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DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2022 | Winners shortlist announced


We’re delighted to announce the shortlist of winning entries in the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2022.  This year’s DBA Design Effectiveness Awards shortlist demonstrates a courageous commitment to proving and isolating the impact of design against a challenging backdrop. At a time when priorities for businesses were understandably diverted in early 2020, this set of winners were able to show what investment in design can deliver, transforming businesses, enhancing society and improving people’s lives.

09/03/2022


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DBA Members’ Forum | March summary


In the latest DBA Members' Forum we were joined by guests Matt Hocking and Sam Jameson. Here are the issues we covered, which will help inform our support for members and our conversations with government.

09/03/2022


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Don’t miss the chance to have your say on how your designs are protected


The UK government is conducting a review of the IP framework for designs. You can share your views by completing a short survey or by participating in a more detailed call for views.

25/01/2022


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Five easy ways to get involved with the Design Community Hub


Here's how you can use your expertise and experience to empower a new generation of designers.

25/01/2022


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Waves on the ocean: What lies beneath your performance data?


When it comes to running an agency there’s a multitude of data to stay-on top of, from cash flow to profitability, client debtor days to utilisation rates.

10/01/2022


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Work in an exciting and dynamic industry, with inspiring and market-leading design professionals, and help champion the transformative power of design.

06/01/2022


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Can you get involved with the Design Community Hub in 2022?


Can you get involved and help the Design Community Hub in 2022? 

15/12/2021


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Moving on up: shining a light on your successes


Reflect on your progress and build on your achievements into 2022 with these great snippets of advice from DBA Experts. 

14/12/2021


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Key trends in my conversations with design leaders as we look to 2022


How's 2022 shaping up for you? Here's a snapshot of themes emerging from conversations our Head of Services Adam Fennelow's been having with design leaders, along with a wish for the year ahead.

01/12/2021


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Join the DBA’s new Diversity and Inclusion Council: come change the design landscape


The DBA is looking for volunteers to join its newly launched, Diversity & Inclusion Council; could this be a role for you? Find out more and apply.

17/11/2021


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