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Design Made it Possible: Career pathways into design

Venessa Scott


Phil Garnham

Executive Creative Director at Monotype

Cat Drew

Chief Design Officer at the Design Council

Jane Anderson

Lecturer in Graphic Communication at Birmingham City University

Ben Watkinson

Global Brand Director at G . F Smith

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As we head into the evening on Thursday we’re making the move from BCU to Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter and to our pals Minima, where the Design Council have put together a fine line-up of creative folks to discuss the future of design.

Seven out of ten of the UK’s 1.97m designers have a design GCSE, but the number of young people taking the subject has dropped by 68% over the last decade, putting the future of the sector at risk.

Join the Design Council’s Chief Design Officer Cat Drew as she talks with Venessa Scott (Public Artist), Jane Anderson (BCU), Phil Garnham (Monotype UK) and Ben Watkinson (G.F. Smith) to explore the interventions required in education and in the design community to inspire the next generation of designers.

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