Is there room for ethics in design?

The devil on the ad industry’s shoulder might still say that fast fashion and oil companies aren’t so bad, but some design studios are taking an ethical stand. But can ‘good’ clients and big business can ever live in harmony?

Zoe Scaman on the rise of the fandom

Once little more than the purveyors of slash fiction and frenzied online chat, the fandom has become a creative force. Brand strategist Zoe Scaman discusses how the evolving role of the fan is changing the way brands operate

The power of persuasion

We speak to the creatives behind successful political campaigns for the UK’s Conservative party and US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about the role of design and creativity in the battle for voters

Documenting religion

Our enduring fascination with other people’s worship has long compelled photographers to capture different practices and faiths. Here, three photographers who focus on religion share their approaches and their personal motivation for the work

Creativity for change!

In the fight to gain attention for charities and grassroots causes, design and creative thinking is more important than ever. Here, we look at how creativity can engage people in causes and galvanise wider audiences

The battle for self-belief

Working in the creative industries inevitably involves rejection and doubt. But those are also the elements that can lead to greatness, writes Richard Holman

Are brands the new religion?

Brands with big or cult-like followings have both power and community. Creative Review speaks to three brand experts about how they cultivate followers and maintain their flock

Rebranding faith

As religious and spiritual organisations turn to design and branding to reach wider audiences, we examine what these new trends suggest about the role of faith in society and culture

Nadine Ijewere: A fresh perspective

Nadine Ijewere’s debut monograph, Our Own Selves, upends long-held notions of beauty. Here, the photographer talks about redressing fashion industry stereotypes and her own journey with self-belief


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