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New Associate Members Scheme

4th September 2021

Our new Associate level of membership opens up a new programme of benefits to a wider range of applicants, offering networking, training and development opportunities for those who are not eligible, not ready or do not wish to become Full or Graduate members. We’ve given careful thought to this new entry level membership, developed to … Continued

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Enquiring Minds: new Design-Nation members

31st August 2021

Our membership panel met recently to consider yet more applications to join the Design-Nation portfolio. Standards remain impressively high and we’re seeing increasing levels of courage as contemporary makers tackle sometimes troubling and complex questions about how we live, designing and creating entirely original solutions. We are pleased to welcome sixteen new members this summer: … Continued

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Diverse Inspirations: new Design-Nation members

11th March 2021

We have welcomed 23 new members this winter: fourteen makers join our online portfolio and nine recent graduates have signed up for the Design-Nation Graduate Programme. We’re delighted to introduce this wealth of talent, with an exciting diversity of disciplines, materials and inspirations across the portfolio. Ceramics have always been a strength in our membership, … Continued

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We’re Stronger Together: Design-Nation’s Cluster Hubs

15th December 2020

At Design-Nation we’re known for our national network of individual designers and makers, working as sole traders, in partnerships and sometimes as small companies. These creative businesses stretch across the entire UK, from Northern Ireland to East Anglia, from southwest Wales to Aberdeenshire, and Cornwall to Shetland. Much less well known is the Design-Nation Cluster … Continued

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