Of course, the panel was moderated by ladies as well, Dang Sering and Arriane Serafico. Topics ranged from design leadership, lessons in design and in business, and future goals and visions for the group and graphic design in the Philippines.
The discussion went beyond the given time but for good measure for each one were given the voice to really speak their mind about graphic design history, business, and even a tinge of experiences as a woman in this field.
Some notable points were about the mix of design and business, like at the end of the day, as designers, our goal is to create great designs but if we do not push bottomlines or push the message, we fail as communicators.
Another is keeping the studio small is a business decision to keep the emotions (and overhead costs) at a minimum.
If I am to be asked, it was Pau of Bad Student who had the best quote with “Beshies over Business”.
Indeed, these women graphic designers did make us look here. Here’s to looking forward for more design from this group!
Meet IMAO OBRA, the first-ever font named after a Filipino. This is named after National Artist Abdulmari Asia Imao, whose works are pre-dominant with his trademark icons sarimanok, okir, and anaga motifs. These icons were the inspiration of the typeface made which made a rich tapestry of letters and images.
Good Design Award Philippines is a national design excellence recognition system that aims to promote design as a key tool in developing and providing solutions to social challenges as well as strengthen the country’s global competitiveness and increase its innovative quotient.