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What does the corona epidemic mean for your work as a designer?

19 March 2020

For designers, the present circumstances and uncertainties can bring up many questions. To assist you in these difficult times, the BNO has created an online file with several articles answering some of your most urgent questions.

As the coronavirus is spreading, more and more events, like SXSW and Salone del Mobile, are being cancelled. For many designers, this means that their work for those upcoming events, fairs, festivals, and brands has also been cancelled. But the current corona epidemic also leads to a decrease of work for designers working in other segments. How does it affect you and what does it mean for your future as an entrepreneur? What arrangements and facilities are already available? How does the Dutch Government pitch in?

To help you answer these and other questions, the BNO has created an informative page on their website. The following days, we will dedicate several online DDW Magazine items to their tips, but for now, you can already check them out (Dutch only) via

Want to stay up to date on the effects of the coronavirus? The BNO makes an inventory of the impact on the creative sector, advises and informs about the financial consequences and support measures, and monitors the design sector. Follow the Corona page here.

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