2020 ND EDUCATES

Due to popular demand we have added additional tickets to the events below.

Our timetable of events for the ND CONNECTS and ND EDUCATES programme (1 – 11 July) can be found below, and is ever growing. Places can be booked on our Eventbrite page. Anyone can book onto these events, unless otherwise stated. 

All events are online and free of charge. Some events have limited places, so book today to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions please contact zoe.sarratt@upperstreetevents.co.uk.

THURSDAY 9 JULY

#FAILURE - SOLD OUT

Thursday 9 July, 12 – 1pm
Dr Alexandra Jugureanu: Knoweldge Transfer Network

This session is an invitation to stretch that comfort zone and have an honest look at what failure might mean to you. You will be guided to reframe traditional narratives around failure and see if you can intentionally make room for failure in your processes of creation, design and innovation. Your host for this session is Dr Alexandra Jugureanu. She is a qualitative researcher and an analyst in innovation insights at Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). Alexandra has a PhD in happiness & wellbeing from the University of Leicester – that may or may not have been fertile ground for plenty of failure stories. Presented by Knowledge Transfer Network.

CREATIVE THINKING FOR MENTAL HEALTH + WELL BEING - SOLD OUT

Thursday 9 July, 2 – 3pm
Creative Conscience

Creative? Feeling lost? Anxious? Depression even? This conversation will inspire you to understand what’s possible and why creativity matters, how we can counter balance and support better mental well being through our projects and our practices.

ILLUSTRATORS BUSINESS MASTERCLASS - SOLD OUT

Thursday 9 July, 3 – 4pm
Association of Illustrators

Join the AOI for their popular, comprehensive mini Business Masterclass for Illustration graduates. We will be covering all the essential areas for a successful career in illustration including self-promotion, licensing and understanding the commissioners journey. We will also discuss the more difficult issues – like dealing with copyright infringement and the ins and outs of client negotiation. The session will include plenty of practical tips before opening up the floor for the all-important Q&A! This masterclass is aimed at graduates, to help you take that next big step into the illustration industry.

PRODUCT DESIGN ENTREPRENEURSHIP - HOW YOU CAN DO IT - SOLD OUT

Thursday 9 July, 4 – 5pm
Institution of Engineering Designers

Designing and making your own products – what should you consider, the do’s and don’ts, route to market, funding options, mentorship, where to get help and the mistakes we made along the way!

FRIDAY 10 JULY

INTRODUCING THE INNOVATION CANVAS - ADDITIONAL SPACES ADDED

Friday 10 July, 12 – 1pm
Knowledge Transfer Network

The KTN Innovation Canvas is designed to help you quickly identify the changes needed to make your innovative idea succeed commercially and socially. It provides a practical framework for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of a specific product, service or process – identifying the most urgent challenges to overcome, and prioritising what actions to take. The digital version is free to use and gives you access to a growing library of useful innovation /business resources and links which will be helpful in your career as a design-innovator. Presented by Knowledge Transfer Network. Presenter names to follow.

TOY DESIGN 101 - ADDITIONAL SPACES ADDED

Friday 10 July, 2 – 3pm
Mojo Nation

Toy Design 101 will give you an in-depth guide as to what life as a toy designer and freelance inventor looks like, delving into the various routes you can take as a recent graduate to give yourself the best chance of working in this fun, creative industry. The session features designers working across the entire play ecosystem; both in-house designers working at toy firms as well as freelance inventors pitching lots of ideas to lots of companies all year-round.

KTP - OPPORTUNITIES FOR DESIGN GRADUATES - ADDITIONAL SPACES ADDED

Friday 10 July, 4 – 5pm
Mark Lynch: Knowledge Transfer Network

Mark Lynch of KTN will discuss graduate job opportunities with Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) – helping companies big and small to innovate and grow. KTPs link forward thinking organisations with the UK’s world class academic teams to deliver innovative projects led and inspired by graduates. Often technical in their nature, KTP projects have featured design and engineering excellence, applying research and embedding a new capability within the host business. Each project is managed by a KTP Associate – a talented graduate or post graduate – who works collaboratively to deliver real commercial impact and a range of academic outputs. Associates are embedded within the business, working full time in salaried positions lasting on average 2 years (maximum 3 years). Presented by Knowledge Transfer Network and the Institute of Engineering Designers.

2020 PREVIOUS EVENTS

WEDNESDAY 1 JULY

WELCOME TO YOUR CRAFT CAREER - SOLD OUT

Wednesday 1 July, 2 – 3pm
Crafts Council

Crafts Council have invited a panel of professional makers to share their insights into running a craft practice. Whether you are interested in retail and e-commerce; residencies and research or gallery showcasing; this talk will have the top tips for you to help you make informed decisions about the next steps to take in your craft career.

Wednesday 1 July, 3 – 4pm
Davinder Madaher

How do you prepare yourself for what’s next in times of uncertainty and how do you protect your mental health and well being

START TO SELL ONLINE - SOLD OUT

Wednesday 1 July, 4 – 5pm
Patricia van den Akker

Do you want to sell your creative products or services online, but don’t know how to get started? In this practical one hour online workshop session Patricia van den Akker, the Director of The Design Trust and award-winning creative business adviser, trainer and coach, will share with you the 6 essential questions to ask yourself to start selling online quickly and easily; what software to use to get started; what the best online places are for design and craft graduates to show and sell your work; and how to start driving traffic to your new website. Bring pen & paper to make notes and get started with your own mini action plan.

THURSDAY 2 JULY

DESIGNING FOR ONLINE COMMUNITIES - SOLD OUT

Thursday 2 July, 12 – 1 pm
Vicki Fong: Royal College of Art

Anxiety, low morale and isolation are feelings that we have all experienced during COVID-19. Can technology be used to help strengthen a community during a time of crisis? How can we remotely facilitate positive learning experiences in education and create new opportunities for individuals? Vicki Fong is a tutor on the MA Textiles course at the Royal College of Art who has recently been developing strategies in response to COVID-19. She has over 10 years of academic experience at degree level teaching across Textiles, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing and Digital Fashion. Presented by Knowledge Transfer Network and the RCA.

IN CONVERSATION WITH KICKSTARTER AND GRANBY WORKSHOP - SOLD OUT

Thursday 2 July, 2 -3 pm
 Sumuyya Khader and Heather Corcoran

Kickstarter offers designers a unique opportunity to build a community around their practice and gather resources to bring ambitious ideas to life. 

We’ll hear from Sumuyya Khader of Granby Workshop, a social enterprise and award-winning manufacturer of architectural ceramics based in Liverpool, about their two highly successful Kickstarter campaigns in 2017 and 2019 respectively. 

Khader will be in discussion with Heather Corcoran, Kickstarter’s Director of Design and Technology, who will share some additional tips and examples of how Kickstarter is used by designers worldwide. 

GETTING YOUR BUSINESS STARTED - JEWELLERY AND PRECIOUS METALWORK - SOLD OUT

Thursday 2 July, 3 – 4 pm
The Goldsmiths’ Centre

Come and learn how the Goldsmiths’ Centre can support you to develop your jewellery and precious metal business, from technical and inspirational opportunities, to business courses and workshops. 

Join three Goldsmiths’ Centre alumni, Ella Fearon-Low, Harriet Morris and William Romeril (New Designer of the Year Runner Up – 2019), who have taken part in Centre programmes including Getting Started, Shine and Setting Out, in conversation with Public Programme Manager Charlotte Dew. They will discuss their developmental journeys and share what they have learnt along the way. There will be the opportunity to ask questions and join-in the conversation.

INTRO TO CROWDFUNDING FOR CREATIVES - SOLD OUT

Thursday 2 July, 4 – 5pm 
Patricia van den Akker

Crowdfunding has quickly become one of the best marketing and fundraising tools for creatives! In this one-hour online session Patricia van den Akker, Director of The Design Trust and award-winning creative business adviser, trainer and coach, will share with you 11 steps to create a successful crowdfunding campaign. Join us if you want to find out more how crowdfunding can work for your creative business and to get real life tips. There will be time to answer your crowdfunding questions too.

FRIDAY 3 JULY

MAKING IT - WELCOME TO YOUR NEW CAREER - SOLD OUT

Friday 3 July, 2 – 3pm
Cockpit Arts

Congratulations, you’ve graduated. Now, how do you get started professionally? Join Cockpit Arts CEO Annie Warburton with a panel of makers to hear how they’ve built their practices and what they wish they’d known when they were setting out. For over 30 years Cockpit has helped some leading names in craft kickstart their careers. Get your questions ready!

MAKE FASHION CIRCULAR - SOLD OUT

Friday 3 July, 3 – 4pm
Marilyn Martinez: Ellen MacArthur Foundation

In this webinar, Marilyn Martinez – Senior Analyst at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, will explain what the circular economy means for the fashion industry and the steps that creatives can take to help accelerate the shift towards a circular fashion industry.

WEDNESDAY 8 JULY

THE POWER OF CREATIVITY FOR SOCIAL + ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT - SOLD OUT

Wednesday 8 July, 2 – 3pm 
Creative Conscience

How can we positively change our world with creativity? We can all build positive change. Creative Conscience will showcase the best global projects from students and graduates, sharing inspiring stories and game changing ideas that have done just that.

SUSTAINABILITY, DESIGN & ENTREPRENEURSHIP - SOLD OUT

Wednesday 8 July, 3 – 4pm 
Sally Beken + Ajay Kapadia: Knowledge Transfer Network
Ryan Mario Yasin: Petit Pli
Gavin Lewis: Innovate UK

This interactive session will introduce you to tools and strategies for designing for people and the planet, and to funding opportunities such as the Sustainabilty in Plastics Design competition. You will also learn about the journeys of entrepreneurs who have successfully created a business rooted in design for sustainability. Sally Beken and Ajay Kapadia work in the Materials team at the Knowledge Transfer Network, and are experienced n supporting the creation and growth of start-up businesses. Presented by Materials and Design Exchange (MaDE).

FURTHER INFORMATION

All of the above events are online. Book your space through Eventbrite.

A link to join the event will be sent to you, via email, in the 24 hours leading up to the event (please remember to check your junk folder). If you have not received your email an hour before the event begins, please email zoe.sarratt@upperstreetevents.co.uk.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO

After you have booked your free place, you will receive a confirmation email.

When joining the events, please remember to turn off your microphone.

You are not required to bring anything to the session, but you may wish to make your own notes, so have a pen and some paper ready.

QUESTIONS

If you would like to submit questions ahead of the session, please send an email with your question(s) to zoe.sarratt@upperstreetevents.co.uk – please state the title of the talk in the subject line for it to be noted.

LET US KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS

We hope you enjoy this event and we would love to hear what you think, so tag us on social media: @NewDesigners #NewDesigners #NDConnects #NDEducates.

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