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RDI nomination process

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, the faculty of Royal Designers for Industry are suspending the nomination process. We will review this decision for 2021 and update this website in due course.

Selection Criteria for an RSA Royal Designer for Industry

a) An RSA Royal Designer for Industry is an individual who can demonstrate the highest quality of design and measurable impact.

b) Highest quality design is demonstrated by the following:

  • Sustained Excellence
  • Design quality
  • Ingenuity and creativity in solutions
  • Sensitivity and empathy to users and the context of use
  • Positive social change

c) Measurable impact is demonstrated by but not limited to:

  • Public awareness and acclaim
  • Significant impact on public culture and heritage
  • Improvement of quality of life
  • Advancement in understanding
  • Innovation
  • Commercial intelligence

The RSA is limited to appointing no more than five RDIs per year. The full list of the current RDIs is here  - we are committed to enriching the faculty with a diverse range of designers and disciplines.

If after considering the criteria and the process you would like to proceed with a nomination, please submit a completed nomination form to Mark Major RDI, Master of the Faculty at RDI.Master@rsa.org.uk