The latest figures from UCAS show 17,000 fewer students have chosen to take creative subjects this year compared to 2016. Designers and academics tell us why this has happened.
Design Week’s most popular political stories of 2017
Our biggest stories from the last year on politics, creative education and social design.
In light of the election set to take place next month, we look at how the main political parties are attempting to win over voters through their branding and campaigns.
The Plastic Oceans Foundation has teamed up with LadBible to launch the campaign, which includes designs for the Trash Isles’ national flag, passport, currency and stamps.
On 13 March, Parliament passed the EU Withdrawal Bill, meaning the Brexit process will definitely begin at the end of this month. While Theresa May’s Brexit plan aims to be
In her first column, Kerning the Gap founder Nat Maher looks at how female designers face career progression challenges and lack of exposure – an inequality that was revealed to
Allegations around harassment scandals are rife, with Westminster and Hollywood currently under fire. We ask female designers to discuss their experiences of sexism in the workplace.
Columnist and freelance illustrator Ben Tallon talks about how designers and other creative professionals are being priced out of London – and this is to the capital city’s own detriment.
With the general election due to take place this week, we look at the six main parties’ policies around creative education, small businesses, and art and culture.
The political party unveiled a rebrand at its annual conference last week, after announcing it would “modernise” its visual identity back in March. We ask designers to share their thoughts
Sadiq Khan has drawn up a proposal detailing that “a global centre of excellence for the creative industries” should be developed along the Thames Estuary.
Last week, coveted fine art award the Turner Prize lifted its age restriction on applicants, which has previously stopped over-50s entering. We ask designers of all ages if they have experienced
The Conservative Party has failed to secure a majority and will join up with Northern Ireland’s DUP to form the new UK Government – we ask designers how they feel
Starling Crossing is a prototype road design that would see crossings light up at busy times and disappear when nobody needs them.
We visit the Scottish city during Dundee Design Festival, and find out why it is being touted as the UK’s new design and cultural hotspot.
The UK Independence Party’s leader Paul Nuttall has said that the party needs a rebrand to give it “a different feel”, suggesting it could ditch its purple and yellow colours and pound
The art college’s associate dean of pre-degree has spoken out about the importance of one-year foundation courses in providing students with “excitement, variety and experimentation”.
The National Health Service (NHS) has new compulsory rules around logo placement, typeface and colour usage, which have allegedly sparked anger from hospital managers under pressure to save money.
The official Brexit process has begun, and the UK has until 29 March 2019 to leave the European Union. We look at how some of Theresa May’s promises will impact
The NHS sparked controversy when it announced that trusts would need to spend resources enforcing a new set of branding guidelines. We look at why design in public services should not be underestimated.
Children’s suitcase brand Trunki lost a law case last year after it was found rival brand Kiddee had not infringed its copyright. Now, Trunki founder Rob Law offers advice to
Industry professionals react to the European Commission’s decision to stop the UK from hosting the cultural programme as a result of Brexit.
A Design Week poll of 574 respondents has shown that nearly half of designers surveyed will be voting red in June’s election.
The new South East London design quarter will open in 2020, and aims to counter the fact that the capital has lost “one third of its creative workspaces” in the
Last week, Kerning the Gap founder Nat Maher spoke about the career progression challenges that women face in the design industry. Now, we ask creative directors and managing directors how they
New art and design studios are set to open in North West London, and aim to be an “affordable” alternative to working in the heart of the capital city.