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Peter Saville is the kind of designer that legends are built around. He is best known for his work designing record covers for Factory Records.
Dieter Rams is a German industrial designer known for his design approach "Weniger, aber besser" ("Less is better") and his "10 Principles for Good Design".
Daljit Singh is the founder of digital agency Digit and executive creative director of Conran Singh.
As managing director of Enterprise IG, David Blyth is responsible for the operational delivery of all strategy and design work across Africa.
During his seven years as senior designer, Frere-Jones created many of Font Bureau's best known typefaces, including Interstate, and Poynter Oldstyle and Gothic
Ruudt Peters defines himself as a philosopher and an alchemist, his pieces of jewellery being extensions of a person.
Prof Neil Gershenfeld is the director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s Centre for Bits and Atoms.
Martin Lambie-Nairn started his career in the world of television in the 1960s when he joined the BBC as a “temporary holiday relief assistant graphic artist”.
Georgianna Stout is founding partner and creative director at 2x4, leading projects that range from extensive website and identity projects.
Trained as a sculptor and musician, Watkins took up jewellery design in the early 70s, and has sustained an international recognition for his work ever since.
Born in Poland but raised in England, Barbara Hulanicki began her career in fashion in the early 1960s working as a freelance fashion illustrator.
Studying at Leeds and the Royal College of Art, London, Andy Stevens is one of the founding members of Graphic Thought Facility.
Wendy Ramshaw was given Commander of the British Empire status by The Queen for her service to the Arts and is recognised as one of the world's finest jewellers
BusinessWeek's "guru", overachiever Tucker Viemeister also founded Smart Design and is a fellow of Industrial Designers Society of America.
Kita has created anything from furniture, household goods and appliances to LCD TVs and robots for clients including Cassina, Moroso, Sharp and Stokke.
Oscar E Peña
Lifestyle, senior creative director at Philips Design, Oscar E Peña has been involved in the design of numerous consumer products.
Hideki Inaba has distinguished himself by following his instincts and expressing a personal sense of "now".
After completing his at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague and the Royal College of Art in London, Gert Dumbar opened the now prolific Studio Dumbar.
Bill Moggridge is a cofounder of IDEO, a firm that helps companies innovate through the design of products, services, environments and digital experiences.
Keith Helfet is recognised for his work on the XJ-220, XK-180 and the F-Type under Jaguar Cars.
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