2015 New York Design Awards

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital & experience design
design champion, best studio, best start-up & best supplier
plus over 40 specialist categories

accelerate transformation, celebrate courage
growing demand for design


Key Dates

6 April 2015 - Earlybird Deadline
1 October 2015 - Standard Deadline
16 November 2015 - Extended Deadline
17 November 2015 - Judging & Ratings
22 November 2015 - Rating Closes
23 November 2015 - Winners Announced
2 December 2015 - Awards Presentation

design100 Partners

design100 is proud to acknowledge the support of our Partners. Our Partners are committed to creating and commissioning outstanding design solutions and to growing design demand.

Some of our partners have been on board since our first program in 2010, while others are new participants in 2015, but we celebrate the courage of all our partners and commend them on their work and support.

Want to become a Partner?  Visit the Become a Design Advocate page for more details

C&G Partners | Mucca Design | Razorfish | Charlwood Design | PlayLab | STRUCK | STUDIOS Architecture | Zandrak | OCD - Orginal Champions of Design | Pentagram | DRINKSOLOGY | STUDIO V

C&G Partners - Branding, exhibits, infographics, interactives, motion, print, strategy, wayfinding, web

C&G Partners is an award-winning, multi-specialty design studio. With deep expertise in branding, exhibits, infographics, interactives, motion, print, strategy, wayfinding and web, we are uniquely organized to deliver multiple disciplines for the same client. This approach is simpler, more effective and more innovative.  

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Mucca Design - Brand Identity & Strategy, Art Direction, Custom Typography, Interactive

Mucca is an award-wining branding firm that leads with strategy and excels with design to create powerful, transformative brand experiences  

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Razorfish - digital agency

Razorfish is a full-service digital agency at the intersection of creativity, media and technology. We create experiences that build businesses.  

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Charlwood Design - industrial design

Charlwood Design is committed to delivering innovative and sustainable Product Design on time and on budget. We design products that resonate with target users and help clients become market leaders across diverse industries such as consumer, medical and electronic products. We develop brands by immersing ourselves in trends and desires. Established in 1993 by Director and Principal Designer Paul Charlwood, our specialist team has won many Australian and international design accolades. We are the only practice to win the Premiers Prize for Industrial Design twice. As early adopters of the digital design process and rapid prototyping technology our office combines a design and prototyping studio, workshop and exhibition gallery. Principal Paul Charlwood is a committed advocate of local and sustainable design excellence through his involvement with the Design Institute of Australia and as founder of the Melbourne & Sydney Design Guides.Our work is global and designed to meet international standards. As a Registered Research Agency with the Australian Government, we are an accredited provider of research and development services to industry.   

Current Programs:
  • San Francisco Design Awards + Summit 

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PlayLab is a state-of-the-art research and incubation space built to foster innovation and ideas. We believe that everyone thinks better when they are at Play, and we’re committed to creating a fun experience for both clients and participants, especially kids and families  

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STRUCK - advertsing, design, interactive, marketing, visual branding, motion graphics, strategy, mo

STRUCK is a well-rounded creative agency. We’re a small, unique blend of thinkers, dreamers and makers, all dedicated to making brands Greater Than. It’s a simple mantra (b>) that drives us forward. We believe in taking the extra step, in challenging ourselves and our clients to what is best—no matter how difficult it might be.   

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STUDIOS Architecture - Architecture, Interiors, Master Planning, Workplace Strategy, Sustainable Design

We are an international design practice focused on enhancing the human experience. At STUDIOS, we work with our clients to create built environments that express the essence of their organizations. For each project, we seek to choreograph the human experience in a way that is simultaneously pragmatic and inspiring. STUDIOS is as much process-driven as results-oriented: we understand that the best design comes not from a predetermined aesthetic, but reveals itself through a process of discovery. Our practice is led by 17 principals with diverse backgrounds and is managed in a non-hierarchical way that calls for the highest level of contribution from each of our 200+ staff members. Designers are highly collaborative, and strive to continually advance their technical knowledge and expertise; this has resulted in a practice that capitalizes on the collective intelligence of all individuals and offices.  

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Zandrak - Film Production, Post-Production, Creative Consulting, Commercials, Feature Films, Short F

Zandrak is a Boston-based production house that approaches filmmaking through creative collaboration, innovative execution, and narrative vision. From concept through completion, whether commercial or creative, all of their work is centered around a simple idea: everything is story. Our speciality lies in working with agencies, companies, and brands to tell branded stories- films with more narrative and heart than traditional commercials that invite viewers to engage with an experience than just see an advertisement. Our work spans a wide range of mediums, from commercials to short films to features and documentaries, and has been recognized across this spectrum, garnering awards like the Tongal Best Broadcast Spot of 2013, The 2014 New York Design Award for Corporate Film, The SAG Short Film Showcase, a Vimeo Staff Pick, and numerous festival premieres, selections, and recognitions. All of this is the result of a core belief, that behind any message there is a meaningful story.  

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OCD - Orginal Champions of Design - Brand development, Identity design

The Original Champions of Design is a branding and design agency. We build and implement identity systems. And-yes-we are obsessive about what we do.   

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Pentagram is the world's largest independent design consultancy. The firm is owned and run by 19 partners, a group of friends who are all leaders in their individual creative fields. We work in London, New York, San Francisco, Berlin and Austin. We design everything: architecture, interiors, products, identities, publications, posters, books, exhibitions, websites, and digital installations.  

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DRINKSOLOGY - Marketing & design - food & beverages

DRINKSOLOGY® Creative is a design, branding and marketing company specialising in the world of drinks.   

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STUDIO V - Architecture, Urban Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design

STUDIO V is a studio based architectural and urban planning practice based in New York City. The Studio focuses on a broad range of design dealing with the contemporary urban condition at all scales and for nearly all types of projects. We design projects from large and small ground up buildings and renovations, to new communities and urban infill designs, to finely scaled and detailed interiors.   

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