A voice for design
DBA calls for HM Treasury to guarantee the future of R&D tax credits, whilst Association CEO meets the Minister for Digital & Culture's Policy Adviser to discuss how design can help UK thrive after Brexit.
Now, more than ever, we need support for creative education
If the government is serious about putting design at the heart of post-Brexit Britain, now more than ever, it must support creative education.
When is it right to write?
I recently received a tweet (from a professional writer) commenting on a DBA course helping agencies develop and write content marketing. The writer’s argument will be familiar to many a designer – “leave it to the professionals” – a phrase many DBA members will level at their own clients when it comes to design. However, most agencies cannot afford to employ a full time writer, so this got me thinking – when is it right to write?
Making design heard
Following the Referendum result, the DBA is working to ensure that the design industry's voice is represented fully as the UK navigates the transition to independence from the EU.
DBA member drinks: quenching the thirst in Clerkenwell Green
What was discussed when DBA members got together to have a natter about design and the world at large?
Brexit: IP and employment law ramifications
How might intellectual property rights and employment laws be affected post Brexit? Are there precautions you should be taking now to prepare?
Brexit: Opportunities, positivity, pro-activity
Industry experts share pro-active, actionable advice for the design sector, along with opportunities to thrive in these extraordinary times.
Deep breath, then move forwards
There has been a lot written on Brexit so I was tempted to avoid the subject for this month’s blog, but it is too big an issue to ignore, so here goes...
Within the DBA membership a large majority were in favour of remaining in the EU, and in the creative industries as a whole the proportion of “remainers” was even higher. But the cards have been dealt and regardless of which side of the fence you sat, we all now have to look to the positives going forward. Fixating on the result itself will reduce the ability of the UK to negotiate the best possible result for the country. So what to do now?
EU referendum vote: the industry’s strengths remain
One week on from the EU referendum result, the impact continues to reverberate following the vote to leave. Read the DBA's statement on the EU referendum result.
Brexit: Members vote
How are DBA members' intending to vote in the EU referendum? And how does this compare to the voting intention of others across the breadth of the arts and creative industries?