Professional practice

Two years in Northern Ireland...

We're about to have our last 'making it' session. It has been a real joy to work with six inspired makers, their host organisations and Craft Northern Ireland funded by Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Invest NI. 

I've uploaded a gallery showing what we've been up to and will add our October session in due course.

Thanks Alison, Eamonn, Catherine, Katie, Michelle and Diane for working so hard, driving me around and introducing me to the sights of Northern Ireland.

Thanks to Craft NI for giving me the opportunity to run the programme for two years and exceptional coordination.

And thanks to contributing guest speakers Matthew Maran, Holly Berry, Beatrice Mayfield and Charlene Mullen.

Posted in: Craft, General, Glass, Jewellery, Professional practice, Shop, Textiles
Final 'making it' seminar, Belfast

Our final seminar for Craft NI 'making it' takes place on Thursday 10th October, 9.30-13.00. Come along, book here. The topic is project management.

Venue, Arts Council of Nothern Ireland, 77 Malone Road, Belfast BT9

Posted in: Craft, Designer-makers, General, Professional practice, Project management
Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast 22nd March 2013

Save the date. On 22nd March 2013 there will be a celebration of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Creative Industries Innovation Fund in Belfast.

Breakout session with Rachel Smart on strategy for delegates from any creative industry sector.

Details coming soon.


Posted in: Business planning, Design, Designer-makers, General, Professional practice
John Evans - Path to Professionalism

On 22nd January John Evans reflected on his career since 1973 and current practice in a seminar entitled 'Path to Professionalism'.

John was kind enough to mention the seminar he and his wife attended I gave some years ago on growing interior design practices and our subsequent consultancy work together.

I wasn't able to attend the event but have now watched it via this youtube recording.

Thanks John (again) for your kind words and other people can attend my seminars for interior designers via BIID.

Posted in: Architecture, Business planning, Financial management, General, Interior design, Professional practice
Craft Central marketing seminar 30th May

New date available for marketing seminar at Craft Central, book online.

Posted in: Design, Marketing, Professional practice
BIID Autumn CPD series 2012 just released

British Institute of Interior Design Autumn 2012 Seminar Dates

Autumn 2012

Part one
13th September 2012
strategy / business planning

Part two
11th October 2012
project management and contracts

Part three 
15th November 2012
financial management

Part four
13th December 2012



Posted in: Business planning, Contracts, Financial management, Interior design, Marketing, Professional practice, Project management
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