2 August 2008
Good at needlework?
Stock seeks your views on the meaning of success for women designers
Jennifer Campbell-Colquhoun and Selina Swayne want to know what you think about graphic design and designers. Their project Stock aims ‘to take a snapshot
of the current climate in the graphic design industry, using one area to look at the larger picture’. Their first investigation focuses on female graphic designers, asking questions about ‘recognition’ and ‘success'.
As well as in-depth interviews with designers, design critics and teachers (including Margaret Calvert, Sara De Bondt, Kerr Noble and Eye's writer at large Rick Poynor) they have set up a twelve-part, online questionnaire to help them gather opinion. Click on the questionnaire link on stockproject.co.uk to add your views and experiences to their project, and let them know what you really think.
See Liz Resnick’s Woman at the edge of technology (Eye no. 68 vol. 17) about MIT designer Jacqueline Casey, and look out for Kenneth FitzGerald’s blog about Casey, coming soon.Eye is the world’s most beautiful and collectable graphic design journal, published quarterly for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about graphic design and visual culture. It is available from all good design bookshops and online at the Eye shop, where you can buy subscriptions and single issues.