COLLABORATIONS | ASSOCIATION OF DESIGNERS INDIA
About Association of Designers of India (ADI)
The ADI in India promotes best practices in the field of design. Its focus is on promoting best practices for design in India. A design profession in India is strengthened and promoted by ADI. Additionally, ADI is committed to amplifying the voice of the industry and shaping policy to share its benefits with the general public.
Vision of Association of Designers of India
A major goal of ADI is to represent the professional interests of the Indian design community, creating meaningful interfaces between designers, users, the industry, and educational institutions.
Key objectives of Association of Designers of India
1. Promotion of policies
Create an organisation that will advise government policy and act as an independent professional body representing designers at the Indian Design Council and other Chartered Societies.
2. An extensive network of designers
ADI will create a community of Indian designers that provides a forum for sharing design thinking and design cases. A design platform is being built by ADI that enables India’s designers to share design best-practices. Young designers are the focus of ADI. ADI is committed to networking with national and international associations active in the profession.
3. Creating a better design community
ADI aims to lead the design community in more responsible design, better quality services, and smoother interfaces with manufacturing. In India, it shall encourage designers to follow ethical practice codes. Through outreach programs, publications, exhibitions & installations, and design-related activities, ADI will educate “people” and “industry” about good design and promote India as a design service destination.
The ADI Committee
Management of the ADI is delegated to the National Executive Committee (NEC). The NEC is elected biennially by members.
NEC members are responsible for managing ADI, setting up regional chapters, electing local Chapter Managing Committees (CMCs), formulating policies and initiating projects to promote the design industry.
Following are the current NEC members:
President – Hemant Suthar
Jt Gen. Secretary – Darpana Athale
Vice President – Ashish Deshpande, Sundar S, Amit Gulati
Whether you are just beginning your career, a recent graduate, an educator, a manager or a seasoned professional, there is a level for you at ADI. A member of ADI can be an individual or an organisation. As the only active professional body for designers in India, ADI members will enjoy exclusive benefits.
What makes ADI different
An opportunity for inspiration is presented by ADI. ADI enables you as a designer to reach out to fellow designers, thus expanding your horizon of design. Members of the association are all professionals in the field of design who are keen on elevating standards of design practice in India, who are interested in promoting Indian design and who would like to share ideas, expertise, and knowledge with other design professionals and the industry.
- Honorary Fellows as Peers
The ADI honours masters of the profession of design. Individuals who have made a significant contribution to Indian design and its development through their thought and work. Distinguished design professionals are granted honorary membership.
- The role of senior members as mentors
Come face-to-face with the design industry’s top talent. You can use them as mentors for refining your practice.
- Attend seminars and workshops to learn and share
ADI organises events and workshops for its members. The events that help you propagate new thoughts, showcase design resources, and share your ideas.
- Attend the Design Mixer to network with other designers
Members have access to an international network of designers. A career-wide perspective on business & career opportunities based on the insights of experienced practitioners in design issues.