D&AD

If you’re looking for inspiration, commentary or guidance into the design industry, take a look at the resources on the D&AD website.

D&AD represents the global creative, design and advertising communities.
D&AD represents the global creative, design and advertising communities.

D&AD New Blood Awards

The annual D&AD New Blood Awards are recognised worldwide as the standard for creative excellence. Awarded across 25 disciplines, such as Graphic Design, Digital Design and Writing for Advertising:

  • Yellow Pencils are awarded for exceptional creative excellence in their discipline
  • Black Pencils are extremely rare, and award those pieces of truly ground-breaking work (sometimes none are awarded)
  • The White Pencil award is for a creative idea that changes the world for the better. It is a challenge to the world’s creative community - find out more about how to enter the competition.

Check out the past winners of the D&AD New Blood Awards.

Join the design community

D&AD Events exist to inspire, stimulate discussion and fuel debate. 

Check out the calendar of D&AD Events.

Take part in training

D&AD Training is a wide range of workshops and sessions.

It’s practical, enlightening and hands-on so you’ll get to make things, write, draw, talk, practise and perfect. 


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