Author: Alexa Cummins

A Conversation with Kongjian Yu: Landscape Architecture Winner
Winner of the 2023 National Design Award for Landscape Architecture, Kongjian Yu is a globally recognized landscape designer, founder of Turenscape, and a founder of Peking University College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Several of Yu’s core ideas for nature-based climate adaptations, including the sponge city concept, have been implemented nationwide in China. In this...
Communication Design Across Generations
Explore communication design with some of the world’s most creative minds, with work spanning two centuries. Join 2023 National Design Award winners—Seymour Chwast, Design Visionary; Arem Duplessis, Communication Design; and Beatriz Lozano, Emerging Designer—in a conversation about how changes in communication design have shaped their work, as well as where they see the future of...
Watercolor Maps by Stamen Design
Stamen Design’s founder Eric Rodenbeck discusses the inspiration behind the design of Watercolor Maps, acquired in 2021 by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Watercolor Maps is a web-based open-source mapping tool designed by Stamen Design, a San Francisco-based data visualization and cartography design studio and winner of the 2017 National Design Award in Interaction Design....
Design Career Fair | Portfolio Review
What makes a successful portfolio? From college admissions to job-seeking, designers at every stage think about how to best showcase their work and convey their passions. This virtual program includes designers’ top tips and tricks for portfolio building, along with a portfolio review with four students and National Design Award winners. Along the way, audience...
2021 National Design Awards: Imaginary Forces | Communication Design
Imaginary Forces is the 2021 National Design Award winner for Communication Design.
2021 National Design Awards: Colloqate Design | Emerging Designer
Colloqate Design is the 2021 National Design Award winner for Emerging Designer.
2021 National Design Awards: BioLite | Product Design
BioLite is the 2021 National Design Award winner for Product Design.
2021 National Design Awards: InVert Self Shading Window | Climate Action
InVert Self-Shading Window is the 2021 National Design Award winner for Climate Action.
2021 National Design Awards: Becca Mccharen-Tran | Fashion Design
Becca Mccharen-Tran is the 2021 National Design Award winner for Fashion Design.