Offthetopofmyhead’s founder and creative director says there’s no such thing as brand design and much of what the design industry says about brand is incomprehensible, pretentious and just plain daft.
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Offthetopofmyhead’s founder and creative director John Spencer, says jargon and bullshit are getting in the way of people understanding and valuing design.
Offthetopofmyhead founder and creative director John Spencer considers the tensions between designers and strategists and why they ought to get along better.
John Spencer – who recently stepped down as an external examiner at a leading university – on why he thinks universities are failing design students and how industry-backed social enterprises
John Spencer looks at the rich history of words and design, how they have lost their way and what designers can do to make sure the two are complementary.
Public trust in charities is plummeting according to a new Government report, so this should mean that design consultancies are helping them to communicate in new ways, but many are
John Spencer reviews Professor Phil Cleaver’s ‘in-your-face, down-to-earth’ guide to design.
Off the Top of My Head founder and creative director John Spencer reflects on the insights of some creative pioneers and hits out at the design industry’s enthusiasm for gibberish.
John Spencer, co-founder and creative director of Spencer du Bois, busts some clichés, hyperbole and self-promotional nonsense.