Design House is believed to have appointed Nettec joint creative director Tim Webb-Jenkins as creative director for corporate services. He will sit on the Design House board, replacing Marcus Haslam who left last month to go freelance (DW 23 March). Webb-Jenkins was on paternity leave and unavailable for comment as Design Week went to press. […]
Independent fair trade organisation Traidcraft is to launch a range of wines with packaging designs by The Design Group. Traidcraft is also considering relaunching its range of teas and coffees.
With the Office of National Statistics ‘Count me in’ UK census 2001 urging us to take part on 29 April, Quentin Newark is shocked by the new class system
Dunlop has created a range of dirty plimsolls to save you the bother of wearing them in. Designed in-house by Stefan ‘Stex’ Resch, the pre-soiled Dirty Flash shoes are twice the price of normal Dunlops, although you’ll find second-hand shops selli
It seems women can’t handle broadsheet newspapers because their arms are too short. But the Daily Telegraph, which makes no secret of its desire to attract more female readers, is nobly addressing the problem. It is planning to lop a few vital centimetres off its width to assist women who commute grapple with its immense […]
Recently demerged digital media group Wheel has won two mobile phone projects in a move that should help to lift the consultancy’s fortunes. Wins in the last few days from BT Cellnet and Hutchison 3G could reverse the fortunes of the group, which was forced to cut 70 staff from its London office last month […]
WPP Group-owned Addison has appointed Peter Bonnici as creative strategy director. Bonnici, who this year sold his independent design consultancy Good Company, says his role is to ‘align strategy and design within the company’.
The British Museum is about to embark on a search for a head of design to replace Margaret Hall, whose 36-year reign ended with her retirement in February. In the short term, her role is being filled by head of exhibitions and design, Geoff House. The museum is in the process of re-examining the structure […]
I graduated last summer with a first class honours degree in product design. After achieving this result, I felt the world was my oyster, and I was generally very positive that I was going to gain employment in a large company very quickly. After sending some 50 applications and spending a fortune on colour photocopying, […]
Steven Heller’s book Icons of Graphic Design looks at 100 great graphics projects, but Michael Johnson isn’t sure if he agrees with Heller’s conclusions.
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Adult brand Ann Summers has appointed interiors consultancy Silver & Co and graphics group MHG for a far-reaching redesign of its core brand, which will launch in October.