The past year has seen a flood of new education schemes pop up which aim to bring new talent and diverse voices into the advertising industry. But will this lead to lasting change?
A project by Leonardo de Vasconcelos shows how few design books from leading publishers involve BIPOC writers and editors. Here, Vasconcelos, Gail Anderson and Adrian Shaughnessy discuss the state of publishing and the implications this has for the design ecosystem
The cultural canon has been the subject of recurring debate over the years, but has taken on new significance in light of recent events. CR speaks to publisher Sold Out and photo editor and LISTO founder Sara Urbaez about why decolonisation should be a movement, not a moment
In December, grime artist Stormzy caused a media frenzy by pointing out the UK’s racism. Here, Jude Yawson, co-author with Stormzy on his book Rise Up, calls out the hypocrisy that exists in UK media and explains why we urgently need wider representation in our culture
The last 30 years has seen the advertising world try to catch up with the rest of society in terms of its portrayal of modern relationships. Here, CR investigates whether the love stories it tells are truly representative of the LGBT+ community
A new programme from Creative Equals aims to help women back into the ad industry after a career break. Founder Ali Hanan talks to Lisa Hassell about how it works
Identity has become an increasingly important topic for artists and designers, particularly as social media and movements for change have opened up opportunities for new voices to be heard. We brought together two photographers, Alexander Coggin and Tommy Kha, to discuss what it means to them and the work that they make For this […]
After her daughter began questioning her own identity at the age of three, Selma Nicholls launched an agency promoting diverse talent in ads and on-screen
On Road is ditching clichéd, millennial market research spiel for an open and honest dialogue with young consumers. We talk to the studio’s founders about working on Nike’s Nothing Beats a Londoner ad, and why research should never feel transactional
In the latest in a series of articles for CR, Stocksy’s Tara Campbell explores how creatives can better represent people with disabilities in their work – and looks at the making of a recent project by Serbian photography duo Studio Firma
The filmmaker made headlines recently when her film Rafiki, which is about two girls who fall in love, was banned by the Kenyan authorities. She tells CR about becoming a filmmaker in a family of doctors, and her mission to tell stories that are fun, fierce and frivolous
As the first mass-market games product for disabled people, the Xbox Adaptive Controller is reconsidering who gaming is for, and how they experience it. Microsoft designer Chris Kujawski tells CR why it’s the highlight of his creative career
We’ve heard a lot of talk about the need for more diversity in the media and creative industries, but real change remains slow. Liv Little and her editorial team at magazine gal-dem have opted to do it for themselves, creating a fresh new media outlet in the process
Diversity is an urgent ideal for many creative companies. But how can it be achieved? Here, as part of our New Year New You series of articles with advice on how to kickstart your work life and creativity in 2018, Diana Tickell, CEO of the advertising and media industry body NABS, offers ten tips for creating a truly diverse workforce.
The award-winning director talks to CR about addressing adland’s gender imbalance and making her voice heard in a male-dominated industry