Save the date: Wednesday 30 June (ND AWARDS Ceremony) – Saturday 10 July don’t miss our exciting ND EDUCATES talks programme.
This year New Designers will be hosted online with a range of events suited to every design disciplines. Join inspirational talks focused around the latest trends and topics and learn top tips and how to’s from industry leaders to support you in your next chapter as a creative professional.
Book your place on the digital programme below.
MONDAY 5 JULY, 10AM
Design-Nation is a membership network and portfolio that comprises a rich and diverse pool of highly skilled designers and makers. Many of Design-Nation’s members have developed portfolio careers, combining making products or artwork with a wide variety of activities such as teaching, writing, mentoring, exhibition curation, consultancy and arts management.
COLOUR IN A POST COVID WORLD
WEDNESDAY 7 JULY, 3PM
How will we be using and creating colour in the near and far future and what will it’s role in design be? In this talk we will discuss how designers can use colour beyond its aesthetic qualities to make life better, safer and more sustainable in a post pandemic world.
MAKING IT - WELCOME TO YOUR NEW CAREER WITH COCKPIT ARTS
FRIDAY 9 JULY, 3PM
Congratulations, you’ve graduated. Now, how do you get started professionally? Cockpit Arts Head of Business Incubation David Crump and a panel of makers speak about building their practices and what they wish they’d known when they were setting out.
The 2020 ND EDUCATES programme featured a variety of inspiring talks, portfolio crits and career advice from leading professionals in the design industry.
For those who missed the 2020 programme of insightful online discussions, all are available to listen to on demand below.
WELCOME TO YOUR CRAFT CAREER
Whether you are interested in retail and e-commerce; residencies and research or gallery showcasing; this talk has the top tips for you to help you make informed decisions about the next steps to take in your craft career.
DESIGNING FOR ONLINE COMMUNITIES
Vicki Fong: Royal College of Art
Anxiety, low morale and isolation are feelings that affected everyone during COVID-19. Vicki Fong discusses how technology can be used to help strengthen a community during a time of crisis?
IN CONVERSATION WITH KICKSTARTER AND GRANBY WORKSHOP
Sumuyya Khader and Heather Corcoran
Kickstarter’s Heather Corcoran and Granby Workshop’s Sumuyya Khader discuss the benefits of Kickstarter and how designers worldwide are using the platform.
MAKING IT - WELCOME TO YOUR NEW CAREER
Congratulations, you’ve graduated. Now, how do you get started professionally? Cockpit Arts CEO Annie Warburton and a panel of makers speak about building their practices and what they wish they’d known when they were setting out.
MAKE FASHION CIRCULAR
Marilyn Martinez: Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Marilyn Martinez – Senior Analyst at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, explains 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.
SUSTAINABILITY, DESIGN & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Sally Beken + Ajay Kapadia: Knowledge Transfer Network
Ryan Mario Yasin: Petit Pli
Gavin Lewis: Innovate UK
An introduction to tools and strategies for designing for people and the planet, and funding opportunities such as the Sustainabilty in Plastics Design competition.
Dr Alexandra Jugureanu: Knowledge Transfer Network
Dr Alexandra Jugureanu invites you to reframe traditional narratives around failure and see if you can intentionally make room for failure in your processes of creation, design and innovation.
PRODUCT DESIGN ENTREPRENEURSHIP - HOW YOU CAN DO IT
Institution of Engineering Designers
Designing and making your own products – what should you consider? The IED discuss the do’s and don’ts, route to market, funding options, mentorship, where to get help and the mistakes they’ve made along the way!
INTRODUCING THE INNOVATION CANVAS
Knowledge Transfer Network
The KTN Innovation Canvas 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.
TOY DESIGN 101
Toy Design 101 provides 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.
KTP - OPPORTUNITIES FOR DESIGN GRADUATES
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.
Looking for more insights and discussions to help kick-start your career? Our 2019 Talks Programme is available for you to view too.