Creative Process

Looking at how work gets made & what gets in the way

How I Work: Elizabeth Galbraith, BBC Good Food

BBC Good Food is a culinary behemoth, reaching millions via its online and TV channels, magazine, apps and live events. Here we speak to Acting Creative Director Elizabeth Galbraith about designing in an ever-changing media landscape and how they pick their recipes

A design system for Sainsbury’s

Luna combines both visual guidelines and design solutions for common tasks across Sainsbury’s digital products and services. What are the benefits and challenges of introducing such a design system?

How I Work: Olafur Eliasson

Coinciding with the publication of a major new retrospective, CR sat down with the Icelandic-Danish artist to talk about how he works, his studio, smartphones and the importance of lunch

How I Work: Marc Valli, Laurence King

We speak to the former founder of bookshop Magma about the changing nature of the publishing industry, creating gifts that have content at their core, and why more and more publishers are beginning to take them seriously

Building a voice interface for Headspace

Headspace’s voice apps now have over 1 million subscribers. Speaking at Adobe MAX last week, Head of Product Randhir Vieira explained how the mindfulness brand worked with Rain to bring meditation and sleep exercises to Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

Vaughan Oliver and the Body

Unit Editions has published a new book celebrating the graphic delights found in designer Vaughan Oliver’s archive. Here, as part of our Body theme on the website this week, we look at the part that the human form has played in Oliver’s work

How I Work: Marc Ascoli

Renowned art director Marc Ascoli recently joined AnOther Magazine as Creative Director. As his first issue hits the shelves, we talk to him about why magazines still matter, working with Nick Knight, and how fashion has changed in his 30-year career

How I Work: Stack founder Steve Watson

As the magazine subscription service celebrates its tenth birthday, we speak to Watson about making his passion project a full-time gig, and tapping into people’s growing appetite for original and innovative indie mags

War stories: Channel 4’s Prototype

For the first in a new series of stories looking at overcoming creative adversity, Chris Bovill and John Allison talk us through a project for Channel 4 which proved that making truly effective branded content can be a bumpy, complicated experience

Destination: Coal Drops Yard

Coal Drops Yard is a spectacular new shopping hub, opening next month in London’s King’s Cross and housed in two repurposed Victorian warehouses. As part of our shopping week on CR, we talk to architects Heatherwick Studio about how it was created

Berlin: The graphic novel that took 20 years to complete

Jason Lutes has spent the past two decades working on Berlin – an epic, 600-page graphic novel that follows the lives of Berlin residents in the years leading up to World War Two. We talk to Lutes about the process and the changing perceptions of the comic as an art form

How I Work: Jessie Burton

Novelist Jessie Burton has recreated her writing space in the window of Heal’s in London as part of an exhibition for London Design Festival. We talk to her about how her real writing ‘shed’ influences her writing, and how she copes with both success and criticism

How I Work: Cooper Hewitt Director Caroline Baumann

In the five years since becoming director, Caroline Baumann has turned Cooper Hewitt’s visitor demographic upside down, re-establishing it as New York’s go-to authority for design. She discusses how she reinvented the museum, and why approachability is the future for design

How I Work: V&A Rapid Response Curator Corinna Gardner

As guardian of the V&A’s Rapid Response Collection, Corinna Gardner has overseen the museum’s acquisition of everything from a 3D-printed gun to a Pussyhat. She explains how the museum makes its decisions, and why Primark jeans and false eyelashes belong under its roof

How I Work: Artist Alex Chinneck

He’s unzipped buildings, made houses melt, and tied 450-year-old architecture in knots. Alex Chinneck’s work looks like magic, but the story behind each project is complex. From planning permission to hand-crafted wax windows, here’s how he gets his ideas made