ABOUT US


WHAT IS DIGMA?

The Design Industry Group of Massachusetts creates and supports initiatives that position Massachusetts as a global center for design excellence.

Since 2007, we are the only Commonwealth-serving group to work closely with government, education, and industry sectors to advise on the role of design, and to showcase the concentration and quality of talent in this state. We aim to unify and expand our design industry, and in doing so bolster Massachusetts at the forefront of global innovation.

How?

We RESEARCH, aggregate and interpret the size, reach and impact of the MA design industry.

We RALLY and stimulate solidarity amongst MA design trade organizations, design educators, design researchers, design firms, businesses using design.

We INFLUENCE government, academic and corporate policies that foster expansion of the MA design sector.

We ENGAGE the world with exciting endorsements and demonstrations of MA as center for design excellence.

THE TEAM

DIGMA is comprised of leaders from a range of industries, all of whom fully embrace and advocate on a daily basis the value of good design.


Valerie Fletcher

Valerie Fletcher
Executive Director, Institute for Human Centered Design

Harry West

Harry West
CEO, Frog

Carlos Martinez-Vela

Carlos Martinez-Vela
VP Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Institute of the Americas

Beth Siegel

Beth Siegel
President, Mt. Auburn Associates

Kurt T. Steinberg

Kurt T. Steinberg
Executive Vice President, MassArt

Anne Marie Stein

Anne Marie Stein
Dean of Professional and Continuing Education, MassArt

Stefane Barbeau

Stefane Barbeau
Executive Director, DIGMA

Chris Johns

Chris Johns
Lead Designer, DIGMA

HOST PARTNER

DIGMA is grateful for the generous financial and administrative support of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Born of a pioneering spirit, MassArt is the nation’s first independent public college of art and design—and the first art school to grant a degree. True to its history, MassArt continues to envision all that is possible and strives to reach it.