World Design Rankings Updated

World Design Rankings

China ranks #1 in WDR's updated country design rankings, followed by the US, Japan, Italy, Hong Kong, and Great Britain. Rankings based on international juried design competition awards won.

World Design Rankings (WDR) announced the updated design rankings of countries based on the number of design awards won at international juried design competitions and awards. China ranked as number 1 among the 114 represented countries and regions, followed by United States of America, Japan, Italy, Hong Kong, Great Britain, Taiwan, Turkey, Germany, and Portugal which took the top positions in 2022.

About World Design Rankings

  • The WDR aims to provide additional data and insights about the state-of-art in the design industry.
  • The ultimate aim of the world design rankings is to contribute to global design culture by advocating and highlighting good design.

2022-2023 Rankings Update

  • China ranks #1, followed by the US, Japan, and Italy
  • Australia was moved out of the Top 10 by Portugal.
  • Poland surpassed Switzerland.
  • Turkey and Germany was not able to attain Platinum awards this year.

Design Business Insights

  • For each country, three additional tables for strengths, weaknesses and opportunities are listed.
  • The table of “Design Strengths” displays dominant design fields, in which a country is highly competitive and successful.
  • The “Design Weaknesses” table display design fields that are below average in comparison to other countries.
  • The “Design Opportunities” table display latent design categories that could be further explored by the country.

Category Based Top Designers’ List

  • The “Design Classifications Platform” ranks top designers, artists and architects in hundreds of creative fields and design categories.

Designer Rankings

  • Parties who are interested only to discover top designers, artists and architects regardless of the design discipline and country could check the individual and overall rankings of all designers, artists, and architects.

To discover the complete list of countries included in the World Design Rankings, and to see in-depth design business insights for each country, visit For category-based designer rankings, visit and to simply see the list of top designers, visit

The World Design Rankings are provided by the A' Design Awards, a globally recognized and reputable organization that is dedicated to recognizing and promoting excellence in design. The A' Design Awards is a juried international design competition that encompasses a wide range of categories and disciplines, and is open to designers, companies, and organizations from all over the world.

About A' Design Awards
The A' Design Awards is a premier annual juried design competition that recognizes and promotes the very best design from across the globe. The awards are organized and awarded annually and internationally in multiple categories to reach a wide, design-oriented audience. The A' Design Accreditation Criteria are comprised of what leading design oriented professionals consider to be the best design. To learn more about the A' Design Awards, please visit:

For media inquiries, please contact Julie Thomas at A' Design Awards.

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