Our chairman, Rodney McMahon, was recently interviewed about the Design Guild Mark by Alys Bryan, editor of Design Insider.
During the 10-minute interview, which is available to listen to via Vimeo, Alys asks Rodney why designers should strive to receive a Design Guild Mark, the new judges he has welcomed and why it’s so key that designers present their work to the judges in person.
Rodney also discusses how the Design Mark has broadened its reach through the introduction of two new categories (2D Design and Lighting Design), how the judging criteria has been tightened over the years, the Mark’s rising influence and what has been done and what is being done to ensure the Mark’s ongoing relevance.
For anyone who is interested in the Design Guild Mark but is yet to apply, this interview provides a great snapshot into the award’s remit and why it is so important.
Design Insider is a news site that recognises the exceptional expertise of commercial interior designers and supports their work by publishing the latest knowledge, products, projects, news and events from within the commercial furnishing sector.
Earlier this year, Design Insider published some of the articles from our ‘Meet the Judges’ series, which are available to view here.