Every design tells a story and every story needs a hero. But being a hero isn't simply a matter of donning a cape and saving the day with a sketch. P&G's Shane Meeker talks journeys, heroes and design.
Vision Statement As a key voice of the profession, IDSA advances the positive impact of design on business and society while directly benefiting members by evolving into the world's most effective design organization.
The IDSA Gianninoto Graduate Scholarship is a $44,000 fund originally established with a $25,000 contribution by the late Francesco Gianninoto, a US package designer who began his career as a commercial artist in 1920 with no formal training and became an art director at BBD&O.
IDSA's Board of Directors may confer, by a two-thirds majority vote, a fellowship membership to a member in good standing who has earned the special respect and affection of the membership through distinguished service to the industrial design profession.
The bike is an object created by hard points that cannot be compromised—an object that has been designed, engineered and innovated against for hundreds of years. Although full of promise, the bike has yet to be adopted by the masses. In creating the ultimate urban utility bike for The Bike Design Project, we took a step back and asked ourselves, “How do we inspire everyday cycling?” In response, we focused on the experience a bike delivers, rather than seeing the bike as a stand-alone object.
At INDUSTRY, we paired our adaptive design philosophy with the craftsmanship of master titanium bike-builder Ti Cycles. Leveraging both traditional and advanced manufacturing methods, this collaboration provided us the opportunity to define what’s next in modern cycling. The result is SOLID—the first connected, 3D-printed titanium, lifestyle bike. Join us for a recap of our 8-month design/build journey, where we redefined the category of cycling.
Oved Valadez is a founding partner of INDUSTRY. He has collaborated with global brand including Nike, Starbucks, IHG Hotels, InCase, Autodesk, TDK, Coca-Cola, P&G and Intel, among others. He is an accomplished product designer and brand storyteller. Throughout his career he has crafted category busting designs and campaigns, earning him numerous awards and patents.
Valadez anticipates market and consumer shifts, translates opportunities into action and connects big ideas with results. Formally a lead designer at IDEO, Ziba Design and Kaleidoscope, he is an expert at fusing innovation with relevance, driving results year over year. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, Hypebeast, The Wall Street Journal, Core77 and Coolhunting.