11 December 2003

Twin win in the DBA challenge

Two product design groups share top prize in this year’s Design Business Association Design Challenge, beating four other contenders. Factory Design and Seymour Powell are joint winners, respectively for a cooking pan designed for arthritic users and a mobile phone that eliminates much of the technology that intimidates some people, especially the elderly.

Fuller takes Promise director post

Clare Fuller, former BamberForsyth Fitch director, latterly with Roundel, has become the first recruit to Promise Corporation, the nascent ‘brand business’ set up by ex-FutureBrand Europe, Middle East and Asia chief executive Charles Trevail with consumer psychologist Roy Langmaid. Fuller starts work in January as one of the group’s three co-directors, after a short tenure […]

Sole power

Vans footwear has been associated with the Californian skateboard scene for more than 25 years. John Cooper discovers why the company chose to open its global flagship on London’s Carnaby Street

Illuminating the dark art of financial management

I agree with John Dewhirst’s comments (Design Business, DW 27 November). I run a course on financial management for the Design Business Association and many of the attendees view management information as a dark art. It’s not, it’s common sense. Here are my top tips: • Look forwards as well as back – include details […]

Accounting for no taste

Why do we pretend to like things that are clearly outdated or tasteless? Hugh Pearman wishes we could see things clearly, without a distorted, ironic filter

Lou Cameron joins Nextbigthing

Former client services director at The Partners Lou Cameron has joined Nextbigthing, the creative group set up by former Tango creative director Glenn Harrison. Cameron will assume the same post at Nextbigthing.

Wimbledon School of Art and Kingston University collaborate

Wimbledon School of Art and Kingston University are aiming to set up an innovative collaboration in the guise of a joint Higher Education Institute of Art and Design in South London. If the scheme goes ahead, the institute will combine the Faculty of Art, Design and Music at Kingston with Wimbledon School of Art.

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