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. 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
The Small Idea Graham Potts, forpeople
Most people are always looking for the big idea, however it’s often the case that the smallest ideas make the biggest difference. Graham will look at the power of ideas and where they come from.
About Graham Potts
Following his successful term as Senior Designer at Seymourpowell Graham is now Creative Lead at forpeople, a specialist design company based in an old pickle factory in south London.
Social Design: Making with a purpose Daniel Charny, From Now On
Daniel Charny is an internationally recognised creative director and lecturer in the field of contemporary design. Join Daniel for a practical look at social design and to get your creative juices flowing!
About Daniel Charny
Daniel Charny is an internationally recognised curator, strategic consultant and lecturer in the field of contemporary design. Daniel has curated major shows for the Design Museum and the V&A.
Broken gears and no Ideas: Life as a materials engineer Anna Ploszajski, Institute of Making
Materials Engineering is all about looking at stuff and trying to understand what makes these materials hard, soft, fluffy, squidgy, heavy, elastic or tasty so we can start building things and solving problems.
About Anna Ploszajski
Dr Anna Ploszajski is an award-winning materials engineer, science communicator and maker on a mission to get people fascinated by the ordinary stuff which makes up the world around us.
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 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
Fashion designer, Wayne Hemingway MBE, set up Hemingway Design with his wife, Gerardine, after they sold Red or Dead. His design vision is to ‘improve things that matter in life’. This 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.