The Design Institute of Australia (DIA) has appointed Yvonne Rantzen, Senior Associate at Conrad Gargett Riddel Ancher Mortlock Woolley (CGRAMW) to be Co-President of the DIA Queensland Chapter and a National Director of the DIA.
As Co-President of the DIA Queensland branch, Yvonne will be responsible for organising and running a range of activities of interest to all design disciplines.
“Our vision is to raise awareness and increase the profile of the design profession within the community. We want to establish Queensland as an epicentre of design innovation and creativity – where the contribution of leading Queensland designers is recognised,” Yvonne said.
The Queensland branch is actively working with community, government, business, industry and education sectors within the industries of manufacturing, product, fashion, built environment, communications, business and many more.
Yvonne will also oversee education programs in Queensland including TARMAC and Dialogues. TARMAC is a Queensland program specifically tailored to assist emerging designers in launching their careers and forge important networks and relationships with Queensland and international design leaders.
Yvonne is particularly interested in Accreditation for all areas of design, which she hopes to advocate for in her role as co-President of the DIA Queensland Chapter.
“I am an Accredited Designer and hope to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation for the benefit of our profession.”
DIA designers are continually encouraged to extend their professional skills through a range of business, educational and design initiatives, including the DIA’s Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme.