• certifyD :
    establishing values through professional certification
    This thesis contains 2 years of research, writing and process related to the topic of certification and professional standards in many industries around the world. The dissertation is focused on proposing a system of certification for the communications design industry in the USA, showing how similar models exist and work around the world. The goal is to invite dialogue and the exchange of perspectives between designers, educators and business professionals, with the aim to close the existing gap between levels of competence, ethics and commitment among all practitioners. This books is proof of an incredible journey that is just beginning.