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Kate Andrews

London, United Kingdom

Designer (Graphic Design)

Member since June 13, 2007


  • Project10 – Calling 2010 Graduates!

    Communication, Communication Design

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    Are you a 2010 graduate designer? Plan-B Studio founder Steve Price has a challenge for you! Since the beginning of 2010 Steve has been undertaking a rather intriguing challenge, Project 10; 10 projects in 10 months working with 10 NFP/NGO organisations or projects. Rather than sending out press releases to promote the endeavor, he has been using the London Newspaper Club to create a limited-edition mail-out to 100 industry leaders and press contacts. The content is contributed to by writers, designers, artists, illustrators and other generous people, who team up and work collaboratively on the content itself.

    For the June issue, Steve’s picking ten graduate designers for a carefully created issue that celebrates the best of the design industries newbies. To get yourself and your work in to the paper you must source, organise and interview your design industry hero/heroine for the paper SPECIFICALLY about the notion of collaboration in today’s industry. Contact Steve with your plan/idea, and then you'll be asked to supply up to 500 words for the interview, images to support the interview and/or examples of your own work.

    Deadline is Tuesday 8th June 2010. For more information contact: project10@plan-bstudio.com

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    With strong ethical and social motivations and an awe-inspiring work schedule, Amisha Ghadiali is a Jewellery Designer working in London. Alongside running her own label Amisha: Elegance.Rebellion, Amisha is also the Associate Director of the Ethical Fashion Forum and Founder of political fashion campaign, Think Act Vote. I recently interviewed Amisha to find out more about her career and exactly what she’s up to now.

    Read the full interview at NotesonDesign.net

  • Plan B Studio: Project 10

    Communication, Communication Design

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    To celebrate 10 years of running Plan-B Studio, Steve Price has embarked on a big challenge for 2010; to work on 10 projects/collaborations, over 10 months, with 10 NFP/NGO organisations.

    The aptly named Project 10 will culminate in an exhibition and a book to celebrate the work, the process, and the people involved, and a very special event with guest speakers on October 10th 2010 (yes, 10.10.10).

    Already in its second month Steve explains how the response to Project10 has already been immense. Check out the latest news on the Project 10 blog and follow Steve on twitter @PlanBStudio.

  • Think Act Vote

    Environment, Fashion Design

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    Think Act Vote is a campaign to inspire people to think about what they believe in and how they use their vote in the forthcoming election.

    In partnership with ethical fashion label Komodo, Think Act Vote launches with a search for their carbon neutral Think Act Vote t-shirt from up and coming designers, artists and illustrators. The only proviso is that the design must include the words “Think Act Vote”. Submissions can be uploaded to the Think Act Vote website before the deadline of 12 noon on Sunday 7th March.

    An online public vote will determine a shortlist of 10 designs. The winner will be decided by the Think Act Vote judging panel, made up of some of the best-known faces in ethical fashion and design, including ethical hero Katharine Hamnett, celebrated illustrator Daisy de Villeneuve and the original ‘anti-preneur’, Cyndi Rhoades.

    Find out more about the project and how you can get involved at thinkactvote.org

  • Because Studio updates!

    Communication, Communication Design

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    Loz Ives, of the awe-inspiring Because Studio, has updated his website this week!

    Lots of new socially-minded projects to flick through, including work for Carbon Co-op, Communities for Change and The New Economics Foundation.

    Congratulations Loz, hope you still have an archive of the previous folio somewhere online for us!

  • The Cafe of Equivalent$

    Communication, Communication Design

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    The Cafe of Equivalent$ has been nominated for a Design Award and will therefore be on show alongside 99 other nominated international projects at the Design Museum in London from mid february till june.

    kennardphillipps' Cafe of Equivalent$ - a lunch food stall selling food at cost equivocal to food affordability in the producing countries - sought to highlight the relative price of food in producer countries compared to consumer countries. A lunch food stall was set up in the City of London asking diners how much they thought they should pay for their food. For example, soup and bread in Mozambique for a worker earning $2 a day costs 20 cents, which is 10% of their daily wage. If this was applied to the earnings of the average bonus-earning-banker, soup and bread, they calculated, should cost £111.20. Which is what it was priced at on their stall.

    via. kennardphillipps and CRblog

  • Dave Cuvelot on "The Price of D&AD New Blood"

    Communication, Communication Design

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    In a recent article, aptly named The Price of D&AD New Blood, Graphic Designer Dave Cuvelot comments on his experience of D&AD New Blood - 'The Creative Talent Show' and offers an well written opinion on its true value to today's graduate designers:

    "If our top-level conferences are ‘just’ lining up celebrity designers to show off their own work, then is that what graduate showcases are setting us up for – to become the celebrity? With such significant influence and positioning in the design industry, I’d like to think design ‘celebrities’ could not better use their time in the public eye and communicate the power of design to other areas of society, maybe they could share what they have learnt about design, share issues which matter to us all and fight to change the discourse away from stardom, and back to a discourse focused on where design is going and more importantly how it can be used to better society."

    Read Dave's full article here: The Price of D&AD New Blood.

  • The Bigger Picture: Festival of Interdependence

    Environment, Communication Design

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    Watch the video here.

    Responding to current economic, social and environmental crises, London’s New Economics Foundation are this month running The Bigger Picture, a series of creative activities and events, exploring the possibilities of 'a new kind of economy', an economy which is low in carbon and high in well-being.

    The event series culminates in a large-scale, public Festival of Interdependence in central London on 24 October 2009 when an interactive, living exhibition will be staged in the dramatic post-industrial setting of the Bargehouse on London’s South Bank.

    With over forty-five speakers from a range of backgrounds, including Andrew Simms (NEF), Roman Krznaric (The School of Life) and Richard Wilkinson (Equality Trust) to name but a few, The Bigger Picture offers visitors and audience a chance to actually join the conversations, learn, share and exchange skills and tell stories. Topics are big and far reaching, including the future of food and farming, the hidden costs of economic growth, civil liberties and climate change, local economics and how inequality leaves us all worse off.

    Find out more at thebiggerpicture2009.org, or follow the events, live as they unravel on twitter @BiggerPicture_

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    Greengaged: Monday 21st September 2009:

    Design for Life: Barriers to Behaviour Change; Curated by Ed Gillespie, founder of Futerra and slow travel expert.

    Environmentally speaking, we’re in a bit of a mess, and we sort of know what we have to do: use less stuff whether it’s energy, materials or chemicals, cut carbon, relocalise and do things like trade in fairer ways. But we don’t. Ed Gillespie curates a day when we ask why is change happening so slowly, and what are the barriers, both behaviourally and in the context of design. This will be a day of challenges, questions and opportunities around the role of design in what we wear, what we eat, where we live and how we get around; food, fashion, homes and travel...provocative speakers, lively interactive debate and clothes-swapping: what more could you ask for?! The whole day will be hosted in partnership with the Talkaoke Wheel of Spiel, with live visualisation from The People Speak webjockeys (No singing. No punch-ups).

    Breakfast Panel: 8.30 -10am Is it design’s job to save the world? A rousing debate to kick-off! Our panel of experts will offer their views on the potential for design in delivering change. Our diverse group are sure to bring a range of perspectives to the Talkaoke table and audience contributions will be actively encouraged.

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  • greengaged at the Design Council

    Environment, Environmental Design

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    London Design Festival, 21st–25th September 2009

    After an incredible launch year in 2008, the London Design Festival’s sustainability centre, greengaged, will be open again from 21-25 September with a full week of world-class events designed to help the design industry tackle the big issues around sustainable design. Hosted by the Design Council at their offices in Covent Garden, London, greengaged promises to inspire and challenge designers to create positive change.

    Competition for greengaged places will be hot. Each day, 100 designers will take part in a series of debates, workshops, seminars, field trips and more – with each day taking a different theme. Everything is free of charge and can be booked at greengaged.com/events

    Greengaged has been developed and organised by [re]design, thomas.matthews and the Sustainable Design Research Centre at Kingston University in association with the Design Council and supported by Saint Gobain.

“The best way to predict the future is to design it.” - Buckminster Fuller

Contact Kate Andrews
Kate Andrews

My Interests

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