IDSA's Board of Directors may confer, by a two-thirds majority vote, a fellowship membership to a member in good standing who has earned the special respect and affection of the membership through distinguished service to the industrial design profession.
Design Foundation Trustee 2013 IDSA Chairman Emeritus IDSA Board Chairman: 2010–2013 IDSA Western District Vice President: 2001 IDSA Northwest Chapter Officer: 1980–1986 Design Foundation President 2012 Inducted into the Academy of Fellows:
US automotive designer who was manager of the Body Development Studio at the Ford Motor Company, and part of the team that designed the Ford Thunderbird, which was introduced in 1955
In the early 1960s, he was promoted to chief interior designer, and was on the team that designed the Ford Mustang, which was introduced in 1964. For a period of time he was assigned to Ford England to broaden his experience.
There is inherent irony in my having been elected to Fellowship or, indeed, to my being a member of IDSA in the first place. The reason is that I have never studied industrial design formally, and so can be regarded as a largely undetected impostor.
Tucker Viemeister brings new meaning to the term “multimedia.” His life (not just his work) is a convergence of innovative ideas and physical stuff. Trained as a product designer, he is also involved in architecture, graphics, new media, branding and strategy. He helped create the widely acclaimed OXO "GoodGrips" universal kitchen tools. He also writes, teaches and lectures, serves on a few boards, was named after a car and still has time for volunteer work, his family and his new transdisciplinary company, Viemeister Industries, focusing on creating integrated brands, products and places. Partners include JCDecaux, Design Within Reach and Omhu.