UPGRADE TO FCSD IN MAY
The Society will be running several FCSD upgrade days in May. Members can find details by loging into the members area ...
NEW JOBS POSTED
CSD members are looking to recruit Interior and Graphic designers.
Visit CSD recruitment pages ...
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 ...
DESIGNERS IN RESIDENCE
OPEN CALL FOR
Celebrating new and emerging design talent, the Design Museum’s annual Designers in Residence programme supports designers at an early stage in their career. The selected designers are given a bursary to create new work in response to the brief. Final designs will be on display in the Designers in Residence exhibition at the museum from 11 September 2013.
TWO FELLOWS KNIGHTED
The Society is delighted to congratulate two of its Fellows on the award of their knighthoods in the New Year Honours list.
Sir Kenneth Grange CBE FCSD RDI is a two time winner of the Prince Philip Designers' Prize and a past winner of the Society's Minerva Medal. He is a long standing member and supporter of CSD.
Sir Quentin Blake CBE FCSD RDI won the last Prince Philip Designers' Prize in 2011. He is also a long standing member and supporter of CSD and last year designed the first in a series of limited edition Society Christmas cards.
MORE ACCREDITED COURSES
A total of 7 BA(Hons) courses covering a range of design disciplines have recently gained the status of CSD Accredited course as part of the CSD Course Endorsement Programme.
PART 1 - 26 to 29 June
PART 2 - 3 to 6 July
Every year New Designers brings you unrivalled innovation and creativity across all design disciplines - nowhere else is it possible to see completely new content and fresh thinking all under one roof, as we bring you the best of this year's graduate talent.
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 ...
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 from around the world can benefit from CSD Student e-Membership programme
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Relax and view some of our favourite design videos.
Suggestions are always welcome and you can submit videos to the csdminerva channel on YouTube.
sit back and watch ...
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
Did you go to Saturday morning classes at your local art school?
If so, the Sorrell Foundation would like to hear from you for a research project.
These classes ran between the late 1940s and the 1970s. John Sorrell, Frances Sorrell and John Hegarty all cite this as their first step on their journey into the 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 their local college and university. There are currently 27 clubs across the country.
If you went to Saturday art classes – or know someone who did - please contact
020 7845 5860; email@example.com
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 and to put weblinks, email links and contact details.
The profile is then 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 are already reporting receiving enquiries from clients and obtaining 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.
Its simple, easy to complete, takes a few minutes and essential in promoting your services. And above all, unlike many similar directories for designers, its FREE.
If you are not a member of CSD then contact us now ...
The directory entry alone is worth the annual membership fee and there is a lot more in addition.