About Us

Design Beats is a weekly digital publication that offers readers worldwide a selection of design-related content from a multidisciplinary and global perspective. Each edition is produced by FAD or by guests and the content is selected daily from more than 750 blogs and other sites considered to be of interest in this domain. This service saves its readers many hours of browsing and searching for design-related content of interest available on the web.

As a service providing compilations of news items on design from all over the world, Design Beats directs readers to the original source of the content. The opinions expressed in any of the contents linked from this Website are those of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect FAD’s view.

Designbeats is a project by FAD in collaboration with Covelo&Co powered by a web analysis tool developed by Websays. The website has been designed by Plastic Creative Studio and programmed by iuttu.

Fostering Arts and Design (FAD) is a private, independent not-for-profit association that has the goal of promoting design and architecture. FAD is articulated around five associations, which represent the different disciplines of design:

ADI-FAD (industrial design)
ADG-FAD (graphic design and visual communication)
ARQUIN-FAD (architecture and interior design)
A-FAD (crafts)
MODA-FAD (image and fashion)

Founded in the year 1903, FAD has become the first benchmark centre for design and architecture in Catalonia and Spain thanks to its commitment to the ongoing task of promoting creative culture through all kinds of exhibitions, professional encounters, awards and other events staged in Spain and elsewhere.

If you have a design blog or participate in a digital publication on design and wish to be included in our directory of sources of interest, please contact us via electronic mail at designbeats [at] fad [dot] cat. Equally, if you do not wish your content to be referenced in any of the Design Beats editions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we shall delete your reference from our list.

On occasion Design Beats issues special editions of its publication produced by third parties. If you wish to produce one of these special editions of Design Beats, please send us an email to designbeats [at] fad [dot] cat.

For information on advertising, please contact Gemma Esteban via email at designbeats [at] fad [dot] cat.

Together with the regular, free-of-charge editions of its publication, DesignBeats offers a Premium service to design businesses and/or professionals, in line with our knowledge of communication on design. Some of the services available, which are offered upon request to interested parties, are:

– Digital Clipping for companies and brands
– Consulting services in online presence and optimization.
– Monitorization of the online conversation for companies and brands.
– Access to Design Beats influencers contact database.

Get in touch with designbeats [at] fad [dot] cat for further information.

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