We are currently looking for a number of new Design Associates to work with us to deliver a range of exciting programmes and initiatives that have the power to transform our communities.

What is a Design Associate? 

Design Associates (DAs) are design professionals working at the top of their field in public and private sector organisations, who are passionate about the power of design to change people’s lives for the better.  

They are typically independent design professionals with a range of clients or hold permanent roles which offer them the flexibility to work with Design Council as needed, to help deliver our programmes.  

The role offers them a great opportunity to use their skills and expertise to help us deliver our mission, creating a more sustainable and inclusive society, through design. 

Applications have now closed 

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Launch announcement: States of Change UK Programme A UK learning programme to help civil servants become better at problem solving and innovation in their everyday work has been launched by a new partnership between States of Change, Nesta and Design Council. Nesta and Design Council partner with States of Change to lead innovation learning programme for UK civil servants.

News — 12/02/2020

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News — 04/02/2020

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News — 29/01/2020

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News — 27/01/2020

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