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  • new member

    Since 2003, Shenzhen has become a leading "culture-based city" in the world. Efforts to give value to the creative sectors in China have boosted China's economy enormously by valuing the impact of intangible resources over natural ones. ico-D welcomes Shenzhen City of Design Promotion Association (SPDA) as our newest Promotional Member.
  • save the date!

    ico-D is pleased to announce that the ico-D AGM and the ico-D Platform Meeting will take place in Beijing in September 2018.
  • world design day

    This year's theme will continue the Council's support for programmes on kids and design and early design education. World Design Day will be celebrated worldwide on 27 April 2018. Special thanks to Peter Bankov for his design of this year's logo!
  • ADAA

    Since the competition was reoriented to the goal of ‘launching student careers’ almost three years ago, both winners and participants have had their careers hot-wired and are making a name for themselves in the design world.

the International Council of Design leading creatively

ico-D promotes design excellence and upholds the importance of design as a key medium for progressive social change
Our vision, mission and core values are manifested through initiatives carried out in collaboration with our Members, who makeup an expert, multidisciplinary network of organizations, designers and stakeholders.

Design is everywhere

ico-D has members in over 65 countries, from Australia through Zimbabwe
Our Members create a unified voice for the global design community and drive high level dialogue about Design's leading role in society, culture and the economy.