Fabian Malmhagen, IDSA is a Swedish Industrial Designer raised in China, Austria, and Germany. He joined IDSA last year and, as a result, has gotten to know several talented people in New York City where is currently attending Parsons School of Design. Of the impact IDSA has, Fabian says, “The IDSA community has put me in contact with designers I normally would not have access to.”
Tom KraMer, BFA, IDSA is the President and CEO and a product development design engineer at Kablooe Design, a Minneapolis MN based product design and development company. He has been a member of IDSA for 30+ years and sites that the IDSA conferences, learning, information exposure, and community have been a practical grounding to keep him plugged in to the world of design throughout his career.
On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, IDSA's Executive Director presented the annual membership meeting and year in review. During this session, Chris Livaudais, IDSA provided a look back on our 2021 performance as well as updates on how the association has been navigating its exit from the COVID-19 pandemic. This annual event is an important moment to share information with IDSA membership in a public forum about the current and future status of our Society. Thank you to those who attended this event live in Seattle, Washington as part of the International Design Conference.
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is shining a spotlight on the uprising of women in Iran after the killing of Mahsa Amini in Iranian police custody, and giving a platform to one of our members, Mina.
The winners of the 2022 IDSA Awards were revealed live on September 14, 2022, as part of IDSA's annual International Design Conference (IDC)® in Seattle, WA.
The awards ceremony, held in person at Benaroya Hall and livestreamed to a virtual audience, was hosted by ClayVon Lowe, IDSA, At-Large Director of Awards on IDSA’s Board of Directors and Chair of IDSA’s Awards Committee.
The International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)® 2022 Ceremony & Gala, held at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA on September 12, 2022 and produced by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)®, included the grand unveiling of the placements of this year’s Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Special IDEA winners.
2022 was the second year in a row that IDEA received the most entries in the competition’s history, going back to 1980. Rising above a sea of other design awards programs, the prestigious IDEA remains the gold standard.
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) congratulates Randy Bartlett, IDSA on his retirement from teaching after 29 years at Auburn University's School of Industrial + Graphic Design (SIGD).
A Bauhaus Quasi Endowed Professor, Bartlett established SIGD's Collaborative Studio Abroad program in 1996. He's been the director of this program for 26 years, leading design students on annual trips across Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Sofia von Hauske, IDSA, an industrial designer at Friends of, recently partnered with the toy store CAMP to help with their first Disney collaboration. Sofia led the project from ideation all the way to manufacturing.