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New Chestertons estate agent identity references open door Video

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Leahy Brand Design says the new identity is based on the proposition of ‘Open London’.

Apple's Palo Alto store

Apple share price hits all-time high as new products expected

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The price boost comes amid rumours the company is set to release the ‘iWatch’ smartwatch and the next-generation iPhone.

Fish fingers

New-look Birds Eye products hit shelves Video

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 | By Tom Banks

The new packaging, by JKR, features a redrawn Captain Birdseye.


Adidas opens Originals London flagship with 'global neighbourhood' concept

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 | By Emily Gosling

The design is based on concepts by Sid Lee and applied by INK Associates, Eyelevel Layout Planning and RPA group architects.


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Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre seeks designers for ‘hands-on’ exhibits

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 | By Tom Banks

GSC seeks interactive consultancy for ‘hands-on’ exhibits, which can teach adults and children about the science and engineering behind a low carbon future.


University of Ulster seeks digital and print designers

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The university says it is looking to roster consultancies ‘of varying size and specialism’ to the creative design framework.


Welsh Government opens up design framework

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The Welsh Government is seeking to appoint branding, graphic and digital design consultancies to its communication and marketing services framework.



Bloomberg Connects at the Tate Modern

Robots, apps and rights-free images – when galleries go digital

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 | By Emily Gosling

We look at different and innovative ways arts and cultural institutions are using digital technology to engage with their audiences.


How design thinking is boosting the UK satellite industry Video

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

We talk to the design team at the Satellite Applications Catapult about embedding design thinking in the Space industry.


How Skype is building its brand in-house Video

Fri, 8 Aug 2014 | By Tom Banks

We talk to Skype’s brand director Gary Bramall about building a brand team from scratch, why he doesn’t like guidelines and how Skype can keep everything in-house.




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's guide to the 2014 degree shows

Wed, 4 Jun 2014

Dates and destinations for the degree shows where you can discover the UK’s new design talent across the UK.


Wally Olins dies aged 83

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Olins was described as ‘insatiably curious, infectiously charming and occasionally infuriatingly impatient’.


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.


Reservoir cover

Sketchbooks as a 'way of seeing'

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 | By Emily Gosling

Irish artist Alice Maher says she sees sketchbooks as a ‘type of reservoir – full of ideas… ideas go into them and come out of them as art’.



What do you think is the best designed household object from the past 150 years?

Thu, 14 Aug 2014

The Design Museum is holding an exhibition of key John Lewis products to mark the store’s 150th anniversary. What do you think is the best designed household object from the past 150 years?

What do you remember about being taught design at school?

Thu, 7 Aug 2014

Designers tell us their memories of design teaching at school and college.

Which summer holiday destination would you recommend for a designer?

Thu, 31 Jul 2014

Want to be inspired this summer? Stay at home. Designers tell us how they are largely inspired by places in the UK.



Kazimir Malevich, Look Look, Near the Vistula, The German Bellies are Swelling Up, 1914, lithograph

Russian First World War posters Video

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

An exhibition at London gallery GRAD will examine the artistic legacy of the First World War in Russia.


Digital designers go back to school to promote industry

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

BIMA’s Digital Day sees professionals from digital agencies give students an insight on the industry.

Mind's Eye

Brighton: the final frontier Video

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 | By Tom Banks

Brighton Digital Festival announces series of special commissions, including bringing the universe to Brighton.



Design consultancy The Workers is helping Tate better engage with audiences through its After Dark viewer-controlled robot project

Designers in business

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

We look at examples of design going ‘beyond the graphics’ and getting to the heart of business.

The DesignStudio office

Can designers run a successful design business?

Thu, 7 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Two case studies published on Design Week provide contrasting examples of how to run a studio.


We need to remember that design is more than just making things pretty Video

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

When writing about, thinking about or teaching design, we need to remember that it’s not just about making things.



Craig Oldham

Ten Questions for: Craig Oldham

Tue, 19 Aug 2014

Oldham tells us about working at five years old, wanting his books to be banned and a regrettable purchase of a season ticket for Barnsley FC.

Helix campaign for Shell, by Greenwich Design

The big squeeze – are big brands increasingly using smaller consultancies?

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 | By Simon Wright

Greenwich Design managing director Simon Wright says brands are ‘decoupling’ work from bigger groups.


Who won the battle of the brands in this year's summer of sport? Video

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 | By Stephen Bell

Stephen Bell, executive creative director at Coley Porter Bell tells us about his four favourite sporting brands of the summer.


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