Opinion

  1. Portfolio-opinion Opinion Practical portfolio advice, from choosing a specialism to solving real problems
  2. List-stefan-cooke-by-estelle-hanania-and-gary-david-moore-2 Opinion "Fresh talent has become a commodity": 1 Granary's editor-in-chief Olya Kuryshchuk
  3. Innovateher-uniform-girls-in-tech-graphic-design-opinion-itsnicethat Opinion InnovateHer is taking on the "girls don't do tech" cliche
  4. Protest_imagery_nadia_hernandez_list Review of the Year 2017 2017: the year that protest became a trend?
  5. Bethan-laura-wood-rainbow-vases-dyslexic-design-itsnicethat-list Opinion Why dyslexia makes you a great designer
  6. Harry_hitchens_breakthrough_film_its_nice_that_li Opinion "Success often seems to correlate with persistence" – Harry Hitchens explores How to Breakthrough
  7. Greatwomenartists-art-itsnicethat-list Opinion How has Instagram enabled female artists globally to thrive?
  8. Imminent-diorama-itsnicethat-list Opinion Sam Bompas tells us why London's views should be protected
  9. Side_passion_projects_career-ladder-opinion-itsnicethat-list Opinion Why choose the career ladder when there’s a climbing frame?
  10. Millennial_pink_danielle_pender_cecile_gariepy_list Opinion Why Millennial Pink can do one
  11. Michael-beirut-now-you-see-it-publication-itsnicethat-list Opinion Michael Bierut: 13 ways of looking at a typeface
  12. Studio-output-a-positive-platform-social-media-mental-health-opinion-itsnicethat Opinion Social networks are bad for your mental health, so how can design help?
  13. Bloodnormal-amv-bbdo-libresse-bodyform-itsnicethat-list Opinion (Period) blood, sweat and tears: the fight to break an advertising taboo
  14. Brands_list Opinion How can we connect young, diverse talent with the agencies who crave it?
  15. Blag-01-list Opinion Blagging: dark art or essential creative skill?
  16. Gender-packaging-list-img Opinion Gender-less or Gender-more? Addressing gender in product branding
  17. List Opinion Why is the UK creative industry still missing the most promising young people?
  18. Coloro-jane-monnington-boddy-wgsn-colour-opinion-itsnicethat Opinion WGSN’s colour director on the evolution of how humans perceive and define colour
  19. Gemma_germains_art_and_design_course_applications_drop_opinion_itsnicethat Opinion The art school application drop-off: why we’ve only got ourselves to blame
  20. Amuseum-1-stack-magazines-publication-itsnicethat-list Opinion Inventive independent magazines with hidden surprises, revealed by Stack
  21. White-skittles-for-pride-itsnicethat Opinion “Diversity is more than a rainbow coloured logo” – discussing brands’ approach to Pride
  22. Cannes-lions-logo-itsnicethat Opinion Feeding the Cannes Lions: are industry awards worth it?
  23. Migrantjournal-wiredcapital-publication-itsnicethat-list Opinion Offshore Studio on their publication re-appropriating the word “migrant”
  24. Natalie-oxford-seetal-solanki-itsnicethatlist Opinion Why materials matter: Seetal Solanki on the Grenfell Tower tragedy
  25. Women-who-otegha-uwagba-itsnicethat-list Opinion Women Who founder and self-publisher Otegha Uwagba on work, creativity, and making your ideas happen
  26. Shaz_madaniint Opinion How will the outcome of the general election affect the creative industries?
  27. Sheila-levrant-de-bretteville-eyebolt-women-in-design_list Opinion Sheila Levrant de Bretteville on designing for community, and strength in numbers
  28. Red-hat_itsnicethat_nefertiti-3d Opinion From creative AI to open-source sculpture: how tech is changing art
  29. Vr-list-optimised Opinion Fake worlds: the future of visual effects
  30. Supermundane-anti-tory-posters-list Opinion Supermundane: political posters have the power to reach beyond our bubble
  31. Mc-3list Opinion Mirror mirror: Superimpose Studio on the problem of mimicry in the creative industry
  32. Int_unbranding_opinion_list Opinion Throwing out the brand book: the power of unbranding
  33. Alan_kitching_john_l_walters_a_life_in_letterpress_itsnicethatlist-5-dazed-_-confused_-cover-for-%e2%80%98the-word-issue%e2%80%99_-2000 Opinion John L. Walters selects and dissects five objects from Alan Kitching's archive
  34. Opinion_1 Opinion “I love the work I get to make. But I wish it didn’t seem so kooky”: Google Creative Lab’s CD Tea Uglow on the friction between culture and digital tech
  35. Girl-on-girl-list-jaimiewarren_lasagnadelrey Opinion Girl on Girl: the female photographers pioneering the new female gaze
  36. Solo-uniform-ai-radio_itsnicethat Opinion Tech is transforming the music industry, but for better or worse?
  37. Opinion_wheel_list-v2 Opinion Design undefined: education for advertising is broader than ever, argues Alex Sudheim
  38. Seetal_solanki_iwd_schoeller_textiles_spacer_ecorepel_int_list International Women's Day “Textiles are for girls, materials are for boys": how Seetal Solanki of Ma-tt-er is crossing the gender divide
  39. This-girl-can_list International Women's Day Saatchi & Saatchi’s chief creative Kate Stanners on changing advertising’s gender bias
  40. Makingforchangelist International Women's Day Head of London College of Fashion, Frances Corner OBE tells us why fashion can be political
  41. Advertising-shits-in-your-head-list Opinion Advertising Shits in your Head extract on subvertising and “graphic resistance”
  42. John-akomfrah---auto-da-fe%cc%81_08_artes-mundi-list Opinion John Akomfrah’s film on migration explores “what it means to be human in the world today”
  43. Cash_seeds-04 Opinion Advice on how to fund a design start-up in the UK, by the British Design Fund’s Damon Bonser
  44. George_nelson_int_list Opinion Visual adventures in a world God never made: Michael Bierut on the genius of George Nelson
  45. Stink-studios-opinion-itsnicethat Opinion Why creative education for advertising is stuck in the dark ages
  46. Craig-oldham_in-loving-memory-of-work_pw_police_helmet_miner-img_0141_rt_list Opinion Creative dissent is central to political change: Craig Oldham on the art of a movement
  47. D_t_new Opinion Why British design education is thriving abroad but suffering back home
  48. University_of_the_underground_its_nice_that_1 Opinion Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios launches University of the Underground – a radical rethink of design education
  49. Neet_artwork_still-01 Opinion How one social enterprise in Hackney is tackling diversity in the creative industry and the NEET issue all in one go
  50. Diversity_opinion Opinion “Diversity breeds tokenism, what we need is inclusion”: a post-election view on the US creative industry
  51. Autograph_kuwait Opinion Seeing beyond race: Mark Sealy on how diversity in photography can make an impact
  52. Christmas-ads-list Opinion The five biggest Christmas adverts of 2016 analysed by a neuroscientist
  53. Shlist Opinion Inclusive design that favours function over form is missing a huge opportunity
  54. Brands_list Opinion What's in a name? Tips for discovering the perfect moniker
  55. Privilege_opinion_list Opinion Work hard, be nice to people and have rich parents: addressing privilege in the creative industry
  56. Nostalgia-in-design_itsnicethat Opinion Nostalgia in branding: top design studios analyse the NatWest and Co-op retrobrands
  57. Branding_michael-johnson_3 Opinion Branding design unpicked, by johnson banks founder Michael Johnson
  58. She_says_list_img Opinion She Says founder Laura Jordan Bambach on the continued need for equality in advertising
  59. Laurence-king_read-this-if-you-want-to-take-great-photographs_list Opinion Laurence King on how "anti-digital" design is reshaping publishing
  60. Robert-beatty_tame-impala-currents Opinion Avant-garde collage: the five most progressive artists, chosen by DR.ME
  61. Start_me_up_labs_for_the_people_its_nice_that7 Graphic Design Start-Me-Up Labs offers ‘off-the-peg’ identities for new companies
  62. Graphics-updated-01_e Opinion Design education is in crisis, but could Brexit help?
  63. Stack_independent-magazines_blast-cover Opinion Experimental and expressive independent magazines from 1914 - 2016
  64. Copyright_shield Opinion Legal advice on how to protect your work and fight for your creative rights
  65. List Opinion Expressive reduction: Typography that gives the most impact with the least characters
  66. 4.liz-mcburney-list Opinion Ten crucial things to consider when commissioning a photoshoot
  67. Saltwater-brewery---its-nice-that---05.07.16 Opinion Go Virtual or Go Home: The Biggest Cannes Lions Trends from 2016
  68. Van_gogh-list Opinion The trends seen at Cannes 2016, and predictions on who’ll be winning big this year
  69. Tmobile_henry_alex_rubin_its_nice_that Advertising "I used to hate ads growing up": award winning-director Henry Alex Rubin on creating authentic commercials
  70. List Opinion Do we need to radically change our perception of creativity in education?
  71. Technology-will-save-us-micro-bit-list Opinion The BBC's Micro:bit could transform a generation of designers, says Technology Will Save Us founder
  72. Ruddocks_british_steel_its_nice_that_1 Graphic Design "A great disservice to the design business": Michael Wolff on the British Steel rebrand
  73. Rob_coke_studio_output_co-op_int_list Opinion Designers are from Mars, consumers want Snickers: “Let's stand up for the value we create”
  74. Amazon-rainforest_int-list Opinion Wide Eyed Wonder: bringing fresh eyes to children’s book design
  75. List Opinion Pictograms and symbols: how branding and visual language has to adapt in a digital age
  76. Lurpak-salvation-bacon-1200-list Opinion Is mindfulness the key to keeping creativity flowing?
  77. Revisionist01-list Opinion Have “artisanal” brands and “craft” branding had their day?
  78. Minimalism_ref4-list Opinion Back to the Future: what today's creatives can learn from yesterday's design principles
  79. Habitat-4 Opinion Why London studio Julia is off to Brazil, to see a mid-century magazine through modern eyes
  80. Quentin-blake-james-blake_itsnicethat Opinion The story of how Quentin Blake and James Blake came to collaborate