Design your Career – Event

designyourcareer-smallWayne Hemingway MBE, designer with a social conscience and founder of Red or Dead, will be joining other award winning creatives for a two day conference titled Design Your Career at the Pavilion Dance venue in Bournemouth on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd February 2013.Design Your Career is a one-stop-shop on how to establish your own creative enterprise. Throughout the weekend workshops and seminars will be offer guidance and inspiration ideal for budding designers, crafters, photographers, illustrators and other individuals with a creative flare. Organised by Bournemouth based Neil and Sarah Leonard of Craft, Coffee & Cupcakes, their aim is to develop the industry and welcome delegates from across the UK to visit the seaside town.

With the opportunity to pitch your ideas to global retailer, the conference is dynamic platform to engage and take your talent to further success. Other guests include speakers such as textile designer Laura Thomas, Elvis and Kresse, Patricia van den Akker of the Design Trust, Seek & Adore, illustrator Nicholas John Frith, artist Zoe Sinclair, Louisa Harman of Lullabelle’s Cakes, Mark Masters from The ID Group, Neil Leonard & Jill Adams of Loft&Print plus Laura Mulhern from South West Artwork.

The weekend is jam-packed with experienced professionals, networking break-out groups, the chance to gain essential skills through practical demonstrations and get some insider tips.  Alongside local and national speakers from the world of craft and design, retailers, copywriters, agents, accountants, branding experts, designers, social networkers, bloggers, and web designers will all be on hand to offer an insight into what makes their tills and typefaces will be running a workshop where they will offer one to one advice on selling products online, tips about how to get accepted onto their platform and sharing thoughts on product development. Design Your Career is the first time the award-winning company has ever offered this opportunity.

With so many diverse activities on offer and with special accommodation rates for visitors, this is set to be a unique, instant sell-out. With only 200 tickets available through Pavilion Dance, it is recommended to buy tickets as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Design Your Career is the concept of Neil and Sarah Leonard. The couple, who together have a wide wealth of experience of craft and design incorporating everything from textiles and print to web and film, are now concentrating on event organising, creating collaborations across the creative sector. Previously Neil lectured in Graphic Design before turning his attention freelance design and recently authored two books for AVA Publishing – BASICS Graphic Design 02: Design Research and BASICS Graphic Design 03: Idea Generation.

Tickets are just £140.00 for the weekend or £112.00 for students.  Bookings can be made by visiting or via telephone 01202 203630.

More information can be found on the event website is – it’s an event not to be missed.

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