Design Council



The Design Council set up Millennium Products to find and promote examples of the best design, creativity and innovation in UK business. Alex worked as Brand Manager on the initiative, developing the tone of voice for the entire initiative as well as drafting the Prime Minister’s speech for the live televised launch.

Alex wrote ‘Design Decisions’ for the Design Council to encourage primary and secondary teachers to use the built environment as a resource in teaching. The project was undertaken by 2,000 UK schools and findings were fed into the government’s review of the curriculum. The pack won a Design Week award.

The Design Council developed the Design in Education Week initiative to raise the profile of design across the UK. Co-ordaining events, seminars, product-launches, conferences and publications into a single week to highlight the value of an education in design. As part of the management team, Alex helped develop the strategy as well as presenting events in Glasgow, Cardiff and London.



Alex Harvie specialises in devising and implementing content-led communications campaigns.


She has developed perception change strategies for large-scale regeneration projects including Wembley Park, the London Olympics, Barking Riverside and the Greenwich Peninsula, as well as devising national outreach projects for high-profile organisations such as DEFRA and the Design Council.


Alex’s publishing work ranges from the commemoration of British victims of September 11 for DCMS, to the first definitive cultural redefinition of Iran in 70 years.