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
Social Design: Making with a purpose Daniel Charny MBE, Forth
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 Professor Daniel Charny MBE
Daniel Charny is an internationally recognised Creative Director and Professor of Design at Kingston University. Daniel has curated major shows for the Design Museum and the V&A. He is the founder of Fixperts and received an MBE for services to design and creativity.
Broken gears and no Ideas: Life as a materials engineer Anna Ploszajski, Materials Scientist, Writer and Storyteller
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 Dr Anna Ploszajski
Anna Ploszajski is a materials scientist, author, presenter and science comedian who is on a mission to get people fascinated by the ordinary stuff which makes up the world around us. Her book Handmade tells the story of materials through their use in arts and crafts.
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
Pascal Anson is a designer and artist. He is a tutor at the Royal College of Art and also runs creative workshops internationally.
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.
What is a designer, and is there a process? Bibi Nelson, Bare Conductive
After studying Design, Bibi has suspended 1000 LEDs above an Aston Martin, manufactured over 5000 litres of paint and spent 32 hours watching bedbugs. She’ll explain how these are related and ask you to decide whether she’s a designer.
About Bibi Nelson
Bibi Nelson is COO and co-founder of Bare Conductive, a London-based design and technology company inventing radically new ways to interact with and place electronics in our environments.