Design Effectiveness Awards 2019

It’s not about design. It’s about the difference design makes. Eight Golds, 33 Silvers and 18 Bronze awards won jointly by designer and client. In her speech, DBA Chief Executive Deborah Dawton talked about the growing influence, breadth and depth of design and named the creative industries the calling card for Britain abroad.   Click here to…

Crazy times call for courageous creative thinkers

Seize the opportunity, understand the context, change the context and create the impossible. Management and clients alike hate uncertainty and unpredictability, a space we all find ourselves in today but creativity in itself is surely an unpredictable process so the creative mindset should have an advantage with the events that now affect us all.

Brexit: legal implications for the design industry

Following the Prime Minister’s speech the DBA has already considered some of the implications of the likely change in status of the European Court of Justice and OHIM and the likely impacts on the design industry.

Converting the sceptics

Getting design understood and valued at board level is the holy grail – but that means talking in business terms
 and converting the sceptics, argues Raymond Turner.

Design highlights

A Scottish icon, a product to challenge Apple’s dominance and a piece of design with real emotional punch feature amongst our Board of Directors’ most admired designs of the year.


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