Redesign of Loon Kayak, 2015 (by Mat Cardinali, IDSA)
Perhaps Maine is not the first state that comes to mind when one thinks about industrial design. Outside of states with prominent industrial design schools in the Northeast, such as New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, Maine is set apart, but certainly not to be counted out.
While designers start with similar skillsets early in the career, we adapt and grow based on the job need, and we may become professionals in a different niche. This survey was gathered to be a piece of helpful information and a resource for our professional community and young designers.
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.