Design Week Awards

Now in our twenty-sixth year, the Design Week Awards are the leading accolade in the design industry, catering for every area of commercial design. We continue to celebrate the excellence and innovation in design, celebrating work across more than twenty specialisms, ranging from branding to graphics, interiors to products, and beyond.

The Design Week Awards are open to individual designers, design groups, agencies or clients; there are no geographical restrictions regarding entries, and the awards are open to countries worldwide. Our judging panel also comprises some of the best respected designers in the UK.

Providing a stage for the best work across all design disciplines, the Awards are the showcase event for the design industry, giving outstanding designers widespread recognition and reward each year.

We will soon be accepting entries for 2017's Design Week Awards. To register your interest and receive updates about the Awards, please click here.


2016 Winners

We received a show-stopping calibre of work this year, all in the running for a Design Week Award across 19 design categories. In addition to these categories, we also awarded a Best of Show Award. This is an award that wasn't available to enter - it was instead chosen from the winners of the main categories (not including Rising Star) by the panel of judges. In their view, this was the best design work entered into the 2016 Design Week Awards.

All of our winners were announced at the Awards ceremony on June 14, and you can view the winner for each category below.

2016 Judges

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    Afroditi Krassa



  • Alasadair Lennox

    Alasdair Lennox

    Executive Creative Director


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    Alex Swatridge

    Creative Director

    Hat -Trick Studio

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    Andy Giddings

    Design Director

    Here Design

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    Angela Drinkall

    Co- founder

    Drinkall Dean

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    Ben Brookbanks

    Creative Director and Co-founder


  • azurdia

    David Azurdia

    Creative Partner

    Magpie Studio

  • Gareth Nettleton

    Garath Nettleton

    VP of Marketing


  • Georgia Fendley

    Georgia Fendley

    Founder and Creative Director Construct, Co-Founder

    Hill and Friends.

  • Jon Marshall

    Jon Marshall

    Design Director

    Map Project Office

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    Kirsty Carter



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    Lucy Painter



  • Marc Atkinson

    Marc Atkinson

    Designer and Creative Director


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    Mike Moloney

    Creative Director


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    Mike Reed

    Founder & Creative Director

    Reed Words

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    Nick Finney

    Partner and Creative Director


  • Polly Dickens, Creative Director of Habitat (2) - squar

    Polly Dickens

    Creative Director


  • Riya Patel

    Riya Patel


    Aram Gallery

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    Ross Philips

    Associate Design Director

    Dalziel & Pow

  • Sarah Pidgeon

    Sarah Pidgeon

    Creative Partner


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    Sebastian Bergne


    Sebastian Bergne

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    Shaun Bowen


    B&B Studio

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    Shaz Madani


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    Vera-Maria Glahn

    Managing Director


  • Warren Hutchinson

    Warren Hutchinson



The Hall of Fame

As well as our main categories, we’ve recently added the Hall of Fame award to celebrate the greatest British designers working today. We now have eleven admirable figures in the HoF, and look forward to welcoming new members each year.

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What people say about the Awards...

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  • “Like many creatives I'm rather insecure and praise-driven, so it’s a real pleasure to have my work singled out by a jury of such accomplished practitioners. I suppose it’s confirmation I must be doing something right, and in our topsy turvy world that’s good to know.”

    Roger Horberry
    Copywriter, author and trainer

  • “Winning a Design Week Award was absolutely fantastic – it invigorated the whole agency and it was a brilliant achievement to share with our client.”

    Amy Maw
    Marketing Manager, jones knowles ritchie

  • “It’s always hard to quantify the hard benefit of winning awards, but in this case it’s definitely opened doors, started conversations and lead to some interesting opportunities. In other words, exactly what I hoped it would do.”

    Roger Horberry
    Copywriter, author and trainer

  • “We took a big risk on the rebrand work we did on ITV by tackling it all inhouse, with a tight deadline and ambitious deliverables. Despite this the whole team put their heart and soul into it so receiving such a great award was a rich reward for us all and made it all worthwhile.”

    Tony Pipes
    Executive Creative Director, ITV plc

Contact the team

We will soon be accepting entries for 2017's Design Week Awards. To register your interest and receive updates about the Awards, please click here.

Alternatively, please get in touch with a member of the team below.

Entries & Tables

Awards Team Leader
Ed Aldridge
+44 (0)20 7970 4074

Sponsorship Enquiries

Sponsorship Manager
Paul Kirby
+44 (0)20 7970 4202

Postal address

F.A.O. Events Team 3rd Floor
Design Week Awards 2016
Wells Point, 79 Wells Street
London, W1T 3QN

The Artillery Garden at HAC London

The Hac, City Road, London, EC1Y 2BQ,

For Tables please call - +44 (0)20 7943 8132