Education is one of the foundational pillars of IDSA and at the heart of IDSA’s Design Foundation. Founded by IDSA in 2001, the Design Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization built to produce charitable and educational programming for the advancement of the industrial design profession.
Coincidentally, both winners of the 2017 industrial design education scholarships traveled from around the world to find opportunities in the United States. Meet the winners and learn more about ther journeys.
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.
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.