New Designers 2017

Talks programme

The Talks Theatre is your forum to share ideas, listen and learn, and voice your opinion on current issues within the design industry. A daily programme of talks take place throughout both Parts of New Designers. Sessions address current issues and topics pertinent to the design sector, providing a platform to inspire, support and collaborate with the design industry. All talks are free to attend and advance booking is highly recommended as spaces are limited. This year’s programme highlights include insights from The British Design Fund, the Design Council, Hallmark, Sainsbury’s, the Crafts Council and the Design Trust Start Up Day.

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Part 1 Talks

Thursday 29 June 2017

The Design Trust Start Up Day For the sixth year in a row , The Design Trust will be co-ordinating a full day of talks, interviews and panel discussions at #ND17. All of the events are designed to help you start up and maintain a successful creative business. Catch up on the discussions here

Thursday 29 June 2017

Peroni: Investigating opposite ends of the design scale spectrum Andrea Morgante will speak to a variety of case studies, from the work he has done for The House of Peroni in terms of accessories and interior design to much larger scale architectural work including the Ferrari museum in Modena and Selfridges in Birmingham.

Thursday 29 June 2017

The Dots: A Collaboration, Commercialisation & Negotiation Join The Dots in conversation with a panel of industry icons. Gain insights and practical advice on developing commercial relationships and the importance of establishing a consistent brand/identity. Learn best practices in negotiation, tips on fruitful collaborations and how to have fun along the way! Joining the panel will be Carol Lingwood, Head of Costume at the National Theatre, Nick Eley, Head of Design Menswear at ASOS, Harriet Vine, Co-Founder of Tatty Devine, Alice Mayor, Founder of We Built This City, and One Year on curator and founder of Luna & Curious Rheanna Lingham. Catch up on the discussion here

Friday 30 June 2017

Hallmark: Life in the Hallmark Studios Elaine Field, Art Director at Hallmark Studios, reveals the life of the studio, from in-house libraries and art exhibits, to new product development brainstorms and workshops. Catch up on the discussion here

Friday 30 June 2017

Sainsbury’s Design Talks: Design, trend and retail This design talk takes you behind the scenes of Sainsbury’s Home design studio to hear how original design practices are integral to creating products for homes and interiors. Sainsbury’s is home to one of the largest in-house design studios across homeware and in the last two years has won design awards for its belief in creating affordable design. On stage will be Rona Olds, Head of Buying and Design for Sainsbury’s Home and Andrew Tanner, Design Manager for Sainsbury’s Argos. The talk will be an insight into how trend and colour, craft and design play an important role in the creation of products and the journey from briefs to product.

Friday 30 June 2017

Selvedge: At the Crossroads – A panel discussion on what to expect on your professional path, following the inspiring careers of former interns of Selvedge Magazine. Polly Leonard, founder of Selvedge Magazine, leads a panel discussion with three former interns who have gone on to achieve a diverse range of great things. Speakers include Libby Hobbs of &hobbs, a homeware store in the stunning village of Shere in the Surrey Hills; illustrator Georgina McAusland, who creates magical and charming illustrations having worked with Selvedge, Vintage Books and the Hackney Downs Studios; and finally Bethan Jones who completed an MA at the Royal College of Art and now works as Senior Colour & Materials Designer at Jaguar Land Rover. Catch up on the discussion here

Friday 30 June 2017

Crafts Council Workshop: Getting Christmas Ready A talk by the Crafts Council and a guest maker speaker on preparing for the busy Christmas season. Get advice on creating an action plan up to 6 months in advance, tips on creating a festive marketing plan and hear from a maker experienced in preparing for one of the busiest times of the year. Catch up on the discussion here

Friday 30 June 2017

IPO: That’s My Work! Protect your Designs and Creativity from Copycats The Intellectual Property Office’s essential guide to patents, trademarks and copyright– crucial knowledge and assets for any creative business or designer. Catch up on the discussion here

Saturday 1 July 2017

Creative Clerkenwell: Top Tips for Successful Pop-Up Shops Join curator and pop-up shop organiser Charlene Lam of Creative Clerkenwell and special guests for a look into the world of pop-ups. Hear case studies and get top tips for how creatives can use pop-ups to show and sell their work. Followed by Q&A. Catch up on the discussion here

Saturday 1 July 2017

Fashion and Textile Museum: The World of Anna Sui: How to run a New York fashion business Celia Joicey, Head of the Fashion and Textile Museum reveals why Anna Sui is the first American fashion designer to have an exhibition in the UK. Her high-profile collections, supermodel runway shows plus international cosmetics and fragrance licenses have resulted in global success. But Anna Sui is also campaigning to save New York’s Garment District and local suppliers. Discover how running a New York label requires not only fierce creative intelligence but also keeping American craft alive. Catch up on the discussion here

Saturday 1 July 2017

Ceramic Review Presents: Where do I go from here? Options for early career ceramists. What are the options for ceramists taking the plunge into the profession or anyone wanting to get into ceramics? Further study, apprenticeship, or becoming a microbusiness right away? Ceramic Review’s panel of Stuart Carey (founder of The Kiln Rooms), Duncan Hooson (BA Course Leader, Central Saint Martins), and apprentice potter Florian Gadsby discuss the topic. Catch up on the discussion here

Saturday 1 July 2017

Just Got Made presents: Making micro-manufacturing work Join manufacturers and suppliers from the Just Got Made network for a special panel conversation in which we look at micro-manufacturing, making and how to make products and projects your way in 2017. Catch up on the discussion here

Part 2 Talks

Thursday 6 July 2017

British Design Fund presents: Commercialising Product Ideas and Raising Investment With government funding and grants for design and product businesses in decline, what alternative funding options do ambitious early stage businesses have and how should they look to commercialise their ideas and bring them to market to maximise their chances of success and best attract investors? Speakers: Damon Bonser, CEO British Design Fund. John Mathers, Design Director British Design Fund. Catch up on the discussion here 

Thursday 6 July 2017

Design Council – Graduates today, change makers tomorrow Design Council leads a discussion on how product, service and industrial design is improving lives, and what skills the world most successful companies are looking for in their future designers. Hear from leading public and private sector employers on the design tools and techniques that help them more effectively frame socio-economic challenges, and how design is integral to the process. Discover how Design Council Design Academy complements existing curricula within design, business and engineering schools making students more employable, and how your university can get involved. The Panel will include: Mustafa Kurtuldu, Design Advocate, Google; Peter Fullagar, Head of Innovation, Kinneir Dufort; Matthew Candy, Vice President, UKI & Europe Leader, IBM iX; Clive Grinyer, Premier Design Director, Barclays Premier. Catch up on the discussion here

Thursday 6 July 2017

The Design Museum Presents: Talk hosted by Alex Newson, senior curator for the Breathing Colour exhibition at the Design Museum in London. Catch up on the discussion here

Thursday 6 July 2017

Sainsbury’s Design Talks: Design, trend and retail This design talk takes you behind the scenes of Sainsbury’s Home design studio to hear how original design practices are integral to creating products for homes and interiors. Sainsbury’s is home to one of the largest in-house design studios across homewares and in the last two years has won design awards for its belief in creating affordable design. On stage will be members from the senior design team who will give an insight to their creative processes and how they create original design for the UK leading home retailer. Catch up on the discussion here

Thursday 6 July 2017

Dulux Colour Forecasting Marianne Shillingford Creative Director of Dulux Akzonobel will explain the process of global trend forecasting, sharing this year’s Colour Futures themes that will have the most impact on the spaces in which we live and work. You will leave this session with an understanding of how our expertly curated palettes can enable you to work confidently at the forefront of design year after year. If you are interested in the power of colour to transform, connect and help shape the future, put this on your ‘must not miss’ ND talk list’. Catch up on the discussion here

Thursday 6 July 2017

Peroni: Investigating opposite ends of the design scale spectrum Andrea Morgante will speak to a variety of case studies, from the work he has done for The House of Peroni in terms of accessories and interior design to much larger scale architectural work including the Ferrari museum in Modena and Selfridges in Birmingham.

Thursday 6 July 2017

The Dots: Collaboration, Commercialisation & Negotiation Join The Dots in conversation with a panel of industry icons. Gain insights and practical advice on developing commercial relationships and the importance of establishing a consistent brand/identity. Learn best practices in negotiation, tips on fruitful collaborations and how to have fun along the way! Panellists include Nicki Field, Head of Illustration at jelly, Ruth Wassermann, Head of Design, Made.com, Lee Schuneman, Studio Head at Microsoft Lift London and more.

Friday 7 July 2017

Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN): Designing with Graphene and other advanced materials Chaired by Robert Quarshie, Head of Materials & Nano, Knowledge Transfer Network. Graphene is incredibly light and flexible yet 200 times times stronger than steel. Its barrier properties are making the dream of safe drinking water in developing countries a reality. Come along to hear more about graphene and other advanced 2D materials which will revolutionise product design and manufacturing in the future. Panelists include Dr Tatiana Correia, Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials, KTN, Monika Dunkel, Emerging Technologies & Industries, KTN and Brian McCarthy, Advanced Materials, KTN. Catch up on the discussion here

Friday 7 July 2017

Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN): Getting started in 3D printing Chaired by Ben Griffin, Design Lead, Innovate UK. 3D printing of final products is no longer fiction, and we believe designers can be truly imaginative with current technologies and materials. At this session you’ll hear top tips on getting started in 3D printing including when its appropriate to go 3D, mistakes to avoid and where to go for help and advice. Supported by the KTN Additive Manufacturing Special Interest Group. Panelists include Sally Beken, Polymers, Plastics & Elastomers, KTN, Louise Jones, Additive Manufacturing, KTN and Jonathan Rowley, Design Director, Digits2Widgets. Catch up on the discussion here

Friday 7 July 2017

Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN): Materials & Design Question Time Chaired by Bernie Rickinson, CEO, Institute of Materials, Minerals, & Mining. Fascinated by polymers, composites, smart textiles, metals or nano materials and their role in product development? This is a unique opportunity to meet the MaDE panel of materials experts – bring along your questions about materials properties for design, manufacturing processes and where to go for materials advice when you need it. Panelists include Linda Barron, Director, Barron Gould Studio, James Burchill, PhD Researcher, Brunel University and Ajay Kapadia, Composites, KTN. Catch up on the discussion here

Friday 7 July 2017

AOI: Your career as an Illustrator! Join AOI Membership Manager Lou Bones discussing the challenges around pricing/negotiating illustration and how to move your career forward. Drawing on real examples she will share the AOI experiences of how they have overcome the challenges and awkwardness of pricing work, navigating contracts and negotiating with clients as well as sharing practical tips on self promotion before opening up a Q&A session. Catch up on the discussion here

Friday 7 July 2017

Hallmark: Life in the Hallmark Studios Elaine Field, Art Director at Hallmark Studios, reveals the life of the studio, from in-house libraries and art exhibits, to new product development brainstorms and workshops. Catch up on the discussion here

Friday 7 July 2017

Kingfisher plc: A year after Chuko talks about his transition from class to cooperate, from concept to customer and a year densely packed full of experiences, networking and projects within Kingfisher. Catch up on the discussion here

Saturday 8 July 2017

IPO: That’s My Work! Protect your Designs and Creativity from Copycats The Intellectual Property Office’s essential guide to patents, trademarks and copyright– crucial knowledge and assets for any creative business or designer. Catch up on the discussion here

Saturday 8 July 2017

Design Exchange: The Big Experiment – working with tech and designers to drive AR forward Design Exchange we will be talking with our collaborators- some of the most pioneering digital thinkers, many of whom are involved in creating DE’s current and future augmented reality editions. The talk will include boundary pushers who mix the physical and virtual worlds using print, augmented reality, virtual reality, digital tech, 3D printing and film. We will be talking about new concepts and ideas that will be changing the design industry over the next few years. Catch up on the discussion here

Saturday 8 July 2017

British Institute of Interior Design Panel Discussion: ‘Life After Graduation’ BIID Student Director Lindsey Rendall will chair a panel discussion with BIID members and design experts Ciara Langley, Matt Freeman and Liz Bell who will discuss practical routes for fledgling designers into real world practice, sharing their own experiences in the interior design profession. Catch up on the discussion here

Saturday 8 July 2017

Digits2Widgets: Process: The Invisible Stepping Stone Between Prototyping and Production in 3D Printing D2W’s Jonathan Rowley illustrates virtually silent applications of 3D Printing that transcend the technology to simply produce brilliant objects. Catch up on the discussion here