Dragon has appointed Chris Barber, former creative director of Identica, to the position of design director. Barber will work with Dragon’s creative partner Samantha Dumont and head up the packaging design team. He has worked with a wide range of clients, including drinks brands such as Martell, Smirnoff, Gordon’s and Chivas Regal.
The studio’s work for the Australian brand includes a recyclable packaging solution, with “a little bit of theatre built in”.
The Design Council will work with the Mayor’s office to seek out and develop “innovation teams” to help the city bounce back from Covid.
Special Projects has designed the Moving Buttons concept, which could allow 50 people to use a screen every hour without touching the same spot.
Shift Agency will allow past and present students of the Shift education programme to work on client briefs and add to their portfolio.