The UK design community is apathetic about boosting its skills, according to research by Design Week and independent research group YouGov.
Only 8 per cent of those questioned say they spend £1000 to £1500 a head per year on training, while 13 per cent say they spend £500 to £1000 a head and 21 per cent say they spend less than £500 a head.
Just over half say they devote between one and eight hours a month to training of any sort.
A total of 836 people responded to the poll, 50 per cent of whom work in UK design consultancies, 25 per cent lead or work on in-house design teams, and 25 per cent are on the client side.
Of the clients polled, 53 say they see generating visual work as the main activity for designers working for them over the next three years, while only 31 per cent say they’ll be looking for designers to give strategic advice on brands or products.
A full breakdown of the results can be seen in Design Week’s Professional Development supplement, which is published with tomorrow’s issue.