Duplex Communications has appointed Maurice Acton as director of branded environment and energy sector. Acton has been freelancing since MTA, the group he founded in 1994 that specialised in oil industry branding and strategy, closed in 2000. Prior to founding MTA, Acton was managing director at Addison.
The funeral comparison service has taken on new name Beyond, and design studio SomeOne has given it a new identity centred around a three-dimensional, cartoon man, which looks to counter
A new, independent magazine celebrating classic graphic symbols has launched, based on a popular Instagram account created by a London-based designer.
The charity has published its second Design Economy report, which looks at the value of the industry and who makes it up. While design contributes £85bn to the economy, there
D&AD’s annual student and graduate awards sees 194 recipients of its coveted pencil prizes this year, with a campaign for the housing crisis taking the top spot.