Following an article earlier this month that saw design leaders from Deliveroo and Ikea call out “old-fashioned” portfolios, we asked designers what they think is the best way to showcase
Tips and advice from professionals on how to break into the design industry, progress your career and run your design business.
LA-based designer Paul Woods has mined his professional and personal experience to create a “straight-talking” handbook for design grads.
Designers who have made a name for themselves as part of a duo give their advice for ensuring a smooth, creative and business-oriented relationship.
From recharge days to Fridays off and flexible hours, we speak to studios about how they are rethinking the working week.
Several factors might deter would be design students from university so we spoke to experts about how else they can break into the industry.
In-house and studio-based designers share their tips for working together to ensure that “no one feels imposed upon” and “valuable experience is shared”.
As designers and interns reveal what they’ve learnt from a year of virtual work placements, we look at why they may be here to stay.
With traditional creative opportunities uprooted because of the pandemic, Design Week explores how residency programmes can help fill the gap.
As part of our series looking at in-house design teams, we talk to the Barbican’s William Allen and Claudia Toia about their “hectic” schedule and communicating more experimental campaigns.
Landor & Fitch executive creative director Shaun Loftman shares tips for designers to look beyond the screen and avoid isolation.
Kickstarter product designer Sydney Anh Mai wants subjective critique to be replaced by research, test and iteration principles.
Finding the perfect balance between your bottom line and your team’s wellbeing is key to making your agency the best it can be.
Middle Boop founder and creative director Gordon Reid shares tips on how to find work and get yourself noticed by taking your own path.
While the design industry has suffered during the pandemic, there are some bright spots for those looking for work – particularly among freelance and digital sectors.
From sticking to different building blocks, to reserving the right to say no, we talk to illustrators with unique styles to find out how they work in different commercial contexts.
With the government’s Making Tax Digital initiative on the horizon, tax expert Mike Parkes talks us through his top advice for newly self-employed creatives.
Last week Wales’ Future Generations Commissioner suggested a “guaranteed state income”, similar to a universal basic income (UBI), for creatives would help mitigate the effects of the pandemic on their
D&AD foundations director Paul Drake advises design graduates and those studying to make the most of the current spirit of “generosity” in the industry.
Bigger clients mean bigger audiences, but with that can also come more criticism – we asked designers how they feel about critique on the public stage.
LEGO has enchanted all ages with sets from the magical worlds of Harry Potter to the sci-fi settings of Star Wars. We speak to the people behind the bricks.
Our guide to the creative-centered services have been set up in light of coronavirus – offering design inspiration, skill development and careers advice.
We speak to the design studios who have done it to find out how they got in front of clients and onto pitch lists in their formative years.
What financial help you are entitled to if you get sick with COVID-19 or if you are unable to work through self isolation as a freelancer/self-employed worker.
As part of our series looking at different types of jobs for designers, we speak to Amanda Rodriguez, director of Three Kings Tattoo, about her move from furniture and web design,