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.
The Pentagram partner and product designer talks about and his first children’s book, the power of chess and how he designs in the present.
The book has been designed by Manchester-based creative consultancy Music and brings together knowledge to show “there is no standard brain”.
Voice-assistants are becoming a part of our everyday lives, but they don’t understand everyone’s voices equally. We explore how the industry is addressing that inequality.
It’s one of the biggest fashion trends of the last 30 years, but despite sharper styling and direction than ever, brand leaders tell Design Week the key to authentic streetwear