Jason Belaire, IDSA
Belworld Creative, Inc.
To compliment his 25+ years as a successful industrial designer, entrepreneur, and investor, Jason Belaire is an overall design advocate. He has spent almost seven years on the Board Of Directors for the IDSA as District Vice President for the Western U.S. and now serves in the role of Director At Large – Conferences. Some of his core competencies are to research, develop, and curate conference experiences for the design community and broaden the conference portfolio for IDSA. This includes the 2019 “SOLD OUT” International Design Conference (IDC) located in Chicago. As part of the curation process, Jason has to directly communicate with some of the world’s top designers and creatives. He engages them with in-depth conversations that lead to a knowledge base that is unique to the design community regarding cultural trends, inclusivity + diversity, and overall organizational sustainability.
Part of the general responsibilities of serving on the BOD of the IDSA is to constantly advocate on behalf of Industrial Design. As a result, Jason organized, curated, and emceed the 2018 Denver Design Week, which is regarded as the most successful DDW thus far. Belaire also sits on the Advisory Board for Struktur Events (Outdoor Industry Design Conference), the Advisory Board for Denver Does Design, and The ONE Club, constantly promoting IDSA in each effort.
Nine years ago, Belaire helped co-create and is currently managing all design content for the Trend and Design Center for the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show (the world’s largest trade show for the outdoor industry). Additionally, Belaire consults with various design programs at local universities in the Rocky Mountain region. In this role, he provides educational strategies that push the status quo and offer new ways of looking at academia, in order to better provide future designers with the tools and opportunities for optimum success. He also was invited to judge the 2019 Taipei International Design Awards program, and will be giving a presentation on “Emotional Intelligence + Critical Thinking” in Taiwan. Belaire recently fulfilled his tenure as Presidential Advisory Board for the AIGA of Colorado, where he advised the local Colorado BOD on best practices and how to retain members and board positions.
In Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he lived for nearly seven years, Belaire engaged in all things design-related. He attended design events put on by the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), as well as events put on by the Ministry of Modernization, Innovation, and Technology of the City of Buenos Aires, the CMDI. The level of networking Belaire experienced while living in Argentina enabled him to connect with the leaders of top international organizations, businesses, and various consulates. This left him with a deep understanding and respect for culture and language, which he relies to this day.
As a creative resource, Belaire would provide industrial design services, design strategy, and product development for high-profile global clients in categories ranging from commercial/consumer products such as lighting, technical mountaineering tents, HVAC specific packs, various lifestyle products, lightweight and durable technical backpacks, and technical children’s products. Jason strategically works with clients to create “environmentally” positive changes, inter-design cultural development. and overall Design Thinking principles. He is an Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker & Presenter, Conference Chair, Content Creator, Creative Cultural Director at Large, Industrial Designer, Product Manager, Graphic + Brand Language Developer, and Packaging Designer.