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.
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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.
Designer Alan Long has authored and designed a new book called An A-Z Guide to Being a Freelance Designer. The book offers practical advice for people who are new to freelancing in the graphic design industry. It deals with subjects ranging from work that will enhance a designer’s portfolio to navigating invoicing. The book is […]
Consultancy FutureBrand’s Sydney office has created the visual identity for a new real-time payments platform based in Australia. New Payments Platform is designed to be used by both businesses and consumers to make payments quickly and easily. The new logo features a sans-serif typeface and a simple box-shaped outline. FutureBrand has also designed an animated […]
Salford-based business park MediaCityUK is playing host to four giant sculptures of endangered animal species as part of Quays Culture’s Unnatural Borders exhibition. Designed by Netherlands-based studio Sober Industries, the idea behind the project is to raise awareness about the impact of human civilisation on the animal kingdom and the environment. The sculptures include a […]
Swedish design consultancy Studio Reko has created the branding for fellow Swedish carpentry company Trä Möbelsnickeri. The logo is composed of an “A” symbol that is crossed at the top, which is a nod to the “ä” in “Trä” with its umlaut, and a visual interpretation of a cross section of a wooden bench. Brown […]
Amsterdam-based interior design consultancy Uxus has designed Speys, a food court within Jaarbeurs, the Netherlands’ largest event centre based in Utrecht. Speys seats roughly 520 people and adopts an art deco style, characterised by the geometric patterns which adorn the walls and old-fashioned, cinema-style lighting. Old, archive posters previously used to advertise the venue also […]
Filthymedia has designed the album cover for British DJ Audio’s debut album Beastmode, which takes on a monochrome, minimalist style. The album is split across four 12” singles. Filthymedia designed the print covers, the packaging for vinyl and CD, and the logotype for Beastmode. The simple identity uses “bold shapes and subtle shadows”, says Joe […]
Digital design studio Human After All has created a new website for independent publisher Canongate, which moves away from a traditional, book-ish look and adopts a colourful, contemporary and multimedia style. The homepage showcases key authors’ quotes against colourful backgrounds, alongside extracts, photography, audio and video. The About Us page has also been revamped to […]
When we think of dartboards, connotations of music-less, ale-filled, old-fashioned pubs and splintered, ancient wooden boards arise. But now, designers including Base Design and Karim Rashid have reimagined the dartboard as part of charity project Dart x Design, organised by consultancy Frog. Interpretations include a colourful, 3D-printed board from Alex Trochut, a mathematical, geometric board […]
The design of the London Underground map has inspired many, with its distinctive roundel and colour-coded lines. Product designer and entrepreneur Cillian McMinn has been so inspired, in fact, that he has applied the style not to a map of various cities or countries – but to our entire galaxy. Metro Galactic is a map […]
Dn&co has designed the livery for the new shuttle buses being used across Here East, a digital and creative campus in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, East London. The livery features the Here East visual identity, and all of the shuttle buses are covered in a series of dot patterns inspired by the Here East […]
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.
Coach and consultancy Adrian Wheeler looks at why design businesses should seek external advice when trying to create their own branding.
This week, the Creative Industries Federation has released Creative Industries – Routes to Finance: a guide that aims to help arts and creative businesses find funding.
While it looks at expansion of big ventures such as museums and galleries, it also focuses on how small businesses can gain investment beyond the traditional sources of bank loans or private capital.
We’ve highlighted six key ways to fund your design business.
SomeOne’s Simon Manchipp looks at the mistakes consultancies make and how design business can hold on to clients long-term.
Tom Webster of The Future Factory looks at some of the best consultancy websites around and highlights what makes them successful.