Working for clients abroad has its penalties, as designers at Fitch can testify. A new Swedish client, for example, was insistent the Fitch team find out “what kind of people we are”. What kind? The kind, it transpires, that boat out to a remote island, put on back packs and rough it for a day, and then down enough schnapps to kill any aches on their return to civilisation. Still reeling from his adventure, Fitch’s Tim Greenhalgh was “a bit befuddled” by the time he hit the consultancy’s London base. Bet he’ll be a darned sight more aware of the pitfalls next time a client decides to show a caring, sharing side.
McDermott & McGough’s piece is a functional, secular safe space that can be used by the public for quiet contemplation or hired out for ceremonies.
This month, head to Manchester for a city-wide design extravaganza, delve into the world of Roald Dahl and read all about the history of graphic design.
Exhibitions, print fairs and a room full of giant bees are among our picks of the best events to get down to at this year’s Northern extravaganza.
As World Mental Health Day takes place this week, we speak to designers, freelance creatives and illustrators about their experiences of mental illness or issues, and ask