WantedDesign is a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the local and international creative community throughout the year.

Celebrating design education and and the young creatives

In place of its traditional in-person May events showcasing the work of design students as part of WantedDesign Brooklyn, WantedDesign presents this spring the WantedDesign Online International Schools Show, May 12 – June 12, 2021, featuring work from more than 180 students from 15 international design schools in a lively online experience.  

The online exhibition will be paired with programming including the Conscious Design Awards with Metropolis magazine, a panel discussion co-hosted with Clever podcast to kick off the International Schools Show and the Emerging Designer Showcase presented with Be Original Americas.

“Since 2012, we have been more and more passionate about collaborating with design educators to make  WantedDesign a platform that stay relevant, complementing what students learn at school and offer them what a school can not teach: An immersion into the professional world, guidance to find their personal path and what they want to pursue, opportunities to build their international network. More than ever in 2021, our goal is to have students and faculties alike benefiting from international connections to create friendships and initiate exchanges and partnerships.” comment Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, co-founders of WantedDesign.

Below is the list of 2021 WantedDesign Online Directory

Design Schools Directory 2021

The Faculty of Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw was founded in 1977. Our programme follows holistic thinking about design. It combines product design, visual communication and fashion design with market knowledge, technology, social sciences, art and culture. The three fundamental pillars of our programme are design, art and theory. DesignFuture is the new MA programme. Its aim is to direct research and design towards our main goal that is the restoration of harmony between humanity and nature. This strategic goal requires sensitivity to social issues as well as synergy with developing technologies in order to build a new and ethical economy. Research and teaching concentrates around three wide, evolving, current subject areas: society, culture and the planet and their interconnectedness.

Instagram: @wydzial_wzornictwa
Facebook: AkademiaSztukPieknychwWarszawie

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ArtCenter College of Design

ArtCenter College of Design

Pasadena, California, United States.

ArtCenter College of Design offers a new model for art and design education in the 21st century. Our visionary approach is based on the College’s conservatory-like approach to teaching and learning; a desire for rich, intercultural and transdisciplinary dialogue; and a mandate to provide students innovative learning and making spaces.

Instagram: @artcenteredu
Facebook: Artcenteredu
Twitter: artcenteredu

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The School of Industrial + Graphic Design at Auburn University resides in the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction. Both programs are nationally recognized and the industrial design programs, graduate and undergraduate, remain as the only degree programs of their type in Alabama. Auburn has intentionally crafted distinct Foundation studios for 1st and 2nd year students. While there is certainly some overlap in content (color, 2D composition, 3D form development), the projects are able to focus on discipline specific deliverables and learning outcomes.

Instagram: @au_sigd
Facebook: AuburnSIGD
Twitter: auindd

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Central Saint Martins, UAL (CSM) is internationally renowned for the creative energy of its students, staff and graduates; and has an exceptional reputation for educating foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and research students in arts, design and performance. UAL is second in the QS rankings of the top art and design universities in the world. Product, Ceramic & Industrial Design brings together four courses of study to engage in design through materiality and materiality through design: BA Product & Industrial Design, BA Ceramic Design, MA Industrial Design, MA Design Furniture, Ceramics and Jewellery.

Instagram: @csm_pcid
Twitter: shape_the_world

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CENTRO Mexico

CENTRO Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico.

CENTRO is an urban model for higher education in design, architecture, digital media and film in Mexico City. It focuses on the critical role of creativity in analyzing and resolving problems of varied complexity in diverse contexts, using a human centered and system-oriented approach. Through a specialized and personalized educational model, CENTRO forms creative experts with a socially conscious, sustainable, and entrepreneurial perspective. It offers 7 undergraduate and 20 graduate degree programs to future generations of creative leaders in Mexico and beyond.

Instagram: @centro_u
Facebook: Centro.edu.mx
Twitter: centro_news

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ENSCI-Les Ateliers became the first school entirely devoted to design in France, it has been ranked first among French “Art and Design” training institutions in the annual QS World University Rankings. Today, it is ranked 22nd among the 800 best schools and universities in the world. Two diplomas are offered in initial training: Textile designer and Industrial Designer, each at Master level. In the field of Continuing Education, ENSCI delivers two Specialized Masters, accredited by the “Conference des Grandes Écoles”, as well as a post-graduate degree and a new Master of Science in Biomimicry.

Instagram: @ensci_les_ateliers_paris
Facebook: ENSCILesAteliers
Twitter: ensci_paris

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Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art offers a wide range of programs in design and contemporary crafts across nine major courses of study. With innovation and excellence as the main focus, students are encouraged to pursue an interdisciplinary approach within and outside the school. Ensaama’s interdisciplinary curriculum links applied arts with the demands of businesses so as to shine an innovative light on daily life and the world of tomorrow. The schools’s many education partners, both practitioners and companies, open up employment opportunities and are key to the success of its students.

Facebook: Ensaamaparis
Twitter: ensaama

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Escuela de Comunicación Mónica Herrera

Escuela de Comunicación Mónica Herrera

Santa Tecla, El Salvador.

Escuela de Comunicación Mónica Herrera’s mission is to promote learning experiences to form innovative and creative entrepreneurs who will shape the future and transform the environment around them. Our Strategic Designers are capable of analyzing the needs of an organization through the study and research of external and internal trends and empathic user centered processes, seeking and detecting innovative opportunities, applying Design methodologies to ideate, prototype and implement sustainable solutions and leading multidisciplinary teams.

Instagram: @ecmhsv
Facebook: Escuela de Comunicación Mónica Herrera
Twitter: ECMHsv

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With its Bachelor and Master programs in Fine Arts, Cinema, Interior Architecture, Space Design, Visual Communication, Media and Interaction Design, Fashion, Watch & Accessory Design, HEAD – Genève is considered as one of the leading universities of art and design in Europe. Its campus in the heart of the city welcomes more than 700 students from 40 different countries. The MA in Media Design addresses the technological and societal challenges generated by artificial intelligence and new interfaces, and is equally of interest for graphic or industrial designers, general engineers or computer engineers.

Instagram: @headgeneve
Facebook: Head.geneve
Twitter: headgeneve

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Ibero Ciudad de México

Ibero Ciudad de México

Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico

Ibero is recognized as one of the best private universities in Mexico. IberoDiseño was the first Design School in Mexico City, with over 7000 alumni working for the creative industries. Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Interactive, Fashion and Textile Design are its current programs. Its state of the art installations and experienced teachers guarantee the best Design Academic offer in the country. In order to face contemporary problems our students and teachers work in real projects with industry, ONG’s and entrepreneurs. We aim to provide solutions that add value through Design, and look at our future designers as agents of change that are ready to join the professional practice of Design in the global landscape. In August 2021 we will be launching new programs according to the new challenges humanity faces.

Instagram: @ibero_cdmx
Facebook: Laibero
Twitter: IBERO_mx

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IED Madrid

IED Madrid

Madrid, Spain.

IED Madrid is a design school that is part of the prestigious international design network IED (Istituto Europeo di Design). With Italian DNA, it runs more than 25 years of experience in Madrid. The education offered combines the culture and history of this city with a special focus on sustainable development, technology, new lifestyles, and master craftsmanship. With the bachelor’s degrees in Product Design and Interior Design in 2020, it has participated in several design exhibitions and awards as the Dubai Global Grad Show, the Artsthread Global Graduation Show -with three selected projects and an award from the public in product design-, or the iF Design Talent Award -with three finalists in the categories of interior design, home design, and industrial design, with a Best of the Year.

Instagram: @headgeneve
Facebook: IEDmadrid
Twitter: headgeneve

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Istituto Europeo di Design is currently the only Higher Education Institution in the creative field to have maintained a completely Italian identity over time. IED launches innovative training projects every year in the fields of Design, Fashion, Visual Arts and Communication, developing new forms of learning and designing new models for interpreting the future. Today, IED is committed to ensuring that its students will be the future new interpreters of the universal language of design, professionals able to decipher new complexities and, interacting with all disciplines, identify solutions to enhance the quality of human life.

Instagram: @ied_milano
Facebook: Iedmilan

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Partner of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Nantes, L’École de design Nantes Atlantique is a private institution for higher education dedicated to design professions, in association with the University of Nantes. The MDes Transcultural Design / Le Studio France is a two year postgraduate program that encourages the exploration of French culture in an applied interdisciplinary context. The program revolves around the acquisition of methodological tools from Design Thinking, promoting a comprehensive and user-centered approach to design projects.

Instagram: @lecoledesign
Facebook: Lecoledesign
Twitter: lecoledesign

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Parsons School of Design

Parsons School of Design

New York City, New York, United States.

Parsons School of Design enables students to develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a rapidly changing society. Students collaborate with peers throughout The New School, industry partners, and communities around the world and in New York City, a global center of art, design, and business. Encompassing a unique confluence of design disciplines, the School of Constructed Environments nurtures and guides tomorrow’s leaders in socially and environmentally sustainable, technologically innovative buildings, interiors, lighting, and products.

Instagram: @parsonsschoolofdesign
Facebook: Parsonsthenewschool
Twitter: parsonsdesign

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Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

New York City, New York, United States.

The Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design at Pratt Institute has consistently ranked as one of the top interior design programs in the country, and is considered to be one of the most prominent and influential in the discipline. The program prepares students to engage in critical inquiry with an explorative capacity which establishes them as innovators in the field of interior design, pointing to the larger potentials of professional practice, design education, and research affecting the interior environment.

Instagram: @prattinstitute
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Rhode Island School of Design | RISD

Rhode Island School of Design | RISD

Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Furniture Design at Rhode Island School of Design is an expansive discipline, where students synthesize ideas about what furniture is, what it’s for, how it’s made, what it’s made of, and what potential it has for artists and designers. The department’s curriculum emphasizes hands-on work to foster skills with a variety of tools, techniques and technologies, and challenges students to develop ethical, sensitive, and knowledgeable use of materials. Useful objects are viewed as important expressions of culture, with the functional expectations one brings to an object understood as both an opportunity for innovation and a point to diverge from. Furniture Design students investigate some of the most important questions facing designers today—from how to take advantage of changing technologies and new materials, to how to respond to variable economic conditions and evolving lifestyles.

Instagram: @risd1877
Facebook: Risd1877
Twitter: risd

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Rochester Institute of Technology | RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology | RIT

Rochester, New York, United States.

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Vignelli Center for Design Studies is an international hub for education, research, collaboration and advocacy which expands the scope of the programs in the College of Art and Design’s School of Design. The facility houses the archive of renowned designers Lella and Massimo Vignelli, whose works are icons of international design.

Instagram: @rittigers
Facebook: RITfb
Twitter: RITtigers

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School of the Art Institute of Chicago | SAIC

School of the Art Institute of Chicago | SAIC

Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Since its founding in 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers, and scholars. With a fine arts graduate program ranking among the top programs in the United States by U.S. News and World Report, the School provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate, and postbaccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create bold ideas. The Designed Objects program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago focuses on the critical rethinking of the object.

Instagram: @saicpics
Facebook: Saic.admissions
Twitter: saic_news

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School of Visual Arts | SVA

School of Visual Arts | SVA

New York City, New York, United States.

The MFA in Products of Design at SVA is an immersive, two-year graduate program that creates exceptional practitioners for leadership in the shifting terrain of design. We educate heads, hearts and hands to reinvent systems and catalyze positive change. Graduates emerge with confidence, methods, experience and strong professional networks. They gain the skills necessary to excel in senior positions at top design firms and progressive organizations, create ingenious enterprises of their own, and become lifelong advocates for the power of design.

Instagram: @svanyc
Facebook: SchoolOfVisualArts
Twitter: SVA_News

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Strate School of Design

Strate School of Design

Sèvres, France.

Fully recognized by the French State and ranking among the top French design schools, Strate has established itself among the 60 best design establishments in the world (Business Week).

Starting with 18 students 28 years ago, the campus is now welcoming 750 motivated future designers. Since 2010, we have moved to Sèvres (Greater Paris area) on a brand new 3000 m2 campus where we offer 6 curriculums (Master in Product, Interaction, Identity, Mobility, Space Design and Bachelor for Modellers). Moreover Strate opened campuses in Bangalore (India), Singapore and Lyon (France).

Member of the Cumulus group and the WDO, Strate enjoys a partnership with 59 leading design schools in the world.

Our ambitions are as large as they are simple: we want to train dedicated professionals, whose work is focused on the human and sustainable dimension of design as well as on the needs and desires of the people around them.

Instagram: @strateecolededesign
Facebook: Strateinternational
Twitter: StrateDesign

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The University of the Arts | UArts

The University of the Arts | UArts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

University of the Arts became the largest institution of its kind in the nation, offering programs in design, fine arts, media arts, crafts, music, dance, theater and writing. It now features 30 undergraduate arts majors, 15 graduate programs and the nation’s first PhD program in Creativity. University of the Arts’ mission is simple: to advance human creativity. The Master of Design in Product Design is a program that explores the nature of materials, products and manufacturing from a regional and global perspective, using Philadelphia’s urban core as a laboratory for design intervention and innovation.

Instagram: @uartsmdespd
Facebook: Uarts
Twitter: uarts

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Universidad de Medellín | UdeM

Universidad de Medellín | UdeM

Medellín, Colombia.

The School of Design of Universidad de Medellín was founded in 2017 as the first school of Arts at the University, seeking to captivate avant-garde thoughts, logical and creative own dynamics of new educational trends. It is postulated as a method of action based on the human faculty to assume its interventions holistically, and thus, be able to translate, materialize and adapt its environment with practicality to individual or collective needs from the following fields of knowledge: Space Design Management, Fashion and Textile Design Management and Product Design Management.

Instagram: @diseno_udem
Facebook: Disenoudem
Twitter: UdeMedellin_

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