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Kathryn Best

London, United Kingdom

Member since August 19, 2008

I am a design consultant, researcher, writer and educator in the creative industries. My industry background is in architecture, interiors, and brand consultancy (Wolff Olins, HOK, RTKL, Orange, Starbucks) and in academia I have been a lecturer, programme director and research professor in design management. I have written two books, ‘The Fundamentals of Design Management’ (AVA 2010), and ‘Design Management: Managing Design Strategy, Process and Implementation’ (AVA 2006), now a best-seller in 12 languages. I am now writing more on design's relationship to business, society and the environment. I live in London and regularly work with with universities, cultural institutions and companies across Europe, Asia and the USA.

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Support to NPO's mainly in an educational capacity (eg student internships, projects), and in raising profile of issues via writing and publication. Through my books and writing I promote 'good design' projects, processes and practices: ones that demonstrate a solid business, societal and environmental benefit.

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep" Scott Adams

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My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design