Black and Decker is to launch a new heat gun for paint-scraping. Newcastle consultancy The Product Group worked with Black and Decker’s in-house team to take the design from concept to tooling in just four months. The brief to The Product Group envisaged one unit to combine the two swing-handle and pistol-style products in the existing range. All modelmaking from concept to working model was done at The Product Group in an impressive three weeks.
As we approach the most wonderful time of the year, we ask creative directors what gift someone should buy a designer for Christmas.
The digital design consultancy has appointed a new head, who will oversee its six global offices and lead on growing the business in size and helping it make more money.
Send us photos of your offices decorated for Christmas, and we’ll be publishing a selection of the best ones next week.
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