4 November 1999

Living the brand can be taken too far

Some designers will do whatever it takes to live the brand on which they are working, even if it means giving up valuable sleeping time. The latest example of this dedication was provided last week at London design consultancy Shelton Fleming by head of video Julian Pearson and video director Matt Melrose. Reflecting the ethos […]

SF Cody

‘On one ten day Australian shoot, the $10 000-a-day (£6 250) American model decided not to turn up because she didn’t feel like it.

Less is more

Dieter Rams believes sustainable design forms part of the cure for wasteful consumerism. He expanded on this at yesterday’s RSA Student Design Awards 75th anniversary lecture

Wagstaffs loses two senior staff

Wagstaffs managing director Clare Anderson has left the group in the same week that the consultancy’s design director, Brian Green, departed, along with two designers.

The Payoff

What are the trends and issues determining wage rates in the design industry? Clare Dowdy finds out what you can expect to earn, from the office junior to the boss. Research by Natalie Spencer

Calling all designers: your country’s charities need your creative skills

I wonder if any of your readers would be interested in applying their creative skills for the benefit of the UK’s smaller charities and voluntary organisations? The Media Trust is a national charity which acts as an enabler for communications professionals who would like to help a cause of their choice. It has more than […]

Lighthouse extends its holdings

Fitch parent group Lighthouse Holdings has this week acquired a privately-owned US design consultancy “to complement Fitch”. The group in question has not yet been identified, because its staff have not yet been told of the new owners. However, it is expected to be a US-based product design consultancy, which will sit alongside Lighthouse’s two […]

Interbrand to forge APA name

Merging metals giant APA has appointed the Interbrand group to create a new name and positioning for the conglomerate internationally. The appointment of the global design group comes after a seven-way pitch involving Enterprise IG, Identica, Raymond Loewy International, Canadian group Gottschalk & Ash, the US arms of Interbrand and Wolff Olins, and Lippincott & […]

Designer doubles as royal minder at DBA

WPA Pinfold design director Richard Hurst’s secret double life was finally uncovered at last week’s Design Business Association Design Effectivenss Awards. While enjoying drinks with fellow nominees at the Hilton Hotel function, Hurst was suddenly whisked off to the VIP lounge alongside Prince Phillip after being mistaken for one of the Duke’s minders. Hurst’s new-found […]

Design Partners wins awards

Irish design consultancy Design Partners is celebrating after three of its products were awarded the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design’s Good Design 1999 Award. All three items – a party grill stove, WingMan force Feedback Mouse and TrackMan Marble FX – will be part of the museum’s permanent design collection. A total of […]

Lee Hunt Associates develops new on-screen branding sequences

New York consultancy Lee Hunt Associates has developed new on-screen branding sequences for the PBS Kids brand. The programming strand has been given a new logo, eight stings and a graphics toolkit. LHA executive director of strategy Jane Potenzo says: ‘We worked with PBS to create a friendly, recognisable brand and environment for kids. A […]

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