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Want to capture your audience’s imagination? Try illustration!

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Text reading ‘The power of illustration’, surrounded by a selection of illustrations from Design102 projects, in a range of styles.

Illustrations can be really effective when you want to spark your audience’s imagination – which helps them understand and relate to your subject matter. Here we discuss this idea further and give our tips on creating powerful, imaginative and engaging illustrations.

Improve your communication. How to use insight and evaluation.

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How to use insight and evaluation to improve your communication

It’s more crucial than ever that government communications are evidence-based, effective and accurate. At Design102, our insight and evaluation analyst explains how you can use research and data to make this happen - no matter your project or budget.

With 5 category nominations, Design102 makes the shortlist

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Text reads ‘Shortlisted. Inside Out Awards 2020’ alongside a simple cartoon illustration of a hand with fingers crossed. The image uses Design102 brand colours – navy blue, a lighter blue tint and orange

The Inside Out Awards recognise outstanding in-house creative teams, so as the government’s in-house design service, we thought we’d enter some of our projects and people. Now the shortlist’s out, find out which awards we’re up for.

Tackling race discrimination – how, why and when?

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Black and white photo of Peter Rainey, Design102 MD, against a white background with the title Tackling Discrimination

Peter Rainey, Design102 MD, discusses the importance of tackling discrimination. At Design102, our actions range from increased education and having uncomfortable conversations to listening, understanding and restating our commitment to building a truly inclusive workplace.

The Digital Communications Awards results are in. But did we win?

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Three images stacked together. In the portrait image on the left, a poster sits on an easel. The poster has the Digital Communications Awards logo in the top left corner and the words Ready For Take Off in front a red and black hued image of swirling star clusters in the cosmos. The top right image features the Digital Communications Awards logo in the bottom left corner, the word Jury Meetings 08:30-17:55 hours in the top left and an image of the planet Saturn in white against a black background. The word Saturn is written horizontal and in white alongside the planet image. The bottom right image is white bowl containing a selection blue, green, pink, yellow and white flying saucer sherbet sweets.

Digital Communications Awards celebrate brands, campaigns and innovations that lead the way in online communications across the world. We entered our ‘Journey to GCHQ’ campaign – but did we win? Learn how we fared against an incredible 6,000 other applicants.