The Design Business Association has appointed its first five regional heads of development, to promote the design industry outside London. Elmwood’s Nick Ramshaw and Jayne Barrett will handle Scotland and the North East respectively, Onbrand’s Rebecca Battman takes on the West Midlands, Reach’s Caroline Hagen picks up the South West and The Chase’s Simon Farrell represents the North West.
Ahead of the annual London Illustration Fair this December, its directors Alastair Eland and Samuel Bennett pick out the designers and illustrators they are most excited to see at this
The Autumn Budget and its effect on designers, a peep into retailers’ Christmas windows and the Design Museum’s new show – the news from the last seven days.
A shrinking national economy is now a likely backdrop for the design industry – which despite having a proven track record for growth – has been neglected in this budget.
As the festive season gets into full swing, we take a look at retailers’ flagship stores in London to see how shop windows are being used to attract seasonal shoppers