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  • Meetings that move people – How to perform

    • 30 Jan 2017
    • John Scarrott

    We have already established how to prepare and practise for a meeting or presentation to clients and prospective clients-to-be. In the third part of this “Four P’s” series, John Scarrott, trainer and coach to design businesses, looks at how to perform.

  • The Design Week career and salary survey 2017

    • 26 Jan 2017
    • Tom Banks

    We’re putting together some in-depth research on the state of play of the design industry, to see what it looks like, how much designers get paid (and how happy they are about it), as well as what perks designers are being offered.

  • Selling mattresses and shark wrangling: designers’ long-lost jobs

    • 20 Jan 2017
    • Aimée McLaughlin

    Last week, Tristram Hunt resigned from his role as a Labour Party MP to become the London V&A’s new director. We ask current designers why they decided to switch to design.

  • Meetings that move people – How to practise

    • 19 Jan 2017
    • John Scarrott

    The time spent meeting and presenting to clients or clients-to-be is more valuable to consultancies than ever before.

  • Design jobs on the rise, research shows – but is this down to resignations?

    • 13 Jan 2017
    • Sarah Dawood

    Data from job site CV-Library shows that the number of design jobs has increased in the last year more than any other sector – but is this because employees are leaving their jobs?

  • Meetings that move people – How to prepare

    • 5 Jan 2017
    • John Scarrott

    The time spent meeting and presenting to clients or clients-to-be is more precious and valuable to agencies than ever before.

  • How could a robot help you do your job?

    • 22 Dec 2016
    • Sarah Dawood

    Last week, we wrote about a website which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to create logos without the need for a human designer. So we’ve asked – if you could automate one part of your job, what would it be?

  • D&AD New Blood Shift offers an alternative route into a design career

    • 1 Dec 2016
    • Aimée McLaughlin

    The free 12-week course is designed to help young people without formal design training find a job in the creative industries.

  • How investing in staff training could help grow your business

    • 11 Nov 2016
    • Adam Fennelow

    Adam Fennelow, head of services at the Design Business Association (DBA), talks about how focusing on staff development could benefit your business’ revenue.

  • How empowering your employees could benefit your design business

    • 17 Oct 2016
    • Sean Davey

    Becoming an Employee Owned Trust could help you retain talent, says Sean Davey, partner at Pollitt & Partners, which transitioned to an EOT this year.

  • How using the phone more could help your design business

    • 11 Oct 2016
    • John Scarrott

    Columnist John Scarrott discusses how moving from email communication to the phone could help designers build better client relationships and increase their confidence.

  • Northern Design Festival 2016: exploring where ideas come from

    • 9 Oct 2016
    • Aimée McLaughlin

    The annual design event in Newcastle is showcasing work by emerging and established designers, including Angus Hyland and Alan Kitching.

  • Design industry remains optimistic despite Brexit vote, research shows

    • 5 Oct 2016
    • Aimée McLaughlin

    The Design Business Association’s Annual Survey Report also reveals healthy industry growth, with fee income up 6.9% from last year.

  • Designers reveal how they got into the industry

    • 2 Oct 2016
    • Sarah Dawood

    Last week, we wrote about a new college which hopes to offer students an “alternative route” into design. Now, we ask established creatives – how did you get into the field, and what advice would you offer young people starting out?

  • John Spencer: “Language and design should be indivisible”

    • 22 Sep 2016
    • John Spencer

    John Spencer looks at the rich history of words and design, how they have lost their way and what designers can do to make sure the two are complementary.

  • Book: Designing Your Life

    • 13 Sep 2016
    • Tom Banks

    In this exclusive extract from Designing Your Life: Build a Life That Works for You, we spotlight how design principles can help ensure your happiness.

  • When is it right for designers to write?

    • 29 Aug 2016
    • Adam Fennelow

    The DBA’s head of services Adam Fennelow considers when designers should write and when they should call on the services of professional writers.

  • 7 ways to sell design to your clients

    • 16 Aug 2016
    • John Scarrott

    Design business advisor John Scarrott looks at how a softer sell with clients goes a long way and why a nuanced approach can help build better consultancy-client relationships.

  • New culture secretary vows to “tear down the barriers to a career in the arts”

    • 14 Aug 2016
    • Aimée McLaughlin

    Karen Bradley has pledged to make arts and culture accessible for everyone, announcing the launch of pilots next month that will tackle the lack of diversity.

  • How to forge long lasting partnerships with your clients

    • 7 Aug 2016
    • Tom Banks

    Design business advisor John Scarrott looks at how designers can stop being seen as suppliers and start being seen as partners. He also talks to one creative director who has already made this approach part of their business strategy.