Free talks and workshops at the London Design Festival

London Design FestivalThinking of studying design or just graduated? Get your career off the ground with these free events at the London Design Festival.

September 16 2017, 12pm – 1pm
How to enter the World of Art & Design
V&A, Seminar Room 3, Sackler Centre for arts education

Your family might not have a background in design or you may need help to find the right creative path. See what’s out there and how to approach researching opportunities – whether it’s going to college, university, apprenticeship schemes or applying for a job straight from school.

Speakers: Alex Brownless, Director, Arts Thread and Layton Reid, Associate Dean, Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication.

Sunday September 17 2017, 12pm-1pm
Staying Creative & Paying the Bills: Advice for Recent Graduates
V&A, Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre for arts education

How to make money and keep your creative spark alive after graduation. A design education is not to be thrown away – learn how to  juggle money, stay creative and promote what you do.

Speakers: Alex Brownless and Katie Dominy, Co-Founders and Directors of Arts Thread.

Sunday September 17 2017, 1pm – 3.30pm, Drop in
Portfolio Review
V&A, Art Studio, Sackler Centre for arts education
Design students and graduates – bring your portfolio work for advice, guidance and review from Arts Thread and industry experts.

Monday September 18 2017, 11.30pm – 12.00pm
Opportunities in Design
V&A, Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre for arts education
Alfonso Albaisa, Senior Vice President for Global Design, Nissan considers:

  • What opportunities are available in education and industry?
  • How to make money and stay creative
  • Promoting you and what you do
  • What do employers want from graduates?
  • The need for interdisciplinary thinking

 

Followed by ‘Question Time’ with the industry and educators, 12.30pm – 12.45pm
Alfonso Albaisa is joined by Alex Brownless, Co-Founder and Director of Arts Thread, plus Paul Thompson, Rector, RCA; Dale Harrow, Head of Vehicle Design at the RCA; Mamrou Aoki, Executive design Director, Nissan Design Centre; Priyanka Gaitonde, Senior Designer, Nissan Design; Dr. Ashfaq Ishaq, Executive Chairman, ICAF

Monday September 18 2017, 1pm – 3.30pm, Drop in
Portfolio Review
V&A, Art Studio, Sackler Centre for arts education
Design students and graduates – bring your portfolio work for advice, guidance and review from Arts Thread and industry experts.

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