High fliers

Awards results are a useful indicator when selecting a design consultancy to work with. Here we publish the latest Design Week Creative Survey, and overleaf, the results of the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards


The Design Week Creative Survey chart is based on awards success. Those included are the design consultancies and in-house teams that have earned the most points through awards wins over the past 12 months. These are added to a rolling total of points scored over the past three years, to create the rankings.

The awards schemes covered are those with a strong reputation on the international stage for honouring creativity. Most are long-standing, but where appropriate we have added new awards into the mix.

Disciplines included cover the main interests of the majority of Design Week readers – graphics, branding, digital design, packaging, product design, interiors and exhibition design. We do not include architecture or fashion.

We have awarded points for wins and placings according to the system we have used over the past six surveys – see the key opposite for full details.

The charts are compiled from data supplied by the organisers of the various awards schemes, rather than by design consultancies.

There are two main listings. The chart takes account of performance in prominent awards, whether international, discipline-led or relating to a particular geographic location. It also includes personal awards such as the D&AD President’s Award and the Prince Philip Designers Prize.

Design Week Creative Survey – top 50

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