According to www.keepbritishdesignalive.com, ‘In 2003-2004, 140 000 students completed a further or higher education course in design. According to the industry, 6315 graduates got jobs in design during 2004-2005’ (Letters, DW 25 May and 1 June).
And, according to Design a New Design Industry – Design Skills Consultation, ‘Simply finding meaningful work placements in industry for every student is nigh impossible. Twice as many design graduates are unemployed six months after leaving university than all other students.’ ‘Nuff said?
Geoff Gradwell, Gradwell Corporate Design, Preston, PR2 1ZS