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American Design Club Designer Invitation

Damsels in Design invites American Design Club members to design and showcase original pieces of work on Tuesday, December 11th at the Museum of the City of New York for our one year anniversary celebration. The purpose of the invitation is to highlight the exceptional work being done by emerging female designers and to promote their creativity to a large, targeted audience of like-minded women and supporters in the design industry.

AmDC members are encouraged to design table centerpieces around our party theme, “Designing Tomorrow.” The theme was chosen in conjunction with the museum’s featured exhibit, “Designing Tomorrow: World’s Fairs of the 1930s,” and objects will be raffled off at the end of the evening to support our mission. “Designing Tomorrow” incorporates the idea of wonder and optimism, engagement and empowerment–especially in regards to women’s role in design.

Damsels in Design is the premier cross-disciplinary networking organization for women in design-related fields. We foster professional and educational opportunities for female designers through our extensive programming including workshops, networking mixers, lectures and tours. The celebration will mark many of our achievements this year – reaching 1,000 members, connecting hundreds of like-minded women, hosting valuable business workshops, and creating awareness about gender inequality in the design industry.

Proposals for designs are due by Midnight on Friday, November 9th
Selected participants will be contacted by Monday, November 12th
Objects are due by 5pm on Wednesday,  December 5th

Please submit all materials to

Proposals should include:

  • Artist Statement
  • Link to portfolio and/or website
  • 500 word or less description of the object, including materials, and how it expresses Damsels in Design’s mission and the “Designing Tomorrow” theme

To be eligible for consideration, all design entries must comply with the following guidelines:

  • Entries must be no greater than $50 in retail value
  • Object must be no larger than 18 inches in height or 9 inches in width
  • Object must weigh no more than four pounds (4lbs)
  • Design must be original to the artist and incorporate the theme “Designing Tomorrow”
  • Entries with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary design are encouraged
  • Paper objects and interactive games or toys are encouraged
  • No objects using  toxic chemicals, sharp objects, or liquids will be accepted
  • Electric-powered objects will not be be accepted
  • Selected object(s) will become property of raffle winners on Tuesday, December 11th

Benefits of Damsels in Design and AmDC Designer collaboration includes:

  • Increased exposure for designer and designer’s brand through marketing materials on and before event date
  • Social Media shares, plugs and posts leading up to the event date
  • Complimentary admission for designer and one guest to attend the celebration
    at the Museum of the City of New York
  • Discounted membership to Damsels in Design if desired($75 for Executive Member Level and $50 for Emerging Professional)
  • Opportunity to connect with other designers and supporters of DID at event
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