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.
Programme & speakers
Resourcefulness and design Pascal Anson, Kingston University
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.
Pioneering aeronautical innovation Angelo Niko Grubišić, Gravity Industries
We have all dreamed of flying, but for Richard Browning, flight is an obsession. He has built an Iron Man-like suit that leans on an elegant collaboration of mind, body and technology. Angelo will shed light on the approach Gravity has taken to development of a pioneering human flight suit, with all the associated successes, failures and revelations. It will show how fundamental principles and design judgement can bring science fiction closer to reality.
About Angelo Niko Grubišić
Angelo is a jetsuit test pilot for Gravity Industries and a developer of human flight systems. He is also a wingsuit BASE jumper and Lecturer of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of Southampton.
Six ways to think about design Emily Campbell, Creative Education Academies Trust
Products? Process? People? How do you think about design? Illustrated with examples and interspersed with exercises including the Creative Education Trust’s celebrated fifteen-minute tasks, Emily Campbell explains a radically simple framework of six things you need to think about if you’re making design decisions.
About Emily Campbell
Emily worked for the fashion designer Jean Muir and was a graphic designer for Pentagram before becoming the British Council Arts Group’s Head of Design and Architecture.
The Small Idea Graham Potts, forpeople
Graham will look at the power of ideas and where they come from. Most people are always looking for the big idea, however it’s often the case that the smallest ideas make the biggest difference.
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. Graham has worked on projects for clients including Samsung, LG, Denso, JCB, Thinkware, KT, Walls, Castrol, Arla, Pepsi, Stannah, Barcalys, Barclaycard, Nu skin, Oppo, Mitsubishi, Dove and Fujitsu.
Natural design Kirsi Enkovaara, Designer
Kirsi will explore the way nature organically creates shapes and systems and can be incorporated into design.
About Kirsi Enkovaara
Kirsi is based her own studio in South London after graduating from the Royal College of Art, Design Products in 2014. She has exhibited extensively through Europe, recently exhibiting in Helsinki Design Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and Somerset House. Her work has been featured in the front runner publications such as Dezeen, Wallpaper*, Interni and Frame Magazine.