Each month, IDSA would like to shine a little spotlight on one of our chapters that has made recent impressive contributions to the industrial design community…
If you attended the 2012 Western Design Dialogue Conference two weeks ago, we would like to let you know that much of the success of this conference is due to the hard work of Jason Morris, IDSA Western District VP, and his planning committee.
Jason’s planning committee included of the Northwest Chapter officers—all of them. This NW chapter Board grabbed hands, jumped in with both feet and came out clear on the other side. It is the collaboration and dedication like this that makes many of IDSA events so successful.
Two highlights of the weekend were the portfolio review and the Friday night networking event at Post. Finding enough professional reviewers to assist the numerous eager design students can present a challenge at IDSA’s Design Dialogue Conferences. Not this time. The all-woman team of Northwest Chapter officers kept things running smoothly and even provided a raffle item to reward one of IDSA’s professional members who volunteered his time (congratulations to Richard Bartell, IDSA on winning your new motion camera).
Between welcoming enthusiastic new students, keeping attendees on schedule, helping with Yeh Ideology’s networking workshop and assisting and reviewing at the portfolio review, this team still managed to throw an amazing Friday night party, which most of the conference attended. This event wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and funding from the NW chapter (plus sponsorship from Anvil Studios, New Deal Design and the IDSA LA chapter).
Jason Morris, IDSA Western District VP, extended his appreciation to the Northwest team saying, “Thank you so much for all of your hard work, hours, phone calls, site visits, discussions, coordination and connections to speakers. This conference wouldn't have gone so smoothly without your help. The portfolio session went great, the Post party was lively, the speakers were diverse and inspiring, and the mood was positive and exciting.”
The Northwest chapter has been historically an active entity within IDSA, and this year leaves nothing short of great expectations. This chapter leadership is made up of seven strong women in design:
Chair: Sallyann Corn, IDSA
Vice Chair: Christine Lee, IDSA
Secretary/Treasurer: Noa Dvoskin, IDSA
Social Coordinator: Beth Blair, IDSA
Social Coordinator: Karen Ng, IDSA
Social Coordinator: Vanessa Rutherford, IDSA
Social Coordinator: Joanna Clark, IDSA
IDSA readily looks forward to the Northwest chapter’s contributions to the industrial community during the rest of 2012. Stay tuned to hear from the chapter about their participation in the Seattle Design Festival and contact Sallyann Corn, IDSA to get involved.