About the Awards
DRIVENxDESIGN exists to grow design demand. We celebrate the courage of those who commission, create and consume design. We celebrate those who create and underpin demand for design. We do this so our society can leverage the most effective, proven and understood method to accelerate transformation – design. Our focus is applied design – the place where economics and creative industries intersect. We do this through encouraging involvement by those connected to the design economy. Want to get involved, want to join our community…
DRIVENxDESIGN provide a platform of award programs across three continents. They have been created to celebrate that most elusive, yet essential ingredient that lift our daily labours above the everyday.
That ingredient is courage; courage to seek further, aim higher, work harder.
Every DRIVENxDESIGN award program acknowledges that we live in a marketplace where the quality of our design choices should be a mix of sound, commercial understanding and courageous, relevant design.
It’s why we equally acknowledge and award the important role played by both the creators and those who commissioned the project. Neither can exist without the other.
We celebrate their work and partnerships, opening communication between designers and the marketplace to help provide thought leadership on how design will shape the future.
Who should nominate
The awards are open to any designer, design company, commissioner of design or student provided that they or their project is active in the market where the awards are being held:
- Art Directors
- Creative Directors
- Interior Designers & Decorators
- Textile Designers
- Graphic Designers
- Brand Managers
- Product Managers
- Event Producers
- Product Designers & Engineers
Nominations are submitted online and reviewed to ensure they meet the criteria.
Once a nomination has been deemed valid it will be made open for public and peer viewing and rating.
Firstly the ratings model is not a popularity contest, unlike reality TV shows or people votes there is no element of the awards model that focus on popularity. All design100 awards are based on merit.
The ratings process is led by the advisory panel, a group of over 200 global design experts. Their ratings are then combined with the DRIVENxDESIGN community member ratings.