The IDEA program has represented the pinnacle of design achievement for 38 years. “For anyone who is a maker, who is building something, it’s the ultimate achievement to win an IDEA.”
The upcoming International Design Conference is where designers from a variety of disciplines are coming together to cultivate shared understandings and rally around common themes and challenges.
Jerome Ranft and Joe Farrer both had clay in common, and by the end of the day, he was making fun of Jerome, which he loved. Ranft jokes, "It was like a warm hug from that guy, because he was laughing at the way I worked."
It's a great sign once you start talking about those details, that the general form is being accepted and it's what the design leads are going to want as the character, which is the goal. The goal is to pre-visualize character design.