Our mission

Design Council’s purpose is to make life better by design. We are an independent charity and the government’s advisor on design. Our vision is a world where the role and value of design is recognised as a fundamental creator of value, enabling happier, healthier and safer lives for all. Through...

Our impact

Charting our successes over the last year and the last 15 years when we launched the Double Diamond, this impact report allows us to showcase the immediate impact of particular programmes alongside the legacy of our longer-term work, such as helping to create successful new places or redesign new...

Our history

Design Council was established by Winston Churchill’s wartime government in December 1944 to support Britain’s economic recovery. The Council of Industrial Design, as it was then known, had the founding purpose of promoting ‘by all practicable means the improvement of design in the products of...

Design that works for all

Design shapes the world. To be inclusive, design has to reflect the rich make-up of society and to allow people from different backgrounds and worldviews to thrive. People of different ages, genders, social, ethnic or cultural backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientation, faith or life experience. At...

Sustainability Statement

Design has a critical role to play in addressing the climate crisis. With huge power to bring about change, designers also have a huge responsibility to help save our planet. As the national body for design in the UK, Design Council wants to galvanise the 1.69m designers across the UK to commit to...