How can insurance help me if I’m a designer?
This article from our partner, MFL, considers how insurance can help a designer. It explores typical scenarios many designers face, from missed deadlines to tricky clients, and explains why having the right insurance can help. Insurance can assist you as a designer in many ways. Here are some of the most common ways that insurance can help […]
If asked, should you do design work for a friend?
This article from our partner, MFL, outlines the insurance implications of providing advice or work to a friend. As a professional, a simple fact of life is that, at some point, one of your friends is likely to ask for your advice or assistance with something that falls within your area of expertise. It happens to […]
Celebrating 20 years of the Registered Community Design – EUIPO
As part of our ongoing collaboration with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), we share resources and updates on how to protect your designs. On 1 April 2003, the EUIPO opened its doors to the registration of the new Registered Community Designs. The RCD has proved to be a game-changer for businesses across the […]
Things to be considered when arranging Professional Indemnity Insurance
This article from our partner, MFL, outlines important things you need to consider when arranging Professional Indemnity Insurance for your design business. Cost vs. Benefit While it can often be tempting to go for the cheapest option on the market, especially if you are just starting, it is important to bear the adage ‘you get what […]
The risks of using AI to create designs
The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has led to an increased interest in its application to various industries, including the world of graphic and product design. Whilst AI has many benefits, including automating repetitive tasks, improving design accuracy and speed, as well as generating new ideas and styles, this article from our partner, MFL, comes […]
5 Dangers of Being Uninsured
As a designer, protecting your business and livelihood is essential. One way to do this is by purchasing business insurance. This article from our partner, MFL, explains more. Unfortunately, many small business owners, including designers, may not see the value in investing in business insurance or simply believe ‘it will never happen to me’. They […]
Professional Indemnity Insurance: what does “Claims Made” mean?
One of the key differences between your Professional Indemnity Insurance and other policies that your company may have (i.e. Employer’s Liability or Public Liability) is that the cover is provided on a “Claims Made” basis. This article from our partner, MFL, explains more. What does “Claims Made” actually mean? When you receive a claim from […]
Professional Indemnity Insurance – What is it, and why do I need it?
You may be looking to set up your own design business after being employed by others, or you may be starting on your own, but among the first things that need to be considered is Professional Indemnity Insurance. In this article from our partner, MFL, Mark Philmore, Client Director explains more. What is it, and […]
Who owns the Intellectual Property created by design students?
In a slight twist on previous articles, CSD partner, MFL, shares a case study on a fictitious company called Nabbs & Co Ltd, a start-up product design business formed by former student, Des Ign, when he graduated straight out of university. Read on to find out more about Intellectual Property from the MFL team… The […]
How to ask for design testimonials
Why you should ask for design testimonials Whether you run a design agency or work as a freelance designer, securing glowing testimonials is a key part of marketing your work and showing that you’re a true professional to work with. As nerve-wracking as it can feel to ask for testimonials, getting into the habit of […]