Creative Conscience Ethical Designers’ Award


Winner: Charlotte Bradford

Title of work: Nautical Green

University: Nottingham Trent University


Charlotte took a very personal story and developed a very cohesive design project full of playfulness, sense of happiness and fun. We are impressed that something so personal can have such a wide reaching application.


The Award winners will receive access to our CREATIVE IMPACT PROGRAMME (CIP) worth £1000.

Eight weeks of on-line training from design industry experts, and live mentorship support with a social or environmental impact project for 3 months directly after the ND show.

Through our extended community at Creative Conscience, we are fortunate to have support from many great designers and practitioners working in the creative industries and can provide contacts/mentorship and advice to assist the development of your design career – we aim to help the winning project towards becoming a reality through CIP.

In addition, winning candidates will receive a special award certificate and free membership to the Creative Conscience platform for a year.

Image: Charlotte Bradford, Winner of the Creative Conscience Ethical Designers’ Award 2022.



We are seeking a design project from the categories of Furniture, Product & Industrial & Spatial, Graphics, Illustration & Animation and Motion & Digital Arts, that aligns with our ethos: to create a fairer, healthier, more sustainable and regenerative world, using the power of creative thinking. 

We want to award designers that have chosen to use their creativity, skills and talent to create change in one of key impact areas:

  • Community
  • Education & Learning
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Equality & Justice
  • Health, Wellbeing & Disability
  • War & Crisis

The winning work will be an engaging, passionate and hope-filled response that aims to improve society for the better, not ‘more of the same’. With the potential to educate, inspire, excite and encourage new behaviours, this excellently researched and innovative project could re-direct our world trajectory towards a positive new future. 

We are especially interested in the use of sustainability models, upcycling and repurposing materials or a provocation/statement piece that raises awareness and calls people to action.

As creatives, we have the ability to think differently – to change the things that are not serving us and our planet. We are excited and honoured to present our award to the project we feel has the potential to touch the lives of many and make a difference.