ACID was formed to develop and promote the profession of Industrial Design in Canada. Our mission is to facilitate the exchange of ideas and best practices, advance our shared values and promote the practice of design in Canada and abroad.

ACID is a professional member organization of WDO and the official parent to Canada's provincial industrial design associations, ACIDO and ADIQ.



World Design Organization (WDO)® is a globally recognized non-governmental organization that aims to promote and advance the discipline of industrial design and its power to enhance economic, social, cultural and environmental quality of life.



Association des Designers Industriels du Québec (ADIQ) aims to promote and support the Quebec design community by sharing knowledge and the social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits of innovation through design in order to contribute to a healthier, more prosperous and sustainable world.


ACIDO is an association of accredited Industrial Designers in Ontario formed to develop and promote the profession. The discipline needs a community at its centre to facilitate the exchange of ideas and best practices, the advancement of our shared values and growth opportunities for the Industrial Design workforce.

Dylan Horvath

Co-President & ACIDO VP

Patrick Messier

Co-President & ADIQ President

The Operations Committee

ACID aims to unite the Industrial Design community in Canada through a series of initiatives, beginning with an annual award recognizing excellence in Canadian design.

Industrial Design is a strategic problem-solving process that drives innovation, builds business success, and leads to a better quality of life through innovative products, systems, services, and experiences.

Industrial Design bridges the gap between what is and what’s possible. It is a trans-disciplinary profession that harnesses creativity to resolve problems and co-create solutions with the intent of making a product, system, service, experience or a business, better. At its heart, Industrial Design provides a more optimistic way of looking at the future by reframing problems as opportunities. It links innovation, technology, research, business, and customers to provide new value and competitive advantage across economic, social, and environmental spheres.

Our history

ACID has sponsorship opportunities for corporations who are actively involved and who benefit from the activities of designers in their workforce and wish to be involved in guidance, access, and promotion of design. Contact us to view our sponsorship tier packages.


Become a member and connect with others from the Canadian industrial design community. Contact us to learn more about our membership options.

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