We identify a cross-section of designers hard at work in every corner of society, from a Taiwanese graphic designer working in the New York headquarters of Pentagram, to the first female architect in Pakistan, to three trailblazers at MIT. Across their varied disciplines, these 15 thinkers, planners, and makers define today’s creative economy.
Pentagram’s newest partner adopts a spatial approach to graphic design and building brand identities that go way beyond logos.
A few words with the polymath powerhouse behind Dutch industrial-design giant Droog.
Managing principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, FAIA
This fixer brings a varied background in academia, architecture, and construction to her management role at one of New York City’s blue-chip development firms.
Thirty years ago, an Apple designer helped define the future of personal computers with three iconic icons.
With nearly half a century of in-the-field experience, Pakistan’s first female architect leads an ambitious nonprofit, the Heritage Foundation of Pakistan.
FAIA LEEDAP, design principal, and director of design at Perkins+Will
The Iran-born sisters blaze a bold path for self-employed architects: Design everything in sight.
The Venezuelan mastermind behind the world’s largest furniture fair is an outspoken friend to the undiscovered.