6 February 2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which for the first time granted some women the right to vote in the UK.

To mark this anniversary Design Council will feature a series of ‘Leading Women’ over the next twelve months who have each made invaluable contributions to shape the world that we live in today.

Our Leading Women in Design series will hear a wide range of voices and recognise achievements within the design economy through interviews, features and articles as part of a wider discussion about diversity and talent in design.

Check out our new Leading Women in Design series.

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Designing for diversity Inclusive design is about designing for a diverse a range of people. It is a philosophy that encourages us to consider how size, shape, age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, education levels and so on shape the way we interact with the world. Inclusive design is about designing for a diverse a range of people.

Feature — 27/06/2019

Video: Morag Myerscough – The bright and bold Royal Designer for Industry Morag’s work straddles a space that includes designers, artists and architects. Her work is characterised by colourful boldness with a strong graphic design signature, often using big type or lettering and geometric elements. In this video, we find out about Morag’s work, which straddles a space that includes designers, artists and architects.

Feature — 30/10/2018

Interview: Kelly Mackenzie, White Bear Studio on diversity in design A firm believer in design and its power to communicate and ability to do good, Kelly has taken the time out of her busy schedule to share her thoughts on diversity in design. A firm believer in design and its power to communicate and ability to do good, Kelly shares her thoughts on diversity in design.

Feature — 24/09/2018