McDonald’s Picks Huge Over Accenture for U.S. Digital Experience Design Work

McDonald’s has concluded its latest agency review, hiring Huge to handle U.S. digital design and user experience work, according to two parties with direct knowledge of the matter. It’s a major win for the IPG network, which will soon open its first Chicago office to serve the fast-food giant. McDonald’s declined to comment on the…[…]


WPP Is Merging 5 Consultancies and Design Agencies to Form a New Global Brand Offering

WPP announced this week that it will combine five of its brand consultancies and design agencies to form a new global brand agency. The new group, which has yet to be named, will combine Brand Union, The Partners, Lambie-Nairn, Addison Group and VBAT. The launch is set for January 2018, with the latter shop continuing…[…]


Accenture Moves Deeper Into Design and Marketing With Its Latest Agency Acquisition

Accenture’s aggressive pivot into the agency world continues unabated. Accenture Interactive, the consulting giant’s marketing subsidiary, announced today it has acquired California-based design and marketing agency Wire Stone. Neither party disclosed the terms of the sale. According to a release, it is Accenture’s 15th such acquisition in the past five years. That includes digital strategy…[…]


Carmichael Lynch Welcomes New Design Director

IPG-owned Minneapolis agency Carmichael Lynch hired Milton Un as design director, tasking him with overseeing design and various creative projects at the agency. Un joins Carmichael Lynch from Fallon, where he has served as design lead since October 2015 and previously spent a little over a year as a design director for Target. He also…[…]


Brooklyn’s Big Spaceship Expands Its Executive Team With New Design and Data Leads

Big Spaceship has expanded its leadership with the arrivals of Tim Ferris as head of analytics and Harry Garcia as executive design director. Ferris will be tasked with growing the independent, Brooklyn-based digital agency’s data offering, utilizing analytics to uncover cultural insights to drive client marketing and product development. In the role, he will work…[…]


Bud Light’s Popular NFL Team Cans Are Back With a New Minimalist Design

Bud Light has brought back its team-specific cans for the 2016-2017 NFL season. The beer behemoth has partnered with 27 of the 32 NFL teams on distinct can designs, which got a minimalist makeover from design firm Jones Knowles Ritchie.  The streamlined look is intentional, according to Bud Light's VP, Alexander Lambrecht: "A lot of[…]

Facebook’s director of product design on why websites may be a dying business

It feels like we were facing the end of print only years ago, but the time may be ripe to begin lamenting the end of the website. After the dominance of URLs, we’re entering the platform era where more design diversity online is not necessarily better, Jon Lax, director of product design at Facebook, suggested[…]


Why Instagram’s new icon and black and white design suck

I hate the new Instagram icon. You can disagree, but you’re still wrong.  Instagram finally changed its app icon this week and, boy, did the Internet react. The iconic instant camera icon — with a glass lens, viewfinder, brown leather wrap and rainbow, alongside the word “Insta” in the corner is gone. SEE ALSO: 10 app[…]


This Digital Design Agency Creates User-Friendly Experiences for Big Brands

Specs Who (L. to r.) Creative director Mark Jarecke, design director Mike Lee and strategy director Elizabeth Stafford What Digital design studio Where New York Brands as diverse as Bobbi Brown, Bon Appétit and CBS Sports don't share much in common, but when they wanted to create immersive digital products sure to wow consumers, they all[…]


Design of Manchester United’s new women’s kit sparks sexism row

LONDON – Manchester United’s new team kit, designed by Adidas as part of a record-breaking £75m-a-year deal, is drumming up controversy on social media. See also: The Story Behind Those Nude-Looking Women’s Cycling Uniforms The debate began on Saturday after a Manchester United fan flagged up the difference between the women’s and the men’s kits[…]