Multidisciplinary Design News
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.
Salone del Mobile Announces Upcoming Shanghai Edition
Salone del Mobile has announced that its upcoming Shanghai edition, 'Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai,' will take place November 22-24, featuring 119 Italian brands showcasing the best of "Made in Italy" design to the Chinese market.
Call for Public Access Design 2019 Fellows
The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is calling for applications from talented designers and visual artists to become 2019 Public Access Design Fellows.
2018 Clean Energy Challenge
The What Design Can Do platform is calling for submissions for its 2018 Clean Energy Challenge, focused finding creative solutions for pressing energy issues in México City, São Paulo, Nairobi, Delhi and Amsterdam. For each city 'What Design Can Do' has crafted locally specific briefings informed by real stories, global key issues and local design capacity.
Design Mark Recipients of 2018 Golden Pin Design Award Announced
The Design Mark recipients of the 2018 Golden Pin Design Award have been announced. Among the 697 recipients, judges point to trends such as sustainability in product design, and culture thinking in communication design.
RSA Student Design Awards 2018/19
The Royal Society of Arts has announced the briefs for the 2018/19 RSA Student Design Awards. The international design competition provides students and new graduates with an invaluable network and platform to develop their careers.
Green Good Design Awards 2019
The 2019 Green Good Design Awards are now open for submissions. The competition's goal is to bestow international recognition to those 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 more healthier and more sustainable universe.
Dutch Design Week 2018
The 17th Dutch Design Week will be held October 20-28 in Eindhoven. This year, the event will present the work and concepts of over 2600 designers and welcome more than 335.000 visitors from home and abroad.
The Young Guns 16 Finalists Announced
The One Club has revealed the finalists for its 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.
Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs
Creative Selection by Ken Kocienda offers an insider's account of Apple's creative process during the golden years of Steve Jobs. For fifteen years, Kocienda was on the ground floor of the company as a specialist, directly responsible for experimenting with novel user interface concepts and writing powerful, easy-to-use software for products including the iPhone, the iPad, and the Safari web browser.
The ARTS+ 'Future of Culture' Festival
THE ARTS+ "Future of Culture Festival" will take place at the Frankfurter Buchmesse from October 10 - 14, 2018 in Hall 4.1. Core theme of the event is 'the transformation of culture and creativity by digitalization.'
Communication Arts Publishes Design Annual 59
Communication Arts has published the results of its 59th annual design competition. Of the 3,894 entries, only 130 were selected by a jury of respected creative professionals, representing the work of designers, art directors, design firms, agencies, publishers and in-house creative departments.
Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge 2018-2019
The Stanford Center on Longevity invites university students from around the world to participate in its sixth annual Design Challenge. This year's contest challenges teams to create solutions for 'Contributing at Every Age: Designing for Intergenerational Impact.'
United States Mint Seeks Artists to Design Coins
United States Mint is calling on professional artists from across the country to participate in its Artistic Infusion Program. The Program was established to enrich and invigorate the design of United States coins and medals by developing a pool of outside artists in graphic design, sculpture, engraving, drawing, painting, and other visual arts.
Thinc Creates New Experiences for Visitors to the Empire State Building
Thinc has recently completed the new 34th Street guest entrance into the Empire State Building (ESB).
Fashinnovation: Where Fashion & Technology Connect
Fashinnovation: Where Fashion & Technology Connect will be held at New York Fashion Week on September 12th, 2018. The event will bring together an eclectic mix of entrepreneurs & thought leaders, in the fashion & tech industries, for a full day of thought provoking conversations via panels - exuding knowledge and inspiration.
OFFF TLV 2018
OFFF TLV, the second annual international visual design festival, will take place October 14-15 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Montelupo Ceramic Award 2018
Submissions are now open for the Montelupo Ceramic Award, a new international competition to produce ceramic artifacts during an on-site residency close to Florence. The competition is open to young designers up to age 35.
WE DISSENT... Design of the Women's Movement in New York
"WE DISSENT... Design of the Women's Movement in New York," on view at the Cooper Union from October 2, looks at more than 150 years of feminist artifacts and printed matter from a variety of feminist and radical artists and collectives such as the Heterodoxy Club, Redstockings, the Guerrilla Girls, and more. The exhibition features more than 200 artifacts by women artists rarely seen and shown in order to reconsider the contributions of women to social unity and justice.
Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color at Cooper Hewitt
Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color, on view at the Cooper Hewitt through January 13, explores the elusive, complex phenomenon of color perception and how it has captivated artists, designers, scientists and philosophers.
First Round of iF Social Impact Prize Sponsors Five Initiatives
iF has announced that it has donated 25,000 EUR to five social aid projects across the globe through the first round of its 2018 Social Impact Prize.
Warsaw Home 2018
The 2018 Warsaw Home interior design trade fair will be held October 4-7 in Ptak Warsaw Expo. The event offers manufacturers and distributors representing furniture, decorating, components and accessories the opportunity to present their goods and ideas.
2019 One Show: Call for Entries
The One Club is now calling for entries for the 2019 One Show, the world's most prestigious awards show recognizing the best creative work in advertising, interactive, design and branded entertainment. The brightest creative minds from advertising agencies, digital agencies, design agencies, production companies, consumer brands and non-profit organizations are invited to enter.
SBID Launches New Student Competition: Designed for Business
The Society of British & International Design (SBID) has launched 'Designed for Business,' a new national competition for creative students and graduates across Interior Design, Product Design, Fashion and Art.
Designers Raising Awareness for Invisible Disabilities by Reimagining International Symbol of Access
Visability 93 has released an icon font to inspire the design community to invent a universal symbol that represents all people with disabilities, visible or invisible - not just wheelchair users.
Woods Bagot's Curvy Kiosks Arrive at the New South Street Seaport
Woods Bagot recently designed two kiosk for the South Street Seaport's newly-completed Riverdeck.
D&AD Impact Introduces $20,000 Prize Fund
D&AD Impact is a global initiative and awards program that exists to shine a light on the power of creativity as a force for good in the world. This year D&AD Impact are introducing a cash prize of $20,000 to be awarded at the discretion of the D&AD Impact Council.
Next Creative Leaders 2018
The One Club and The 3% Movement are calling for entries for their joint Next Creative Leaders program, celebrating talented creative women around the world who are marking their mark with both great work and a workplace perspective on diversity that helps change the industry for the better.
SCCI Architecture Hub 2018
The inaugural SCCI Architecture Hub will be held October 12-21 with a notable line up of international and local guests. The event will feature a rich and diverse 10 day program of talks, workshops and films.
DSE Opens Call for 2019 APEX Awards Nominations
Digital Signage Expo is now accepting nominations for its 2019 APEX Awards. The Awards recognize and honor achievement in the creation and installation of compelling viewer content and interactive technology.
LMN Architects Designs Experimental Music Experience Space for Seattle Symphony
LMN Architects has revealed its design for 'Octave 9,' an experimental multi-sensory music experience space.
Warming Huts 2019: Call For Proposals
Warming Huts, an open competition supported by the Manitoba Association of Architects, is now open for submissions for 2019. Started in 2009, this competition has been melding world-class design and art with Winnipeg's famous winters.
D&AD Announces 2018 New Blood Award Winners
D&AD has revealed the winners of the 2018 New Blood Awards. The Awards offer a platform for students and other new creatives to showcase their talents on real briefs, set by real clients.
Meaning-Centred Design Awards
The inaugural Meaning-Centred Design Awards is now open for nominations. The Awards aims to recognize those design innovations that master the emotional and cultural meanings that drive consumer behavior.
Design Museum to Present Home Futures in Partnership with IKEA
On view at the Design Museum from November 7, 'Home Futures' exhibition will explore the radical domestic visions of the 20th century and compare them with the latest innovations in domestic living to question whether yesterday's fantasies have become today's reality.
Design Council Releases The Design Economy 2018 Report
The Design Council has released the Design Economy 2018, a report on the state of design in the UK, and its value to the economy. The report highlights the impact of design far into the UK economy with the majority of its value (68%) of value generated by designers working in sectors such as banking, aviation and automotive.
Adobe MAX 2018 Creativity Conference
The 2018 Adobe MAX Creativity Conference will be held October 15-17 in Los Angeles. MAX is the annual gathering of over 12,000 graphic, web, and multi-disciplinary designers; creative and art directors; film, video, and motion graphics pros; photographers; and creative leaders.
Seymourpowell Unveils Identité: Bespoke Beauty and Grooming Service Powered by AI
With the growing strength of the beauty subscription package market, world renowned design agency Seymourpowell wanted to look at how this market would continue to evolve and how future technology would be able to enhance the consumer experience.
Norman Foster Wins American Prize for Design
The organizers of the GOOD DESIGN Awards have bestowed this year's American Prize for Design to the famed British Architect, Sir Norman Foster.
Harbour for Cultures: 13th International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea
The Trieste Contemporanea Committee launched the 13th edition of the International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea with the aim of showcasing the most original design offerings from the countries of Central Eastern Europe.
LA+ Iconoclast International Open Design Ideas Competition
LA+ Journal is calling for submissions from landscape architects, architects, planners, artists, and designers for the LA+ ICONOCLAST design ideas competition.
Future Food Design Awards 2018
The second edition of the Future Food Design Awards is now open for entries. Designers from all corners of the world are invited share their ideas and projects that challenge our conventional view of food.
SOFTlab Creates Interactive Wall Installation for IBM Watson HQ
SOFTlab recently completed Currents, an interactive wall installation for the IBM Watson headquarters in Atlanta.
D&AD Launches New Blood Shift 2018
D&AD is calling for applications for its free night school in London for young people without further education to get into the creative industries. Shift London, now in its third year, aims to stimulate creative excellence by nurturing young creatives and working towards a fairer, more diverse industry.
New Study from Volvo Shows Scandinavian Design is a Sign of Modern Luxury
Volvo and Harris Poll have released a new study that revealed major shifts in Americans' perceptions of the luxury space and modern design.
London Design Fair 2018
The 2018 London Design Fair will take place September 20-23 in the one and only Old Truman Brewery. The Fair provides a valuable forum for showcasing international design and will host 13 country pavilions this year, surpassing previous years.
IDSA International Design Conference 2018
The Industrial Designers Society of America's 2018 International Design Conference will take place September 19–22 in New Orleans, LA. The conference aims to celebrate the diversity, overlap and undeniable power of design.
2018 Taipei International Design Award
The 2018 Taipei International Design Award is now open for submissions. Organized by Taipei City Government, the competition invites designers around the globe to create design works with commercial potential.
Rado Star Prize Winner Announced at NYCxDESIGN
Rado has announced Sussanah Weaver as the winner of its 2018 Rado Star Prize. The winning project, 'Felted Concrete,' combines solid concrete and wool, creating a mixture of materials that are juxtaposing, yet complimentary.
Sagmeister and Walsh: A Retrospective
'Sagmeister and Walsh: A Retrospective' will explore past and new works by Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh. The exhibition will be on view at the Design Museum Holon from June 6 through October 27, 2018.
The Creative Summit 2018
The One Club's 2018 Creative Week will be held May 7-11 under the theme of 'How to Create Culture.' The Summit invites attendees to hear, share, and learn from some of the top industry tastemakers that are setting trends and shaping everything from internal culture to pop culture.
D&AD and Guardian Media Group Launch Global Festival of Creativity
D&AD, in partnership with Guardian Media Group, has announced a new global festival of creativity created to celebrate the power of creativity and explore how it shapes culture, intersects with business and builds a positive future.
Young Guns 16: Call for Entries
Young Guns 16, 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, is now open for submissions.
Tom Dixon's New London HQ Now Open
Tom Dixon Studio has opened its new HQ, 'The Coal Office,' in Kings Cross. Located on Granary Square, the brand's new hub will contribute to an ever-expanding network of creatives and technologists from the likes of Central St. Martins and LVMH to Google and Spiritland.
Coalesse, Sagegreenlife and Forward Space Host Earth Day Event
In honor of Earth Day and in light of the rapidly growing trend of biophilic design, Coalesse, Sagegreenlife and Forward Space celebrated green living in the workplace, hosting an Earth Day event at Chicago-based Steelcase dealership Forward Space.
Brooklyn Designs 2018
'Brooklyn Designs' is Brooklyn's premier design event showcasing a cross section of design, architecture and art. Founded by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce in 2003, it was one of the first design fairs to shine a spotlight on the creative economy in Brooklyn and serves as an incubator for emerging designers as well as a platform for established brands producing a range of creative products across furniture, lighting, tableware, art, textiles and jewelry.
AIGA Names Google as Corporate Leader for Raising the Bar of Design Excellence
AIGA has recognized Google with the 2018 Corporate Leadership Award as an exemplary company modeling design's potential to delight users, inspire visionary products and services, fuel innovation, and improve our world.
Spark Design Awards 2018
Submissions are now open for the 2018 Spark Design Awards. The competition encourages fresh thinking and innovation across all design disciplines and levels of expertise.
2018 DFA Design for Asia Awards
The 2018 DFA Design for Asia Awards is now open for submissions. Organized by Hong Kong Design Centre, this competition has been an influential platform in underpinning designers' contribution and acknowledging the positive impact of user-centric designs in Asia.
dmi:Design Leadership Conference Innovative Thinking on Diversity and Inclusion
This first-ever dmi:Design Leadership conference focused on diversity and inclusion will feature thought leaders and practitioners who are developing cultures of inclusion and diversity.
DIA 2017/18 Fees and Salary Survey Results Announced
The Design Institute of Australia (DIA) has released the findings of its 2017/18 Fees and Salary Survey. The national survey shows encouraging signs for designers and the Australian design industry.
The Senses: Design Beyond Vision
The Senses: Design Beyond Vision exhibition, on view at the Cooper Hewitt from April 13 through October 28, will feature inclusive, interactive installations created in collaboration with contemporary designers. The exhibition invites visitors to encounter design with all their senses through several interactive installations, created in collaboration with contemporary designers, from a furry wall with digital sensors that play music to a scent commission by Christopher Brosius inspired by winter.
2018 Atlanta Design Festival
Atlanta Design Festival, organised by MA!, is the annual festival celebrating design and architecture from Atlanta and around the world.
The Intersection of Design and Marketing
HOW Design Live has released a new white paper, 'The Intersection of Design and Marketing,' which offers advice and tips from some of the top creative minds in design, branding and marketing.
DesignEuropa Awards 2018
The European Union Intellectual Property Office is calling for entries for its 2018 DesignEuropa Awards. The competition is open to any person, entity or institution of any nationality, either individually or as a team, provided that they own a valid Registered Community Design (RCD) that is also marketed and sold (in any country).
Communication Arts' 59th Design & Advertising Competitions: Call for Entries
Communication Arts is calling for entries for its 59th annual 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.
2018 marks the 21st edition of SaloneSatellite, the world's leading event for talented young designers. Set to reflect on the future of design and explore the delicate balance between craftsmanship and new technology, this year's event will be held April 17-22.
Dwell on Design 2018
The 2018 Dwell on Design will be held April 5-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Now in its 13th year, the fair will be filled with three exciting days of programming curated for both design enthusiasts and industry professionals.
Dezeen Awards 2018
Submissions are now open for the inaugural Dezeen Awards. This new annual Awards program will recognize the best architecture, interiors and design projects of the year, as well as the most exciting architecture and design studios from around the world.
3rd Annual Phil Patton Lecture: Natasha Jen
The SVA MA in Design Research, Writing and Criticism will host Natasha Jen with respondent Khoi Vinh for a lecture on March 28 at the SVA Theatre in New York City.
China Good Design 2018
The 2018 China Good Design is now open for submissions from designers and manufacturers from all over the globe. Now in its 4th year, the aim of the competition is to make high-quality products manufactured by international companies visible to the Chinese market and recognize their quality.
Design Week Awards Deadline Extended
The deadline for the 2018 Design Week Awards has been extended to March 27. Now in its 27th year, the Awards are the leading accolade in the design industry, catering for every area of commercial design.
Future Lions 2018: Call for Entries
AKQA has today announced the Call for Entries for the 13th annual Future Lions competition, the undergraduate competition to discover a new generation of creative talent and showcase inspirational and innovative thinking. The global student competition is in collaboration with the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.
True AR Challenge
WayRay is calling designers, developers, and digital creatives to create new augmented reality solutions for cars.
2018 In-House Creative Management Report
InSource and inMotionNow have released their 2018 In-House Creative Management report. According to the survey, which queried 400 marketing and creative professionals, most businesses measure and value creative work based on its impact to the business.
Double or Nothing: New Campaign Promises to Double Number of Women in Design Leadership Roles
AIGA has launched a new campaign to ultimately double the number of women leaders in design. Spearheaded by AIGA's Women Lead Initiative and a coalition of the best and brightest from Blue State Digital, Decker Design, IBM, Lippincott, Pentagram, and Quartz, Double or Nothing intends to catalyze massive change by confronting the ingrained biases that exist within the design industry.
Brand Design Conference 2018
Brand Design Research will hold inaugural 2018 Brand Design Conference on September 21-22, as part of the London Design Festival.
2018 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Submissions are now open for the 2018 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. The Awards celebrate student achievement at the intersection of technology and creativity.
Golden Pin Design Award 2018: Call for Entries
The call for entries for the 38th Golden Pin Design Award is now open. For the first time, the annual competition is open to companies from anywhere in the world. The Award specializes in huaren design - design for and within the Chinese-speaking community.
2018 San Francisco Design Week: Start Here
The 2018 San Francisco Design Week, an essential week-long city-wide festival that showcases the unique intersection of ideas, design, business & entrepreneurism that makes the Bay Area the birthplace of the future, will be held June 7-15.
The 50th edition of NeoCon, the world's leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry, will take place from June 11-13, 2018 at The Mart in Chicago.
Philadelphia Design District Officially Launches
The Philadelphia Design District officially launched this week, initiated by independent business owners in an area spanning Second and Third Street to Market and Race. This eclectic community of shops, boutiques, art galleries and bistros is a community presenting the best in creativity and design in the vibrant and dynamic neighborhood of Old City.
What I've Learned: 28 Creatives Share Career-defining Insights
What I've Learned, based on the eponymous section in Frame magazine, opens the door for readers to discover more about their favorite designers and architects.
Be Original Americas 2018 Student Design Fellowship
Be Original Americas is calling for applications for its third annual Student Design Fellowship, an unparalleled opportunity for two college students to gain real world, hands-on experience about all it takes to make, distribute, and sell great design from industry leading companies across the country.
The 8th WantedDesign will be held May 19-22 at the Terminal Stores in NY. For designers and studios, WantedDesign offers a unique platform for collaboration and development, it also broadcasts their work to an engaged audience of enthusiasts, professionals and established international manufacturers, distributors and curators.