Spring 2011 is presented by Icograda in partnership with the Lithuanian Graphic Design Association (LGDA).
ICOGRADA. LEADING CREATIVELY
Icograda (the International Council of Graphic Design Associations) is the world body for professional communication design. Founded in 1963, it is a voluntary assembly of organisations concerned with graphic design, visual communication, design management, promotion, education, research and journalism. Icograda promotes communication designers' vital role in society and commerce and unifies the voices of graphic designers and visual communicators worldwide.
Mission, Vision and Values
The vision, mission and core values of the council are collectively embodied in the statement 'leading creatively' and manifested through our Members' diverse activities to use design as a medium for progressive change.
Defining the Profession
Communication design is an intellectual, technical and creative activity concerned not simply with the production of images but with the analysis, organisation and methods of presentation of visual solutions to communication problems.
Icograda maintains consultative status with UNESCO, UNIDO and WIPO. Icograda is a member of IFRRO and is in liaison with technical committees of ISO.
LITHUANIAN GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSOCIATION (LGDA)
Lithuanian Graphic Design Association (LGDA) was founded in 1996 by graphic design enthusiasts. It is an independent non-profit organisation formed through the cooperation of professional visual design creators. LGDA strives to promote design as a profession, stands for designers' interests in government institutions, showcases designers' creative activities and facilitates the activities of other miscellaneous organisations participating in design process.
ICOGRADA DESIGN WEEK IN VILNIUS ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Russell Kennedy, President 2009-2011
Don Ryun Chang, Past President 2009-2011
David Berman, Treasurer
Iva Babaja, Vice President
Brenda Sanderson, Managing Director
Fareed Ramezani, Event Production Manager
Gediminas Lašas, President
Audrius Klimas, Vice Pesident
Aurimas Gaižauskas, Secretary General
Kotryna Zilinskiene, Communications
Marius Urbonavicius, Director of Design Innovation Center