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Birmingham Design Annual Survey

The annual survey is our attempt to document the ever-changing design scene in the West Midlands.

Over the next few years we hope to discover what makes the region tick, offering valuable insight for those living in working in the local industry and how we can improve it.

2023 Survey

Previous surveys


Birmingham Design Survey 2023

Birmingham Design Survey 2023 – Results now live!

We’re pleased to reveal the results for our 2023 survey, looking into the working lives of designers and creatives in the West Midlands – proudly supported by Beyond the Book.

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Previous surveys

A look back at previous years results and findings.

Annual Survey 2022

Back for a third year, our annual survey continues our work to help designers in the region map their career path and gain a broader understanding of who is living and working in the West Midlands.

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Annual Survey 2021

Returning for a second year our 2021 survey covered the usual topics of career progression and diversity as well as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Annual survey 2020

In April 2020 we launched our first survey of the creative industry in the West Midlands and many creatives kindly responded to our call to take part. A big thank you if you did take part, your answers will help to reflect and shape the future of design in the region.

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About the survey

Why are we doing this?

Our goal is to be able to show a true snapshot of our industry, building a clear picture of the design industry in our region.

Through this survey we aim to highlight both the areas that we are excelling at, as well as where there is scope for improvement.

What’s in the survey?

Questions have been chosen to provide a workable set of data that gives businesses and employees alike a true understanding of where we are.

Key areas of the survey include gender, ethnicity, salary, role, skills and sectors and outside work activities.

What are the benefits?

We believe that the results are valuable to anyone working with or for the creative industry in the West Midlands.

Birmingham Design is about supporting the region’s creative community. Having real data of how talented we are, what sectors we support and the value that we bring helps us celebrate our achievements.

Together we can build a better and more inclusive space for everyone.