CPSK + A
Those significantly achieving, whether in design or design related practice, or to the benefit of the profession or the Society itself, may be awarded a membership that identifies and recognises a particular level of achievement.
Imagination, intuition, insight and inspiration
Able to generate ideas and negotiate the inhibitors of creative thinking
Development and management of ideas from scoping and analysis to evaluation and selection
Able to exploit the potential of ideas and creative thinking
Able to practice whilst adhering to the values expected of professional designers
Adopting best practice and appropriate methodologies
Competence to communicate appropriately with relevant audiences
Awareness, understanding and knowledge of practice requirements, regulations and standards
Ability to deliver creative ideas and innovative solutions using a range of tools
Competence in the skills required within particular operating environments
Developing and maintaining interpersonal, complementary and transferable skills
Ability to practice at the appropriate level within a chosen field of design
Theoretical and general knowledge supporting other competencies
Ability to apply to knowledge gained from prior experiences
Ability to research, acquire and employ knowledge for specific purposes
Knowledge of the sector to include operating environment, markets, history, culture, etc.
Demonstrating ‘Achievement’ and/or making a significant contribution to an individual’s area of expertise, their working environment, the design profession or to the Chartered Society of Designers which is deemed to be over and above that expected of an individual in their professional life. Various levels of achievement merit Honorary Fellowship, Honorary Membership, Fellowship or Affiliate Fellowship.