(Experiential Design Program)
In your practice, you’re always looking for your next idea or inspiration. But you don’t have to do it all alone. Every year, ISA brings the brightest talent in design, architecture and brand management to ISA International Sign Expo® as part of the ISA Experiential Design Program (ISA XDP).
The ISA XDP is a unique program that provides participants a personal experience and high-level interaction with sign buyers, sign fabricators, sign material suppliers and planners at ISA Sign Expo® - the only place to find everything you need to be successful in the sign, graphics, print and visual communications industry.
For the seventh year in a row, 35 designers, architects and brand managers gathered at ISA Sign Expo® 2019 to participate in the ISA XDP (Experiential Design Program). The delegates experienced two full days of education, guided tours of the exhibit hall floor, tailored materials presentations, networking and high-level interaction with different types of practitioners across the sign, graphic, and visual communications industry. Here’s what some of them of them had to say about their experience:
“The ISA XDP was an incredible opportunity to learn and network for me as a young designer. It provided a level of knowledge and access that may have otherwise taken years to build through individual experiences – not to mention connections with a variety of talented professionals in my field. I'd recommend the experience to any designer who is curious about signage and placemaking.”
- MJ Didonna
Designer, Two Twelve
"This was an excellent opportunity to network with other designers and learn about new and improved products and processes. I would highly recommend to any practicing experiential graphic designer of any experience level."
- Greg Riestenberg
Senior Project Manager, Entro | CVEDesign
The application for the 2020 ISA XDP is now open! We are pleased to offer this hosted opportunity to 35 practitioners*. The program's mandatory events will take place April 1-4 during ISA Sign Expo® 2020 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. All applications are due Friday, January 3, 2020.
*Please note: ISA XDP will not accept applications from sign companies, as this program is specifically geared towards those design professionals without sign industry experience in order to educate those individuals on the industry, as well as the creation of signs.