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The Drum launches Designerati research for 2015 to find the most influential names in design


By The Drum Team, Editorial

December 4, 2014 | 2 min read

The Drum has launched a call for nominations for its annual Designerati, a list celebrating the 100 most influential individuals in UK design.

Topped by Dan Germain, group head of brand and creative at Innocent, in 2014, the list includes globally renowned design influencers such as Michael Wolff, Sir James Dyson, Peter Savile and Sir Paul Smith.

The list will be curated by The Drum’s consulting design editor Lynda Relph-Knight, former editor of Design Week.

The Drum is calling on the design industry to nominate its best-loved influential individuals for potential inclusion in the list, which is published in spring 2015. Individuals will be judged on career success to date, highlights over the last 12 months and their general involvement in the industry as a whole.

You can nominate via a short online survey before Friday 30 January.

The Drum also launched the research phase of its Design Census, an in-depth review of UK design agencies, last month. The submission process is ongoing, but agencies wishing to be included in the publication must submit by Friday 16 January.

If you have questions about either the Designerati or the Design Census, contact The Drum’s research department at

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