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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.
Northamptonshire consultancy L3 has designed a car concept for Nissan tailored specifically for dog owners. Based on Nissan’s existing X-Trail model, L3’s design looks to recognise dogs as “an integral part of family life”. The consultancy has transformed the boot space into an area for dogs to relax, featuring a “no spill” water dispenser, […]
The V&A Museum of Design Dundee has worked with two local primary schools in the area to reimagine the classic bonnet hat for the 21st century. Schoolchildren from Rosebank Primary School and Our Lady’s RC Primary School designed their own versions of the traditional Dundee hat based on research about the design history of the […]
London-based brand consultancy NotOnSunday has released the second issue of its Football Editions magazine. Following on from issue one, which focused on football icons, the second issue is inspired by the African Cup of Nations football competition held earlier this year. African Stars celebrates some of the continent’s most famous players, creating a colourful pattern […]
Studio Anorak has released the second issue of its illustrated children’s magazine, Hello Hull. The project has been commissioned as part of Hull’s No Limits learning programme to coincide with it being the UK’s City of Culture 2017. Printed on matte paper, the magazine is designed to be part-activity book, part-logbook and a place for […]
Publishing house Vintage’s in-house design team has collaborated with graphic design students from Kingston University to create a series of posters based on the book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder. Each chapter of the book – which looks to compare present day personality politics with the regimes of Hitler […]
Exeter-based Drive Creative Studio has designed a series of illustrations and an animated video based on Together We Can Turn Tides, a book by conservationist Jeroen van de Waal. The book is a designed to be a “manifesto for a change” to save the planet’s oceans, says Drive Creative Studio. The studio has created a […]
US-based print collective Fatherless is set to hold its first exhibition in London, called Alternative Facts. The exhibition is designed to be a direct response to the state of the US under president Donald Trump, as well as the current political climate globally. The monoprints on display use brightly coloured graffiti-style graphics, featuring images such […]
Freelance graphic designer and illustrator Edward Wood has launched a new exhibition of his work called It’s the Little Things. The London-based designer has recreated in illustration form a series of matchbox labels from Japan, India and Russia, dating from the early 20th century. It’s the Little Things runs until 7 April at Acqua7, 7 […]
Michael Rakowitz and Heather Phillipson have been chosen as the next two artists to design commissions for the Fourth Plinth site in London’s Trafalgar Square. Rakowitz’s design is based on his The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist project started in 2006, which has recreated over 7,000 archeological artefacts looted from the Iraq Museum during the Iraq […]
Ad agency Grey London has designed a new identity for advertising and marketing awards body, The Creative Circle. The identity is designed to be “anarchic” and “angry”, says Grey London, with a new annual featuring pre-torn and screwed up pages, defaced photos of The Creative Circle’s president and jurors and ink deliberately splashed over the […]
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.