What's in store for 2005?

Admittedly, the design industry has pulled itself up by its trainer laces since the dot.com bust but it turns out that 2004 was a pretty shocking year financially too. Turnover in the UK commercial design sector fell by 26 per cent over 2003, average fees slipped by 13 per cent, we saw a wave of redundancies -and a worrying trend towards agencies of all sizes competing on price rather than ideas.

The good news? While such findings (collated from information supplied by 1,600 UK design agencies to trade association the British Design Initiative for its annual survey) certainly make depressing reading, those working at the sharp end of the design industry believe they can see light at the end of the tunnel.

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