The Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum’s director Tristram Hunt has launched the DesignLab Nation scheme, which aims to pique the interest of more students from the midlands and north of England in design.
Last week, Kerning the Gap founder Nat Maher spoke about the career progression challenges that women face in the design industry. Now, we ask creative directors and managing directors how they got to their roles today, and what advice they would offer others.
The retailer plans to expand its Social Entrepreneurs initiative to the country, which will see Syrian refugees and local Jordanian women produce textiles and rugs to be sold in Ikea stores in the Middle East.
In her first column, Kerning the Gap founder Nat Maher looks at how female designers face career progression challenges and lack of exposure – an inequality that was revealed to her through a simple Google search.
This month, independent publisher Unit Editions has released Paula Scher: Works – a 522-page book documenting the life and work of the Pentagram partner. We speak to the book’s co-editor Adrian Shaughnessy about what makes Scher “remarkable”, her politically-motivated projects, and her refusal to be typecast as a “female designer”.
Speaking at Offf in Barcelona, the logo extraordinaire talked through his lifetime of work and demonstrated how a childhood love for drawing and time spent grafting in a factory got him to where he is today.
The Graphic Design Portfolio Masterclass, organised by creative jobs site The Dots, took place this month – we speak to Pentagram, Studio Moross, Jones Knowles Ritchie and more about what students and graduates need to do to stand out.
Last week, we wrote about a new book which spotlights 500 notable graphic designs dating back to the 15th century and makes connections between projects that have influenced others. Now we ask designers which figures have had the greatest influence on their own work?
Last week, we visited the Design Museum’s latest exhibition, which explores Soviet Russia. Now, from the Elizabethan era to modernist early-20th century, designers tell us what time period they would love to see brought to life in a museum space.
We’re looking for innovators and trailblazers, the switched-on and clued-up, the faster than fast-paced, the light-years-ahead forward thinkers. We asked Anthony Williams what it’s like to work for such a dynamic environment.