Artist Manss Aval elected to the International Design Association

Manss Aval has been elected to IAD, a prestigious international design association. The International Association of Designers (IAD) is an organization that protects and promotes the interests of its members through networking

IAD is a professional international association for design that welcomes award-winning designers, artists, architects, craftsmen and creatives as members. The primary purpose of the organization is to push ethical, philanthropic, and social design practices.

The ultimate aim of the IAD is to promote good design practices and principles worldwide in order to improve quality of life of general public from across the globe. IAD annually organizes several initiatives to help their goals. These initiatives are World Design Hub, Designer of the Year and World Design Consortium programs.

About Manss Aval

Manss is an artist and long-time fine art photographer who works and resides in San Diego, California. Inspired by Nature’s patterns and textures his works transform inanimate objects into faces, designs and complete figures that present our environment in a different, more intimate perspective.

As primary medium he concentrates on photography, acrylic and oil on canvas, and mixed media techniques. Among his other interests are sculptures, video and film. He has a broad background in media, communications and the sciences (including a Ph.D.).

His fine art and photographic work has received many national and international awards. He has exhibited in over 50 juried solo and group shows in New York, San Diego, Laguna Beach, La Jolla, Los Angeles, Miami Beach and international venues, including Barcelona, Florence, Merida, Paris, Rome, Tokyo and Toronto. His museum shows include the Louvre and San Diego’s Athenaeum Museum.