31st Oct 2019 in Arts

Now in its fourth year, Belfast Design Week is a fantastic opportunity for the city to show off the diversity that makes Belfast so special.

For one action-packed week (4-10 November 2019), the city will play host to a terrific range of design events, exhibitions and experiences that inspire its creative community.

From advice on how to design a start-up, to get-togethers where fellow creatives share innovative ideas, there’s something for everyone who’s interested in all things design-orientated.

If you’re an entrepreneur or are currently in a start-up position and want to celebrate local and international design, visit http://belfastdesignweek.com/

1. Design is Your Superpower

Tom Ross, Founder & CEO of Design Cuts is obsessed with empowering and helping fellow creatives. His company, Design Cuts, has earned millions for product creators all over the world. Tom aims to make marketing and business accessible for creatives everywhere.

Thursday 7 November, 09:00-18:00

Unique, Ulster University, York Street 09:00 – 18:00

To book, click here

2. Frameworks: How to Design a Startup

This unique ‘design edition’ of Frameworks invites Damian Cranney to unpack the role of design; to dig in on global research and share examples of how design tools, teams and practice is delivering growth, scale and better valuations for start-up teams across the globe.

Thursday 7 November, 08:00-10:00

The Design Lab @ The Innovation Centre, Catalyst Belfast

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3. Your Dream Design Business with Illustrators Ireland

Join illustrators Linda Fahrlin, Martin Beckett of One Tree Studio and Jacky Sheridan for 3 brilliant workshops.

Thursday 7 November, 14:00-15:30

The Butcher’s Building, 108 North Street, Belfast

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4. Innovation After Hours

Join Ben Craig and Simon Johnston from Root & Branch Coffee and members of The Graduate School at Queen’s University, who are interested in innovation for inspirational talks on interesting ventures.

Thursday 7 November, 18:00-20:00

The Graduate School Social Space, Queen’s University, Belfast

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5. Design Business Bootcamp

Join designer and educator Christopher Murphy for a 1-day intensive workshop focusing on your design start-up business or business idea. A fast-paced day full of great information and practical advice.

Please note that this event is for ages 16-30 as per The Prince’s Trust remit.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 09:30-16:30.

Europa Hotel, Great Victoria Street, Belfast

To book, click here

6. Your Dream Design Business: Getting Retail Ready

Patricia McGinnis from Maven, Emma Jackson from Hunter Paper Co. and Eimear Maguire from Dollybirds Art show you how to get your product ready for a retail environment. The clinic covers:

– How to present your products and yourself
– How to get a foot in the door with retailers
– How to go about building successful relationships with retailers
– Pricing your work

Thursday 7 November, 14:00-15:30

The Butcher’s Building, 108 North Street, Belfast

 To book, click here

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