12 trail-blazing women in design to be inspired by

There are plenty of trail-blazing women in the design world. And below we are celebrating just some of the glass-ceiling-shattering trailblazers who inspire us to be better designers.Their work crosses disciplines and breaks boundaries. And looking at the incredible women here, it seems hard to believe that the design industry still lacks diversity.

But according to Kerning The Gap, only 17 per cent of creative directors are female. Even worse, the gender pay gap between men and women is over 20%. Things are undeniably improving, but stats remain surprising when you consider 63% of design students are female.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.