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DESIGN WEEK TOP 100 2014: LEAPFROGGING THE COMPETITION

Drum roll please… The Design Week Top 100 2014 has just been published – providing a detailed and holistic analysis of the state of the UK design industry.

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Personal care: Taking good care of consumers

The personal care market is growing but is it the case that the more convenient the pack, the more successful the brand? Steve was recently interviewed for a feature on the matter for the July 2014 issue of Packaging News. In it, he discusses the role of design in personal care innovations.

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Co-Creation: More than one way to skin a cat

Studio

Co-creation helps generate a hothouse environment for fast innovation. But as Steve notes in this article for SPC Magazine's June 2014 issue, it's not the only way to do things. In our rush to find new ways of working, we mustn't forget that different types of creative minds respond very differently to stimuli.

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Flying high by risk-taking and storytelling

Beauty

Read Steve's latest article on his recent trip to the InnoCos Beauty Leaders Innovation Summit. 

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The Beauty Project

Beauty

Our Client Services Director, Sara, recently made a trip to The Beauty Project at Selfridges. Read her thoughts in our latest blog post. 

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From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

Brands

Team DG were recently treated to a lunchtime trip down the road to the Barbican to see the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.

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A new paradigm: Self care and the future of OTC

Health

Last week Steve attended the Nicholas Hall conference. Read more about his thoughts on the future of OTC in his latest blog post. 

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A plea for inclusivity

Studio

Steve's latest offering for Packaging Gazette focuses on the ageing population and the implications this has on design. 

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Brand Co-Creation

Studio

Our MD Steve Gibbons reflects on issues around co-creation.

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Waitrose Pure

Beauty

This month sees the launch of our packaging redesign for Waitrose Pure, the retailer’s own label skincare range.

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Josh Wood and M&S Haircare Collaboration

Beauty

Our work for a new premium range of haircare and colouring products by the acclaimed colourist Josh Wood is hitting the shelves this month.

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Double Win At DBA Design Effectivenness Awards

Health

The DBA Design Effectiveness awards were held in London last night and we're thrilled to announce we won two accolades for our work on Mama Natura. 

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BBB x DewGibbons + Partners

Beauty

This week we welcomed Jane Cunningham aka British Beauty Blogger,  über beauty blogger, journalist for the Metro and the woman behind one of the UK’s most popular beauty blogs, to our studio for a Q&A session.  We picked her brains for an insight into the beauty industry and blogging scene and she wasn’t backward in coming forward with stories.  Here’s a summary of the highlights, from the horses mouth, so to speak.

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Ever thought about your hairdresser’s hands?

Brands

Our designs for a new range of hand creams created specifically for the needs of hairdressers have been launched in the US with plans for a UK launch in 2015. 

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The New Language of Beauty

Brands

Our MD, Steve Gibbons, is a regular contributor to SPC magazine and www.cosmeticsbusiness.com
In his latest article, he asks why brands largely ignore the increasingly numerous and prosperous over 55’s.

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Keeping it simple

Brands

Steve Gibbons  is a regular contributor to online publication Cosmetics Business and SPC Magazine – the leading international magazine for the cosmetics, toiletries and fragrance industries. This time he’s highlighting that while simplicity sells when it comes to creating the design for iconic brands, it’s important to stay true to your heritage. To read the full article click here.

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Can lullabies reduce children’s perception of pain?

Health

A new study from the University of Gothenburg claims that reading chick-lit while recuperating from illness can make women feel better and actively speed up their recovery – while we may all give testament to the mood-lifting powers of a good book, this seems to be one of the first scientific investigations into the efficacy of so-called ‘bibliotherapy’.

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DBA winners

Studio

We were delighted to hear we’ve won a DBA Effectiveness Awards for our work on children’s homeopathic brand, Mama Natura.

We are now on tenterhooks until February when the full winners list is revealed!

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Eau d’enthusiasm

Beauty

Do you have a large hippocampus? If you are super-sensitive to smell and frequently get snippets of memory from a familiar yet unexpected scent, then the likely answer is yes. While perfumers such as Jo Malone, Roja Dove and Francis Kurkdjian have turned their exceptional brain formation into highly successful businesses, the actual scent is only half the job. The rest of us have to work a little harder to deconstruct the mystique of bottled scent and the art of seduction that brands in this category have to play with their consumers to persuade them to exchange their cash for a great perfume in a beautifully-designed bottle.

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Beauty retail roundup

Brands

Every season we scout around London’s top department stores to see what’s hot on the beauty scene. Here’s what we’ve spotted this month.

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Summer Party 2013

Studio

Last weekend we headed to Brighton for our annual summer party. We enjoyed rides on the pier, a picnic on the beach, a delicious meal and overnight stay at L’Hotel Du Vin...

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