Design Week Awards 2019 – the shortlist in full

We’re excited to announce the full shortlist for our awards, which will take place on 20 June at the Science Museum’s new Illuminate space. You can buy tickets here.

More than 20 judges have pored over your projects at Design Week towers and at a specialist venue for digital projects – Flux lounge. Following a shake-up of categories ahead of a new format awards ceremony, we’ve been flooded with entries and are thrilled to share this shortlist, which shows a high level of innovation and customer focused design, across the design spectrum. Find out how to join us for the awards party here.

Brand Campaigns

Reskinning Queen Street West, by Zulu Alpha Kilo, for Consonant Skincare

Signs of Love, by Revolver, Will O’Rourke Signs of Love

The Power of Enough, by That Thing, for Virgin Active

The Bryanston Hyde Park, by Alphabetical

Identity Design Rebrand

Grooveschool by MARK Studio for Grooveschool

UEFA Champions League Rebrand, by DesignStudio for UEFA

Manchester Literature Festival, by MARK Studio

All 4, by 4 Creative and DixonBaxi, for Channel 4

BBC Two rebrand, by Superunion

Identity Design Launch

LeCollectionneur, by GBH

Coal Drops Yard, by Droga5

ANNA, by NB Studio

Foyers Lodge, by Alphabetical


St Albans Museum + Gallery, Studio Sutherl& for St Albans Museum + Gallery

Za, PizzaExpress, by Clear for Pizza Express

Poster DesignsPrint Communications

Foyers Lodge, by Alphabetical

Ridiculously Simple, Wonderfully Tasty, by Iris for Lyle’s Golden Syrup

WE: deutschland, Studio Sutherl, for Momondo Open World Projects, Marcus Lyon

Level Destination, by Superunion for Posters Level

World Cup Posters, by Superunion

Writing for Design

Colleagues website, Co-op Digital

Whirli, by Ragged Edge Design Ltd, for Nigel Phan

Unforgettable stories, by Words Direct, for English National Opera (ENO)

Creative Blocks, by Studio Sutherl& for Boss Box

Twenty years of welcomes, by Tom Sharp – The Poetry of it All, for The British Library

Print Communications


Royal Mail DaVinci 500 Pack, by Supple Studio, for Royal Mail

Snow Patrol Wildness Tour 2018-19 Official Tour Programme, by Smarts for Snow Patrol

Girlguiding badges, by Red Stone, for Girlguiding U

Royal College of Art 2017/2018 Annual Report & Accounts, by Eureka!, for Royal College of Art

SANE’s Wrapping Paper, by Iris/Watford, for SANE

A Soldier’s Story, by Deep, for Royal Hospital Chelsea

Editorial Design

The Guardian Weekly – subscription newspaper to news stand magazine, by The Guardian for the Guardian Weekly

WE: Deutschland, by Studio Sutherl&, for Momondo Open World Projects, Marcus Lyon

Perspectives, by Sightsavers

Memorabilia, by Agnė Dautartaitė-Krutulė, for Lithuanian Artists Association#

D&AD Annual, by Magpie Studio

Packaging Design 2D – graphics

Waitrose & Partners Freefrom by Williams Murray Hamm for Waitrose & Partners

Butter Bike Co. Peanut Butters by Buddy

Recrafting an iconic portfolio by Taxi Studio for Carlsberg

Tanqueray Malacca by Design Bridge for Diageo

Seedlip Product Range, by Pearlfisher for Seedlip

The Hangry Duck by Superunion for The Butcher The Baker

Packaging Design 3D – graphics

Hennessy VSOP Privilège 200th Anniversary Edition by Butterfly Cannon for Hennessy

High-end fintech packaging for Curve Metal premium payments solution, by Burgopak, for Curve

Peti Pli, by NB Studio for Ryan Mario Yasin

Self-promotional Projects

Alphaputt, by  Sennep

Good tidings, by Baxter and Bailey

Tis the Sea-son, by Spring

Wild Cards, by The Clearing

Waste Bottomless Beers, by Waste Creative

Brand Strategy


Macmillan Cancer Support, by Dragon Rouge

Etsy, by Work & Co

Coffin Mew Brand Project, by The Graphic Design House, for Coffin Mew

What happens when former rivals join the same team, by the Clearing

Za, by Clear for Pizza Express

A future free from AIDS, for everyone, everywhere, by BrandPie for Frontline AIDS

Illustration for Branding

The Lighthouse, by Supple Studio for NSPCC

21 Sid: Dolce Handmade, by Williams Murray Hamm for 21 Sid

Caleño by Design Bridge for Caleño

CrossBorder Solutions Brand Illustrations, by Curious for CrossBorder Solutuions

JDE Commongrounds by Design Bridge for JDE

Fortnum & Mason County Biscuits by Design Bridge for Fortnum & Mason

Retail interiors


GLITCH Takeaway Takeover, by Iris, for Adidas

MADE Soho Showroom by LINE Interior Architecture

Dalziel & Pow Johnnie Walker Madrid Diageo, Johnnie Walker

BusbyWebb Solus Clerkenwell Solus Ceramics

Virgin Megastore – The Dubai Mall, by Schwitzke & Partner GmbH Dubai Branch


Van Woustraat Amsterdam store, for Ace & Tate by S-P-A-C-E projects

Hospitality interiors

Tivoli Cinemas, Bath, by Run for the Hills, for Tivoli Cinemas

Omnia Bali by Rockwell Group, for Hakkasan Group

The Fortnum’s Bar and Restaurant, by Universal designs studio at The Royal Exchange Fortnum and Mason

PURO Kazimierz  by Conran and Partners for PURO

Shinola Hotel, by Bedrock Detroit

The Conduit, by Feix&Merlin Architects

Hide, by These White Walls & Lusted Green, for Hedonism Wines

Workplace interiors

Pixel Factory, by Gensler Europe Limited, for Digital Hyundai Card Hyundai Capital

Photo by Killian O’Sullivan

The Beyond Collective, by Jackdaw Studio

The Department Store, by Squire & Partners

Uncommon Fulham, by Miss, for Uncommon

Jefferson Smith

Boden Head Office, by Spacelab, for Boden


Home’s New Home, by Home

Exhibition design

Life in the Dark, by Nissen Richards Studio with Jason Bruges Studio, for Natural History Museum

Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, by Cassonn Mann, for Life in the Dark

National Museum of Ceramics Princessehof, by i29 Interior Architects, for National Museum of Ceramics Princessehof

Festival of Remembrance – WW1 Narrative and Descendants, by Kate Dawkins Studio, for Royal British Legion and BBC Studios

Timberland – Bread&&Butter 2018 pop-up experience, Berlin, Green Room Design, for Timberland 

007 ELEMENTS, by Optimist Inc, for Jakob Falkner

Absorbed by light, by Design Bridge, for Amsterdam Festival of Light

Living Graffiti, by Lucky 23

Digital Installations

The Unisphere by Hush Studios for United Therapeutics

The Wonderwall: Digital Generative Content Installation at Intel Headquarters, by 2LK Design and Moving brands, for Intel

Festival of Remembrance – WW1 Narrative and Descendants, for Royal British Legion and BBC Studios

Domino Effect, by Ingrid Ingrid

Wayfinding and environmental graphics

Your Space, by Gensler Europe Limited, for Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

Reimagining Nochebús, by Steer, for Inter-American Development Bank

Coal Drops Yard, by Droga5, for Argent

The Christie Proton Beam Therapy Centre Paediatric Illustrations, by Music , for The Christie

Website design

The Telegraph America’s Songbook Brand USA

Image courtesy of the BBC

Rufus Leonard BBC Bitesize rebrand BBC Bitesize

Stein IAS SafeTug 360⁰ Experience Trelleborg Marine & Infrastructure

App Design

Roo, by Work & Co, for Planned Parenthood

Sxt Partner Notification Service, by Bit Zesty, for SXT Health CIC

Hive Honey, by Hive


Immersive Data, by IBM

Curfew: Join the Race, by Sky VR Studios

Harrow 3D Map, by Uniform, for Harrow Council

Eleven Eleven, by NBC Universal

TV Film Video Graphics

MMMultiply Deep State Title Sequence FOX

ITV Dancing on Ice 2

ManvsMachine Power to the Pro Apple

Superunion BBC Two Rebrand BBC

Product design industrial

Philips Ingenia Ambition & Elition, Philips Design

Zephyr Air Quality Sensor, by Bluefrog Design, for Earthsense Ltd

IBM Q System One, by Map Project Office, for IBM Research

Airbow, by ThoughtFull, for GlobalForce IP Limited

Product design consumer

Champagne Theatre, by LSA International

Fastskin Pure Focus, by Raymont-Osman for Speedo International

Smidge, by Sanders Design, for Horwood Homewares


Bluebell smart monitoring system for baby and parent, by Tangerine, for Bluebell


Zeez Sleep Ltd. The Zeez Sleep Pebble

Furniture design

Conti Stool, by Martelo and Mo, for Urban Baristas

Soft Work, by Barber & Osgerby, for Vitra

Belt, by Claesson Koivisto Rune, for Modus Furniture by Lucy.D, by Wisener-Hager

Social Design

Revolver/Will O’Rourke Signs of Love Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

MARK Studio Nurturing musical play Grooveschool MADE.COM TalentLab

SPACE10 SolarVille

Best in-house design team

Barbican Guidelines, by Barbican

Editorial, digital, marketing design at The Guardian, by The Guardian

Digital experience team at Sainsbury’s

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