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INTERIOR DESIGN PATHWAY

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At its recent AGM, the Society elected and welcomed David Callcott FCSD as its new President. His journey through both his design career and membership of design bodies makes for a compelling read and not only illustrates the development of his career but also that of the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) and the wider profession. Standing before our Royal Charter, he recalls his early career and those who influenced it.

Read more about David's interior design pathway
from IIBD to BIID to CSD in TheDesigner

MEMBERS' OPPORTUNITIES

Members should regularly visit the opportunities pages in the members' area for news about tenders and clients seeking design services.



KTN MATERIALS
 EVENTS

Discover more about smart materials and network with fellow designers at upcoming events. For more information visit www.innovateuk.org

DESIGNERS' PROFILE

Members of the Society are able to present an online profile of themselves and their work or practice. The profile allows you to display case studies of your work with weblinks, email links and contact details.

The profile will be displayed in the 'find-a-designer' directory section of this website. This is promoted to members of the public and clients seeking professional design services. Members then receive enquiries from clients and obtain commissions.

Student e-Members are also able to display their profiles and work in the 'student gallery' providing a showcase for potential employers.

If you are a CSD member simply login with your username and password and complete your profile. Your directory listing will automatically operate.

Simple, easy to complete, only takes a few minutes and is essential in promoting your services. Above all, unlike many similar directories for designers, its free.

If you are not a Member of CSD then contact us now.

CHECK OUT JOBS POSTED

CSD members are looking to recruit Interior and Graphic designers. Visit CSD recruitment pages to learn more.

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES ?

A report by NESTA questions the DCMS definition and make up of the creative industries. This call for a new alignment could, if accepted, have significant implications for the profession of design.

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Download the report.

Visit the CSD library pages for other relevant reports.

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UK-ASEAN BUSINESS COUNCIL

24 – 25 June 2014
The Conference Room, International Festival of Business, Liverpool

In partnership with UKTI & the British Chamber of Commerce, the UK-ASEAN Business Council UKABC are hosting Southeast Asian focused days at the International Festival for Business on the 24th & 25th June in Liverpool. It's a great opportunity to learn about exporting to Southeast Asia with personalised guidance to moving forward in the market. 

See the full schedule here:

Day 1 & Day 2

BLOG AND SOCIAL MEDIA

CSD now has a number of new channels through which you can connect with us. Explore the CSD blog, Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

ATLAS OF DESIGN PROFESSION

Leah Armstrong maps the design profession 1930 - 2010 running parallel with the history of the Society. Follow Leah as she charts this development over the next three years on her blog. 

If you feel you can contribute to this important exercise contact Leah.

DESIGN STUDENTS

Design students from around the world can benefit from CSD Student e-Membership programme read more. #CSDSTUDENT

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PROTECTING RESOURCES

The Society believes that it is only with a comprehensive understanding of the materials used or specified by designers that we can help protect the environment.

Design Mine allows CSD members to access vital information about the materials they use in order that can practice professionally and responsibly. CSD members can visit the Design Mine.


DESIGN MUSEUM

CSD has negotiated a preferential rate for members to visit current exhibitions. For further details go to the members' area log in here.

For details of all Design Museum exhibitions and their work visit The Design Museum website.

CSD SUPPORTS MADE

CSD is a board member of the Materials And Design Exchange which is part of the of the Knowledge Transfer Network for Materials. MADE provides designers from all disciplines with information and knowledge about materials essential for current practice. 

Read and subscribe to the latest MADE e-Magazine.

TWO FELLOWS KNIGHTED

Minerva Medal winner Sir Kenneth Grange was knighted for services to design in the 2013 New Year Honours. In addition, Quentin Blake, the first to design the CSD's Christmas card, also received a knighthood in 2013.

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NEW DESIGNERS 2014

Business Design Centre, London, N10QH 

Part 1: 25 – 28 June, Part 2: 2 - 5 July

Taking place anually, New Designers will bring you face to face with over 3,000 of this year’s most talented design graduates from the UK’s leading art and design courses.

Visit Part 1 for textiles, jewellery, ceramics and more and Part 2 for furniture and product design, illustration and motion arts.

Chartered Society of Designers members can purchase tickets in advance for just £9 instead of £14.50, find full details and your discount code in the members' area.

CSD STUDENT SURVEY

Our Course Endorsement Programme bridges the gap 'From Learning to Earning' (TM) and is developed from understanding the concerns of those involved. If you are a design student then please take a few minutes to complete our survey and help us to support you.

Take the survey ...

GET A HEADSTART IN SOUTH EAST ASIAN MARKETS FROM UKTI

Headstart can prove to be an important tool in helping to introduce SMEs into the Southeast Asian markets.

The programme offers UK SMEs practical in-market support including facilitated access to local business networks, access to office space in the local British Chamber of Commerce and signposting to longer-term office space in the market.

Companies receive facilitated access to local business networks and social events; introductions with established local UK companies; the opportunity to meet with the Executive Director of the local Chamber; ongoing access to Chamber staff; access to office space in the local British Chamber of Commerce and signposting to longer-term office space in the market.

For further information visit
www.ukti.gov.uk/headstart

SATURDAY CLUB APPEAL

Did you go to Saturday morning classes at your local art school? The Sorrell Foundation would like to hear from you for a research project.

These classes ran between the 1940s and 1970s and John Sorrell, Frances Sorrell and John Hegarty cite them as their first step on their journey into creative professions.

They also provided the inspiration for the National Art&Design Saturday Club, the Sorrell Foundation’s programme of free art and design classes for 14-16 year olds at local colleges and universities. There are currently 27 clubs across the UK.

If you went to Saturday art classes – or know someone who did - please contact Sorrel Hershberg.

 020 7845 5860.

thesorrellfoundation.com