CSD DESIGN BUSINESS SURVEY
On behalf of the design community, the Society carries out regular quarterly surveys to ascertain changes and trends in design business conditions. The surveys collect data from design businesses across a range of key indicators including anticipated growth, staffing levels, recruitment, turnover and business confidence.
As well as informing the design community, responses and data will be used to compile our regular design sector report to the Bank of England as well as informing various government organisations.
All responses remain confidential and in keeping with survey best practice. You can help to ensure the survey reflects your views by taking a few minutes to complete is at the link below.
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PATHWAY TO BECOMING A CHARTERED DESIGNER
Any designer wishing to embark on the pathway to Chartered Designer can read more information here.
CSD members and those studying on CSD Accredited Courses have partial exemption in terms of the submission criteria and application costs.
INTERIOR DESIGN PATHWAY
At its last 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 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
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.
Download the report.
Visit the CSD library pages for other relevant reports.
CSD MINERVA MEDAL 2014 AWARDED TO IAN CALLUM, DIRECTOR OF DESIGN AT JAGUAR
Ian Callum, Director of Design for Jaguar has been honoured by the Chartered Society of Designers with the prestigious Minerva Medal for his outstanding contribution to automotive design.
The Minerva Medal is the highest accolade given by the Society and was presented by the Society’s Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at the Minerva Dinner in St James’s Palace in London. The Medal is awarded to a designer for a lifetime’s achievement in design and was first awarded in 1955 to Milner Gray, a founding member of the Society. Since then it has been received by some of the greatest international figures in the world of design who have been responsible for so many iconic designs spanning the whole range of design endeavour.
David Callcott FCSD, President, Chartered Society of Designers, said: “The Society is delighted that the 2014 Minerva Medal has been awarded to Ian Callum who has successfully demonstrated the value of strategic design within an organisation. Ian follows in a long list of renowned designers who have all displayed the highest qualities in terms of aesthetics, function, process and innovation. The success of Jaguar Land Rover is testament enough to his design achievements and the Minerva Medal is recognition of them.”
Ian Callum said: “Receiving the Minerva Medal and being recognised for my contribution to car design alongside such outstanding designers is a real high point in my career. To have my life’s work on display and having the automotive car design industry recognised by such a prestigious society with HRH The Duke of Edinburgh as its patron is a truly humbling experience.”
Previous winners have included Sir Terence Conran founder of Habitat, Sir Kenneth Grange FCSD whose designs include the iconic Anglepoise lamp and London taxi and Jeff Banks CBE FCSD internationally acclaimed fashion designer. The Minerva Medal has not been awarded to an automotive designer since 1981, when it was given to the Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro.
You can find details of past Minerva Medal Winners on the CSD Website.
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.
Design students from around the world can benefit from CSD Student e-Membership programme read more. #CSDSTUDENT
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.
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.
NEW DESIGNERS EXHIBITION 2015
Part 1: 24-27th June, Part 2: 1-4th July
New Designers this year celebrates 30 years at the Business Design Centre, London. #ND30years
Every year over 3,000 of the most promising graduate talents from Britain’s leading design courses exhibit, presenting an unmissable opportunity to buy new products, be inspired and discover new design talent to commission or recruit.
Chartered Society of Designers’ members can purchase advance day tickets for a special discounted rate. Find your code in the members' area.
FASHION & TEXTILE MUSEUM: THEA PORTER 70S BOHEMIAN CHIC
The Fashion and Textile Museum presents the first-ever exhibition on the fashion and interior design of Thea Porter (1927–2000) who pioneered bohemian chic in the 1960s and 1970s. Her shop in Greek street, Soho opened in 1966 and instantly drew a rock and film star crowd of clients from the Beatles and Pink Floyd to Elizabeth Taylor, Faye Dunaway and Barbara Streisand. The retrospective covers Porter’s life and career from her early years in Jerusalem and Damascus, Beirut in the 1950s, Soho in the 1960s, and New York, Los Angeles and Paris in the 1970s. The exhibition explores the influence of Middle Eastern and North African textiles and culture on 20th century fashion and interior design.
CSD Members receive 10% off exhibition entry find your discount code in the members' area.
6th February - 3rd May, Fashion & Textile Museum 83 Bermondsey st, London
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
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.