The Chartered Society of Designers has a new chairman for the North East Region. Alistair Williamson is design manager at Halifax product consultancy Arkham Design and was chairman of the North West Region from 1991-4.
Spanning everything from graphics to transport design, the 10th iteration of the annual awards and exhibition includes a search and rescue drone that assists refugees and the national place branding
The latest in his series on assumptions, business adviser John Scarrott considers potential pitfalls and how designers can sell their services more successfully.
Layer has designed the kit of five, multi-purpose products, including a two-in-one charger and USB stick, and a phone case that turns into a fitness band and wallet.
The new gov.uk service will look to make it easier for users to find, apply and pay for more than 100 different types of licences.