Matt Marsh has been seconded from Ideo Product Development to the Design Council for nine months to look at how the council relates to its partners and constituents. As Ideo’s former head of user observation in San Francisco and now part of the European marketing team, he will help Design Council director of design and innovation Clive Grinyer to develop ‘tools’ to help organisations get a better grasp of design. The council is ‘refunding’ Marsh’s salary, says Design Council chief executive Andrew Summers. Summers adds that this could be the first of several secondments.
The design studio has renamed the funeral comparison service Beyond, giving it a new identity centred around a three-dimensional, cartoon man, which looks to counter the “sunsets, flowers and doves”
A new, independent magazine celebrating classic graphic symbols has launched, based on a popular Instagram account created by a London-based designer.
The charity has published its second Design Economy report, which looks at the value of the industry and who makes it up. While design contributes £85bn to the economy, there
D&AD’s annual student and graduate awards sees 194 recipients of its coveted pencil prizes this year, with a campaign for the housing crisis taking the top spot.