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  • Talking Shop — Placemaking

    Members joined us at Hammerson's King's Cross offices to hear three practitioners share their perspectives on planning and designing destinations with purpose and personality.

    Posted on Apr 17th 2018
  • Better Creative Briefing

    We began April's focus on creative relationships by opening up a conversation around the best practice in creative briefing, and how to get projects successfully underway.

    Posted on Apr 17th 2018
  • SODA Review

    Member SODA has launched the first of its new publication, which showcases its design process, strategic thinking and crossover forms between architecture, design and brand environment.

    Posted on Apr 12th 2018
  • Data, Design and Digital User Experience

    Panelists from Prophet, Beyond Words Exciting Minds and Mobula shared their insights on using data to design meaningful digital experiences.

    Posted on Apr 10th 2018
  • Design for Breakfast at Dishoom with Serena Guen

    On Wednesday 4th April, founder of SUITCASE Magazine, Serena Guen, joined us for a breakfast talk at Dishoom.

    Posted on Apr 4th 2018
  • YCN Student Awards, Deadline Day

    Thursday 29th March was the deadline for submissions as part of our longest-standing programme.

    Posted on Mar 29th 2018
  • The Better Business Club

    Ahead of our coming 'Exploring the Value of Purpose' event, James Rutter — Brand Director at COOK — charts the B Corp movement's story, and its rising popularity within the 'purpose economy'.

    Posted on Mar 27th 2018
  • Sam Leith: Write to the Point

    On the 27th of March we gathered in the YCN Library to hear author and journalist Sam Leith talk about his new book, Write to the Point.

    Posted on Mar 27th 2018
  • Workspaces for creativity and wellbeing

    On 19th March, we hosted a panel discussion in the Shoreditch House Library to explore how the design of spaces and rituals – whether physical or digital – can affect creativity and happiness.

    Posted on Mar 19th 2018
  • Then, Now, Always

    To celebrate 30 years of fundraising, GOSH launches an 80s-themed t-shirt collection designed in collaboration with 12 leading creatives

    Posted on Mar 15th 2018
  • In Conversation: Pip & Nut and B&B Studio

    'Chief Squirrel' Pippa Murray joined B&B Studio's Shaun Bowen in the YCN Library, to share the story of their ongoing collaboration.

    Posted on Mar 8th 2018
  • Member stories: Ryan Tym from Lantern

    Ahead of April's Placemaking event at Hammerson, Lantern Director Ryan Tym looks to some of the agency's recent projects to give insight into the power of narrative.

    Posted on Feb 27th 2018
  • Creative in Focus

    To celebrate its 2018 book of visual trends, next month Getty Images will reimagine the report as an immersive light exhibition.

    Posted on Feb 23rd 2018
  • Collaboration: Start with a mark

    Following the launch of Start With A Mark, Hato’s Ken Kirton and D&AD’s Laura Kelly share thoughts on their collaboration and the lessons learned in the process.

    Posted on Feb 19th 2018
  • New to our Members' Lending Library

    A persuasive writing guide and an artistic intersection of poetry and science are among our latest library additions, which are yours to borrow.

    Posted on Jan 24th 2018
  • What you're reading

    From a Swedish comedy to a sci-fi classic, here's what everyone said they were reading at our recent Reading List event with Sharmadean Reid.

    Posted on Jan 11th 2018

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