Wolff Olins recruits

Wolff Olins has appointed John Banks as its seventh principal, to work on the management of strategy-led behavioural change. Banks was previously with Cambridge Associates, which he jointly set up

Broadcast pay rises

Broadcast design salaries worldwide seem to be rising, according to the findings of an international salary survey published this month. US-based Broadcasting Design Association (BDA) International questioned electronic media designers

Customs and exercise

British designers are fast becoming the world leaders in exporting their talent to other countries. Reviewing a new book on cross-cultural design, Jeremy Myerson asks if they are the global

Roland Cartier steps up image

Shoe brand Roland Cartier is to try on a new identity being created by Parker Stratton Design. – The London consultancy is working with interiors specialist David Bentheim & Company,

Schweppes shakes up a new soft drink

Schweppes is launching a new adult soft drink called Oasis, with brand identity and packaging designed by Turner Duckworth. The consultancy’s managing director Chris Collis says the identity and packaging

Reviews signal UK design boom

Design is set to escalate up the corporate agenda as companies review their identities and relocation plans in the wake of changes in corporate culture, two separate surveys claim. The

Airport plans set for take-off

The budget was approved last week for the expansion of Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport, with a funding package of 350.2m. Interior designer on the 10.25m project is US consultancy

What happens if words become meaningless?

Once again, there’s a lot of concern with the semantics of design. We’d already moved on from “packaging” to “branding”. Now it’s “brand identity” where once it might have been

3M repacked by Carré Noir

3M is repositioning its European range of medical products with a new graphic design hierarchy for its packaging created by Paris-based consultancy Carré Noir.

No review for bank buyout

Kleinwort Benson declines to comment on suggestions that its identity will be under review if it is taken over by Germany’s second biggest bank, Dresdner Bank. An announcement on the

NY agency wins gold award

Interbrand Schechter in New York has won the Benjamin Franklin Gold Award for Excellence for its redesign of the Aramark identity. Philadelphia-based Aramark, formerly named Ara Group, provides management services

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