If you’re a follower of our sister site Make it in Design & have taken one of Rachael's acclaimed surface pattern e-courses, you’ll know how passionate we are about promoting intellectual property awareness. We are huge supporters of the AMAZING ACID Advisory Council & the Design Council & their mission to enlighten & support designers all over the world.
In the lead up to World IP Day 2018, ACID announced that one designer will be awarded the ACID Female Design Champion Award. The award, which focuses on the brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity, & courage of women, celebrates those who drive change, innovation & creativity in the design industry.
Earlier this week we were absolutely thrilled to hear following the initial judging by Sarah Weir, OBE., CEO of the Design Council & her team, that Rachael was selected as a runner up for the ACID Female Design Champion Award. Rachael’s nomination, which shares on her advocacy around IP rights & protections and her own examples of infringement, can be seen below:
"Many congratulations & all good wishes from the ACID team. There was much competition & The Design Council said of your designs, "In particular for Rachael's extraordinary contribution to teaching & passing on her knowledge to so many others."" - ACID team / Sarah Weir, OBE., CEO of the Design Council & her team
We were thrilled to hear that ACID had selected & named their very first Female Design Champion – a HUGE congrats goes out to Holly Hughes of Citradi! Holly will accompany ACID CEO Dids Macdonald OBE., at an IPAN Awareness Network reception on the Terrace Pavilion at The Houses of Parliament in Westminster. What's exciting is this will now be an annual event so watch out for next year!