27 Apr International Design Day 2022: Suspended in Transition
The theme for the International Council of Design’s International Design Day 2022 is “Suspended in Transition.” It expresses the odd space we currently find ourselves in, caught between the old ways of doing things which no longer fit, and new ways which have yet to be devised to meet the challenges we’re facing.
The Council has challenged designers to explore this uncomfortable space, and re-imagine the future.
To explore this theme, we asked Guild members three questions:
- How have you adjusted to the large-scale changes in how we work and interact with our clients and our communities?
- Has your perception of the role you play as a designer or illustrator changed in response to the various crises we’ve been experiencing? Has it effected how you work, what projects you want to work on, or how you wan to engage?
- How do you believe designers and illustrators are positioned to help imagine and create a better future?
International Design Day poster design by Tyra Von Zweigbergk.
Rolando Venegas: Suspended in Transition IDD 2022
Ronaldo Venegas thinks that designers and illustrators are the ones with the tools and imagination to make a positive impact....
Erica Evans: Suspended in Transition IDD 2022
Having a flexible illustrator lifestyle made the transition phase less shocking to Erica Evans, but she realizes she needs to set boundaries....
Ed Shems: Suspended in Transition IDD 2022
To help create more awareness towards underrepresented populations, Ed Shems has become much more intentional in his illustration....
Sue Jenkins: Suspended in Transition IDD 2022
Sue Jenkins believes designers can inspire and influence change through creating clear, engaging visual communication....
Jacqueline McCarthy: Suspended in Transition IDD 2022
Jacqueline McCarthy strives to work on projects that move the needle ever so slightly towards positive outcomes. ...
Wayne Mapes: Suspended in Transition IDD 2022
Wayne Mapes believes it’s critical to project positive, encouraging messages that reinforce pride in our country and its history. ...
Leanne Bowers: Suspended in Transition IDD 2022
Leanne Bowers believes that illustration can help to show the better future which can drive people to make it happen....
Melissa Whitaker: Suspended in Transition IDD 2022
Melissa Whitaker see only opportunity to create a better future and believes it’s up to designers and illustrators to show the way. ...
Rebecca Blake: Suspended in Transition IDD 2022
Design Director Rebecca Blake takes inspiration from the Graphic Artists Guild and the International Council of Design when thinking of the role designers play. ...