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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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