Cat Drew will set out the Design Council’s new Design for Planet mission and how design is critical in creatively addressing the climate emergency. She will give inspiring examples from the world of design in creating resilient places with communities, developing a circular – and regenerative economy with Mother Nature, and shifting our behaviours to more sustainable ones, inclusively with everyone. She will give a rallying cry for the 1.97m strong UK design community to be part of this bigger mission, and set out ways in which you as individual designers can be part of this movement.
Chief Design Officer at the Design Council
Cat Drew is the Chief Design Officer at the Design Council where she champions Design for Planet, bringing together practitioners from across the design economy to develop new regenerative practice and create the conditions for designers to do their best work. Previously, Cat has held leadership positions at FutureGov and Uscreates, was a co-founder of the UK Government’s Policy Lab, and combines 10 years of experience in Government with an MA in Graphic Design. She speaks widely about the value of design and co-presented BBC Radio 4 The Fix. Cat is member of the RSA’s Decolonising Design Commission, on the faculty of States of Change, and advisory boards for the Institute of Coding, the Well_Lab at Work and the Design Age Institute. She is a member of The Point People and a co-founder of the Local Government Innovation Network.