We were surprised and disappointed to learn recently that there is still a gender pay gap in the graphic design industry, with women earning £4000 less than men on average. As the majority of our talented designers are women and all our team are paid according to experience, we found this news quite shocking…
The article, featured in Design Week, which refers to data from the National Office of Statistics, shows that women in graphic design get paid on average 6% less than men, while female product or clothing designers get paid up to 18% less than male peers.
Not in our studio!
We find it hard to believe that in 2018 and in such a forward-thinking, creative sector, a pay gap still exists. On a more positive note, it certainly doesn’t in our studio! All our designers are hired and paid based on their experience. Demographics just don’t come into it. We wonder if this is why we continue to attract, not only talented and experienced female creatives, but also female-led businesses as clients.
Fair pay – in every sector
We don’t just do graphic design as you probably know. We also print and create digital work (as well as promotional items, signage and clothing!) for our clients. We are lucky to have technical guru Anushiya working with us, crunching code and generally providing solutions to all our clients’ online challenges. Traditionally male-dominated tech companies have been trying to attract female employees for some time now, so it also came as a shock to us to read that there was a large pay gap in this field too, according to this article.
Proud to be leading the way – in every way
This made us think back to the blog we wrote last year about the lack of diversity in the creative sector. Once again, we were proud to be leading the way in this area too. But we shouldn’t be in the minority on this. The Guardian also recently published this article on the absence of working-class people in the arts. While our area of specialism is design, we know and work with many people in the arts from musicians to film-makers.
Work with a leading team that truly is representative
We’re proud to be a diverse team that is bucking the national trends. It’s not just about us being able to represent you and your vision better. It’s also about us being able to engage with your diverse audiences, markets and stakeholders better too. Our design, print and online campaigns have engaged successfully with diverse communities whether they are commercial or public sector initiatives. If you want to work with a forward-thinking team of creatives from a range of backgrounds call us on 0208 590 0922 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org