North East designers come up against free-pitching too

Of course designers in the North East are capable of good design (Letters, DW 25 July).

Of course designers in the North East are capable of good design (Letters, DW 25 July).

However some of our regional initiatives appear to fail to recognise this pool of creative talent and take a more unethical approach to the placement of projects.

Over the past few weeks we have been asked to pitch on two regional, publicly-funded initiatives, providing proposed names, logo treatments, marketing and budgetary plans and first-stage visuals in multi-stage tenders.

Renwick is right when he says there is something wrong when a region can’t support its wealth of talent. It can, but not on a free-of-charge basis.

Greg Marshall

Managing director

Ambient Creative Services

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