About this day
Our engaging and interactive KS5 Product Design inspiration day will take your students to the cutting edge in Design. Five renowned speakers from a diverse range of studios will give your students the inside story.
Programme & speakers
Jonah Jones, Facebook
About Jonah Jones
Jonah Jones has been working as a professional product designer since 1999. From the London startup scene through to leading teams at Google and Facebook, Jonah has been involved in all aspects of the design process.
Resourcefulness and design Pascal Anson, Kingston University
In this exciting two-part session, Pascal Anson will explore and demonstrate the creativity and resourcefulness a designer needs when approaching any design situation. Students will then be involved in a collective creative activity which will give them the opportunity to consider and apply some of these ideas.
About Pascal Anson
Award-winning designer and artist Pascal Anson is Senior Lecturer at Kingston University and a visiting lecturer at the RCA, from where he graduated with an MA in Design Products. He runs his own design consultancy and holds workshops in the UK and abroad. His book ‘Ordinary Made Extraordinary’ has recently been re-published and he is currently appearing as an expert mentor on BBC’s The Big Painting Challenge.
A design for living Wayne Hemingway, Designer
Wayne Hemingway will reflect on his fascinating and diverse journey from thrifty market staller to international and morally-responsible designer. Funny, inspirational and thought-provoking, this talk will show how self-belief and passion can be the keys to creative success.
About Wayne Hemingway
Wayne Hemingway MBE is an English fashion designer who set up Hemingway Design with his wife, Gerardine, after they sold Red or Dead. His design vision, to ‘improve things that matter in life’, has taken him from fashion to affordable housing and interior and furniture ranges. He is currently a Youth Ambassador for the Mayor of London’s Team London project and chairman of Building for Life.
The science in design Suzanne Trocmé, Designer, curator and author
Award-winning furniture designer Suzanne Trocmé will talk about the key ingredients which make for good design, focusing on colour theory, the Golden Rule and the practical issues which, together, result in successful design.
About Suzanne Trocmé
Suzanne Trocmé FRSA spent many years between New York and Paris before returning to London, and has written for diverse publications, as Architecture and Design Editor for Wallpaper magazine, for the New York Times magazine, the Saturday Telegraph and Architectural Digest. An award-winning furniture designer too, her designs of furniture can be seen in art galleries, restaurants and airports across America as well as in private homes. Trocmé is the recipient of a Good Design Award in America as well as winning the Gold Award at NeoCon in Chicago for her inaugural furniture collection in 2006. Curator of the London Design Festival pan-London for a three year period, Trocmé has commissioned designs and curated for the V&A museum, St. Paul’s Cathedral as well as London’s Design Museum, most recently in 2012 “Digital Crystal” at the Design Museum.
Andrea de Chirico, SUPERLOCAL
About Andrea de Chirico
Andrea is a product designer, system designer, interaction designer, video maker and graphic designer. He recently worked as lecturer and researcher around the theme of “design and production” by the University of Bolzano (Italy) and been selected for the design residency 2016 by the Design Museum in London (UK).