We work from grassroots to government, delivering programmes, producing world-class research and influencing policy.
From our flagship research programme Design Economy, to visionary projects with Network Rail and the NHS, the Design Council is at the centre of the UK's design conversation.
Our current programmes cover the built environment, public sector design, social innovation, and business innovation.
Our work focuses on three key areas:
Showcasing its value, increasing understanding and use, sharing inspiring examples, and creating enabling conditions for designers to do their best work.
Providing skills, tools and knowledge
Sharing learnings and resources on how to design well, for designers and commissioners of design.
Working in partnership
Developing the understanding and skills of national organisations to embed design in everything they do and delivering design-led projects with partners for positive change.
Championing The Value of Design
Design Economy is our pioneering research series into the economic, social and environmental value of design.
Skills & Learning
Explore resources for designers and non-designers to learn about how to design inclusively and for our planet.