New Design 101

by agwelch

I continue to edit and write features for New Design, a magazine that covers product and industrial design alongside interesting stories from the broader creative community. We recently celebrated both ten years of publication and 100 issues in print. With Issue 101 we are now embarking on a second century.

Previous editors of the magazine have moved on to significant careers in design and journalism: our first editor Dr Antonia Ward was managing editor at the Design Council for five years and is now editor at The Future Laboratory; Henrietta Thompson is now editor at large at Wallpaper*; and my predecessor Tanya Weaver is now special projects editor at Develop3D magazine.

I’ve been at the helm of New Design for over two years, a time in which a number of design titles have been forced to go online only or disappeared entirely and our magazine has operated with a far smaller (but naturally no less dedicated) team than when the magazine launched in the early 2000s.

I am proud that New Design is able to offer a place in print for serious, insightful, and engaging discussion about design alongside news and imagery reflecting the latest, most exciting work within the profession. Our most recent issue, the cover of which you can see below, includes features on one of the country’s most influential design education institutions Loughborough Design School, collaboration between product and brand designers, and contemporary jewellery.  We also have interviews with founder of the Design Museum Stephen Bayley and SeymourPowell’s head of transport Jeremy White.


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