It’s heartening when a client organisation turns to young blood for ideas. So news that credit card company Visa is collaborating with Royal College of Art students sent a warm glow through Diary’s ivory tower. Students have been asked to create a new credit card design – it can be any shape or size, the only criterion is that it must house one of the new computer chips for combating fraud. Entries will be judged in October and Sir Terence Conran will be on the panel. The question is, why choose students for the task? Visa must finally be embracing its most loyal customers…
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.