ND EDUCATES

This year New Designers was hosted online with a range of events suited to every design disciplines.

If you missed any of the ND EDUCATES programme you can now listen on demand. Listen to inspirational talks focused around the latest trends and topics, learn top tips and how to’s from industry leaders to support you in your next chapter as a creative professional.

DESIGN FOR NET ZERO AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Emma McKenna and Ajay Kapadia

KTN

KTN’s Emma McKenna will give an overview of what Net Zero means for the designers and innovators of new products and services.

Materials expert Ajay Kapadia will then discuss whether there is a role for designers in repurposing or reincarnating composite materials to give them a second life. 

HOW TO START SELLING WITH ETSY

Suzie Dicker, Founder and designer

Bryony Moss, Illustrator 

Margo McDaid, Artist

ETSY

Join Suzie Dicker from À L’aise Stationary to learn everything you need to know about getting started on Etsy! Learn more about why Etsy is a great place for emerging designers, and the new tools and products that are available to makers. 

SUSTAINABILITY IN PRACTICE

Ben Stanton, Designer 

Heather Williams

Dai Saunders, Design Consultant 

DCA DESIGN AND HALLMARK

We consider the role of designers and retailers in creating a sustainable world for the consumer. Meet 2 brands who are actively focussing on sustainability in their designs.

INTERIOR DESIGN: BUILDING A CAREER AND FACING ITS CHALLENGES

Verity Coleman

Lindsey Rendall

Charlotte Stuart 

Sharon Simpson

BRITISH INSTITUTE OF INTERIOR DESIGN (BIID)

Join BIID for a panel discussion focusing on where to begin when starting out as an interior designer. Hear about the challenges the panel has faced and how they have overcome them.

Topics covered will include moving to interior design later in life, diversity & inclusion and joining a practice vs setting up on your own.

FROM SIDE HUSTLE TO DAY JOB!

Chrissy Levett, Founder

CREATIVE CONSCIENCE

A users guide for those interested in building a social enterprise to positively change the world.
Inspiring case studies, top tips on where to start & what not to do.

PLAY AND CREATIVITY WITH FORD'S USHA RAGHVACHARI

Usha Raghavachari, Lab Director

FORD

Usha Raghavachari is passionate about the intersection between play and creativity. Join her as she discusses her belief that this can safely create and drive innovation.

JUGGLING ACTS: PORTFOLIO CAREERS IN CRAFT & DESIGN​

Charlie Birtles, Hayley Banks, Liz Cooper and Rachel Fitzpatrick 

DESIGN NATION

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.

DESIGNING REPAIRABLE PRODUCTS

Simon Terry, Roddy Clarke and Mark Miodownik 

ANGLEPOISE

It is clear that designers can no longer ignore the importance of reparability in their work. Repair processes need to be democratised and it is the role of the designer to help consumers make better choices when it comes to product lifecycles, they need support in following I Fix It’s mantra “If you can’t fix it, don’t own it”.

QUALITY IN A WORLD OF QUANTITY

Becky Sunshine 

Stephen Briars, Chief creative 

Huw Evans, Product designer 

Narmina Marandi – Co-Chair

Anya Hindmarch

THE CONRAN SHOP & THE MARANDI FOUNDATION

We live in a world of ‘on-demand’, ‘mass production’ and Amazon Prime. How does quality survive when the demand for quantity is so overwhelming and why do we need it to?

THE ROLE OF CONSULTING IN THE DESIGN INDUSTRY

Ryan McGinley, Principal Consultant

Nicola Westgarth-Flynn, Industrial Design Lead

Lucy Mitchell, Industrial Designer

Chris Sherwin, Design Manager

Dan Toon, Partner

PA CONSULTING

Join five design leads at PA Consulting as they discuss the role of consulting in the design industry.

DESIGN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND CROWDFUNDING

Heather Swift Hunt, Senior Director

KICKSTARTER

The role of the designer is changing, and so is the way products are made and distributed. 

CAN COLOUR REALLY MAKE LIFE AND DESIGN BETTER?

Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director

Adam Nathaniel FurmanArtist and Designer 

Kitty Joseph, Fashion Designer 

Zeena Shah, Art Director, Presenter, Author and Stylist

COLOUR IN DESIGN

Colour as decoration is something we all understand but the potential it has to change the way we respond to the world is only just being realised.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: USING AUGMENTED REALITY

Dr Charles Symonds

STANNAH

Stannah is a family owned business with 150 years of heritage discover how they have utilised augmented reality within the sales process to blend the virtual and physical worlds and demonstrate to the customer how a stairlift would look in their home. 

WHAT DESIGNERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Chris Anderson, Design Attorney

GILL JENNINGS & EVERY LLP

Intellectual property affects every design discipline, and yet the difference between patents, trade marks, designs and copyright can often elude those who need to know.

COLOUR IN A POST COVID WORLD

Chair – Marianne Shillingford 

Catrina Stewart and Hugh McEwenPartners, Office S&M Architects 

June Mineyama-SmithsonArtist/Graphic Designer

COLOUR IN DESIGN

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. 

LOCKDOWN DESIGN TRENDS

HABITAT, HALLMARK AND JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

MODERATED BY DAVINDER MADAHER

Jamie Gent, Habitat

Heather Williams, Hallmark

Sarah O’Sullivan, John Lewis & Partners

Join Habitat, Hallmark & John Lewis & Partners as they discuss the trends they have seen from a year of lockdown living, how this has influenced their designs and what this means coming out of the pandemic.

HOW TO GET HIRED - HINTS AND TIPS WITH LIBERTY

Olivia Stokes & Nicola Steadman

LIBERTY

Join Liberty’s Nicola Steadman, Head of Talent and Olivia Stokes, Talent Manager as they guide you through the world of job applications, offering top tips and handy tricks along the way to support the start of your career.

MAKING IT - WELCOME TO YOUR NEW CAREER WITH COCKPIT ARTS​

David Crump, Head of Business Incubation

Jacob Monk

Onome Otite 

Paige Danham 

COCKPIT ARTS

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.

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DESIGN FOR NET ZERO AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Emma McKenna and Ajay Kapadia

KTN

THURSDAY 1 JULY, 10AM

KTN’s Emma McKenna will give an overview of what Net Zero means for the designers and innovators of new products and services.

Materials expert Ajay Kapadia will then discuss whether there is a role for designers in repurposing or reincarnating composite materials to give them a second life. 

Are materials scientists and chemists the wrong people to be solving this problem? 

HOW TO START SELLING WITH ETSY

Suzie Dicker, Founder and designer

ETSY

THURSDAY 1 JULY, 12PM

Join Suzie Dicker from À L’aise Stationary to learn everything you need to know about getting started on Etsy! Learn more about why Etsy is a great place for emerging designers, and the new tools and products that are available to makers. 

SUSTAINABILITY IN PRACTICE

Heather Williams and Dai Saunders

DCA DESIGN AND HALLMARK

THURSDAY 1 JULY, 3PM

We consider the role of designers and retailers in creating a sustainable world for the consumer. Meet 2 brands who are actively focussing on sustainability in their designs.

INTERIOR DESIGN: BUILDING A CAREER AND FACING ITS CHALLENGES

BRITISH INSTITUTE OF INTERIOR DESIGN (BIID)

FRIDAY 2 JULY, 10AM

Join BIID for a panel discussion focusing on where to begin when starting out as an interior designer. Hear about the challenges the panel has faced and how they have overcome them.

Topics covered will include moving to interior design later in life, diversity & inclusion and joining a practice vs setting up on your own.

FROM SIDE HUSTLE TO DAY JOB!

Chrissy Levett, Founder

CREATIVE CONSCIENCE

FRIDAY 2 JULY, 12PM

A users guide for those interested in building a social enterprise to positively change the world.
Inspiring case studies, top tips on where to start & what not to do.

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.

PLAY AND CREATIVITY WITH FORD'S USHA RAGHVACHARI

Usha Raghavachari, Lab Director

FORD

FRIDAY 2 JULY, 3PM

Usha Raghavachari is passionate about the intersection between play and creativity. Join her as she discusses her belief that this can safely create and drive innovation.

JUGGLING ACTS: PORTFOLIO CAREERS IN CRAFT & DESIGN

Charlie Birtles

DESIGN NATION

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.

DESIGNING REPAIRABLE PRODUCTS

Simon Terry, Roddy Clarke and Mark Miodownik 

ANGLEPOISE

MONDAY 5 JULY, 12PM

It is clear that designers can no longer ignore the importance of reparability in their work. Repair processes need to be democratised and it is the role of the designer to help consumers make better choices when it comes to product lifecycles, they need support in following I Fix It’s mantra “If you can’t fix it, don’t own it”.

QUALITY IN A WORLD OF QUANTITY

THE CONRAN SHOP & THE MARANDI FOUNDATION

MONDAY 5 JULY, 3PM

We live in a world of ‘on-demand’, ‘mass production’ and Amazon Prime. How does quality survive when the demand for quantity is so overwhelming and why do we need it to?

THE ROLE OF CONSULTING IN THE DESIGN INDUSTRY

PA CONSULTING

TUESDAY 6 JULY, 10AM

Join five design leads at PA Consulting as they discuss the role of consulting in the design industry.

DESIGN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND CROWDFUNDING

Heather Swift Hunt, Senior Director

KICKSTARTER

TUESDAY 6 JULY, 12PM

The role of the designer is changing, and so is the way products are made and distributed. 

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: USING AUGMENTED REALITY

Dr Charles Symonds

STANNAH

WEDNESDAY 7 JULY, 10AM

Stannah is a family owned business with 150 years of heritage discover how they have utilised augmented reality within the sales process to blend the virtual and physical worlds and demonstrate to the customer how a stairlift would look in their home. 

CAN COLOUR REALLY MAKE LIFE AND DESIGN BETTER?

Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director

COLOUR IN DESIGN

TUESDAY 6 JULY, 3PM

Colour as decoration is something we all understand but the potential it has to change the way we respond to the world is only just being realised.

WHAT DESIGNERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Chris Anderson, Design Attorney

GILL JENNINGS & EVERY LLP

WEDNESDAY 7 JULY, 12PM

Intellectual property affects every design discipline, and yet the difference between patents, trade marks, designs and copyright can often elude those who need to know.

COLOUR IN A POST COVID WORLD

COLOUR IN DESIGN

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. 

HOW TO START SELLING WITH ETSY

Suzie Dicker, Founder and designer

ETSY

THURSDAY 8 JULY, 12PM

Join Suzie Dicker from À L’aise Stationary to learn everything you need to know about getting started on Etsy! Learn more about why Etsy is a great place for emerging designers, and the new tools and products that are available to makers. 

LOCKDOWN DESIGN TRENDS

HABITAT, HALLMARK AND JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

MODERATED BY DAVINDER MADAHER

THURSDAY 8 JULY, 3PM

Join Habitat, Hallmark & John Lewis & Partners as they discuss the trends they have seen from a year of lockdown living, how this has influenced their designs and what this means coming out of the pandemic.

HOW TO GET HIRED - HINTS AND TIPS WITH LIBERTY

Olivia Stokes & Nicola Steadman

LIBERTY

FRIDAY 9 JULY, 10AM

Join Liberty’s Nicola Steadman, Head of Talent and Olivia Stokes, Talent Manager as they guide you through the world of job applications, offering top tips and handy tricks along the way to support the start of your career.

STARTING YOUR JEWELLERY AND PRECIOUS METAL BUSINESS

Megan Brown, Clio Saskia and Darren Sherwood

THE GOLDSMITHS’ COMPANY

FRIDAY 9 JULY, 12PM

Join us 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.

MAKING IT - WELCOME TO YOUR NEW CAREER WITH COCKPIT ARTS​

David Crump, Head of Business Incubation

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

Crafts Council

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

Cockpit Arts

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. 

#FAILURE

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

Mojo Nation

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. 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Looking for more insights and discussions to help kick-start your career? Our 2019 Talks Programme is available for you to view too.