As World Mental Health Day takes place this week, we speak to designers, freelance creatives and illustrators about their experiences of mental illness or issues, and ask for their advice
World Mental Health Day 2018
On 10 October, we look at how design has either been used to help those with mental health issues or give them a stronger voice.
Out of Sight, Out of Mind, which features around 400 works, opens in Edinburgh’s Summerhall in time for World Mental Health Day 2018
Thompson Brand Partners has worked with charities Mind and the Royal Foundation to design the Mental Health at Work website, a new resource for employers and employees.
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.
Research has found that mental health issues are prevalent for those working creative jobs, because of lack of career stability, low self-confidence, poor pay and more. Aifric Lennon, a researcher
Whether you’re drawing, fanaticising over comic books or exploring a niche film genre, engaging your creative side can have a positive impact on mental health, explains freelance illustrator and columnist
Studio Output has created eight digital concepts that aim to alleviate the anxiety and depression that apps such as Instagram and Facebook have been shown to cause those aged under
1,000 brand colour combinations have been created to reflect the variations of moods and feelings that children experience and deal with.
The designer was commissioned by Artfelt to create colourful, “uplifting” designs for the hospital, with the aim of improving the environment for patients and staff.
The NHS sparked controversy when it announced that trusts would need to spend resources enforcing a new set of branding guidelines. We look at why design in public services should not be underestimated.