A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world.
In addition to the category awards and best of show we also celebrate a young Rising Star, induct two design industry greats into our Hall of Fame and find the best Best of Show ever in the Age of Design category. The results are as follows…
All of the winners from the Design Week Awards, project profiles and reaction from the judges.
Noel Lyons has left Kent Lyons to join Barclays as digital design director and the consultancy has been rebranded as Why under co-founder James Kent.
Despite the economic gloom affecting the wider economy, the design sector appears to be holding up well. However, that doesn’t mean consultancies aren’t beginning to take a more cautious approach
The demand for senior and digital talent has never been stronger. But reduced client budgets are starting to impact on salary levels and recruitment strategies, threatening to stall the freelance sector while promising better packages for permanent staff.
Interesting comments and right on the button (Salary survey, DW 20 March). My own story only backs up your gripes. I worked in West End sweat-shops followed by a stint at O&M. Yet I was held back because of ‘experience’. The best I could hope for was becoming studio manager. Once I went freelance, I […]
The Brand Union is to launch an initiative to raise employment standards for young designers in response to Design Week’s Salary Survey.The consultancy will introduce a £20 000 minimum wage for graduate recruits, following Design Week reports that in 2007 ‘UK-wide rates for senior designers increased by 3 per cent, yet rates for junior designers […]
Creative, management and digital salaries will all come under the spotlight in Design Week’s annual survey out tomorrow.Salaries overall show general consistency throughout 2007, while rates outside of London show fluctuation, in response to supply and demand.Senior designers have seen their salaries rise by 4 per cent, while junior level remuneration has remained static. According to […]
Skills shortages are driving up the demand for certain freelances, leading to inflation-busting increases in remuneration and warping the market for permanent staff. Fiona Sibley analyses the findings of our survey of freelance salary levelsPERHAPS there has never been a better time to go freelance. Fulfilling a role traditionally played down as the least secure […]
It’s been a year of consolidation for designers, with money going where it matters most – retaining experienced staff, developing new-style freelance contracts and attracting digital and packaging creatives – but managers are suffering.
Digital expertise is a hot commodity at the moment, and many designers and consultancies are eager to enter this booming sector. But where is all the talent coming from, and can the future really be as bright as it seems?