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The climate crisis is the biggest challenge of our lifetime and design has a critical role to play.

Purpose, Vision & Values

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As the UK's national strategic advisors for design, the Design Council makes life better by design.


PRESS RELEASE Embargoed for 00.00 Thursday 21 July 2022 DESIGN COUNCIL LAUNCHES LANDMARK DESIGN ECONOMY REPORT The Design Council releases Design Economy: People, Places and Economic Value,…

Programme Lead Hilary Cuddy

Hilary is Programme Lead at Design Council, where she oversees the Place portfolio, promoting the use of design to create sustainable, resilient and inclusive places.
Hilary’s background is in…

Design Economy

History of Design Economy Reports

Our landmark research series highlights the economic, social and environmental value of design in the UK.


Design Economy People, Places and Economic Value 2022 Design Council Design Council has been the UK’s national strategic advisor on design for over 75 years. We are an independent not-for-profit…


Design Economy People, Places and Economic Value Executive summary About the Design Council The design economy includes: The Design Council has been the UK’s national strategic advisor on design…


Design Council Design Economy 2022 Data for Final Report Credits Research: Design Council: Sabina Dewfield, Cat Drew, Tim Dudas, Bernard Hay BOP Consulting: Jonathan Todd, Yvonne Lo Enterprise…


Design Challenges of the Future A series of six reports exploring how UK design research can help to address some of today's most pressing challenges. Credits: AHRC Value: Economic, Social,…


Design Economy: 2021–2024 is supported by a group of Design Economy Ambassadors. As leading changemakers from a cross section of professions, they will help to drive innovative policy, contribute…