is design still a boys’ club?



ETC Interesting article commenting on the lack of great female designers. I think there are plenty of stupendous female designers, however, we just don’t know them by name. We know them through their work. Hella Jongerius makes a really true statement in the article, “To make it to the top, you need to be outspoken, self-confident and entrepreneurial, apart from having design talent. I have taught many talented young women and tried like hell to push them, but most were too shy.”

1 Response to “is design still a boys’ club?”

  • Very interesting article. I have experienced this issue as an artist and even now I can see it as a designer…
    It often comes back to the misconception that if women ARE outspoken and confident then they are seen as snobby, elitist or dare I say, bitches.
    It will be interesting to see what the future holds!

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