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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.
Stock photography website Shutterstock’s in-house design team has designed a series of graphic posters ahead of this year’s Oscars awards, reimagining each of the “best picture” nominees in a pop art style. Each of the posters is inspired by the work of a different pop artist to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the death […]
Hull’s Scale Lane Bridge will be transformed into an interactive musical instrument as part of Hull 2017 City of Culture. Playing the Bridge will be host to performances, workshops and installations, which will draw on the Indonesian gamelan tradition of creating music by striking tuned metalwork. The first stage of the event will encourage members […]
Illustrator Patrick George has designed a series of prints for the One Network for Conservation and the Arts (ONCA) gallery, as part of its new exhibition Wildlife Matters. The three-day exhibition will feature prints aimed at adults and will focus on the theme of animal welfare. The prints aim to highlight issues such as trophy […]
Bless Design has rebranded London-based Mexican food supplier Cool Chile in a bid to exhibit a stronger presence on the shelf. The rebrand will include a new-look coloured packaging, simplified logo and updated website. Kelly Peak, managing director of Cool Chile says: “By working closely alongside Bless Design, we are confident that the significant investment […]
Diébédo Francis Kéré has been commissioned to design the 2017 Serpentine Pavilion. Kéré, who leads the Berlin-based practice Kéré Architecture, is the seventeenth architect to accept the Serpentine Galleries’ invitation to design a temporary pavilion in its grounds in London. His installation for this project, which takes inspiration from the tree that served as a […]
Plans to build a sculpture in memorial to David Bowie have been announced. The memorial will be in central Brixton, where Bowie was born and next to the existing Bowie mural which has become a focal point for tributes since the artists’ death in 2016. At 9 metres tall, the three-dimensional metal sculpture will feature […]
Graffiti artist and illustrator Matt Sewell has launched a range of colourful bird themed stamps. The stamps feature watercolour illustrations of a variety of birds including the Blue Tit, Puffin, Cormorant and the specially commissioned Manx Shearwater, which is indigenous to the Isle of Man. Descriptions of the birds are written on each of the […]
Branding and communication consultancy, Music has revealed its designs for the Autumn Winter 2017 London Fashion Week (LFW) campaign which has been initiated by the British Fashion Council. The approach focuses on interesting paper stocks, print finishes and sharp black and white imagery. It aims to be simple, timeless and similar to their aesthetic at […]
Supple Studio has created the name and identity for Twine, a website and app that helps local businesses measure their economic, social and community impact. Supple director Jamie Ellul, says: “This is the first platform to offer a joined up approach to capturing not just financial data, but also social impact; this key difference led us to […]
Ladybird has launched three Expert titles exploring complex topics, following on from its Ladybird for Grown Ups series. The Expert titles include Climate Change, co-written by Prince Charles, Emily Shuckburgh and Tony Juniper; Evolution, by Steve Jones; and Quantum Mechanics, by Jim Al-Khalili. The books have been illustrated by Ruth Palmer, Rowan Clifford, and Jeff […]
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.
The DBA’s John Scarrott looks at how one design business’s desire for change led to it to seek outside help.
The four-week course features insights from Sir Alan Parker, Gary Hoff and Peter Souter.
Could rebranding and restructuring lead to your in-house creative team being taken more seriously?
The DBA’s John Scarrott takes a lesson from BBC’s The Apprentice and looks at how too much passion in a pitch could lead to a downfall.