This is a plan for the future of UK design, generated because of the need to change if we are to thrive in a competitive economy. As designers, we sense that we’re at a critical moment in our professional lives. Our industry is on the cusp of radical change. We’re not experiencing this in isolation, of course – we live in a world where economies and societies are being rapidly reshaped by technology, globalisation and environmental concerns. The changing world offers a huge challenge to designers, along with many opportunities to create new markets and different ways of working. It’s an exciting time for design – as long as we can take on these challenges. Jonathan Sands (Chair) and David Worthington (Deputy Chair)on behalf of the Design Skills Advisory Panel
Developed in consultation with over 4000 designers, the UK design industry skills development plan makes recommendations to address the skills gaps in schools, colleges and universities and the design industry.
Creative and Cultural Skills / Design Council