Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 8: Building New Models & Tools for Future Practice

Week 8 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture “Collaboration is key to the success of any product or service because collaboration brings out the best in people. You find that ideas become stronger, you learn better, everything is quicker. It’s just a better thing for everyone when you have a collaborative process that… Continue reading Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 8: Building New Models & Tools for Future Practice

Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 7: Global Studios

Week 7 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture Hato Press I thought the concept of using a Risograph printer to explore ways of growing and/or supporting a community, as a kind of networking “tool” was an intriguing concept. I can see how offering others a way to publish on a small scale in… Continue reading Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 7: Global Studios

Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 6: Interdisciplinary Insights

Week 6 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture Research Bird Yarns In 2012, I took part in a textile art project called Bird Yarns. It was a collaboration with Cape Farewell and textile artist Deirdre Neilson, as part of Sea Change, a 4-year research programme of research and making across Scotland’s western and… Continue reading Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 6: Interdisciplinary Insights

Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 5: The Collaborative Mix

Week 5 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture Morag Myerscough A selection of colourful designs by Morag Myerscough are shown above. I love how her playful work seems to leap off the page with its vivid, whimsical shapes and bright colours. I was interested to hear about her experience of working with Sheffield… Continue reading Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 5: The Collaborative Mix

Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 4: Project Plans & Communication

Week 4 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture Research Approaches and Advice for a Design Business I found some useful resources on the Business Gateway website on preparing a business plan, including a template to use as a basis and a guide which breaks it down into the different elements they recommend including… Continue reading Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 4: Project Plans & Communication

Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 3: Legal & IP Frameworks

Week 3 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture Research Advancing Eve Case Study In my current role as Creative Designer, I was asked to develop a brand identity for a network aimed at women and girls, conceived as a way to facilitate females supporting each other, rather than competing against each other (as… Continue reading Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 3: Legal & IP Frameworks

Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 2: Business Models, Studios, Estimating, Invoicing & Budget Management

Week 2 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture It was useful to learn more about the differences between different business models – in this case, an agency, collective, design studio and a freelancer. I found the presentations and panel discussion an interesting insight into the assorted challenges and advantages of each model. One… Continue reading Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 2: Business Models, Studios, Estimating, Invoicing & Budget Management

Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 1: Planning, Strategy & Management

Thoughts on Week 1 Lecture & Resources Key factors & things to consider when setting up a design business: Clients (who they are/who you want to for for/with, as well as how you will get them) Cashflow + Finances (also keeping good records) Where you will work Networking / support network / peer network Being… Continue reading Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 1: Planning, Strategy & Management