Written by Ben Tallon
The relationship with awards in the creative industry is something of a Jekyll and Hyde one. The buzz of a win and the hurt of missing out. But creative excellence must be rewarded, right?
I'm joined by Bruce Duckworth, co-founder of brand identity design firm Turner Duckworth and 2016/17 D&AD president, to discuss his own background, inspirations and why it's crucial to stand back and allow people to be brilliant in order for them to flourish.
We discuss his time as D&AD president, how he feels about the new generation of creative talent and the challenges that await them in industry.
I also chat to several graduates showing their work at the New Blood awards including 'Ones To Watch' winners and their plans heading out into the creative industry.
It's a fascinating look at experience extremes, Bruce with 32 years and industry wide respect and the new generation of talent with the world and all its possibilities ahead of them.
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