Calling design storytellers – Sail are hiring!

Multiple roles available: experienced designer and junior designer.

Role 1: Sail are excited to be seeking an experienced (4+ years), socially-driven designer for immediate start. Join our positive, supportive and relaxed, small team who are socially and culturally engaged and share a passion for activism and change. Apply by 15th October.

Role 2: Sail are excited to be seeking an enthusiastic, committed junior designer (1-2 years experience). Join our positive, supportive and relaxed, small team who are socially and culturally engaged and share a passion for activism and change. Apply by 22nd October.

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Making brands accessible

Accessible design means that a wider range of people that may have impairments, are able to access information online, and offline with ease. Accessibility updates change regularly, but we have created a low-down blog for best practice here.

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Nothing for me without me

Brands are no longer static, owned by businesses or individuals. The world is changing, people want to feel part of what they are buying into. Brand is community. When you buy into something you want to feel part of the bigger picture – personal touches can go a long way.

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Design Effectiveness Award Win

We have won an international award with the Design Business Association for our work for Newcastle Carers. These awards are judged on data-driven, evidence-based, effective design. 🎉

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Advertisers and Designers: please stop using archaic stereotypes

Like other women, myself and my friends have faced sexism and misogyny since our teens. Close people in my life have faced casual sexism, groping, harassment, rape and (a close family friend) – murder from an ex partner. This list is emotional to write and stirs up many emotions. And we still have to repeat this conversation.

It got me thinking again how the design sector often contributes to this bigger problem. Advertising and marketing has a lot to answer for.

By Mandy Barker

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Sail Creative’s Danni Gilbert on passion, design activism and the importance of “finding your tribe”

New press feature on Creative Lives in Progress; our very own Danni Gilbert

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