9 November 2000

Post for Grinyer at Design Council

Product designer Clive Grinyer is to quit Tag MacLaren Audio to take up the new post of director of design and innovation at the Design Council. His former employer is meanwhile looking for a replacement who can follow on from the work he has started. According to Design Council chief executive Andrew Summers, Grinyer’s role […]

Design pay still above average

Design professionals’ salaries have continued to rise above average, with anticipated earnings still at 6 per cent for the next 12 months. The earnings rate, unchanged from last year, is reported in our annual Design Week salary survey for design consultancies.

Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy was commissioned to shoot a Waitrose campaign by the supermarket’s ad agency Banks Hoggins O’Shea. An FCBA portrait photographer by trade, Murphy tried to instil some character into the cow. The shot was to be used as a press campaign for Waitrose’s unpasteurised Mont D’Or cheese. ‘The logistics of shooting a cow are […]

Bishop takes top Metrius role

KPMG Consulting’s new e-business consultancy Metrius Europe has appointed former Icon Medialab creative director Paul Bishop to head its experience and design department. The creative department currently consists of five of the London group’s 25 staff, but it will expand rapidly next year thanks to the efforts of Bishop – who joined two weeks ago […]

New structure at Razorfish

International digital media consultancy Razorfish confirms it has a new internal structure in place following the laying off of 18 employees, including designers, from its London office. The redundancies follow a series of individual performance reviews last month. According to Razorfish UK managing director Mike Beeston, the catalyst [for the departures] was to maintain profitability […]

Bovine art exhibition set to stampede London

The streets of London will be crawling with cows next summer as CowParade 2001 hits the capital. This public art exhibition was started three years ago in Switzerland which is home, presumably, to an abundance of cows.

Agency candidates come at a considerable cost

We have recently advertised in Design Week for a senior packaging designer and have had a number of interesting applications. In addition, the ad attracted the attention of a number of recruitment agencies, who have also put forward some candidates. I do not begrudge the recruitment agencies their livelihood. However, their 20 to 25 per […]

MinTat brews interiors scheme for Boho bar

The traditional Irish-themed pub will soon have a rival in the form of Boho, the UK’s first Czech-style bar serving only Czech beer, designed by London group Minale Tattersfield. The bars will be waitress service only, emulating bars in Prague, and will serve around 15 Czech beer brands including Kozel, Staropramen and Budvar. Minale Tattersfield […]

Blast from the past

Art is Work showcases work by graphics star Milton Glaser. But his work looks the same as it did 25 years ago, says designer Michael Johnson.


The BBC is transforming its central London headquarters at Broadcasting House into a ‘state-of-the-art centre’ by 2008, with architect MacCormac Jamieson Prichard. But it confirms it is too early to start approaching design groups.

Discover learns Identica lesson

International branding consultancy Identica has created the identity and branding for a new community-based, interactive learning centre for children in East London. Called Discover, it aims to cater for children up to the age of 11, their families, carers and teachers. According to Identica creative director Jimmy Yang, the centre is based on the power […]

Rick Guest

Rick Guest worked on a campaign for Wall in Germany, through ad agency Springer Jacoby International. Guest’s work for the fashion and music industries appears in magazines such as Arena and American Vogue. The project with Springer Jacoby was to shoot Wall’s advertising hoardings for an ad campaign and brochure. Guest was commissioned to shoot […]

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