New Designers

Talks & Tours Programme

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10.30 am - 11 am
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Talk
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Design Trust
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Patricia van den Akker, Director of The Design Trust: Why creative businesses fail

Patricia van den Akker is the Director of The Design Trust, the online business school for designers and makers, and the organiser and host of this free one-day event. Patricia will start with a big welcome, and will kickstart the day with her inspiring (!) talk on: ‘6 most common reasons why creative businesses fail, and how you can avoid this.’
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11 am - 11.45 am
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Talk
Contributors
Design Trust
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Rachael Taylor: How to become a professional surface pattern designer

Rachael Taylor, well-known surface pattern designer & Founder of the online business school for surface pattern designers Make It In Design, will talk about what it REALLY takes to make it in the surface pattern design industry, and she will share her top tips, practical advice and story of how she has made it.
Time
11.45 am - 12.15 pm
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Talk
Contributors
Design Trust
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Interview Sarah Hamilton: Life as a designer & how to work with trade

Sarah Hamilton is an illustrator and visual artist who has worked for over 20 years as a surface pattern designer and consultant. In 2015 she launched the Just A Card campaign to support indie retailers and creatives, and encourages them to work together. In this interview with Patricia she will talk about her journey as a designer, and how to work with others, especially clients and trade.
Time
12.15 pm - 12.45 pm
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Talk
Contributors
Design Trust
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Yeshen Venema: Without a quality photo your product is only 50% made.

Yeshen Venema, ‘the designer maker’s favourite photographer’ according to COADG, will show you why professional photography is so crucial for your success. Using lots of visuals and a few case studies he’ll share countless tips from 5 years’ experience running his own studio.
Time
12.45 pm - 1.30 pm
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Talk
Contributors
Design Trust
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Interview Sinead Koehler & Angel Monzon: How to sell contemporary craft

Sinead Koehler, the Founder of the popular Crafty Fox Markets in London who focus on new makers selling quirky handmade products, and Angel Monzon, co-Founder of Vessel Gallery in West London, who represent the best in contemporary craft and design by British and international studio artists and brands, will be interviewed by Patricia about how to sell craft, how to position yourself, how to apply for events or approach galleries and much more.
Time
1.30 pm - 2 pm
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Talk
Contributors
Design Trust
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William Miles Briffa & Co and Anti Copying in Design (ACID) on Intellectual Property

Intellectual property and how to protect yourself from copying can be one of the trickiest parts of your creative business - but also one of the most profitable! In this practical session William will be talking about how to protect your creative ideas and create a positive strategy for your intellectual property.
Time
2 pm - 2.30 pm
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Talk
Contributors
Design Trust
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How to start selling online with Etsy

A successful London-based Etsy seller will join us to talk about getting started with selling on Etsy with loads of practical tips to start selling your creative and handmade products online very quickly.
Time
2.30 pm - 3 pm
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Talk
Contributors
Design Trust
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Andrew Tanner: My career as a product designer

For the last 20 years Andrew Tanner, who is the Design Manager at Sainsbury’s, will talk about his career as a product designer. From starting his own business and partnership, to design consultant for Poole Pottery and Royal Stafford, and more recently he worked for NEXT, Joules and now Sainsbury’s. Learn from Andrew what it takes to create your design career, the decisions he had to make, the jobs he had and how to keep going.
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3 pm - 4 pm
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Talk
Contributors
Design Trust
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Interview Katrina Burroughs & Sue Herdman on how to get into the press

Katrina Burroughs is a design journalist who writes for The Sunday Times, and the FT How To Spend It. Editor, writer and media consultant Sue Herdman is the former Editor of the National Trust Magazine, and Ceramic Review. Kat and Sue will be interviewed by Patricia about how to get into the press.
Time
4 pm - 4.30 pm
Type
Talk
Contributors
Design Trust
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The finale

Patricia van den Akker, Director of The Design Trust, and organiser of this event will bring this exciting, full on day to a close with her final thoughts and tips.
Time
5.30 pm - 6.15 pm
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Talk
Contributors
Peroni
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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.
Time
5.45 pm - 6.20 pm
Type
Tour
Contributors
Design-Nation
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Design-Nation Picks Tour

Leading creative agency and membership portfolio presents a hand-picked selection of New Designers exhibitors, chosen by leading ceramicist Linda Bloomfield and our development manager (and independent textile art curator) Liz Cooper.
Time
6.30 pm - 7.30 pm
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Talk
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The Dots
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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.
Time
6.30 pm - 7.15 pm
Type
Tour
Contributors
Design Museum
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Design Museum Buyers Tour