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Design Week’s best business advice of 2018
From tips on not annoying clients, to getting by as a freelance illustrator – our most popular stories from the last year on the design industry and how to do your job better.
WPP has merged together five of its design consultancies under the name Superunion, ditching individual brands in a bid to “create more opportunities” for clients and employees.
As the designer releases his new book featuring honest advice for students and graduates trying to break into the industry, he explains why portfolios aren’t the be all and end
New research has found both roles bring in an average annual income of £37,500 and have also been chosen among the 10 most desirable freelance jobs.
A new book from US-based graphic designer Bonnie Siegler looks to demystify the design process for clients and teach them how to communicate and work with creative people effectively.
An online survey of over 1,200 illustrators has found that the majority think they would struggle financially if illustration was their only source of income.
Young designers should be taught to think critically rather than waste time learning how to time-manage and compile spreadsheets, says Miranda Bolter, design director at Superunion.
New research suggests that while businesses value the importance of design, they are less willing to involve creatives at board level. Looking at the benefits of creative decision-making, Mat Heinl,
Questions from the audience during a pitch or presentation are almost guaranteed to raise anxiety levels among designers. John Scarrott, trainer and coach for design businesses, outlines a five-step process
A survey by recruitment agency Aquent/Vitamin T has found that 96% of creative and marketing professionals will leave a job within five years, citing the main reason as lack of
The Association of Illustrators recently launched its #priceitright campaign, to encourage creatives to demand the right fees – the organisation shares its advice for freelancers.
Creative director Jenny Theolin and studio Rehab have launched a new platform that will name design businesses which treat their junior employees well through “positive” reviews, rather than a “black-list”
The What Clients Think 2018 report delves into clients’ thoughts when choosing which design studios to hire, and has shown that they value commercial success over endless show-reels of creative
Sorrell, who headed up advertising company WPP for 33 years before standing down in April, has confirmed that he will set up a new ad group called S4 Capital.
Research from studio Michon suggests that design students lack practical skills, and makes suggestions on how businesses can better equip them for working life.
The Creative Industries Federation has put together a guide offering businesses advice on how to tackle Brexit, if the UK is to leave the EU in March 2019 without a
Humphries Kirk has worked with the Design Business Association and its members for 30 years, helping design studios grow, transition and close when necessary, having recently assisted the sale of
AKQA has acquired Barber & Osgerby-owned Universal Design Studio and Map, in a move that will see all three teams work on projects collectively, bringing together architecture, product design and
In light of World Intellectual Property Day (WIPD) 2018, we ask designers and IP professionals their advice for graduates on how to protect their work from copyright infringement.
Last week, we wrote about a new book by US graphic designer Bonnie Siegler called Dear Client, This Book Will Teach You How to Get What you Want From Creative