactility
Adobe has released its final Visual Trend deep dive report of 2018, Touch and Tactility, which explores how creatives are adapting to our need for textures and tactile experiences. As Americans spend nearly half of their waking hours looking at a screen, they're desperately short on the textures, warmth and connections that come from engaging with things in the tangible world.
The One Club and 3% Movement Announce Next Creative Leaders Winners
The One Club for Creativity and The 3% Movement have announced the 10 winners of their joint Next Creative Leaders global awards program for 2018.
Digital Signage Expo 2019
The 2019 Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world's largest international trade show and educational conference dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology and digital communications networks, will be held March 26-29, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
6th Annual Boston Design Week: Call for Events
A 'Call for Events' has been issued for the 6th Annual Boston Design Week, a 12-day citywide festival taking place March 27 - April 7, 2019. The event seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design, foster recognition of the vital role design plays, and bring new audiences to a wide array of design industries and organizations.
Park Associati Issues Open Call for Young Designers
Park Associati has launched an open call for young designers, making available the exhibition area within its studio to those wishing to showcase their work to visitors of the upcoming Milan Design Week. Designers who have not yet turned 30 by December 31, 2019 may take part in the call.
RM Istituto Moda e Design Scholarship: Call for Applications
RM Istituto Moda e Design is celebrating its first birthday by offering 100 scholarships for its International Masters in Design and Fashion program. It has allocated 500.000 euros in scholarships for the Masters that start in February and November 2019.
57th Annual D&AD Awards Open for Entries
The 57th Annual D&AD Awards are now open for submissions, with eleven categories reimagined to highlight the best of the modern creative industries: Animation, Casting, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Illustration, Photography, Production Design, Sound Design & Use of Music, Typography and Visual Effects.
The One Club for Creativity Announces Young Guns 16 Winners
The One Club for Creativity has announced the winners of the 16th Young Guns, the industry's only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today's vanguard of young creatives age 30 and under.
Male Lactation Kit Crowned Winner of 2018 Meaning-Centred Design Awards
A revolutionary new concept enabling male breastfeeding has this week been crowned the winner of the inaugural Meaning-Centred Design Awards.
Adobe Announces Photoshop Collaboration with Dungeons & Dragons
Adobe has launched a design contest that offers entrants the chance to create the latest Dungeons & Dragons monster: 'The Terror of Undermountain,' and the possibility of becoming part of the cult franchise forever.
McKinsey & Company Releases Study Quantifying the Financial Value of Design to Business
McKinsey & Company has released 'The Business Value of Design' report, which looks at how design can be an accelerator for business, is officially launching today.
Plastic Worlds: Call for Entries
Eleven Magazine has announced its new competition 'Plastic Worlds,' which invites creatives and visionaries from all around the world to join the fight against plastic pollution through raw creativity, imagination and talent.
WDO Launches Bid Process for World Design Capital 2022
The World Design Organization (WDO) has launched the bid process for the 2022 World Design Capital (WDC) designation, inviting cities from around the globe to apply for its 8th WDC designation and to demonstrate the ways they are using design to create inclusive, resilient and sustainable cities.
INDEX: Award 2019
INDEX: Award 2019 is now open for submissions. Established in 2005, the Award celebrates designs that seek to change the world for the better.
In/Visible Talks 2019
In/Visible Talks, a wildly inspiring one-day design conference that celebrates the creative process, will be held January 17, 2019 in San Francisco. The event will bring together over 300+ graphic designers, product designers, experience designers, content creators, architects, marketers, artists, writers, photographers, and all creatives in between.
D&AD Launches New Podcast Series
D&AD recently launched its new podcast series 'Make and Break.' The six-episode podcast is themed around lessons from the New Blood Academy.
Learn by Design Competition Returns to SXSW EDU 2019
The third annual Learn by Design competition returns to SXSW EDU, which will be held March 4-7, 2019 in Austin, Texas. This competition celebrates the collaboration of designers and educators in the pursuit of design-based solutions to physical learning environments for improved outcomes.
D&AD Launches Briefs for New Blood Awards 2019
D&AD today releases the briefs for the 2019 New Blood Awards. The Awards recognizes, educates and supports emerging creative talent from various backgrounds to get a foothold in the creative world - giving them a chance to respond to real briefs set by some of the world's biggest brands.
DesignEuropa Awards Finalists and Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Announced
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has announced finalists and Lifetime Achievement Award winner of the 2018 DesignEuropa Awards.
Design Leaders Conference 2018
Organized by Design Enterprise Skillnet, Design Leaders Conference is a one day event to recharge design and agency owners, creative directors, and anyone interested in leading a design team or running a successful creative studio. The conference is focused on designers who have moved from practitioner to a design leadership role.
DesignInspire is an international creative exhibition that gathers global innovative elites, trend-setting design brands, associations and institutes to showcase their creativities via an array of interactive installations, design masterpieces and award-winning projects. The event annually partners with the Business of Design Week (BODW) to present a week-long program of thematic exhibition, conferences, networking activities and fringe events.
Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty at MAK
With their fascinating exhibition project Beauty, Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh make a multimedia, highly sensory plea for us to take delight in beauty. Almost throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, beauty (has) had rather negative connotations in the design discourse.
Repair and Design Futures Exhibition at RISD Museum
Repair, a humble act born of necessity, expresses resistance to the unmaking of our world and the environment. Repair and Design Futures, on view at the RISD Museum through September 30, 2019, investigates mending as material intervention, metaphor, and call to action.
Adobe Launches 'Wireframe' Podcast in Partnership with Gimlet Creative
Adobe has announced a new podcast in partnership with Gimlet Creative exploring the biggest questions facing UX and UI designers today. Launching on October 9, Wireframe will discuss the questions designers ask and the answers they discover.
IKEA, UNYQ, Open Style Lab and Two Blind Brothers Present Meet The Experts
What can we learn about accessibility in the home? Could customized solutions be mass produced and still fit anyone's unique needs? This unique event is inspired by people with disabilities - the real experts who have learned to cope with day-to-day challenges in their lives.
Studio Makgill Celebrates Ten Years with Beautifully Simple Exhibition
Studio Makgill is hosting an exhibition to celebrate the decennial of the studio. The exhibition, Beautifully Simple, will feature ten extraordinary designs that embody the studio's philosophy: the art of the beautifully simple.
Service Design Days 2018
The third edition of Service Design Days, a cross-boundary conference for entrepreneurs, managers and influencers who are involved in product and service innovation and the (digital) transformation of organizations, will be held October 5-6 at the Disseny Hub Barcelona. The event focuses on service design for decision makers and connects strategic designers with business strategists and vice versa.
Be Original Americas Holds a Series of Talks on the Impacts of Tariffs
Be Original Americas has announced a series of panel discussions on the topic of tariffs and their impact on the design industry in Mexico City and San Francisco this October.
FLA: Design Thinking and Innovation Week
Future London Academy's 2019 Design Thinking and Innovation Week will be held March 18-22. The week offers a unique program for creative entrepreneurs, designers and business owners - introducing attendees to London's most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking and innovation.
Design Miami/ Announces Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernández as Recipients of 2018 Design Visionary Award
Design Miami/ has announced Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernández as the recipients of the 2018 Design Miami/ Visionary Award. The annual award is given to creative talents across all fields that are engaging with design including designers, curators, architects, and luminaries who have made significant contributions to the field of design that offer a tangible and lasting impact on the world around us.
FITC Amsterdam 2019
The 2019 FITC Amsterdam will be held February 18-19 at Pakhuis de Zwijger. Now in its 12th year, FITC Amsterdam is host to the latest and greatest in design, technology and cool stuff from all around the globe.
Shortlist Announced for Inaugural Meaning-Centred Design Awards
The shortlist for the world's first Meaning-Centred Design Awards, a competition to recognize those pioneering designs that radically innovate what things mean to consumers and markets, has been revealed in London.
ADC Launches 98th Annual Awards
The 98th ADC Annual Awards is now open for entries. The Awards honors impeccable artistry and craftsmanship in advertising and design.
Morpholio Trace & Shapr3D Join Forces to Imagine a New Workflow with iOS 12
Morpholio Trace and Shapr3D have announced a collaboration to rethink the design workflow, utilizing Apple's new universal 3D file type, USDZ, as well as OBJ files.
Lexus Design Award 2019
Lexus International is calling for submissions for the 2019 Lexus Design Award. Since its launch in 2013, the worldwide design competition has always served as a platform for emerging designers and creators whose works can lead to a better future for all.
A' Design Awards 2019
Submissions are now open for the 2019 A' Design Awards. The competition aims to create a global appreciation and awareness for good design by promoting the very best design work from all design disciplines and all countries.