Date & time

Now online only

Mon, 15 Nov 2021
10:45 - 15:45



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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

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.

Wayne Hemingway

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.

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.

Pascal Anson

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.

Making intimate tech Alice Stewart, Creative Technologist and Hardware Hacker

Alice will explore the role that technology plays within her work, by demonstrating how DIY and self-taught attitudes to making can help us build greater intimacy with the material world.

Alice Stewart

About Alice Stewart

Designer Alice Stewart builds projects that explore technology’s impact on human behaviour. As an educator and technologist she has taught internationally and established Hackspace workshops at institutions such as Kingston University and the Royal College of Art in London.

From Erratic to Pragmatic Ella O’Toole, Operations Lead, Notpla

Ella will walk you through some of the important stages of her education and working life. From uncertainty to finding something that clicks and all the decisions in between.

Ella O’Toole

About Ella O’Toole

Ella studied an Art Foundation and then Product and Furniture design at Kingston University. Ella now works for a sustainable packaging company, Notpla, while also continuing other self led projects.

Making everyday objects special Sebastian Bergne, Object Designer

It has never been more important to design products that contribute positively. Industrial designer Sebastian Bergne will talk about ten very different projects that are both normal and exceptional, expected and unexpected.

Sebastian Bergne

About Sebastian Bergne

Industrial designer Sebastian Bergne is renowned for making everyday objects special with his essential and human approach to design. His achievements have been widely recognised with design awards and inclusion in museum collections.