Though Kentucky is most famous for its production of bourbon, it is also home to thriving pockets of manufacturing, entrepreneurial startups, creative consultancies, and technology incubators. Within the Lexington and Louisville metro areas, you’ll find nationally renowned consumer product companies such as GE Appliances, Brown Jordan International, Kenmark Optical, Big Ass Fans, and Lexmark. Organizations currently nurturing design and innovation include the Louisville Graphic Design Association, Forge, Venture Connectors, University of Louisville’s Nucleus Innovation Park, and the yearly IdeaFestival Conference.
Our chapter’s mission is to foster a local and regional design community by connecting design professionals and businesses relating to the product development industry. Together we are growing as a lively and successful IDSA chapter, which strengthens its members through educational events and expands the recognition of design in the community.
If you have information to share with the Kentucky ID community or ideas for events, please contact our chapter officers.
Kentucky News & Events
Make & Bake Session
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 5:30pm
What's better than enjoying pizza with friends and having fun? How about enjoying pizza from an artisan pizza oven...
IDSA Members Make the Case for ID at University of Kentucky
A longtime IDSA member is taking the lead in trying to start industrial design undergraduate and graduate programs...
Flame Run Event Recap
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 6:00pm
Thanks to Brook White, Eric Niederstadt and apprentice John for hosting our IDSA chapter as well as the AIGA at...
And the Winners Are...
The latest term of IDSA's Board of Directors is in effect as...
IDSA Co-Creation 101 Workshop
Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 11:45pm
What is the event about?
Everyone is creative in their own way, but how to do you unlock creativity from the...