2020 was not only a difficult year for many but it was also the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Society of Industrial Artists (SIA) in 1930. From a small gathering of designers and artists in the Olde Cock Tavern in London’s Fleet Street organised by Misha Black, Milner Gray and others, the SIA […]
CSD 2020 AGM
The 45th Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held virtually at 3:00pm on Friday 27 Novemmber 2020. The Notice for the meeting and all relevant documents can be found by logging in to in the members’ area of the website.
Fascinating WIPO Virtual Exhibition – AI & IP
The Society holds Observer Status of WIPO which is leading a Conversation on Intellectual Property (IP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) bringing together Member States and other stakeholders to discuss the impact of Al on IP, with a view to collectively formulating the questions that policymakers need to ask. AI has emerged as a general-purpose technology […]
Sir Terence Conran FSIA – FSIAD – FCSD (1931 – 2020)
It is with great sadness that we post the news that Sir Terence Conran has passed away peacefully at home today at the age of 88. Terence not only change the way we lived, socialised, relaxed and thought, he also changed the course of design influencing so many from the 1960s onwards. He brought European […]
YES launched by CSD
In response to the current pandemic, the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) teamed up with Redwire Design Ltd to set up a virtual ‘Year End Show’ experience for design courses and students. YES 2020 allows design and design related courses to register on the site, display details of their course, offer a download of their […]
Exciting opportunity to reinvent the toilet!
A opportunity to work with the Cranfield Doctoral Network with a paid scholarship towards MSc by Research in Design Engineering for Innovation funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Read more in the CSD recruitment pages.
Designing a safe workplace
More than ever, design has an important role to play in tackling the issues thrown up by coronavirus and COVID-19. Designers have stepped up to assist in the design and rapid manufacturing of ventilators and other medical equipment and now they need to engage with creating safe working spaces ready for the return to work […]
How to create a great design portfolio
Putting your portfolio together is one of the most important things you will ever do as a designer: you can have the CV of the century, but if your portfolio doesn’t impress then you could be in trouble. So let’s just remind ourselves. First (and last) impressions count It’s true in person and on paper: […]