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New Moleskine books let you save your handwriting digitally

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Moleskine has collaborated with smartpen manufacturer Livescribe to create the new range.


Scottish designers back pro-independence campaign

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

A group of Scottish designers are among more than 200 entrepreneurs who have come out in favour of Scottish independence in an open letter published today.


Dyson teases new product launch – is it a robot vacuum cleaner? Video

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Dyson has released a video ahead of its new product launch planned for 4 September.


Samsung unveils ‘smartphone for the wrist’

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Samsung has updated its Samsung Gear smartwatch product to create a new model that can operate independently of a smartphone.


Latest Opportunities

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.


Behold the Dinosaurs

Behold the Dinosaurs

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 | By Tom Banks

Nobrow’s latest leporello is a timeline dinosaur adventure over land, sea and air.



What is your favourite example of hidden symbolism in a logo? Video

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 | By Tom Banks

Designers tell us of some classic identities and personal favourites that play tricks on the eye or are imbued with symbolism.

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.



Drawn Chorus

Nautical but Nice

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 | By Emily Gosling

New exhibiton Ahoy! explores all things nautical, and features images of fish in hats.


Felt Mistress’s Glorious Flock

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Character creator Felt Mistress is bringing her collection of creatures to the walls of the Sage Gateshead.

The Big Draw

The Big Draw returns and is bigger than ever

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 | By Tom Banks

The festival, which aims to get people drawing, is this year being curated around an It’s Our World Theme.




Favourite symbolic logos Video

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Here are some of my favourite examples of negative space, hidden meaning and humour in logo design.

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.



Carolyne Hill

Four Corners – an interview with Carolyne Hill

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 | By Jon Daniel

Jon Daniel talks to Harrison Fraser’s Carolyne Hill about breaking into the industry and being inspired by Pop Art and pop-ups.

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.


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