WantedDesign hosts an Emerging Designer Showcase, June 2-3, to put the spotlight on selected outstanding students taking part in the International Schools Show, including the winners of the Conscious Design Awards. Supported by Be Original Americas, the Emerging Designer Showcase gives an opportunity for the top students to present their projects and introduce themselves to industry professionals.
WantedDesign’s Conscious Design Awards for Best Student Projects are presented with Metropolis magazine and supported by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). The students selected for the Emerging Designer Showcases will have 4 minutes to present themselves and their projects and up to 6 minutes for a Q&A with the attending guests, industry leaders, connectors, and curators.
Industry professionals giving feedback to the students will include design consultant Jennifer Abbott, Design Associate Yellow Goat Design, Riccardo Conti, Managing Director Fantini, John Edelman, former CEO of Design Within Reach, Executive Chairman, Crypton Fabrics & Co-Founder, Fourth & Pride vodka, Deborah Wang, Artistic Director, Co-Director, DesignTO.
The Zoom webinar sessions will be moderated by Amy Devers, host and producer of Clever podcast.
Participating students: Yanis Bontemps, Paul Seiller and Victor Galineau, Ensaama; Ollintzin Castro, CENTRO Mexico; Isis Dove-Edwin, Central Saint Martins; Jade Echard, Central Saint Martins; Abby Meyer, Parsons School of Design and Weronika Siwiec, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.