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Turkey

İstanbul Gelisim University
Educational

Contact Info

Faculty of Fine Arts
Cihangir quarter, Şehit Piyade Onbaşı Murat Şengöz street No:8
Avcılar
,
İstanbul
34315
 
Turkey
T:
902124227000

Official Contact

Prof. Durdu Kamuran Güçlü
T:
902124227000224

ico-D Liaison

Mr. Metin Kuş
T:
905327236814

Member Profile

Our Founder Foundation "Growth Education Culture, Health and Social Service Foundation" in 2008, Istanbul Gelisim Vocational School was established. 2008 was established Vocational High School and Education-Teaching started. İstanbul Gelisim University; • 3 institutes including Social Sciences, Science and Health Sciences Institute; • 3 faculties including Engineering and Architecture, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Faculty of Fine Arts; • 4 College of Health Sciences, Applied Science, Foreign Languages, Physical Education and Sports College; • Education is continuing with 2 vocational schools including Health Services, İstanbul Gelisim Vocational School. Faculty of Fine Arts was established in 2011. It aims to enable design students to be creative and visionary individuals. It is aimed to teach the students theoretically and practically the artistic and professional information required in the design areas. Our mission; Scientific and technological developments, each field is to develop original individuals who are confident, scientific, contemporary and universal thinking, possessing team consciousness and ethical values, equipped with critical thinking ability, equipped with social responsibility awareness, and looking forward to the future with hope, determination and belief.
Year Founded:
2011
Language of Operations:
Turkish
Other Language:
English
Istanbul Medipol University
Educational

Contact Info

Visual Communication Design
Kavacık Mah. Ekinciler Cad. No:19
İstanbul
,
Kavacık/Beykoz
34810
 
Turkey
T:
00902165212377

Official Contact

Prof. Atilla Dikbaş

ico-D Liaison

Dr. Mehves Cetinkaya Sendas
T:
00902166815100
5655

Member Profile

Istanbul Medipol University, Communication Design Department aims to create a collaborative environment for education where theoretical knowledge and practical skills will be combined in order to create successful visual communication design projects. Students of Communcation Design Programme will have a comprehensive understanding of socail sciences starting from their first projects and acknowledge the importance of the target audience they are aiming at. The curriculum with an emphasis on socail sciences and design research from early on will provide a sensitivity on the students to their surrounding environment.
Year Founded:
2009
Language of Operations:
Turkish
Other Language:
English
Izmir University of Economics
Educational

Contact Info

Department of Visual Communication Design
Sakarya Caddesi No:156 Balçova
Izmir
,
-
35330
 
Turkey
T:
902324885307

Official Contact

Dr. Zeynep Arda
T:
902324885302

ico-D Liaison

Dr. Gökhan Mura
T:
902324885334

Member Profile

Izmir University of Economics, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design aims at shaping the new generation of design professionals and industry leaders with critical thinking skills, enabling them to contribute to a sustainable community and environment through design-oriented research and innovative practices. A growing international network of institutions is being shaped with a strong focus on diversity, not only looking for different design approaches and teaching methodologies but also cultural and social diversity. Active in promoting new collaborations, the biggest effort is in maintaining long-term win-win situations. Several academic activities such as conferences, seminars, workshops, technical trips, exhibitions are carried out by the faculty. Through EKOTAM (Center for Design Research and Practices) both academic staff and students have the chance to undertake professional projects and gain hands-on experience in design practice Main research areas can be listed as follows: Urban Design and City Planning, Preservation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage, Design History, Fashion Design, Design Management, Materials Science, Semiotics, Yacht Design, Environmental Design, Learning Environments, Design Education.
Year Founded:
2001
Language of Operations:
English
Other Language:
Turkish
Özyeğin University
Educational

Contact Info

Communication Design
Nisantepe Mah. Orman Sok. No:13 Alemdağ Çekmeköy
Istanbul
34794
 
Turkey
T:
90 216 564 9484

Dean

Dr. Orhan Hacıhasanoğlu
T:
90 216 5649400

Liaison

Simge Esin Orhun
T:
90 216 564 9484

Member Profile

Found under the Faculty of Architecture and Design in 2013, the Department of Communication Design aims to educate students on the principles, theories and the practice of communication design. The areas encompassed by the program consist of information architecture, interactive design for varying technological platforms, multi-media applications, new generation of communication technologies and tools, game design, digital publishing, and spatial communication practices. These subjects are supported by a variety of theoretical and practical courses, which include digital image making, typography, animation, video production, programming, innovation in communication design and, e-business and commerce systems. The goal of the department is to convey the necessary knowledge and the experience for developing problem solving methods with deliberate account of user behavior, and help students to develop designs that makes use of sound, image and text in order to create effective communication. The department intends to contribute to the field by educating experts and researchers in communication design discipline for diverse areas of study and practice through its flexible modular program that is developed according to the needs of the sector. In parallel to this purpose, the curriculum is not only shaped to give a strong background in communication design, but is also enriched by the modular program that offers tracks on game design, digital publishing and art direction, and interactive media design which will provide in-depth knowledge to students to advance in a personally focused field. The mutual support with other departments of the faculty also enhances our program by making it possible to meet with varying approaches, tendencies and strategies; thus, attain interdisciplinary knowledge. Our graduates will have improved skills in creative thinking, be able to produce multi-media objects in diverse technological platforms, have sufficient knowledge in design management and entrepreneurship, and most importantly have a “designer’s vision”. With a global understanding in design, we aim to educate our students to become resourceful and innovative designers as well as entrepreneurs in the field of communication design, who can take responsibility both in research and applied work, approach to the design discipline as a strategic process, collaborate with other fields, and go beyond to discover and create what doesn’t exist yet.
Year Founded:
2007
Language of Operations:
English
TOBB UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Educational

Contact Info

VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN
Söğütözü Cad. No:43
ANKARA
,
-
06560
 
Turkey
T:
903122924000

Official Contact

Mrs. Hülya İz Bölükloğlu
T:
903122924562

ico-D Liaison

Mr. Vedat Güntay
T:
903122924524

Member Profile

TOBB Economics and Technology University (TOBB ETU) was founded on july 2003 by TOBB (Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, in Turkish) as a non-profit founded with a keen interest to educate a new generation of students who will become the leaders of community with their spirit of entrepreneurship and are well prepared with a balanced theoretical knowledge and practical experience. TOBB ETU is the only university in Turkey applying cooperative education (co-op) model. University life is based on a tri-semester system and alternative cycles of academic and practical learning for the sophomore, junior and senior level students. The students are aimed to have strong theoretical knowledge, an awareness of the latest technologies in their fields.
Year Founded:
2003
Language of Operations:
TURKISH
Other Language:
ENGLISH
Turkish Society of Graphic Designers
Professional

Contact Info

Ortaklar cad., Bahceler sok.
17/4 Mecidiyekoy, Sisli
Istanbul
34394
 
Turkey
T:
212 267 27 58

President

Mr. Umut Südüak
T:
212 234 94 20-21

Icograda Liaison/ Secretary General GMK

Ms. Ayşe Karamustafa
T:
532 562 28 59

Member Profile

Grafikerler Meslek Kuruluşu (GMK) 1978 yılında grafik tasarım'ın gelişmesi, tasarımcıların bir araya gelmesi ve haklarının korunması amacıyla kuruldu.

Kuruluşundan bu yana gerçekleştirdiği etkinliklerle tasarımcıları sanayicilerle buluşturmaya çalışmaktadır.Her yıl düzenlediği Grafik Ürünler Sergisi'nde, o yıl içinde üretilen grafik ürünleri sergileyen ve onları ödüllendiren GMK, 1993 yılından beri Uluslararasi Grafik Tasarim Dernekleri Konseyi - ICOGRADA (International Council Of Graphic Design Associations)'nın da üyesidir.

Abbreviation or Acronym:
GMK
Year Founded:
1978

Ukraine

Ukrainian Association of Graphic Designers
Professional

Contact Info

11/13 Teatralniy Srt
Kharkiv
61057
 
Ukraine
T:
57 715 75 91

Manager of the International Triennial

Mrs. Aliona Solomadina
T:
050 207 22 43

President of the International Triennial

Mr. Oleg Veklenko
T:
057 706 48 23

Member Profile

The Association of graphic designers «4th Block» was established in 2002 by the initiative of the Honorary Artist of Ukraine Oleg Veklenko, as a public institution, uniting Ukrainian graphic designers, who care of social problems of the society, environmental conditions and ecology in our country and are interested in the development of Ukrainian graphic design. In 2004 the Association «4th Block» was admitted as a member of ICOGRADA — international institution, uniting national associations of graphic designers from all over the world, as the sole representative of Ukraine for its activities, related to the organization of the ecological graphic poster triennial with the same name. The Association of graphic designers «4th Block» is legally registered and has the status of a public institution, its bank account and a stamp.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
4thBlock
Year Founded:
2002
Language of Operations:
Russian
Other Language:
English

United Arab Emirates

American University in Dubai
Educational

Contact Info

Visual Communication
PO Box 28282
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
T:
43999000

Associate Professor of Digital Media

Mr. Brad Moody
T:
43183210

Professor of Advertising

Ms. Dina Faour
T:
43183240

Member Profile

The American University in Dubai is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher learning founded in 1995. It serves UAE nationals and international students who seek world-class career-oriented education. The curricula across its degree programs are skill-based and professionally conditioned. To the extent relevant to any given discipline, the University fosters a learning mode which is collaborative, thus enhancing the student's ability to work in teams. AUD's degree programs are supported by appropriate technology and facilities. Students' success in a chosen field of endeavour is, in our view, the ultimate test of the effectiveness of the educational experience offered by AUD. The Mission of The American University in Dubai is to fulfill the broad educational needs of a culturally diverse student body by achieving excellence in teaching and learning, ultimately resulting in the intellectual, personal, and professional success of its graduates and the advancement of society. In support of its Philosophy and Mission, AUD's Goals are as follows: • To cultivate and reward excellence, especially as it affects the imparting, acquisition, and advancement of knowledge; • To guide students in the use of their knowledge and skills for personal and professional fulfillment; • To foster an appreciation of the history and on-going development of human culture; • To develop critical thinking, effective communication and lifelong learning skills; • To promote the value of ethical behaviour, responsibility, and commitment; • To provide academic programs, services, facilities, and technologies that offer diverse opportunities for learning; • To recruit and retain a diverse faculty of qualified educators, providing them with the environment and opportunity to flourish; • To foster intercultural understanding as a basis for preparing students as members of a global community; • To contribute to the economic and societal development of Dubai, the United Arab Emirates and beyond. The University community believes it has a special commitment to support each individual's goals. To this end, the University places emphasis on the educational, professional and personal growth of each student. Programs, policies and activities, which have been designed to implement this philosophy and purpose statement, are evaluated periodically and changed, as necessary, to meet the needs of the student body and the institution. AUD, as an international institution of higher education, encourages global understanding by providing an atmosphere of cultural diversity and opportunities for an international education. AUD is accredited by the Commission on Colleges (COC) of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award Bachelor's and Master's degrees (COC, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033, Tel 404-679-4500). The UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (CAA-MOHESR) has licensed the university and accredited all of its programs; International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) for Bachelor's and Master's of Business Administration Programs; the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET for Civil, Computer, and Electrical Engineering programs; Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET for Bachelor of Information Technology degree; International Advertising Association (IAA) for Marketing Communications and Advertising (Creative) Programs.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
AUD
Year Founded:
1995
Language of Operations:
English
American University in the Emirates
Educational

Contact Info

College of Fine Arts and Design
Dubai International Academic City
Dubai
P.O.Box: 503000
 
United Arab Emirates
T:
97144499000

Dean of CFAD / Assoc. Prof.

Dr. Arafat Al-Naim
T:
44499772

Member Profile

American University in The Emirates (AUE) is a private institution of higher education, which has offered accredited degree programs since 2007. The University is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research’s Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA- www.caa.ae). AUE is located in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) (http:/ /www.diacedu.ae), that was established by the Dubai Government as a free zone, intended to host all universities in Dubai. All universities in DIAC operate under the supervision of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority or KHDA (http://www.khda.gov.ae/en/ default.aspx) All courses are taught in traditional classroom-style, and English is the language of instruction, management and day-today communication within the University, with the partial exception of the College of Law, given the needs of the United Arab Emirates’ legal system. AUE Vision Statement AUE is dedicated to be one of the leading liberal higher educational institutions, providing an integrated pathway for students to become creative and productive members of the community. AUE Mission Statement AUE is committed to offer quality, multidisciplinary, research and career-oriented academic degree programs that prepare students for successful employment and continuing higher education. AUE Core Values § Respect and dignity for all. § Openness, trust and integrity. § Innovation and creativity. § Teamwork and partnership for common goals. § Persistence and entrepreneurialism. § Stewardship and economic viability. § Equal opportunities and recognition. § Improved quality of life. § Safety and environmental responsibility. The American University in the Emirates (AUE) serves more than 2525 students each semester on its Dubai International Academic City campus. AUE has been building an organizational culture that prizes initiative and innovation, and seeks to identify and increase related strengths in its students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to further develop and grow. The University combines the strengths of a liberal arts institution with the benefits of a comprehensive university, successfully integrating liberal and professional education. The College Fine Arts and Design is considered one of most dynamic Colleges at the University AUE. It supports the university objectives to provide the fundamental grounding in arts and design through the offered programs in the college. It consists of four important programs that are unique, and very technical. The College of Fine Arts and Design at AUE provides its students, a wide variety of educational and career opportunities, and encourages creative minds, in order for the students to be able to peruse professional careers in the industry. Students earn the theory knowledge, as well as learning the practical experience and the analysis of the design factors, prepare them for challenging careers in Graphic Design, Digital Animation, Interior Design and Fashion Design.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
AUE
Year Founded:
2007
Language of Operations:
English

United Kingdom

Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts London
Educational

Contact Info

Graphic Communication Design
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross
London
N1C 4AA
 
United Kingdom
T:
0207 514 7000

Programme Director

Ms. Rebecca Wright
T:
(0)207 514 7369

Member Profile

Central Saint Martins is one of the world’s leading centres for art and design education, a reputation based around the achievements of its graduates and the creative energy of its current staff and students. The College brings a broad range of art and design activities together in an extraordinary new building, voted the world’s best higher education building in 2012. The building allows the exchange of ideas and techniques across disciplines, acting as a huge workshop of thinking and making, underpinned by a strong research base and exceptional technical resources. The College inspires its students and staff to be alert to new approaches and ideas; the resulting journey can be challenging but is never dull. Central Saint Martins is centred around nine programmes of which Graphic Communication Design is one, alongside Art, Product, Ceramic and Industrial Design, Culture and Enterprise, Drama and Performance, Fashion, Jewellery and Textiles, Spatial Practices and Foundation Studies. The Graphic Communication Design Programme promotes graphic communication design as a means to question and respond to a range of contemporary issues and ideas. It encourages unpredictable and original outcomes that go beyond current discipline boundaries and shape our experience of the world. We ask our students to explore the breadth of possibilities of graphic communication design and to engage in in-depth enquiry into specific areas of personal interest and research. We encourage our students to apply their ideas, to be makers, agile thinkers, versatile designers and agents for change. The programme consits of staff and students on BA (Hons) Graphic Design and MA Communication Design, with subject specialisms in Design and Interaction, Illustration, Advertising, Moving Image, Digital and Interactive Media, Typography, Photography, Printmaking and Context.
Year Founded:
1854
Language of Operations:
English
Chartered Society of Designers
Professional

Contact Info

I Cedar Court, Royal Oak Yard, Bermondsey Street
London
SE1 3GA
 
United Kingdom
T:
44073578088

Official Contact

Mr. Frank Peters

ico-D Liaison

Mr. Frank Peters

Member Profile

The Chartered Society of Designers is the only Royal Chartered professional body for designers practicing in all disciplines. We are a registered charity in the UK and exist to foster design education and promote professional design practice. As a professional body our membership comprises individuals studying or practicising design or design related subjects and we offer support to them at any stage in their career through a programme of wide ranging initiatives. The Society was founded in 1930 and in recognition of its achievements in the designs sector gained its Royal Charter in 1976 when HRH The Duke of Edinburgh became and remains its patron. In 2011 the Society further gained Royal approval to set up and operate The Register of Chartered Designers and award Chartered Designer status to practitioners demonstrating professional competence. A framework to benchmark professional competence was developed by the Society known as CPSK (Creativity, Professionalism, Skills, Knowledge) and this underpins all of the Society’s activities including services, training and awards.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
CSD
Year Founded:
1930
Language of Operations:
English
Other Language:
Other languages in secretariat: Spanish, French plus Catalan, Gallego, Italian
London College of Communication / University of the Arts London
Educational

Contact Info

Design School
London College of Communication, University of the Arts London
Elephant and Castle
London
SE1 6SB
 
United Kingdom
T:
2075146466

Dean of Design

Dr. Nicky Ryan

ico-D Liaison

Mr. Tom Webb

Member Profile

The communications sector is evolving fast. Through London College of Communication's world-leading community of teaching, research and industry partnerships, we enable our students develop the critical, creative and technical excellence needed to succeed and discover new possibilities and practices. The LCC experience is all about learning by doing - students are expected to get their hands dirty and develop their skills in outstanding technical spaces. Our facilities are industry standard and include photographic and television studios, darkrooms, prototyping labs, gallery spaces, printing studios and newsrooms. We are also developing plans for a cutting-edge new campus across the road from the current College site, which will form part of the wider regeneration of the Elephant and Castle area in London. The new building is expected to open as early as 2021. Our courses are known for being industry focused and students are taught by an inspiring community of experienced academics, technical experts and leading specialist practitioners. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses to almost 5000 students in journalism, advertising, PR and publishing, photography, film, television and sound, communications and media, graphic communication, spatial communication, design cultures and interactive and visual communication. We contribute to the advancement of these disciplines and the industries and communities we serve by encouraging independent, agile and persistent experimentation. We are for the curious, the brave and the committed: those who want to transform themselves and the world around them. University of the Arts London is in the top 5 universities in the world for art and design. We offer an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. Our graduates go on to work in and shape creative industries worldwide. The University draws together 6 renowned colleges, each with its own world-class reputation. Our state of the art facilities include workshops with letterpress machinery, studio theatres, gallery space as well as libraries and archives for research into hundreds of years of the greatest artists and designers. UAL's cutting edge programmes and courses are delivered by an inspiring and supportive teaching staff made up of professional artists, practitioners, designers, critics and theorists. Everything from fashion media, Fine Art through to 3D animation, graphic design and drama, there's a course for everyone.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
LCC
Year Founded:
1894
Language of Operations:
English
Manchester School of Art
Educational

Contact Info

Design
Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chatham Building, Cavendish Street
Manchester
,
Greater Manchester
M15 6BR
 
United Kingdom
T:
(0) 161 247 1122

Head of Design/Associate Dean

Mr. Joseph McCullagh
T:
(0) 161 247 1287

Member Profile

About Us Based in the heart of Manchester, England, a vibrant and multicultural city, we are one of the oldest and largest providers of art and design courses in the UK, providing a range of architecture, art, design, media and theatre courses. During our 170 year history we have seen many of our graduates go on to be internationally renowned artists. They are a great source of pride to us and they continue to develop the School of Art philosophy of creativity throughout their professional lives. Graduates include L.S. Lowry, Peter Saville, Martin Parr, Malcolm Garrett, Thomas Heatherwick and many more. Art School – Past Established in 1838 as The Manchester School of Design, it was only the second design school in Britain and provided training to the manufacturing industry. It was one of the pioneers of art and design education in the UK, and since its inception the School has often been in the forefront of the various debates and initiatives that have taken place within the sector. Art School – Present Today the Art School is home to around 3,500 students from all corners of the world who study a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a creative, community environment, taking inspiration from specialist staff, Manchester and each other. We place importance on experiment and generating creative surprise. We have a playful yet serious approach to media, materials and processes. We are intellectually and academically challenging. We have mutual respect for each others disciplines and foster an art and design community within the school and the city. We are creative, unconventional and professional. Our close link with the city, its creative communities and cultural institutions is a vital element of the Art School. The scope of activities within the School connects us with an unusually wide range of external organisations, including industrial, commercial and professional bodies, arts associations and galleries. And our advisory board, consisting of talented individuals and artists from a range of areas, ensures our future plans are informed by the needs of cultural organisations and creative industries. Art School – Future Recognising how important it is to move with the times and provide an environment that is in touch with the real world, the School of Art has secured £34 million to invest into its equipment and spaces. This process has already started, with the refurbishment of our workshops and the purchase of equipment, and will continue with the build of a brand new school of art school, which will sit next to and compliment the original art school from 1838. This cutting edge facilities will not only provide our students with state of the art resources but drive forward the City's 'Cultural Ambition' strategy for social and economic growth.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
MMU
Year Founded:
1838
Language of Operations:
English
Ravensbourne
Educational

Contact Info

School of Design / School of Media
6 Penrose Way, Greenwich Peninsula
London
SE10 0EW
 
United Kingdom
T:
4407976240447

Official Contact

Prof. Lawrence Zeegen
T:
4407976240447

ico-D Liaison

Prof. Lawrence Zeegen
T:
4407976240447

Member Profile

We're an innovative, industry-focused university sector college located in the heart of London. We're champions of creativity and collaboration, dedicated to giving our learners the specialist skills and opportunities they need for outstanding careers in digital media and design. We have a community of approximately 2,400 students and offer practically focused digital media and design courses from pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate to professional short course level. Driven by industry standards and supported by the latest high-performance technology, we produce highly employable and enterprising graduates. We have a strong track record in graduate employability and business creation. Ravensbourne also hosts alongside its student community more than 100 creative technology businesses that utilise its leading edge technologies and media resources, and collaborate with its student body and industry partners.
Year Founded:
1962
Language of Operations:
English (UK)
Royal College of Art
Educational

Contact Info

School of Communication
Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2EU
 
United Kingdom
T:
(0)2075904302

Dean

Prof. Neville Brody
T:
(0)2075904302

Member Profile

The Royal College of Art provides a unique educational experience in art and design, to a community of carefully selected and exceptionally talented students. Our aim is to nurture their creativity and their ability to innovate, to develop their practical and intellectual skills and to expand their horizons. All our courses are taught by distinguished artists, designers and thinkers, and students have an unrivalled opportunity to study art in a design environment, and design in an art environment. The College is exclusively postgraduate. School of Communication In a world where environmental, social, political, religious, technological and professional issues and structures are changing kaleidoscopically, no area of cultural activity is more challenging than the field of communications. With traditional boundaries between disciplines dissolving, the ethos of this School, and of the College, is ideally equipped to enable students to follow a programme of pre-professional experimentation tailored to their individual needs and skills. The School of Communication at the RCA, led by Neville Brody, encourages – above all – a dynamic, cross-disciplinary approach to study and practice that is rooted in exploration and invention through the use of mixed studios and cross-electives. The broad spectrum of skills we embrace extends from making things to making thought, and carries us across an ever shifting landscape of intertwined activity that extends from print to film and time-based media; image-making and sound design to game play; and social enquiry and digital boundaries to physical installations. Teaching staff are all recognised practitioners in their own fields, bringing depth of experience to academic practice, and are joined by visiting professors and guest lecturers who act as informants or disruptors. School of Communication students work in collaboration with other designers and artists across the College in concentrated workshops and college-wide initiatives, and can draw directly from their expertise. Our active approach to exhibiting student work and to seeking creative projects through collaboration with our industry partners leads to constant opportunities for exposure and engagement. Industry partnerships with Google, BlackBerry and the BBC continue to bring pivotal projects and opportunities, while both students and staff enjoy exposure through exhibitions, competitions, publications and festivals. Research is a vital part of our School, with MPhil and PhD candidates working alongside practice-based students, informing and challenging our curricula and being made visible through a dynamic series of events and talks.
Year Founded:
1837
Language of Operations:
English
University of Brighton
Educational

Contact Info

Faculty of Arts and Architecture
Grand Parade
Brighton
BN2 0JY
 
United Kingdom
T:
1273 643728

Curator & Principal Research Fellow

Catherine Moriarty
T:
127 364 4722

Member Profile

The Faculty of Arts and Architecture unites a long-established reputation as a centre of excellence, nationally and internationally, in the disciplines of art, design and humanities with a similar tradition in the subjects of architecture and interior design. All subject areas offer programmes of study from undergraduate through to postgraduate MPhil and PhD. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise 35 per cent of our research in art and design was classified as 'world leading'. The University of Brighton is part of the New Route PhD Consortium of leading UK universities offering an innovative and integrated three to four-year PhD programme for students with a good first degree or equivalent. It is currently the only member of the consortium to be offering the new Route PhD in Art & Design. Courses are delivered through three academic units: the School of Architecture and Design; the School of Arts and Communication; the School of Historical and Critical Studies.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
UBTON
Year Founded:
1859
Language of Operations:
English

United States

AIGA, the professional association for design
Professional

Contact Info

233 Broadway
17th Floor
New York
,
NY
10279
 
United States
T:
2128071990

Executive Director

Julie Anixter

Member Profile

Founded in 1914, AIGA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design​.​ AIGA has 70 chapters​ ​and counting, over 200 student groups at different colleges and universities, the largest community of design educators in the world, and 27,000 members. AIGA brings design to the world, and the world to designers. As the profession’s largest community, we advance design as a respected craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. From content that defines the global practice to events that connect and catalyze, we work to enhance the value and deepen the impact of design on business, society and our collective future.​ ​We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, inspire designers and the public, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
AIGA
Year Founded:
1914
Language of Operations:
English
Art Center College of Design/Designmatters
Educational

Contact Info

Art Center College of Design/Designmatters
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena
,
California
91103
 
United States
T:
626 396 2200

President

Dr. Lorne Buchman
T:
626 396 2301

Vice President, Designmatters

Mrs. Mariana Amatullo
T:
626 396 2418

Member Profile

Designmatters is where art and design education meets social change.

Since 2001, Designmatters at Art Center College of Design has afforded the college's degree students meaningful opportunities to apply their creativity and skills to address some of the most pressing humanitarian and social challenges of our time with empathy, discipline, and unwavering optimism to effect change. Through the Designmatters Department, Art Center students, faculty and alumni participate in trans-disciplinary studio courses, special projects and international internships that are defined by aesthetic value, business acumen and an expansive agenda for social innovation. Designmatters projects are local, national and global in scope and focus on four key thematic areas of inquiry that intersect with art and design, these are: public policy, sustainable development, global healthcare and social entrepreneurship. The Designmatters portfolio engages all of the disciplines taught at Art Center with an educational approach that aspires for actionable and "real-world" outcomes. Today, Designmatters is at the helm of the Designmatters Concentration in Art and Design for Social Impact and partners with Art Center's Graduate Media Design Program in the Media Design Matters (MDM) track.

Year Founded:
1930
Language of Operations:
English
Graphic Artists Guild Inc.
Professional

Contact Info

31 West 34th Street, 8th Floor
New York
,
New York
10001
 
United States

ico-D Liaison

Ms. Rebecca Blake

ico-D Liaison

Ms. Rebecca Blake

Member Profile

The Graphic Artists Guild promotes and protects the economic interests of its members. It is committed to improving conditions for all creators of graphic art and raising the standards for the entire industry. The Guild is a union that embraces creators at all skill levels and expertise who produce graphic art intended for presentation as orginals or reproductions. The principal publication of the organisation is "Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines".
Abbreviation or Acronym:
GAG
Year Founded:
1967
Language of Operations:
English
School of Visual Arts
Educational

Contact Info

MFA Design, MFA Design Criticism, MFA Design for Social Innovation, MFA Interaction Design, MFA Products of Design, MPS Branding, BFA Advertising, BFA Design, BFA Interior Design
209 East 23rd. St.
New York
,
New York
10010
 
United States
T:
212-592-2100

Director of International Outreach

Mr. Adam Rogers
T:
212-592-2100

Member Profile

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for more than six decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. SVA has been authorized by the New York State Board of Regents (www.highered.nysed.gov) to confer the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts on graduates of programs in Advertising; Animation; Cartooning; Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects; Design; Film and Video; Fine Arts; Illustration; Interior Design; Photography; Visual and Critical Studies; and to confer the degree of Master of Arts on graduates of the programs in Critical Theory and the Arts; Curatorial Practice; Design Research, Writing and Criticism; and to confer the degree of Master of Arts in Teaching on graduates of the program in Art Education; and to confer the degree of Master of Fine Arts on graduates of programs in Art Criticism and Writing; Art Practice; Computer Art; Design; Design Research, Writing and Criticism; Design for Social Innovation; Fine Arts; Illustration as Visual Essay; Interaction Design; Photography, Video and Related Media; Products of Design; Social Documentary Film; Visual Narrative; and to confer the degree of Master of Professional Studies on graduates of the programs in Art Therapy; Branding; Digital Photography; Fashion Photography; Live Action Short Film. Data required by the U.S. Department of Education on “Gainful Employment” for each of the above programs may be found on each individual program page at sva.edu.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
SVA
Year Founded:
1947
Language of Operations:
English
The One Club for Creativity
Professional

Contact Info

260 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York
,
NY
10001
 
United States
T:
2129791900
19

CEO

Mr. Kevin Swanepoel
T:
2129791900

Director, Awards and Design

Ms. Gabriela Mirensky
T:
2129791900
19

Member Profile

The One Club for Creativity, producer of the prestigious One Show, ADC Annual Awards and Creative Week, is the world's foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design. The ADC Annual Awards honors the best work in terms of craft, design and innovation across all disciplines, including Advertising, Digital, Design and Motion. Creative Week takes place in New York City every May and is the preeminent festival celebrating the intersection of advertising and the arts. The One Club and ADC announced their merger last fall to form The One Club for Creativity, which serves as the umbrella organization for The One Show, ADC Awards, Young Guns, Young Ones, Creative Week, One Screen, Hall of Fame and a wide range of global education and diversity programs. The new entity celebrates the legacy of creative advertising and design, and uses that legacy to inspire future generations. The awards shows each have their distinct focus: the ADC Annual Awards maintains its historical concentration as the champion for craft, design and innovation, while The One Show continues its focus on creativity of ideas and quality of execution. The One Club for Creativity now offers an unparalleled array of complementary programming across creative disciplines. All initiatives fall under five key pillars: education, inclusion, diversity, professional development and gender equality. In addition to awards shows, TOCC programming includes Creative Boot Camps, "Here Are All The Black People" multicultural creative career fair, Creative Leaders Retreat, Young Ones honoring students, Creative Women's Leadership Series, the 50/50 Initiative, Paper Expo, Hands On, Henry Wolf Photography Workshop for NYC public school students, Saturday Career Workshops for talented high school juniors in the five boroughs of New York and others.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
TOCC
Language of Operations:
English

Zimbabwe

Graphic Arts Association of Zimbabwe
Professional

Contact Info

PO Box 7880
Harare
Zimbabwe
T:

Chairman

Mr. Saki Mafundikwa

ico-D Liaison

Mr. Jarrod Pretorius

Member Profile

GRAZI - the Graphics Association of Zimbabwe - was established in 1994 in recognition of the growing need to unite Zimbabwe’s graphic designers under one professional body and to represent, support and develop the Zimbabwean graphic design industry. Due to the dire economic situation in Zimbabwe GRAZI was forced to close in 2006. GRAAZI - the Graphic Arts Association of Zimbabwe - has risen out of the mold of GRAZI like a phoenix out of the flames, new, fresh and more inclusive. GRAAZI was reinvented as an association at our inaugural meeting held on 28 February 2011. GRAAZI recognises the important role graphic art plays in Zimbabwe’s economic development and the contribution good design makes to the community at large. Although the Association is primarily for graphic artists, provision has been made for professionals working close to the graphic arts business to be involved in the Association.

Objectives

  • To secure and maintain a defined and recognised graphic arts professions.
  • To encourage, maintain and monitor professional standards and practice in conduct and integrity.
  • To promote a high standard of graphic art and a greater understanding of the role of graphic art and graphic artists in industry and commerce.
  • To further the education of persons intending to become graphic artists.
  • To assist in the provision of suitable educational facilities.
  • To improve the general and technical knowledge of persons already in the graphic arts business.
  • To promote Zimbabwean graphic art excellence within the local and international market place.
  • To promote communication.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
GRAAZI
Year Founded:
1994
Language of Operations:
English
Other Language:
Shona
Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts
Educational

Contact Info

123A Nelson Mandela Avenue
Harare
Zimbabwe
T:
4 253 130

Member Profile

The first Graphic Design and New Media college in Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIVA) is self-funded and depends 100% on school fees.

Mission

ZIVA is committed first and foremost to providing a high quality Design education and teaching New Media skills. We are different from other training facilities in that we emphasise design. It is not enough to be proficient with the digital tools, because that is exactly all they are: tools. Whether one wants to study print or new media, an understanding of typography, visual hierarchy, communication, interface and information design is crucial, it is the foundation. The two year full time programme in graphic design serves the following aims: 1. To provide the graphic design profession in Zimbabwe with suitably trained personnel. 2. To develop students problem solving abilities and critical thinking skills. 3. To enable, advise and assist students to develop their creative potential within the subject. 4. To develop skills appropriate to the realization of work in a visual form. 5. To develop communication skills both visual and verbal.

Support ZIVA's future

If you would like to make a donation to the school celebrate, please visit the website.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
ZIVA
Year Founded:
1999
Language of Operations:
English
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