IDSA Atlanta has more than 350 student and professional members from Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.  We are dedicated to sharing and elevating the creativity of the South through a number regular activities and events, and proud to say that Atlanta was the site of the IDSA International Design Conference 2017 (#IDSA17Atlanta). See News & Events below for the latest updates in the region.

Some of the activities and events that the Atlanta IDSA Chapter has sponsored include lectures, studio tours, collaborations with other design professionals and community outreach. One of our signature events is Atlanta Design Outreach, matching professional designers with high school students to engage in a unique opportunity to design and produce a prototype. This program has been extremely successful and helped students discover their talents, learn new skills, understand industrial design and the design process. 

There are a number of collegiate chapters associated with IDSA Atlanta including Auburn University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Savannah College of Art & Design.  We encourage a strong partnership between the student chapters and the Atlanta Chapter that includes Portfolio Reviews and other educational and social events. 

We invite you to join us for inspiration, collaboration and fun!

Atlanta News & Events

  • IDSA ATL: Making + Manufacturing
    Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 7:00pm

    IDSA ATL is teaming up with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers to show you a glimpse of the Atlanta maker...
  • IDSA ATL - September Brew Crew
    Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

    Once a month we will be meeting at a local brewery after work to discuss a design topic. For September, we...

  • IDSA ATL - Designers Against Humanity
    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

    On Tuesday, September 10th, IDSA Atlanta and OpenIDEO Atlanta Chapter are working together to bring you...

  • IDSA ATL - August Brew Crew
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

    Once a month IDSA ATL will be meeting at a local brewery after work to discuss a design topic. Our August...

  • IDSA ATL - Y'allywood: Design in the Movies
    Friday, July 26, 2019 - 7:00pm

    Ready for this summer’s design blockbuster? IDSA Atlanta is hosting “Y’allywood: Design in the Movies”, a...


Sarah Brand, IDSA, Chair
Kevin Shankwiler, IDSA, Co-Chair
Veronica Orecchia, IDSA, Board Member
Chelsea Robinson, IDSA, Board Member