IDSA is saddened by the loss of J. Budd Steinhilber, FIDSA (1924-2021), a towering figure in industrial design history and a friend, mentor, and inspiration to many. Budd served on IDSA's Board of Directors as Treasurer/Secretary and served three times on the IDEA Jury. He was inducted into IDSA's Academy of Fellows in 1984 and won IDSA's Personal Recognition Award in 1991.
IDSA mourns the loss of Edward J. Zagorski, FIDSA from Cerro Gordo, IL. The author of Get Ten Eagles(2011) and a widely admired industrial design educator, Ed was inducted into IDSA's Academy of Fellows in 1979 and received the IDSA Education Award in 1989. Ed passed away on January 10, 2021 at age 99 ¼.
We have an exciting and comprehensive schedule of events and programming slated to span the entire year of 2021. This is all on top of the local activity you can expect from our Chapter communities across the country. Below you'll find key dates and links to more information on each of our major programs for 2021. (For advertising opportunities, view the IDSA Media Kit.)
What feels like a life-time ago we asked you to ‘Share your thoughts and ideas’ in reflection of this past year. We had a total of 100 responses from the design community, a good mix of students, faculty, administrators and practitioners.
The Industrial Designers Society of America remembers Dan Quinlan, IDSA, who passed away in late 2020. Dan was a member of the Global Consumer Design family at Whirlpool for 28 years before retiring in July.