Through events and online programs, Cut&Paste works to increase relationships between emerging designers, creative companies and media. Our mission is to help designers be better understood for better opportunity. Born in New York City in November 2005, Cut&Paste's signature event is the Digital Design Tournament, a live, competitive showcase held throughout the world each year. Cut&Paste additionally powers design-driven contests and events with industry partners worldwide.
Cut&Paste is born. M1-5, New York City. The live design competition is a sleeper success, with 800 in attendance to watch 8 contestants duke it out for the prize. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. With New York's show of approval, the Digital Design Tournament comes to life.
The Digital Design Tournament takes off on its first national tour. Cut&Paste hits the streets of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, establishing a bolder presence and seeing the demand for what it brings.
Taking a leap, Cut&Paste turns its 4-city national tour into an 11-city international tour, and the Digital Design Tournament draws new crowds in Boston, Portland, Berlin, London, Sydney, Tokyo, and Hong Kong, in addition to the now-friendly faces in NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, and LA.
Cut&Paste focuses its energies on (another) major expansion of the DDT and reschedules the tournament for early 2009. Tuning up for a huge global tour and gathering resources for good things to come in the future, C&P runs on a year-long adrenaline rush.
The biggest, baddest tournament yet, DDT 2009 shows up with a 16-city roster and a slate of three competitions (2D, 3D, Motion Graphics) per city. Cut&Paste adds new Show&Tell sessions, a globalized Audience Design Contest, and the first-ever Global Championship. The whirlwind ride never ends!
Cut&Paste returns with a refined Digital Design Tournament of ten cities. 2010's tournament was all about making the designers the stars they deserve to be and giving them more exposure and opportunity than ever before.