CPSK + R
In order to achieve the status of Chartered Designer applicants are required to prove that they operate professionally and to evidence their competences against the CSD Genetic Matrix™ CPSK.
In order to maintain the status of Chartered Designer they must additionally demonstrate annually that they are complying with the Requirements (CPSK+R) of chartership as set by The Register and are maintaining their professional standards and development.
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.
There are certain things that the Society recommends to its members to enhance professional practice however The Register of Chartered Designers includes these as a ‘Requirement’ of maintaining Chartered Designer status. They are evidenced in an Annual Compliance Statement and include: adherence to a Code of Conduct, CPD, insurance protection, disclosure, professional body membership and a commitment to the design profession.