How Graduate Showcase winner Amy Holliday came to realise that illustration is a serious business
Nathan Woodhead moved from the food business to the creative industry – and found that they’re not dissimilar
Pentagram’s Angus Hyland rails against the anodyne, design-by-committee aesthetic of the Olympic mascots
Is there a way to change the way we communicate? Let’s be passionate, says Edi Inderbitzin; let’s stand up and fight
I started working on my first independent project, The Paper Fox, around eight months ago. If I had listened to others, I would have folded under my own doubt.
Graphic designers have the coolest job on the planet, says Nicole Jacek; don’t suffer from a lack of imagination
The legendary founder of The Designers Republic doesn’t do design classics. Instead, Ian Anderson flips the concept to question the iconic nature of design
A brand is defined by all the elements of its design system, says Mads Jakob Poulsen, so leave the logo in the corner
Daniel Gjøde spares us the slick quotes to deliver his top 10 down-to-earth tips for being a successful designer
The UK might be a world-leader in the creative sphere, but it has a crippling image problem, says Dan Higgott
In times of economic or cultural turmoil, look to design for a shot of optimism – Stuart Wood swears by it
There’s something wrong when designers use graphic conventions as hard and fast rules. The trick is knowing when to tread a new path, says Adam Berninger
From logo competitions to creative pitches, is spec work really devaluing the work of professional designers?
Adobe might have stopped development of its mobile Flash Player plugin, but there is still life in Flash, says Hoss Gifford
Do design conferences still have a place in the digital era? Yes, say Emma Talbot and Sydney Soan, although you might need to sacrifice a month’s rent to attend