Did a scholarship help put you on the path to industrial design? Did an educator, professional or a conference make a crucial connection in your career? Have you influenced someone entering the ID field? Then you know how much financial support and educational initiatives can make a difference.
“Being awarded the 2015 Design Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship solidified my decision to go back to school to further my education in design,” says Natalie Quinnies, S/IDSA. “It also validates that industrial design is not only something that I have found myself becoming increasingly passionate about, but a way for me to continually challenge my understanding and outlook of the world around me.”
Since 2001, the Design Foundation has impacted many up and coming designers. And next year, it celebrates 15 years of advancing industrial design education. We want to do more. We need to do more—with your help.
Eastman Innovation Lab (EIL) is playing a key role in the 2015 IDSA International Conference. "EIL is proud to be a long-standing supporter of IDSA and its annual events," says Farrell Calabrese, IDSA, creative manager, EIL. "Dedicated to advancing innovation through design and education, EIL celebrates Future of the Future by being the design community's go-to material resource. Our goal is to help designers consider materials not as obstacles to overcome but as frontiers to be explored."
A lifetime member of IDSA who recently passed away is leaving a legacy for future generations of designers. The estate of Gerald “Jerry” Edward Proctor, L/IDSA, has donated $10,000 to IDSA’s scholarship fund. The money will be earmarked for the Design Foundation.
Proctor was from Pittsburgh. He was 81-years-old when he passed away on Jan. 14, 2015. Proctor was the organizer of IDSA’s Mid-Atlantic Chapter. Read more here about his contributions to the field of industrial design.
It's your chance to make a difference in the future of design education. The 2015 Design Foundation Auction, sponsored by Eastman Innovation Lab, will launch onsite August 19-22 at IDSA's International Conference in Seattle with several, select items that will be open to bids only at the Westin. The scheduled times are: 5-6pm and 8-9:30pm on Wednesday; 9am to 4pm on Thursday; 9am-3pm on Friday; and 9am-1pm on Saturday.