In Their Own Words...

“In the decades I’ve been a member of IDSA, the most important aspect to me has been the ability to benchmark my design perspectives and skills against my contemporaries in a professional AND social context.” —Sean Hägen, IDSA, BlackHägen Design


“For design educators, participation in IDSA is invaluable, both personally and on behalf of our students for two main reasons, each connected. Conferences (for the content and networking) and Chapter events (for the social nature and again, networking).” —David Weightman, IDSA, University of Illinois/Champaign-Urbana


“I attended my first IDSA Educators' Conference in Dearborn, MI in the late 1980s. I was brand new to teaching and I went with the hopes of making some useful contacts.  I succeeded. I made connections, I formed relationships and I made some new friends!” —Ed Dorsa, IDSA, Virginia Tech


“The Industrial Designers Society of America is and has always been the cornerstone in my professional life and career development. IDSA is about people, creative people, industrial design people." —David Dombrowski, IDSA, Pfizer