Martes, Setyembre 4, 2018

Design Center bags prestigious Quill award Showcasing diversity in design

L-R: DTI-TIPG communications consultant Ed Ramirez, former DTI ASEAN CBIP deputy director Aizel Anolin, Undersecretary Noya Terrado, Design Center executive director Rhea Matute, former Design Center promo division OIC Nenita Dulay, trade service officer Clariza Columna, Brian Ambulo and Kate Bondoc at the recent Quill Awards ceremonies at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Newport City, Pasay City.
Design Center of the Philippines recently received a merit award in the Communications Management Division - Community Relations Category at the highly-prestigious 16thPhilippine Quill Awards.

Through the ASEAN Creative Cities Forum and Exhibition, Design Center was honored for its ability to galvanize the creative community not just in the Philippines but also in other ASEAN countries. This event inspired the City of Baguio to become the first UNESCO Creative City in the Philippines and one of the only five creative cities in the ASEAN region.

The Design Center of the Philippines, supported by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), successfully showcased the diverse industry creative disciplines at the recent Cebu Design Week. Design Center presented two master classes, which further strengthened Cebu’s reputation as a creative hub. The Business of Design Module, covered the fundamentals of design management was spearheaded by Pino Group of Concepts, Inc. president John Paul “PJ” Lagnot with Atty. BJ Palattao who focused on legal matters and intellectual property. The Business of Fashion Module outlined the essentials of building a global fashion brand and was presented by Design Center product specialist for Go Lokal! Carol de Leon. The Cebu Design Week served as a platform for new and seasoned designers to collaborate, unite and generate strategies for Cebu’s future development while preserving Cebuano heritage and traditional craftsmanship.
With the support of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Design Center organized the ASEAN Creative Cities Forum and Exhibition to provide a platform for government, policy makers, business and creative communities and the academe to share insights on how best to advance the development of the ASEAN region’s creative economy, through creative cities and creative clusters. The ASEAN Creative Cities Forum and Exhibition is also one of the great and effective venues to help promote and strengthen the design industry in the country.

DTI also received merit awards in the Government Communications Programs, Leadership Communications and Community Relations categories at the recent Philippine Quill Awards.

The 40-year-old Quill Awards is a global award-giving body that recognizes excellence in strategic communications. The award is an acknowledgment that the recipient is one of the best in business communications nationwide.

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