TALKS PROGRAMME

In 2019 the talks programme featured a number of topical issues in discussion. 

These included how crafts are merging and reinvigorate traditional making and aesthetic in the everyday home, resilience in future trade, designing a circular economy for innovative responses to healthcare, transport and product design, plus much more.

All of the 2019 Talks Programme is now available to listen to below.

  • 2019 TALKS

The Design Trust Presents

How to start selling online: In this talk Patricia van den Akker, the Director of The Design Trust, gave a practical introduction on how to start selling online and shared her top tips.

The Design Trust Presents

An intro to crowdfunding for creatives: In this practical session Patricia van den Akker, shared her 10 top tips and do’s and don’ts’s of launching a successful crowdfunding campaign.

The Craft Mindset

The Craft Mindset The Sainsbury’s Home & Argos Home design team explored how craft influences mass production enabling the creation of beautiful product ranges and award winning design.

Cockpit Arts Presents

Making it in London: Annie Warburton, CEO Cockpit Arts and Cockpit makers Leah Jensen and Darren Appiagyei discuss life as a craftsperson in London and how to keep creativity thriving at the heart of the capital.

The Crafts Council

Funding and Finance: a talk providing artists, designers and makers with an overview on how to manage their finances when setting up a business.

A Case Study with Davinder Mahader

Resilience in Fashion and Homeware: how your persona lives on in your portfolio – Davinder Mahader shares his experiences and journey as a textile print designer for some of Britain’s biggest brands including Next, Debenhams, Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

The Crafts Council

The International Export Tool Kit: A talk to makers and designers, helping them decide whether exporting; selling and working overseas is a feasible option.

Selvedge

The Fabric of my Life: Polly Leonard Founder of Selvedge magazines shares some of her favourite stories of cloth culture and creativity.

Briffa Presents

Intellectual Property and Protecting your Rights: An insight into the different types of intellectual property rights designers may face.

The Goldsmiths’ Centre

Getting Your Business Started: Jewellery and Precious Metalwork Three Centre alumni – Leonid Dementiev, Daisy Grice and Jessica Jue, discuss their developmental journeys and share what they have learnt along the way.

The Goldsmiths’ Centre

Getting Your Business Started, Jewellery and Precious Metalwork: Three Centre alumni – Leonid Dementiev, Daisy Grice and Jessica Jue, discuss their developmental journeys and share what they have learnt along the way.

Briffa Presents

Intellectual Property and Protecting your Rights: An insight into the different types of intellectual property rights designers may face.

KTN Presents

Designing a circular economy, Innovative responses for re-use: The Talk includes practical tips and guidance on designing great products while reducing waste, and introduces new networks and government initiatives which can support your work.

The Craft Mindset

The Sainsbury’s Home & Argos Home design team explore how craft influences mass production enabling the creation of beautiful product ranges and award winning design.

CreativeMornings

CreativeMornings LATE celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with all things sci-fi.

Keynote with Illustrator, Alex Jenkins

Alex Jenkins South London based Alex Jenkins shares his experiences as an illustrator.

Created Academy

How To Get Hired, What Industry Wants: Created Academy CEO Dom Davenport talks about the needs of industry when it comes to hiring new creative talent. Find out if you’ve got the required skillset to make it at a top agency or studio.

IED Presents

The Institution of Engineering Designers presents ‘What direction will you take in design?’ Learn from 3 very different industry professionals about their own career journeys.

Crafts Council Presents

What is crafts? Towards hybridisation and collaboration A discussion on what designers and makers can bring to the craft sector and other industries through collaboration and innovation.

The 2020 Talks Programme will be announced later this year.

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