Curriculum Vitae of Prof. Dr. Peter Zec
Professor Dr. Peter Zec, born in 1956, studied Media Studies, Psychology, and Art Theory.
In autumn 2003, he became president elect of ICSID (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design), the international umbrella organisation of design. He took up his honorary post as president of ICSID on September 30, 2005.
Since May 2001, Prof. Dr. Zec is president of the red dot GmbH & Co. KG.
Since 1991, Prof. Dr. Zec has been president of the internationally renowned Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen. In 1993, he accepted the professorship of Business Communication at the University of Applied Sciences Berlin.
From 1986 to 1988 he was head of the specialist field “image” and as such was highly involved in the planning of the Centre of Arts and Media Technologies (ZKM), which had been established in Karlsruhe. Before he started working for the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, Peter Zec was president of the Federation of German Graphic Designers (BDG) and the Association of German Industrial Designers (VDID).
For over 15 years, Peter Zec has been working as a design consultant with numerous companies in foreign countries. He has gained world-wide recognition with lectures in more than 40 countries.
As an expert on the German as well as the international design scene he is the publisher of the "red dot design yearbook” and the “International Yearbook Communication Design”.
He has published the following books among others: Informationsdesign. (1988). Design goes virtual! (1996). German Design Standards (1997). Designing Success (1999). Good Design. (2000), Orientierung im Raum (2002), Hall of Fame. Companies Searching for Excellence in Design. (2003) Who’s Who in Design (2004).
Peter Zec lives in Essen and Berlin.