Designer of the Year Awards

Designer of the Year Award


The Designer of the Year Award is one of the worlds’ most prestigious accolades for design, granted by the International Association of Designers. The award is given to a living individual, over 40 years of age. Nomination to the award is free of charge and open to creatives; designers, artists, architects, innovators and entrepreneurs who have demonstrated and proven their design skills through international design competitions. Unlike other award schemes, the Designer of the Year Award is given to a single individual each year; there are no multiple winners.

To apply for the Designer of the Year Award, one needs to be a member of the IAD, the International Association of Designers. IAD accepts all designers, artists, architects, craftsman and creatives as members. The primary purpose of the organization is to push philanthropic, social and ethical design practices among designers and create a better world through design. Membership to IAD is free of charge.

Winners of the Designer of the Year Award are communicated through the IAD website, published through IAD communications and are granted a complimentary PR campaign by PRHow. The winner also receives a unique trophy and a certificate. Application to the Designer of the Year Award is done through IAD website or through the DesignPlexus network members.

Designer of the Year Awards
The 3D Printed Designer Trophy is awarded to each Laureate of the Designer of the Year Prize.
Designer of the Year Awards
The Designer of the Year certificate is signed by 40 top designers of the world each year.
 

About IAD

IAD is a worldwide organization of leading designers, artists, architects, craftsman and creatives. The motto of the IAD is design to advance and benefit mankind. IAD is not a nonprofit association, rather it has been perceived as an international, non-governmental, non-partisan, independent, private club that offers benefits to its members who share the common missions and goals of the organization.

Recipients

Designer of the Year 2016:
Daisuke Nagatomo

Designer of the Year 2015:
Helen Brasinika

Designer of the Year 2014:
Hakan Gursu

Designer of the Year 2013:
Katsumi Tamura

Designer of the Year 2012:
Marwan Zgheib

Designer of the Year 2011:
Kris Lin

Links & More Information

· Learn about the Designer of the Year Award.
· The International Association of Designers.
· Download Designer of the Year Award Logo.
· Apply for the Designer of the Year Program.

Designer of the Year Awards