WantedDesign is a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the local and international creative community throughout the year. Its two marquee events are held in New York during NYCxDESIGN.

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Q&A with Winner of Best Conscious Design Award 2020: Julia Liverton for HanD Pen

WantedDesign’s Best Conscious Design Award for 2020 went to Julia Liverton of Pratt Institute (USA) for her project HanD Pen, an ergonomically designed insulin pen. We interviewed the winners of the Conscious Design Awards to learn more about their projects, their design interests and why the notion of “conscious design” is important to them. Julia…

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French-American Online Design Schools Workshop

A 72-Hour Online Design CharetteWednesday May 27th – Friday May 29th, 2020How can design respond to the current worldwide public health challenge?Design Students 🇫🇷+🇺🇸 collaborated on design for an emergency Co-led by Sophie Larger of ENSAD (France) and Allan Chochinov director, SVA Products of Design (USA)Presented by The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York,…

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Conscious Design Awards: Best Design Student Projects 2020

Supporting design students who are experiencing a great challenge in graduating and starting their professional lives in the context of this pandemic is one of WantedDesign’s top priorities. As most schools have a digital presentation of their student projects available, WantedDesign maintained its annual “Conscious Design” Best Student Projects Awards and opened it to all…

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Congratulations to WantedDesign NYCxDESIGN Awards 2020 winners and honorees

WantedDesign congratulates all their designers and studios recognized by the annual NYCxDESIGN Awards as winners and honorees. In a virtual ceremony on May 18th, Interior Design magazine editor-in-chief Cindy Allen announced the winners. Maung Maung Mirrors, Nina ChoWINNER – Accessories Product CategoryAmerican Design Honors 2020 recipientninacho.com Emerging designers selected for Launch Pad 2020, presented by…

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[Live Conversation] Eco-Solidarity

Presented with Polish Cultural Institute New York. Hosted by Jaime Derringer of Design Milk, with designer Tomek Rygalik, the founder of TRE Product and Studio Rygalik, and faculty at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw; Joel Towers, Parsons School of Design; and Carolina Rubio-MacWright, Touching Land. Carolina Rubio-MacWrightTomek RygalikJoel TowersJaime Derringer Eco-Solidarity is a…

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[Live Conversation] Reinvention Time: Life Stories of Renewal & Realignment

Caroline Baumann, former Director, Cooper Hewitt, leading a lively conversation with 4 dynamic “originals” in the design world who have shifted their missions and re-imagined their life and their work. Moderated by Caroline Baumann, Changemaker, former Director, Cooper Hewitt Museum; with John Edelman, Consultant; former CEO, Design Within Reach; Bruce Mau, Chief Design Officer, Freeman;…

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[Live Conversation] Learning During a Pandemic

Leadership insights and best practices that can help sustain other art/design schools. A conversation hosted by Amy Devers of Clever, with Rosanne Somerson, President of RISD; Samuel Hoi, President of MICA and Lorne Buchman, President of ArtCenter. Rosanne Somerson, RISDSamuel Hoi, MICALorne Buchman, ArtCenterAmy Devers, Clever We discussed during the live conversation some of the…

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Wanted Interiors Online

“RIT’s Interior Design junior studio, Exhibition and Merchandising Design, charged 20 students with creating avant-garde themed proposals for the 2020 Wanted Interiors installation at WantedDesign Manhattan. To help celebrate the 10th year of WantedDesign, in its new venue, students were challenged to make an unforgettable lounge space with a distinct identity and fresh perspective where…

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[Live Conversation] Design – Not Guns

A conversation presented by Amy Devers of Clever and co-hosted by Jerry Helling of Bernhardt Design, with Roberto Juárez from El Salvador. This is the story of how design is making the world a better place, one street at a time, in the most impoverished gang ravaged neighborhoods in El Salvador. Designer Roberto Juárez, co-founder…

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