Conran Design Group managing director David Worthington leads an intense, but rewarding life. While most people just have the big three high street problems to contend with in their lives – death, divorce and moving house – David has a fourth. Failing in a pitch. Worthington describes the process as like falling in love, having a short intense relationship (the sort whereby you do it everywhere bar the bed) and then being suddenly dropped for no particular reason. But all is not lost. Think of the upside. Winning a pitch is like being happily married at the same time as having a whirlwind affair on the side. Are there any jobs going at CDG?
As JK Rowling’s magical series celebrates its 20th anniversary, the British Library has opened a new exhibition to mark the occasion. We speak to exhibition design consultancy Easy Tiger Creative
We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.
The DBA’s Annual Survey of over 150 businesses has shown that, while income and staff employment is on the up, clients are underpaying for design services.
From a new report about creative skills shortages post-Brexit, to our top picks from Design Manchester 2017, we round up the news from the last seven days.