Odile Hainaut + Claire Pijoulat on Starting Your Career as a Designer, Wondering How?

We’re excited to share the next iteration of 2021 from our Design Conversations Lecture Series partnership with the Vignelli Center for Design Studies. This lecture by the co-founders of WantedDesign, Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, is more than just a lecture: It reflects their 10 years of activity as curators, organizers and design connectors, but also gives insights and measures that you as a designer can take, to start or develop your career. Find out how they met, how and why they founded WantedDesign, and hear success stories. In addition, designers can use responsibility, resilience, empathy, curiosity, friendships and more for success.

Odile and Claire met in 2011 and decided to jointly launch a satellite event in conjunction with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) which started a movement within the New York design community to build a real New York design week. WantedDesign, now with two shows in May (Manhattan and Brooklyn) and a permanent design store in Brooklyn, is a year-long international creative platform that brings the global design community together to showcase, discuss and share exciting, inspiring and innovative projects and designers share . WantedDesign made an international premiere during New York Design Week. In addition, Design Milk was actively involved in WantedDesign as media partner, speaker, program coordinator and head of the WantedDesign launchpad jury.

If you enjoyed this talk, read the previous repetitions here.

To find out more about the Vignelli Center for Design Studies at the RIT, they started digital access to the archives via Google Arts & Culture and joined over 2000 cultural institutions from all over the world. The first launch includes nearly 900 high resolution images of artifacts from the archives, so now anyone with access to the internet and Google Arts & Culture can browse the Vignelli archives, or search by color or chronological order. Very exciting!

This series of lectures is made possible in part by the generosity of RIT Alumnus, Chris Bailey, and Bailey Brand Consulting.

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