Are you an emerging designer looking for guidance from leading brands in the design industry? 

We have on hand the brilliant, Philippa Prinsloo, Head of Product Design, Home, John Lewis & Partners, to provide career changing advice. Discover what advice this professional would give to themselves at the start of their career, their predications for 2022 trends, why ND is important to them and their brand.

Looking back to the start of your career, what advice would you love to give yourself?

You get offered that incredible opportunity on day 1 or it will take time. If it is the latter, trust that those opportunities will come and remember the resilience you will build at the start of your career will come in useful later on. 
Connecting with the creative community & having fun with your peers really is time well spent. Many will become lifelong friends & many you will work with in some way, shape or form. 
Be open, travel, meet new people & allow yourself to evolve.

What are your predictions for 2022 design trends and themes?

Those that respond imaginatively to trends that have been magnified or accelerated by the pandemic are continuing to play out, such as the importance of our physical & mental health; where and how we work & where we can now be located as a consequence & the ongoing collective effort that needs all of us, as an emerging and established creative community to continue to push forwards on is how we can support the shift to a more circular approach to design and how we live.

Why is New Designers important to you/your brand?

New Designers is a single place and moment for a busy Design Studio to meet and connect & support the talent of the future.