Members should regularly visit the opportunities pages in the members' area for news about tenders and client's seeking design services.
A SURVEY ABOUT
The Society is conducting a survey as the final stage in its design sector consultation in respect of Chartered Designer status. In addition to the consultation events around the country, discussions with sector representatives and the major consultation event in March of this year, the findings from this survey will inform the development and implementation of The Register and the award of Chartered Designer later this year.
The Society welcomes responses from anyone within the design sector, nationally or internationally.
The survey will take less than 15 minutes.
Click here for THE SURVEY
CHECK OUT 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 ...
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.
The 38th AGM of the Society will be held on Thursday 5 December 2013. Login to the members' area of this website for details.
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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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
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 ...
SATURDAY CLUB APPEAL
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; firstname.lastname@example.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 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.