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Designing London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 | By Tom Banks

Consultancy Jack Morton Worldwide has designed London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display for more than a decade. We talk to project director Jim Donald about plans for this year.

Shard lights

Jason Bruges Studio designs “theatre in the sky" light installation at London's Shard

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 | By Sarah Dawood

The consultancy has created a daily changing light display that will be projected from the top of the Shard in London from 19-31 December.


2014 – the year in design Video

Fri, 19 Dec 2014

A lighthearted look back on the biggest stories, best images and most enlightening quotes from the past year.


Durham Distillery's branding is based on stained-glass windows

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 | By Sarah Dawood

Wonder Stuff Studio has designed the visual identity for Durham Distillery, basing it on the city cathedral’s stained-glass window.


Latest Opportunities


Scottish family history service to be overhauled

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The ScotlandsPeople service, a family history platform run by National Records of Scotland, is being overhauled, with web designers sought to work on the project.


Exhibition designers sought for new Plymouth museum

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Exhibition designers are being sought to work on the planned £24 million Plymouth International History Centre in the heart of the city.


Design Museum seeks designers in residence

Tue, 9 Dec 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The Design Museum is calling for recently graduated designers to apply for next year’s Designers in Residence programme.




The biggest innovations of 2014 Video

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 | By Tom Banks

We look at the breakthrough design projects from the past year.


Politics and design in 2014

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

We look at the big political stories that affected the design industry this year.


Music and design in 2014 Video

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 | By Tom Banks

We look at the album art, the rebrands, the products and innovation from 2014.




Keith Cunningham – 1929-2014 Video

16 August 2001 | By Mike Dempsey

In this 2001 interview, Mike Dempsey meets the modest and rather mysterious artist and designer.


Richard Williams meets Rodney Fitch

11 April 1996 | By Richard Williams

As part of his series of interviews with “founding fathers” of design in the 1990s, Williams Murray Hamm co-founder Richard Williams meets Rodney Fitch.


DesignStudio in profile

Tue, 5 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

We talk to DesignStudio founders Paul Stafford and Ben Wright about building a consultancy and maintaining design integrity.


Design Week Awards 2014


CHI & Partners and Prince's Trust win Design Week Awards Best of Show Video

Fri, 16 May 2014

The Tomorrow Project, which aims to tackle youth unemployment, has scooped the top prize.


The 2014 Design Week Awards winners Video

Fri, 16 May 2014

All the winners from the 2014 Design Week Awards.


The Design Week Awards - critiquing and celebrating great design Video

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

We find out what the judges thought of the entries this year, and look ahead to the Awards night - hosted by Adam Buxton.



Christmas project round-up Video

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 | By Sarah Dawood

From animated advent calendars to minimalist nativity sets, here’s a selection of festive design projects for you to play with and peruse.



What should you buy a designer for Christmas?

Thu, 18 Dec 2014

What should you buy the designer in your life? We find out.

Who is your favourite children’s illustrator and why?

Thu, 11 Dec 2014

Annotated pages from the world’s greatest illustrators went under the hammer last week - we ask illustrators to choose their favourite children’s book illustrators.

What is your favourite mascot design of all time? Video

Thu, 4 Dec 2014 | By Tom Banks

Last week the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games mascots were unveiled. Designers tell us about their favourite mascots.




Offset lines up 2015 speakers

Thu, 18 Dec 2014

Matt Willey, Angus Hyland and The Designers Republic’s Ian Anderson are among those on the bill at the Dublin event.


A collection of illustrations taken from Ladybird books

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 | By Sarah Dawood

An exhibition showcasing original artworks of Ladybird books from the 1950s-70s opens in January 2015.

Al Vandenberg, 'High Street Kensington' from the series 'On a Good Day'

Photographs of black British experience

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The Victoria & Albert Museum will showcase a selection of photographs that explore the experiences of black people in Britain in the latter half of the 20th century.



Ustwo's London studio

Lessons for building a design business

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Key pointers from design businesses we’ve profiled in recent weeks.


Five things we learned at the Festival of Marketing

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Be brave, be human and pay attention to detail…


What to see at the Festival of Marketing Video

Fri, 7 Nov 2014

Hear from Barclays, Airbnb, DW Award winners CHI & Partners… and Tulisa…



Poke co-founder Nik Roope

Balancing creativity and productivity – tips from the experts Subscription Required

Fri, 19 Dec 2014

Experts including Nik Roope and Ogilvy & Mather’s David McMillan share their advice in this Attask eBook.

Gareth Jenkins

Four Corners – an interview with Gareth Jenkins Video

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 | By Jon Daniel

Jon Daniel meets the Trinidadian branding and graphics specialist.


Desert Island Designs

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 | By Jeremy Roots

Sedley Place’s Jeremy Roots picks his five essential Desert Island Designs.


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