Community site Design Related co-founder Matt Sung interviews art director DJ Neff, who has recently refreshed the banana brand Chiquita. DJ Neff uses playful illustrations on stickers next to the iconic Chiquita logo, and Sung asks him how this has made the product and brand more engaging to the consumer.
UK-based illustrator and art director Matt Ward’s website Linguistine.com showcases his non-digital approach to art direction. Design Week’s art director Sam Freeman rates his work for his illustrative style. Ward is alsopart-founder and art director of the magazine Kingpin Skateboarding Europa.
Mike Dempsey has posted an updated interview with former Pentagram partner John McConnell in his blog on graphics and living. Dempsey originally interviewed McConnell for Design Week back in 2001, as part of his Heroes series.
The Guardian has reported on service design, covered online and in print this week. The coverage explores what the customer – and employee – experience should be like, how a company can remain true to its brand while staying relevant, and what design’s role should be in the public and voluntary sectors.