A design collective for people in the design industry in Northern Ireland, to discuss projects and plans that are contemporary, cutting-edge and promote design locally and internationally.
Blick Academy is an ongoing series of events and workshops for creative industry start-ups, freelancers and small businesses all about sharing skills and knowledge within the creative community to help people start and grow their creative industry business. Previous workshop topics have included Crowdfunding, Pricing Your Work, Selling Online and Setting up a Website.
At Share 6, 6 creative speakers share their stories over 60 minutes on a theme with an audience Q&A at the end. Previous topics have included “Fashioning the future,” “Made in Northern Ireland” and “Going against the grain.”
The NEST program was a bespoke business support program we developed and managed for Eighty81 Creative Workspace in Derry-Londonderry for creative and digital start-ups. The program included affordable workspace, industry mentoring, business planning support and advice and business growth workshops over a 15 month period.
The Burning Question is a panel discussion with design industry leaders. This interactive event seeks to find out the human element behind businesses through the sharing of stories as well as advice and tips for creative entrepreneurs.
Eighty81 Club for Creative Startups is a community for startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses in Derry-Londonderry. It is a series of events including workshops, clinics and case studies with industry professionals sharing their skills and knowledge to help support creative and digital industry startups.
The Graduate Entrepreneurs in Residence programme in Belfast and Derry-Londonderry is designed to support newly graduated designers to develop their business ideas with the help of free studio space and mentorship from an industry expert.
25 is a design-led pop up showcasing and retailing independent design brands with products all priced at £25 or under, making it affordable for everyone. 25 Pop Up has been in Blick Shared Studios, Eighty81 Creative Workspace, Indigo Coffee & Gelato and Victoria Square.
Exhibitions at Blick include “The Art of the Comic” and “Failures” and aim to support creativity through showcasing local talent and highlighting important areas within creativity and entrepreneurship.
The Design Business Bootcamp is a short course with a leading design expert to develop design startups and give them the support and ideas for the next steps of their businesses.
Design Startup is a 3 day business start-up program covering three of the key elements of getting your business off the ground – ideation, prototyping and selling your work. This series of taster workshops allows startups to start planning these elements for their own business idea and get a business idea off the ground within a short but focused period of time.