Many designers in the UK grew up with Design Week. With its digital little brother getting bigger and a steady decline in sales, sadly after 25 years Design Week was no more.
My work often featured in news items etc., but later I started to contribute the odd piece of editorial. I’m not a prolific writer but in this section of the website you’ll find a few of my thoughts on things I felt particularly passionate about.
From my Blog May 2011
I remember as a fledgling design entrepreneur, scanning the pages of Design Week every Thursday when the new edition arrived, searching for a mention of a new piece of packaging we’d designed or piece of business won. Design Week had become such a part of the British design business, that it’s hard to believe it no longer exists. I’d always shout across the studio every Thursday – Who’s got the latest copy of Design Week? I’d always get back I think it’s on Andy’s desk or I saw it on Martyn’s desk. Maybe this was the problem. Perhaps we should have bought more copies. It wasn’t expensive and we shared one copy between the whole studio.