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Advertising agency Shop and pixel-art and design consultancy Eboy have developed a multi-platform advertising campaign for Christian Aid Week next week.

Urbis is calling for entries

Urbis is calling for entries to its Best of Manchester competition for Manchesterbased graphics, art, music and fashion designers. It will be judged by luminaries including Peter Saville and will form the basis of an exhibition at Urbis in August. For more details, visit

Westcountry Fruit Sales

Nixon has designed and developed a website,, for Westcountry Fruit Sales, a private foodservice supply chain business in the South West of England.

Ads for art’s sake

For an industry blessed with several geniuses, the biggest budgets and the largest egos, the art of advertising hangs infrequently on gallery walls. But its power is undeniable – just as designers can name record sleeves that pulled them into their profession, art directors cite old Benson & Hedges layouts that did the same. These […]

Planning for the next generation

If you care about the future of your business, it’s never too early to invest in a succession strategy, says Bill GoodenoughSuccession planning is an organisational development issue that often remains unanswered in the design industry.Given the size of most design consultancies, they are probably too busy servicing clients to plan for their future management […]


Industrial Facility has lots of experience of working with big clients, but is the group really ready for a Design Museum retrospective? Hannah Booth probes co-founder Sam Hecht about its upcoming exhibitionThe UK credit crunch isn’t worrying Sam Hecht, co-founder of design studio Industrial Facility. Not only is its biggest client, Muji, based in Japan […]

Clients need better understanding of what designers do

Though I wasn’t at the Meeting of Minds event, from the article (News, DW 1 May) it seems like a lot of the same old issues were brought up. The designer/client relationship is, as we know, very symbiotic. As designers we are very aware of the clients’ needs and how they operate. It’s not the […]

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