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"OBD DesigNation Conference 2001 Scheduled for Miami"
2001-10-25 until 2001-10-28
Organization of Black Designers
Washington, DC, USA United States of America

DesigNation, the Organization of Black Designers Multidiscipline & Multicultural Design Conference announces its fifth conference - DesigNation4: Create! - October 25-28, Miami. The international design conference is expected to attract 2,500 attendees and lots of corporate exhibitors.

DesigNation® has become the United Nations of Design Conferences. Bringing together Product, Advertising, Graphic, Broadcast, Fashion, Multimedia, Interior, and Architectural, designers from all over the Globe.

A variety of corporate exhibitors and sponsors including Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Nike, Steelcase, Hallmark Cards, Disney, Bank of America are some of the conference supporters.

When: October 25-28 Miami, Florida Where: Intercontinental Hotel

If you've never been to a DesigNation® conference you are missing out on the most exciting design conference in America. It is tremendous! says Donald King, a Seattle based architect. It is amazing to meet such a diverse mix of design professionals from so many design disciplines - designers from everywhere - Hispanic, European, Brazilian, Canadian, African and even Asian designers are there. Automobile designers, Fashion designers, Advertising art directors and Graphic designers and yes other Architects; people you might never meet at any other conference. The synergy is tremendous. You leave feeling really renewed and the networking is unbelievable

DesigNation4: Create! will continue to showcase the work of some of the most exciting and talented designers in the world. The conference will focus on today's new and emerging design stars. It will explore the work and ideas of the new design culture, its mind set and the new tools being used to create the design reality of the next millennium.

Workshops and break-out sessions will explore the essence of design trends, business essentials, and design education. A key feature of the conference is the Design Recruitment Workshop. Ford, General Motors, Nike, Rubbermaid, The Gap, Hallmark, and many other national and international companies actively recruit design talent at DesigNation.

From automobiles, apparel, printed and electronic media, to advertising, product and environmental design DesigNation4: Create! delves into the process of design - from initial concept sketches, to models or prototypes to the final-product whether it be two dimensional, three dimensional or electronic in its finished state, states art director Charles Davis. It is an extremely exciting time to be a designer.

Shauna Stallworth, director of programming for the conference says, We bring in top designers from all over - Detroit, Silicon Valley, Seventh Avenue, Hollywood, Madison Avenue, Europe, Africa and Asia to present their work. DesigNation® is the 'United Nations' of design.

OBD 300 M Street, SW Suite N110
Washington, DC 20024
Email: OBDesign@aol.com
Fax: 202-488-3838
Web: www.DesigNation.net

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