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  • “AI revolution” means design studios could look very different in three years

    • 2 Mar 2023

    As AI begins to change the way designers work Design Bridge executive director of experience design Tom Gilbert levels on what the design consultancy of the near future will look like.

  • Rebecca Wright: “We must generate new career paths for young people”

    • 2 Mar 2023

    Central St Martins dean of academic programmes and D&AD trustee Rebecca Wright argues that to help the next generation of designers, the industry needs to look further.

  • Junior designers are being overlooked, so what can be done about it?

    • 2 Mar 2023

    The industry reacts to news that junior designers may be being denied opportunities on the basis that senior designers require less training.

  • Does your internal culture attract the best talent?

    • 6 Dec 2022

    Culture is an increasingly vital way for teams to differentiate themselves in a competitive design recruitment market.

  • “Ferocious ambition”: the evolution of Benjamin Hubert’s design career

    • 6 Dec 2022

    A new book written by Max Fraser shows how Hubert hacked established systems to give himself the best chance of success.

  • Will design studios embrace the four-day work week?

    • 1 Nov 2022

    A four-day week can lead to afternoon epiphanies and an improved life-work balance, though there are complexities for designers considering the transition. By Henry Wong May 27, 2022 4:07 pm

  • Ben Tallon: “Designers must embrace idiosyncrasies to reach their potential”

    • 1 Nov 2022

    As part of his new series reflecting on the nature of creativity, illustrator and author Ben Tallon considers the creative’s psyche and what personal acceptance looks like, even if it is unconventional. By Ben Tallon October 21, 2022 10:36 am

  • “Never break the spell”: turning entertainment brands into real-world experiences

    • 1 Nov 2022

    Lumsden associate director Dan Whetstone looks at the design opportunities around taking stories from the screen and turning them into immersive visitor attractions. By Dan Whetstone September 2, 2022 4:36 pm

  • How will designers be affected by changes to IR35?

    • 5 Feb 2020
    • Molly Long

    Changes to the tax legislation, which controls off-payroll working situations like freelancing, will come into effect from 6 April – here Design Week breaks the issue down.

  • Junior designers enjoy pay rise while senior roles stagnate in 2019

    • 24 Jan 2020
    • Henry Wong

    Research carried out by recruitment agency Aquent shows a disparity in pay rises among junior and senior designers and “hot demand” for UX talent.

  • How to become a: creative producer

    • 22 Oct 2019
    • Molly Long

    As part of our series looking at jobs in design studios, we speak to Hannah Scally, creative producer at Without, about transferable skills, being a people person and keeping multiple plates spinning at once.

  • How design businesses can help mums return to work

    • 16 Jun 2019
    • Alice Darbyshire

    Alice Darbyshire, a mother and former HR professional at studios such as Landor, BrandOpus and Start, shares her advice for design leaders on how they can support those who have been on maternity leave through empathy, flexibility and inclusion.

  • How to become a: product developer

    • 4 Jun 2019
    • Sarah Dawood

    As part of our series looking at jobs in design studios, we speak to Nikki Stuart, production manager at Here Design, about creating everything from pop-up restaurants to tote bags, the importance of choosing the right materials, and why she’s obsessed with how things are made.

  • How to become a: 3D packaging and structural designer

    • 16 Apr 2019
    • Sarah Dawood

    As part of our series looking at alternative jobs in design studios, we speak to Mike Beauchamp, associate creative director of 3D and experiential design at Pearlfisher, about how he got to where he is today, why it’s important to stay curious, and why problem-solving is his forte.

  • How to become a: copywriter

    • 15 Apr 2019
    • Sarah Dawood

    As part of our series looking at alternative jobs in design studios, we speak to Sam Pollen, head of digital writing at Reed Words, about how he got to where he is, his day-to-day role and the best and worst parts of working in brand writing.

  • Where to find great creatives and how to hold onto them

    • 11 Sep 2017
    • Design Week

    Consultancy Equator looks at where to find new creative recruits in a climate where less young people are studying design.

  • How to: shine in an interview

    • 30 Aug 2017
    • Design Week

    In the latest of its “How to: Guides”, recruitment agency Vitamin T offers a step-by-step guide on how to make the best impact possible in an interview situation.

  • 10 assumptions designers often make about pitching

    • 23 Aug 2017
    • John Scarrott

    Trainer and coach John Scarrott turns his attention to effective pitching in the latest chapter of his assumptions series.

  • Common assumptions designers make when selling their work

    • 14 Aug 2017
    • John Scarrott

    The latest in his series on assumptions, business adviser John Scarrott considers potential pitfalls and how designers can sell their services more successfully.