What is Red Dot 21?

Red Dot 21 represents the world of design in the widest-reach interactive Red Dot medium for brands, innovations and their makers. Renowned global players as well as up-and-coming companies and designers present themselves, their design expertise, and their latest ideas. Spanning over the fields of industrial design and visual design, the platform also includes groundbreaking design concepts.

It is a central presentation space for companies to present their latest products and visual designs as well as their overall design prowess. Companies and designers can tailor their presentation according to their wishes, as all presentations on Red Dot 21 are user generated. The design directory gathers all the information a consumer needs to make a purchasing decision, including shopping options. Red Dot 21 also acts as a mediator between designers, design studios and manufacturers. Offering a rich messaging system, ample information on young professionals, as well as a job board, Red Dot 21 puts a strong emphasis on recruitment, helping you to find the right talent for your business.

Is Red Dot 21 limited to laureates of the Red Dot Award?

No. You can list yourself on Red Dot 21, irrespective of a distinction in the Red Dot Award—or any other design award. However, there are ample options to highlight your distinctions, e.g. at the iF Design Award, G-Mark, ADC Awards, or Cannes Lions.

Can I login with my My Red Dot login details?

Unfortunately not. Red Dot 21 is a separate service. You need to create a new account—unless you are a laureate of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2013/2014/2015, and/or Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2013/2014 in which case you already have an account on Red Dot 21. If you cannot remember your login details, try the FORGOT PASSWORD function or contact us via our contact form or directly at service[at]red-dot-21[dot]com.

How do I sign up?

Signing up is quick and easy. Simply click on the REGISTER button in the upper-right corner and follow the instructions. Completing the registration process should not take more than five minutes—and it is free!

I have problems signing in. What should I do?

Please make sure that you are using the right e-mail/password combination. Try resetting your password by going to the FORGOT PASSWORD page. If you are still having problems then contact us via our contact form, directly at service[at]red-dot-21[dot]com or call us at +49 201 81418-29.

I forgot my password. What can I do?

You can reset your password by going to the FORGOT PASSWORD page. Enter your e-mail and click on RESET PASSWORD. You will be e-mailed a reset link that will allow you to reset your password.

Are there costs involved?

Signing up is free of cost. You can set-up your company profile, and get one product/project/concept presentation and one designer portrait for free. Enhanced presentation options are available, if you opt for a membership.

What is the benefit of a paid membership?

Opting for a Membership is the ideal way to maximise your presence on Red Dot 21. As a Red Dot 21 Member you do not face restrictions on the amount of products and designers you can create on the platform. Members also get highlighted in many ways: Multiple high-res images, uploads of extra material such as fact sheets and videos, and full access to the Red Dot 21 networking tool.

I want maximum exposure

Leave your mark on Red Dot 21 and become a Premium Member. Your company profile, your products and your designers will be highlighted on every page. Your exceptional design achievements get extra limelight and draw even more attention to your company, your team and your remarkable work. As a Premium Member you get featured on the Red Dot 21 homepage, which guarantees maximum exposure. We will also promote your work in an advertorial, which will be placed prominently in our news area.

I am a freelance designer. Can I sign up, too?

Yes, you can. A presentation on Red Dot 21 is not exclusive to companies. There are also profiles for individual designers.

I am a student. Can I sign up, too?

Yes, you can sign up for free, and present yourself, as well as your projects and concepts. You can also highlight your skills and main areas.

I would like to present myself. How does it work?

Sign up for an account or log in to your already existing Red Dot 21 account. The former prompts you to enter basic data during the registration process, setting up your company or designer profile. The latter takes you straight to your profile page. Editing and updating your content is managed on-site, meaning what you see is what you get. Just click on the EDIT button in the upper-right corner of the screen and you will be presented with your editing options. Click on the EDIT symbol on the respective area you would like to update and you will be prompted with your options.