Crain`s 2020 Notable Women in Design
Design surrounds us.
Nearly every image and object in our physical environment were designed, blending form and function, art and engineering in ways that are often invisible to the conscious mind.
At its best, design just works. And so do our inaugural Notable Women in Design.
Our honorees span fields from architecture and graphic design to fashion and industrial design. They run companies, make things happen, and most importantly, create images, objects and ideas never seen before.
The women featured in this Notable Women in Design report were selected by a team of Crain’s Detroit Business editors based on their career accomplishments, the track record of success in the field, contributions to their community and mentorship of others, as outlined in detailed nomination forms submitted by Crain's readers.
Crain`s 2020 Notable Women in Design Winner: Bilge Nur Saltik
Bilge Nur Saltik is busy. In addition to heading a Lawrence Tech Industrial Design degree program and teaching, she is chair of the Exhibition and Lecture Committee.
“She kickstarted a fresh culture in the industrial design program that our students were longing for. Her collaborative approach and creativity related to materials is inspiring the new generation of designers,” said Karl Daubmann, LTU’s Dean of the College of Architecture and Design.
As co-founder of design studio Form&Seek, Saltik organizes exhibits at international fairs, such as Milan Design Week. She also leads the writing team for Tasarlayanlar.com, a Turkish design magazine. One of Saltik’s recent projects includes helping leather goods brand Uniqka improve the sustainability of its product line. Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York and Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam have exhibited Saltik’s work.