Hrvatsko dizajnersko društvo
Croatian Designers Association
Croatian Designers Association ⁄CDA⁄ is a non-governmental, non-profit and voluntary trade organization, founded in 1983 under the name Association of Croatian Designers ⁄ACD⁄. It promotes its members’ common social and trade interests, and systematically creates better social conditions for people working in design. The goals of the ⁄CDA⁄ are improvement and affirmation of the designers’ work in Croatia, representing interests and status of both the trade and the members of the association. ⁄CDA⁄ nurtures affirmation of the concept, importance and value of design in Croatia, and acts with the goal of establishing general rules of design as a trade that are relevant both on the market and as a social phenomenon, while encouraging its members’ professional responsibility, continuous skill development and creative and innovative thinking. That is why ⁄CDA⁄ hosts exhibitions and lectures and encourages professional valorization of design. The members of ⁄CDA⁄ work in the fields of graphic design, product design, electronic media design, typography, photography, illustration, modern design, design theory and education in design. ⁄CDA⁄ organizes conferences and thematic gatherings, workshops, exhibitions, designer gatherings, while also encouraging international collaborations and giving professional assistance to its members, protecting moral and material rights of the members and advocating for continuous education, research work and nurturing an ethical approach to the trade.