The British creative industry is a hotbed of design talent – from old hands through to emerging young guns eager to be tomorrow’s stars. Here, Digit profiles the hottest young designers and illustrators that promise big things for 2007.

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There’s one thing that most creative graduates share, and that’s enthusiasm. Hungry for work, keen to rebalance the design landscape in their favour, and unfazed by commercial realities new designers often offer a much-needed shot in the arm for the creative industries. 
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After several years incubation as they prepare for a degree, new designers emerge blinking into the harsh light of commercial creativity and often discover that enthusiasm simply isn’t enough.
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Instead, while studios and clients welcome keenness and a gruelling work ethic, talent is the key. And, it’s the hardest part to measure what one person sees as talent another will view as a hopeless mess. 
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Beyond style, talent is an undefinable characteristic, but it usually has a few, core attributes. Talent generates buzz and hype, and it attracts interest from both clients and the industry like a magnet. 
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For this special feature, Digit has teamed with industry bodies and experts, and spent weeks trawling the latest creative work and sniffing out the clues as to which designers will be making a splash in 2007. 
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The results on this page provide an exciting insight into the hopes, inspirations, successes and dreams of some of the hottest designers of tomorrow. 
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