Bright Young Things

Where will the next generation of young design talent come from?

The Designer Breakfast panel - on the hunt for some Bright Young Things
The Designer Breakfast panel – on the hunt for some Bright Young Things

With design education under threat at all levels, from primary to higher education, how will the UK sustain the creative industries that provide so much value to society and the economy?

For the next Designer Breakfast, being held on 27 November, an all-star panel will debate these issues – taking questions from the crowd – to try to find new approaches to nurturing and discovering bright young things.

On the panel will be Neville Brody, dean of the Royal College of Art and president of D&AD, who has recently unveiled plans for a D&AD Foundation, which will plough the orgainsation’s surplus cash into educational initiatives.

He will be joined by Lawrence Zeegen, dean of the School of Design at London College of Communcations; Lesley Morris, former head of design skills at the Design Council, Janet Hull, creator and chief executive of the IPA/Metro Creative Pioneers Challenge, Andrew Carmichael, chief executive of Creative and Digital Media Apprenticeships, Dr Gary Pritchard, vice principal at the Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design and Erica Wolfe-Murray, innovation coach and managing director of Lola Media.

The Bright Young Things Designer Breakfast is being held at the Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1, at 8am on 27 November. For more information and tickets visit

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