Ben Terrett

Ben is Group Design Director at the Co-operative Group working to re-create the co-op for a digital era, and demonstrate a different way of doing business for an increasingly connected community. Ben is also a partner of Public Digital a consultancy which helps transform non-UK governments and large organisations. Ben holds a series of non-exec roles; a Governor of University of the Arts London, a member of the HS2 Design Pane and an advisor to the London Design Festival. He co-founded the VC-backed Newspaper Club, exiting the business in 2015 with a sale. He is currently an investor in Bowndling and Cavendish Keble. He's won various industry awards including the Design Museum's Design of the Year and a D&AD Black Pencil. Ben was Director of Design at the Government Digital Service from 2011 until September 2015 where he led a multi-disciplinary design team working across government on GOV.UK. He joined the Cabinet Office when GDS was set up to deliver the recommendations in Martha Lane Fox's "Digital by Default" report. Prior to that he was Design Director at Wieden + Kennedy, the advertising agency.

Additional material: Ben's blog Noisy Decent Graphics, his blog as a UAL Governor, photos on Flickr, Ben's Twitter and Linkedin, and the GDS Design Principles. Here's a video of Ben's talk at the RSA, "From Persuasion to Usability - Design Meets the Internet" and here is an interview about design with Ben on Peter Day's World of Business.


Posts by Ben Terrett

Design Principles for Digital Services - Ben Terrett and Mike Bracken

Design principles for digital services

Ten key design principles developed by the UK Government Digital Service to champion a culture that puts the user first and delivers the best, low-cost public services possible.

Design Principles for Digital Services - Ben Terrett and Mike Bracken

Design principles for digital services

Ten key design principles developed by the UK Government Digital Service to champion a culture that puts the user first and delivers the best, low-cost public services possible.