About this day
This engaging and interactive KS5 Product Design online 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. From an in-depth exploration of different materials to discovering how designs develop through sketches, modelling and CAD, this is an unmissable day.
Programme & speakers
Pioneering aeronautical innovation Sam Rogers, Test Pilot, Gravity Industries
Sam will shed light on the approach Gravity has taken to development of a pioneering human flight suit, with all the associated successes, failures and revelations. He will show how fundamental principles and design judgement can bring science fiction closer to reality.
About Sam Rogers
Sam Rogers is a Test Pilot & Design Lead at Gravity Industries. He has many years experience with pyrotechnics and built his first solid rocket motor aged 9.
Resourcefulness and design Pascal Anson, Pascal Anson Studio
In this exciting two-part session, Pascal 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 exercise.
About Pascal Anson
Designer Pascal Anson is Senior Lecturer at Kingston University and a visiting lecturer at the RCA. He runs a design consultancy and holds workshops in the UK and abroad.
A world in Full Color Bethan Laura Woods
Join Bethan Laura Wood presenting the work of her multidisciplinary studio, characterised by material investigation, artisan collaboration and a passion for colour and detail. Showing an inside of her design process, often working in response to her location and material culture particular to that area or driven by her fascination of everyday objects and the relationship we form with them.
About Bethan Laura Woods
Bethan Laura Wood has run as multidisciplinary studio since 2009 characterised by materials investigation, artisan collaboration and a passion for colour and detail. Bethan obtained her MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art, under the tuition of Jurgen Bey and Martino Gamper, since 2011 she has worked with the prestigious Nilufar Gallery.
The power of design Graham Potts, Graham Potts Design
The smallest ideas often make the biggest difference when it comes to product design. Join us to hear from Graham Potts who will look at the power of ideas and where they come from in a fascinating session for budding designers.
About Graham Potts
Graham is a multi-disciplinary trained designer. With over 10 years experience working for global brands, he believes great design can solve problems that improve lives and make a positive difference to the world around us.
Logical progression Ben Wilson, Donky Bike
Ben Wilson is a 3D Industrial designer working with mass produced products, one-off hand made commissions and interiors projects. Ben will reveal his individual approach to design and talk about the journey from early works to larger projects and bigger budgets.
About Ben Wilson
Ben Wilson is a 3D Industrial Designer who works with mass-produced products and one-off hand-made commissions. His work has been extensively published and exhibited worldwide.