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Specialised Design Activities in the UK: Market Research Report

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Specialised Design Activities Market Research Report | SIC M74.100 | Nov 2016

Well designed: Demand has been supported by higher online spending and advertising activity

IBISWorld’s Specialised Design Activities market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
WPP Group plc WPP Group plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Lower spending on research and development is expected to hinder industry demand
  • Demand for digital designs has grown as firms have worked to establish a brand and increase online sales
  • Shorter electronic product life cycles, particularly of smartphones, should stimulate demand for industry services
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry is segmented into four distinct areas: graphic design, interior design, industrial design and fashion design. Revenue is estimated to rise at a compound annual rate of 4.3% over the five years through 2016-17 to £6.3 billion. Economic conditions improved and supported demand for services from commercial clients. For instance, rising capital expenditure and greater spending on research and development activities fuelled demand for interior and industrial design services. Commercial construction activity also increased and expanded demand for interior design services. Meanwhile, the robust growth exhibited by the online market and rising advertising spending increased demand for digital graphic design services... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The services provided by industry operators can be broadly grouped into four distinct segments: graphic design, interior design, industrial design and fashion design. A large proportion of firms specialise in only one segment because the four segments require very different skills, equipment and approaches.

Graphic design

Graphic design is the largest industry segment and is estimated to generate 44% of total industry revenue in 2016-17. The segment encompasses an array of services for print, digital and web media, including digital imaging and manipulation, commercial illustration, layout design and typography. Gra.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Specialised Design Activities Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Specialised Design Activities Industry are

  • Having a high prior success rate (including completed prior contracts)
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from advertising agencies and Research and development expenditure in the Specialised Design Activities industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Specialised Design Activities Industry?

    Operators in this industry design clothing, fashion accessories and other goods. Graphic designing and interior decorating activities are also included within the industry. However, industry operators are not responsible for website design and programming, architectural design or engineering design.

    Industry Products
    Graphic designInterior designFashion designIndustrial design
    Industry Activities
    Graphic designingIndustrial designingInterior designingFashion designing

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from advertising agencies
  • Research and development expenditure
  • Number of residential property transactions
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from clothing retailing
  • Total online expenditure
  • Total value of construction
  • Current Performance
  • Demand improves
  • Digital design fuels growth
  • Margins fall
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand trends
  • Service diversification
  • Growth limitations
  • Table: Specialised Design Activities Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Specialised Design Activities Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumer Electronics Manufacturing
  • Hotels
  • Book Publishing
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Newsagents & Stationery Stores
  • Software Publishing
  • Technical & Vocational Education
  • Products & Services
  • Graphic design
  • Interior design
  • Industrial design
  • Fashion design
  • Chart: Specialised Design Activities Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Advertising agencies
  • Manufacturers of consumer durable goods
  • Corporate clients and offices
  • Hospitality establishments
  • Publishing houses
  • Other
  • Residential homes
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Specialised Design Activities Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Marketing
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Specialised Design Activities
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Specialised Design Activities Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    WPP plc
  • Table: WPP plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Specialised Design Activities Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Specialised Design Activities Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Consumer Durable Goods
  • Long-life consumer products such as household appliances, electronics, furniture and cars.
  • Below-The-Line Marketing
  • An advertising strategy that targets a specific consumer segment.
  • Freelancer
  • A person who is self-employed and is not necessarily committed to a particular employer in the long term.

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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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