IDSA Names Nominations Committee led by George McCain, FIDSA

Dec 9 2014 - 9:29pm

George McCain — Nominations Committee Chairman
George McCain, FIDSA, principal at McCainDesign and a graduate of the ID program at the University of Washington (BA, 1969), retired after 38 years as an Industrial Designer at Fluke Corp. where his career culminated as Corporate Design Manager and included three years as Industrial Design Manager at Fluke Nederland in Holland. McCain has been issued nine US Design Patents and his work has been recognized with awards from the IDSA/BusinessWeek IDEA, iF Hannover and the JIDPO Good Design Award, among others, and McCain was included in the Smithsonian, Cooper Hewitt Museum’s Inaugural National Design Triennial (2001) for his work on the Fluke 180 Series Digital Multimeter. He has been involved in IDSA at both the local and national level, as an officer in the Northwest Chapter, IDSA, from 1980-1986, as Western District Vice President, as member of the Board of Directors, as President of the Design Foundation and is an IDSA Fellow. From 2002 to 2012, he was an Affiliate Associate Professor in the ID program at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA.


Katherine McCoy, FIDSA
Katherine has been a senior lecturer at Illinois Institute of Technology's Institute of Design in Chicago since 1995, following 24 years as co-chair of the Department of Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and an appointment as visiting distinguished professor of the Royal College of Art in London from 1992-1996. McCoy's career started at Unimark International in 1967, followed by work as a graphic designer for Chrysler Corporation's Corporate Identity Office, Omnigraphics of Boston and Designers & Partners of Detroit. In 1971 McCoy and her husband, Michael, became co-chairs of Cranbrook's Department of Design and formed the design consultancy McCoy & McCoy. She became known for her graphic design for the Art Academy, especially for posters and academic and museum catalogs.

Mariah Hay, IDSA
IDSA didn’t know it, but the day Mariah Hay accepted her position as Director of Communications at Georgia Regional Hospital, a state psychiatric hospital, was the day she would become fascinated with the unshakable need for design in the healthcare industry. After completing her masters of fine arts in Industrial Design, Hay worked her way through positions in soft goods, social media, interaction design, UX, and even advertising. However, Hay was never satisfied until she accepted her current position as Design Manager at VHA in their Innovation Practices Group under Platforms and Analytics. She investigates problems faced by acute-care hospitals and designs solutions to make transformative change in their organizations. Hay also teaches graduate level classes in Design Management at SCAD.

David Klein, IDSA
Dave Klein, an Associate Professor of ID at Metro State University of Denver, believes the best use of technology and design is toward human development, and that the tools we have created offer many new solutions to old human problems. Klein has written and presented internationally on design and technology, and his travels include a tour of the top design schools in Denmark, Education First tours to central and eastern Europe and the Japanese Studies Institute at San Diego State University. He was a visiting academic scholar at the Beijing Academy of Science and Technology and attended Fulbright-Hayes Seminars in Czech and Slovak Republics. 

Nancy Perkins, FIDSA
Women In Design Section Co-Chair: 1992
Nancy is a fellow and has been a member of IDSA for 36 years. She is currently president at Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind. Among her many acomplishments was the co-founding of the Woman's Section of IDSA in the early 90s.


Paul Magee, IDSA
Paul Magee, IDSA, is currently Director of Industrial Design, NA for Crown Equipment Corp. Prior to joining Crown, he was Director of Strategic Design for Diebold, where he led the team charged with Diebold’s user experience efforts, encompassing industrial design, human factors, accessibility, usability as well as visual brand, multimedia, and graphic design efforts. He has served on the IDSA Board of Directors for four years, both as Mideast District VP, as well as Secretary/Treasurer. He has received multiple awards in the areas of design, innovation and marketing, and has been issued over 60 design and utility patents. Magee graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology.