"It was such a great, intimate event and I left feeling so invigorated about design and our ID women community," says Grace Lee, IDSA, of the IDSA Women in Design Fireside Chat with Cameron Campbell, IDSA.
The IDSA Life member known as the "Godfather of New Zealand industrial design," (Alban) Gifford Jackson, has died at the age of 93. The Designers Institute of New Zealand says Jackson's "gentlemanly manner, professional skills and generous mentorship were greatly valued by clients and colleagues."
Charlotte, NC-based BOLTgroup is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Staffers marked the occassion with a barbeque at Lake Wylie. The firm was founded in 1985, and within a few years, named by ID magazine as one of the Top 40 Design Innovators in the United States. BOLTgroup recently added several talented designers and secured new clients coast-to-coast, from New York City, to Grand Rapids, MI, to Los Angeles.
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.