Design Week Awards 2018 – the shortlist in full

We’re thrilled to announce the shortlisted projects which will be vying for a coveted Design Week Award on 26 June at the Tower of London. Find out how to book a table here. 

All projects have been shortlisted by our independent panel of 20 judges. This year we took our digital judges to the specialist Flux venue to look at websites, AR, VR and apps in their best light. The rest of our judges have pored over hundreds of entries within our Communication, Products & Furniture, Spaces and landmark categories to make this shortlist. Find out more about our awards party here. 

Brand Campaigns

The Bunt Machine, by WeTransfer, for WeTransfer

Channel 4 Giant Idents, by 4Creative, for Channel 4


Dropbox rebrand, by Collins, for Dropbox

Identity Designs

Bandido disrupting the California coffee scene, by Magpie Studio, for Bandido Coffee Company

Southbank Centre 2017 rebrand, by North for Southbank Centre

The Ugly Truth, by Jones Knowles Ritchie, for Ugly Drinks

The Gut Stuff, by Jones Knowles Ritchie, for The Gut Stuff

Asics Tiger, by Bruce Mau Design,  for Asics

Print Communications

Dogsbuddy Bone, by Kimpton Creative for Dogsbuddy

A display typeface for the next generator, by Magpie Studio, for Virgin Voyages

Robox, by Studio Sutherl&, for Boss Box

Vitaminwater Brand Book, by Collins, for Vitaminwater


Pepsi UEFA Champions league – 2018, by Vault 49, for PepsiCo

Festival of Print Posters, by Taxi Studio, for The Letterpress Collective

Old and New Collide: Reinventing Shakespeare’s Globe, by Superunion, for Shakespeare’s Globe

London Symphony Orchestra 2018/19: New Landscapes conducted by Sir Simon Rattle

Inside the Mind of Mark Denton, by Superunion, for Mark Denton

Writing for Design

Joe Coleman Website, for Joe Coleman, by Music

Mayfield Marketing, for U+i, by Music

Peri A, by Love Creative, for Peri Arenas

Packaging Range, by Brown and Co The Brand Collective, for Thorndown Paints

Editorial Design

Oh Sh*t… What Now? by Craig Oldham, by Craig Oldham, for Laurence King Publishing

Nigel Farage in Article 50, by Buzzfeed for Buzzfeed

The Guardian newspaper website and apps redesign, by Guardian Newspapers and Media, for Guardian Newspapers and Media

A Tall Story by Studio Sutherl&for Boss Print

This is Me, Full Stop, by Here Design


LoneWolf Spirits, by B&B Studio, for BrewDog

Bandido, disrupting the California coffee scene, by Magpie Studio, for Bandido Coffee Co

Grek Tea, by Interabang, for Grek

Zizzi, by Pearlfisher, for Zizzi

Self-promotional Projects

Typefaces Calendar 2018, by Politt and Partners

B is for… by Baxter and Bailey

Designing Brands for Urban Adventurers, by Without

Rocking Around the Christmas Card, by Spring

Toaster Jumpers, by Toaster LTD

Turner Duckworth Moving Card, by Turner Duckworth

Social Design

Healthy Communities – make Kit, by Uscreates

Byron Close Estate, by Alphabetical, for Peabody

Line of Sight, by Mettle Studio, for Direct Line

Dream, by Jones Knowles Ritchie, for Dream

Peel, by ArthurSteenHorneAdamson and the Big Agency, for Peel

Product Design – Industrial

Cumulus, ThaKoCha, for Bloomberg London

Gryphon Connect: Designing for Privacy, by Omnus, for Gryphon Secure Oy

Instinct Hob 3.5/5, buy Welbit UK

Product Design – Consumer

Arlo Baby, by Alloy, for Netgear

Apple Watch Series 3, by Apple, for Apple

Eto, by Eto

A1 Home Charge Point, by Paul Crofts Studio, for Anderson

Crescendo, by Mystery Vibe


Axyl, by Benjamin Hubert at Layer, for Allermuir

Ballot Chair, by Barber & Osgerby, for Isokon Plus © Rory Gardiner

The Lastra Rectangular Table, by Emile Jones, for Another Brand

Folk x Fuzl, by Fuzl, for Folk Clothing

Retail Design

Ainslie Mall and Monaro Mall, by Universal Design Studio, for QIC Global Real Estate

Nike Lab Off White Off Campus London, by Rosie Lee, for Nike

L’Occitaine Regent Street London, FutureBrand UXUS, for L’Occitaine

Salon 64, by Jak Studio

Hogan Boutique Milan, by Checkland Kindleysides, for Hogan

Volkwagen Flagship Bullring, by Dalziel and Pow for Volkswagen

Hospitality and Workplace

Dream Hollywood, by Rockwell Group, for Dream Hotel Group

Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge, by Rockwell Group, for Dream Hotel Group

1180 Club, by Timothy Outon

Kimpton De Witt, by Michaelis Boyd Associates, for YC Amsterdam BV

Duddels London, by Michaelis Boyd Associates, for Alan Lo, Paulo Peng and Yenn Wong

EY Manchester, by Perkins and Will, for EY

The Student Hotel Maastricht, by the Student Hotel

Exhibition Design

Museum of Communication in Bern, by Kossman.Dejong for Museum of Communication in Bern

Can Graphic Design Save Your Life, by Universal Design Studio, for Wellcome Collection

Storehouse Brewing Floor, by Love, for Guinness

Tirpitz, by Tinker Imagineers, for Vardemuseums

Passchendaele Centenary Event, by Kate Dawkins Studio by DCMS/BBC

Hintze Hall, by Casson Mann, for Natural History Museum

Wayfinding and Environmental Graphics

Wayfinding and Signage, by Cartlidge Levene for Nantes Metropole and Stanton Williams Architects

Kings Cross Public Realm, by Holmes Wood, for Argent

Byron Close Estate, by Alphabetical, for Peabody

D&AD Signage, by Turner Duckworth, for D&AD

Westgate, by FRA for Land Securities and the Crown Estate

Website Design

Joe Coleman Website, by Music, for Joe Coleman

A Message from Earth, by WeTransfer

MindMate Real Stories, by Thompson Brand Partners, for NHS Leeds South and East Clinical Commissioning Group, by Work & Co, for Aesop

LSO PLay, by Sennep, for LSO

App Design

Official Swans App, by Other Media, for Swansea City Football Club

Marriott’s New Mobile App, by Work & Co, for Marriott

Lonely Planet Trips, by Lonely Planet

Augmented reality and virtual reality

Virtual Reality Spaces, by Airlift, for Mirra

Pilsner Urquel VR Brewery Tour, by Purple Creative, for Pilsner Urquell

Digital Installations

Hull 2017, Where do We go From Here, by Jason Bruges Studio

Passchendaele Centenary Event, by Kate Dawkins Studio by DCMS/BBC

Tirpitz, by Tinker Imagineers, for Vardemuseums

TV Film and Video Graphics

BBC Sport Brand Harmonisation, by Studio Output, for BBC Creative

Little Women TV Title Sequence, by Peter Anderson Studio

The Gut Stuff, by Jones Knowles Ritchie, for the Gut Stuff

Dancing on Ice: Polar Bears, by ITV Creative

Here’s how you can join us at the Tower of London and book your place for the awards ceremony.




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  • Flynn Product Design June 1, 2018 at 12:01 am

    Wow the not so short shortlist. Lots of interesting work. Kudos to Magpie Bandido, Alloy with Netgear , Axyl by Layer. More Product Design Entries please 🙂

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