It is almost six years since we created Great Fridays. Born on a Friday (naturally) in the second week of December 2008 our goal was to be recognised as one of the best product and service design Groups in the world.
I attended Reasons to be Creative this year on the basis that the conference was one of the few remaining events that embraced diversity in its speakers and topics. Based in Brighton, the three-day conference had a line up of speakers that covered development, illustration, graphic design and everything in-between.
Great Fridays has appointed Genevieve Shore to its influential advisory board with immediate effect.
When my family and friends ask me where I work and what I do the conversation goes something like this. “Where do you work?” “Great Fridays.” “What do they do?” “Product and Service Design.” “What does that mean?”
Last week Patients Know Best, a Great Fridays’ client, announced a partnership with the Irish Hospice Foundation to allow people to plan their end of life, digitally.
Last month, I had the pleasure of hosting and speaking at the dmi: design management Europe conference, titled ‘making change by design’.
Services that help people really deal with healthcare problems and reach everyone, are what are needed.
Two Great Fridays’ experience designers: Miriam Chatt and Martin Fletcher, attended UX London. They share their thoughts about the event and what they learned from going.
Creativity, honesty, humility, fun and being proud were qualities we inculcated into our company five years or so ago and we’re proud that we still stand by that.
Whether you work in the design industry or not, it is one of the proudest things as a British person to be able to say ‘we lead the world in design’.