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Shortlist announced for successor to Heatherwick's Seed Cathedral

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 | By Tom Banks

Studio Myerscough, Asif Khan, and Barber Osgerby are among those competing to address a Grown in Britain: Shared Globally brief.

Mather & Co

Mather & Co designs new Coronation Street visitor experience

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 | By Tom Banks

Visitors will have the chance to walk the cobbles of the street and visit the Rover’s Return before Granada Studios is demolished.


The Week in Design

Thu, 17 Apr 2014

The biggest design stories from the past seven days.


Red Bee creates on-screen 50th birthday party for BBC2 Video

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 | By Tom Banks

Idents and stings feature familiar number two characters from throughout the channel’s history attending a birthday. 


Latest Opportunities


Natural History Museum seeks designers to help boost donations

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

London’s Natural History Museum is looking for a design team to help it boost donations from visitors.


BBC seeks new Digital Services roster

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 | By Tom Banks

The BBC has started the process for expressions of interest and application for its new Digital Services roster.


Stoke Council tenders for graphic design framework

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is seeking to appoint up to five consultancies to a four-year graphic design framework worth around £200 000.



Hot Cold

Top trends from the 2014 Milan Furniture Fair

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 | By Mariel Brown and Karen Rosenkranz

Seymourpowell’s Mariel Brown and Karen Rosenkranz present their key pieces.


Six design schemes to improve children's lives Video

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 | By Tom Banks

Six projects have been given £41 000 each in the latest stage of the Design Council’s Knee High Design Challenge


Top tips for talking about your work

Tue, 8 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Cheltenham Design Festival provided some great examples of how to present your work to an audience.



Wally Olins

Wally Olins dies aged 83

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

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


What makes a successful design team?

Tue, 1 Apr 2014 | By David Godber

Elmwood David Godber has worked client-side, in-house and for agencies. He talks to us about creative teams.


England's World Cup kit features Neville Brody typeface

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 | By Tom Banks

Brody says the pinstripe type has been inspired by the ‘intersection between flair and workmanlike reliability’.




Design Week Creative Survey 2013

The full results and analysis of our survey of award-winning design consultancies.


Why is design and creativity important to your organisation?

Fri, 13 Dec 2013

We speak to design and creative leads at big brands about what creativity means to them.


Winner's view - an interview with AKQA's James Hilton

Thu, 12 Dec 2013

We speak to James Hilton, chief creative officer at chart-topper AKQA, about his consultancy’s approach to creativity.


Alexander Sarafian and his contraption

Forging community in Tottenham by design

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 | By Emily Gosling

Enterprising architecture student Alexander Sarafian is engaging in a design project to bring back Tottenham’s sense of industrial community.



What’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made?

Thu, 17 Apr 2014

Tales of woe including unpaid cheques, sweary file names and wedding-invitation typos.

How do you build a great design team?

Thu, 10 Apr 2014

Elmwood group chief executive David Godber recently told us what he reckons makes an ‘amazing’ design team. What do you think does?

What is the best-designed football kit?

Thu, 3 Apr 2014 | By Tom Banks

With Neville Brody working on the England World Cup strip, we ask designers for their favourite kits.



Alex Doherty, Labyrinth

80s Youth – the best of times, the worst of times

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 | By Emily Gosling

Through a mire of 90s Britpop, plaid and bindi revivals, arrives a little taste of the 80s, thanks to a new show organised by print studio Printer of Dreams.

Marcello Geppetti (1933-1998) Brigitte Bardot in Spoleto, June 1961

The Years of La Dolce Vita

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 | By Emily Gosling

A beautiful new London exhibition will showcase photographs from Italian cinema in the 1960s.

Cast Stoneware - Clare McComish, Buoy without encrustations

Handmade in Britain

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 | By Emily Gosling

A range of homeware and interiors pieces created in Britain will be sold at the event in west London next month.




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.

The Review Show's panellists discuss design

Why can’t design shine on TV?

Thu, 3 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

TV commissioners need to be braver and more ambitious in their coverage of design.

The Rapha website

Rapha - building a brand through creativity Video

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Design Week is hosting a session at Advertising Week Europe looking at the story of cycling brand Rapha.




Building Samsung design in the UK

Fri, 11 Apr 2014

Former Samsung Design Europe creative director Clive Goodwin tells us about building the UK design team.

No.1 Angel identity and signage, by Shaw Skerm

How to win work on your own terms

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 | By John Scarrott

The DBA’s John Scarrott talks to consultancy Shaw+Skerm about the guidelines they set themselves for winning work.


Ten mistakes designers make

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 | By Asa Cook

Design Bridge creative director Asa Cook presents the top ten mistakes designers make. (And by designers, he means himself…)


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