Communications coach John Scarrott runs through the traps that creative directors and account managers should avoid when leading presentations, and how they can make a positive impression on their audience.
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In the latest of its “How to: Guides”, recruitment agency Vitamin T offers a step-by-step guide on how to make networking feel natural.
Type designer Jeremy Tankard has redesigned his typography.net site so that it works across all devices and can offer buyers trial features across a platform which is easier to navigate.
Studio asked nine leading industry directors who specialise in the interior design sector what advice they would give to a junior designer looking for work, how to make a lasting impression in an interview and what key skills designers need.
Denmark-based studio Kontrapunkt has redesigned the packaging for Carlsberg’s Black Gold lager. The new packaging nods to the brand’s historic Black Gold bottles, with more saturated black and golden colours than the previous design. Kontrapunkt has also added a black top cap to the packaging to help the beer stand out on the shelves. The […]
Pentagram partner Michael Bierut has led a project to design a new visual identity for non-profit publisher the Poetry Foundation. The rebrand encompasses the foundation’s logo, print materials and magazine Poetry, and coincides with the redesign of its website by Chicago-based consultancy Fuzzy Math. The new identity looks to retain the support of existing poetry […]
Architect and academic Steve Bowkett is set to release the latest book in his Archidoodle series. Archidoodle: Architects’ Activity Postcards features 20 postcards of illustrations from the author’s Archidoodle and Archidoodle City books. Featured illustrations include bridge designs and futuristic cityscapes, which can be coloured in, doodled on and sent on to loved ones. The […]
Creatives including Jake and Dinos Champan and John Cooper Clarke have created a series of posters for a global campaign called Time for Outrage! The campaign is based on the book Indignez-Vous! (Time for Outrage!) by the late author and French Resistance member Stéphane Hessel, and asks artists and members of the public to express […]
Consultancy Hue & Cry has created the visual identity for a new, French bar in Bethnal Green, East London. Coupette – which means to have a “cheeky one” in French – looks to bring lesser-known French drinks such as Calvados, cidre and poiré to London. Hue & Cry’s identity for the bar is inspired by […]
Architecture lecturer Mollie Claypool is set to release a new book about the life and work of 20th century Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi. This is Gaudi features colourful illustrations by London-based designer Christina Christoforou, and highlights the architect’s most famous projects such as the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila, along with some of his lesser-known […]
Hampshire Cultural Trust – which looks after more than 20 museums and art centres across the county – is leading a new cultural initiative commissioning creatives to create textile designs inspired by the history of the surrounding area. The Arts Council-funded Creative Commercial Collections project sees institutions such as Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton […]
ECE Architecture has teamed up with designer Creative Forager to create a 1,000m2 typographic mural on a brutalist, multistorey car park in Worthing, UK. The reimagined car park has been spray-painted in an array of bright colours by street artist Ricky Also, who went through roughly 600 cans of spray paint in seven days to […]
Brand consultancy Designhouse has created the visual identity for a private clinic currently being built in Swiss ski resort Crans Montana. Summit will mainly carry out day surgeries, and will focus on beauty and orthopaedic treatments. A neutral grey logo is inspired by Switzerland’s mountains, the cross symbol seen in its national flag and Swiss […]
NotOnSunday has designed a summer campaign for Horniman Museum and Gardens in South East London. The vibrant, multi-coloured campaign is based around the series of Indian Summer-themed events taking place at the museum from July to September 2017. The branding for Indian Summer is designed to work across various family events, an adult late event […]
Equator managing director Gary Flynn draws on his specialism in integrated packaging and discusses the challenges of creating packaging that works as well online as it does in store.
Studio director Lucy Painter, who specialises in recruitment within the design sector, speaks to Haptic Architects about how to integrate Scandinavian working practises into a creative business in the UK.
In the second of four “How to” guides, recruitment agency Vitamin T explains how you can effectively sell yourself and win clients.
In the first of four “How to Guides”, recruitment agency Vitamin T offers a step-by-step guide on how to change career.
Consultancy Equator looks at how why companies will have to think carefully about how their packaging is designed after new food labelling standards are introduced in the US in 2018.
The time spent meeting and presenting to clients or clients-to-be is more valuable to consultancies than ever before. But are you making the most of yours? Following on from the first article on Preparation, John Scarrott, trainer and coach to design businesses, looks at the second ‘P’ of successful meetings and presentations: Practise.
The time spent meeting and presenting to clients or clients-to-be is more precious and valuable to agencies than ever before. But are you making the most of yours? In the first of this four-part series, John Scarrott, trainer and coach to design businesses, looks at how a consultancy should best prepare for a presentation.
Adam Fennelow, head of services at the Design Business Association (DBA), talks about how focusing on staff development could benefit your business’ revenue.
Trainer and coach John Scarrott offers four tips to help you overcome your fear of networking.
Is a pitch just a pitch? DBA membership director John Scarrott identifies seven different versions of the design pitch. Which ones do you recognise?
The DBA’s John Scarrott looks at how design businesses at all stages of development can build their confidence.
Design Week and Workfront are presenting a webinar showing how creative teams can move to agile.
Design Week’s recent Breakfast Briefing session, held in partnership with Workfront, looked at how to set up and manage creative teams.
Barclays digital design director Noel Lyons and AKQA associate creative director Matt Longstaff were quizzed by Design Week editor Angus Montgomery on issues around communication, delegation and agile working.
The DBA’s John Scarrott offers advice on how to build personal relationships with your network and win more work.