Help and advice for CSD members
Its not always easy battling for that commission, getting the job done, running the business, employing or contracting others to assist, getting paid at the end and deciding what's best for you or the practice and determining exit strategies.
And its sometimes equally hard deciding on your career options, employment choices, career development and so on.
Sometimes perhaps all that is needed is a shoulder to cry on ...
CSD is there to help at whatever stage in your career.
We probably have the biggest pool of professional designers just like you, who will have experienced exactly what you are going through or will be going through it themselves. Within the Society and its collaborative relationships you will find your answer and support - all you need to do is ask.
Getting you the assistance you need and when you want it is a fundamental part of our remit in supporting the profession.
If you need advice on any issues and are a Member or Fellow of CSD just get in touch by writing, email or telephone.
Chartered Designer final consultation
The Society’s final consultation in respect of Chartered Designer will give a further opportunity to individuals, who were unable to attend previously, and to the wider design sector to put forward their views for consideration when implementing the Register later this year.
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If Only Competition from the University of Bath
The University of Bath is currently running a competition for student who are......read more
WIPO Gold IP resource now active
The World Intellectual Property Organisation, of which CSD holds Observer Status, has launched WIPO Gold, a portal intended to be a dynamic and evolving tool, expanding over time to build a one-stop gateway for IP data.
Further deatails can be found by visiting the 'intellectual property' page of the CSD website
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New BIS Website
BIS have launched a new website aimed at entrepreneurs. The website is a port......read more
UK lags in innovation
The UK economy has experienced a ‘lost decade’ of innovation, with new evidence showing that businesses had a crisis of confidence in the 2000s, prioritising cash and concrete over investment in innovation.
The UK economy has experienced a 'lost decade' of innovation, with new evidence showing that businesses had a crisis of confidence in the 2000s, prioritising cash and concrete over investment in innovation. Read more ...
Make it in Great Britain
Business Minister Mark Prisk has today announced the finalists of a nationwide competition to seek out the UK's next big pre-market products, processes and concepts......read more
Chelsea course recognised
Congratulations to the Interior Design FdA course at Chelsea which has gained the first CSD Recognised award. Read more ...
CSD response to APGDI debate
The APGDI debate was interesting although some areas were no......read more
Make it in Great Britain
The Make it in Great Britain campaign has a competition to dispel the myth th......read more
Government publishes innovation and Research Strategy for Growth
Our Universities, Research Councils and businesses are national assets that form the foundation of the UK’s future competitiveness. However, if we are to realise our vision for the UK’s future we need to strengthen our innovative capability and encourage further investment in innovation. Read the strategy here ...
HM The Queen approves Chartered Designer
Her Majesty The Queen has approved an order giving the Chartered Society of Designers the power to set up and maintain a Register of Chartered Designers and to confer the title on designers.
The news follows over 10 years of development and two years of consultation with the membership and the design sector.
The Society now begins a period of consultation before determining how the Register will be developed and maintained. Read more ...
IPO launches free patent system
UK business could save nearly £100,000 per year thanks to a free patent system launched by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO). The new online service, called Ipsum, will remove the cost to businesses of requesting patent documents; instead they will now be available for free at the click of a button. Read more ...