Design Organizations in the United Kingdom

  1. Design Council

    Design Council

    Design Council's purpose is to make life better by design. We are an independent charity and the government's advisor on design. Our vision is a world where the role and value of design is recognised as a fundamental creator of value, enabling happier, healthier and safer lives for all. Through the power of design, we make better places, better products, better processes and better performance.

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  2. Chartered Society of Designers

    Chartered Society of Designers

    CSD is the worlds largest chartered body of professional designers and is unique in representing designers in all disciplines. It operates under a Royal Charter and as such its members operate to the highest professional standards. If a designer has MCSD or FCSD after their name you can be assured of a professional service.

  3. Design Business Association

    Design Business Association

    As the trade association for the UK design industry, the DBA helps to make design consultancies, and businesses that invest in design, more professional and well adapted to one another's needs.

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    Design History Society

    Design History Society is the leading organisation for design historians, curators and practitioners. Founded in 1977, the Society works nationally and internationally to promote and support the study and understanding of design history. Its activities are focused on consolidating the teaching of the subject in universities and colleges, and demonstrating the widespread cultural and economic significance of design history.

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    ACID

    Anti Copying In Design (ACID) is a membership trade organisation, set up by designers for designers. By helping its members to understand and protect their rights, ACID is intent on stamping out intellectual property rights abuse. ACID provides an accessible, practical framework for those who believe that their IP rights have been infringed.

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    Anti Copying In Design

    ACID (Anti Copying In Design) is a membership trade organisation, set up as a round table action group in 1996, by designers for designers. ACID is a hard-hitting action group committed to fighting intellectual property (IP) theft and the promotion of IP as a positive commercial force.