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We help motivated students from disadvantaged backgrounds win places at top art and design schools.

We help motivated students from disadvantaged backgrounds win places at top art and design schools.

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  • UNIVERSITY ACCESS HELLO DESIGN & THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
  • DEVISHA WANTS TO BE A TEXTILE DESIGNER
  • DEVISHA WANTS TO BE A TEXTILE DESIGNER FLORA WANTED TO BE A PRODUCT DESIGNER View slide
  • DEVISHA WANTS TO BE A TEXTILE DESIGNER FLORA WANTED TO BE A PRODUCT DESIGNER LOVES DOODLING IN CLASS LOVES DOODLING IN CLASS View slide
  • DEVISHA WANTS TO BE A TEXTILE DESIGNER FLORA WANTED TO BE A PRODUCT DESIGNER LOVES DOODLING IN CLASS NOT INSPIRED BY ACADEMIC SUBJECTS LOVES DOODLING IN CLASS NOT INSPIRED BY ACADEMIC SUBJECTS
  • DEVISHA WANTS TO BE A TEXTILE DESIGNER FLORA WANTED TO BE A PRODUCT DESIGNER LOVES DOODLING IN CLASS NOT INSPIRED BY ACADEMIC SUBJECTS LOVES DOODLING IN CLASS NOT INSPIRED BY ACADEMIC SUBJECTS WORK EXPERIENCE AT DYSON WORK EXPERIENCE AT BOOTS
  • DEVISHA WANTS TO BE A TEXTILE DESIGNER FLORA WANTED TO BE A PRODUCT DESIGNER LOVES DOODLING IN CLASS NOT INSPIRED BY ACADEMIC SUBJECTS LOVES DOODLING IN CLASS NOT INSPIRED BY ACADEMIC SUBJECTS WORK EXPERIENCE AT DYSON PERSONAL TUTOR FOR UNI APPLICATION WORK EXPERIENCE AT BOOTS DOESN’T KNOW WHAT A PORTFOLIO IS
  • DEVISHA WANTS TO BE A TEXTILE DESIGNER FLORA WANTED TO BE A PRODUCT DESIGNER LOVES DOODLING IN CLASS LOVES DOODLING IN CLASS NOT INSPIRED BY ACADEMIC SUBJECTS NOT INSPIRED BY ACADEMIC SUBJECTS WORK EXPERIENCE AT BOOTS WORK EXPERIENCE AT DYSON DOESN’T KNOW WHAT A PORTFOLIO IS PERSONAL TUTOR FOR UNI APPLICATION DESIGN TRIPS TO BARCELONA, NEW YORK, & AMSTERDAM PARENTS TOOK ME DEGREE SHOWS
  • 1 IN 3 young people from HIGHER socioeconomic backgrounds have a place in the industry that they would like to work in. 1 IN 20 young people from LOWER socioeconomic backgrounds have a place in the industry that they would like to work in.
  • 14% OF THE UK ARE BLACK, ASIAN AND MINORITY ETHNIC ONLY 6% OF THE DESIGN INDUSTRIES ARE BLACK, ASIAN AND MINORITY ETHNIC.
  • 70% OF THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES ARE MALE
  • EXCELLERATOR A bespoke Programme to widen access to the design and creative industries for talented, less privileged 14-18 year olds. THE EXCELLERATOR We help motivated students from disadvantaged backgrounds win places at top art and design universities.
  • THE PROGRAMME: STAGE 1: THE TASTER STAGE 2: DESIGN IN LONDON EVENTS STAGE 3: HALF TERM BOOTCAMP STAGE 4: LAUNCH PAD
  • DEVISHA APPLICATION SUPPORT RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE A RELEVANT MENTOR UNI VISITS DESIGN & CULTURAL TRIPS STUDY TEXTILES AT UNI DESIGN INDUSTRY
  • STAGE 4: LAUNCH PAD Increasing access to university. Widening horizons. Improving learning. STAGE 1: THE TASTER STAGE 2: DESIGN IN LONDON EVENTS STAGE 4: LAUNCH PAD Widening participation. Access to quality young students. Link up promising student mentors with industry. Access to quality young designers. Increasing diversity. Collaboration through live projects. STAGE 3: HALF TERM BOOTCAMP STAGE 4: LAUNCH PAD STAGE 3: HALF TERM BOOTCAMP SCHOOLS UNIVERSITIESINDUSTRY WHY PAY WHAT BUSINESS MODEL
  • LIVE PROJECT FOR THE MEDIA TRUST 19TH JUNE SKILL WORKSHOP SCREEN PRINTING 17TH AUGUST LIVE PROJECT GOOGLE CAMPUS 15TH AUGUST UNIVERSITY VISIT UCL 20TH JUNE LIVE PROJECT NESTA 18TH JUNE
  • ADVISORS: Ajo Clua (INNOVATION UNIT) Fergus Fielden (FIELDEN FOWLES) Kyla McCallum (FOLDABILITY) Svenja Bickert (FUTURE GOV) Kirsty Sinclair (FRIDAY) Malgorzata Rachocka (MA GOLDSMITHS, DESIGN CRITICAL PRACTICE) Katie Lloyd (THE MEDIA TRUST) Gemma Lord (MDES PRODUCT DESIGN, GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART) Ian Bach (INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER) Noemi Mas (ENGINE) MENTORS: PARTNERS: Partner industries Digital Design Product Design Service Design Visual Design Graphic Design Interior Design Textile Design Advertising Architecture Film Photography
  • NEXT STEPS: Autumn term 2013 - Stage 1 & 2 Spring term (first half) 2014 - Stage 2 Spring half term 2014 - Stage 3 Spring term (second half) 2014 & Summer term - Stage 4 AUTUMN 2013 10 Tasters 5 Design in London Events SPRING TERM (FIRST HALF) 2014 5 Design in London Events SPRING HALF TERM 2014 5 day Bootcamp SPRING TERM (SECOND HALF) & SUMMER TERM 2014 Launchpad £5000 Materiels Staff & travel Entrance fees
  • NEXT STEPS: Autumn term 2013 - Stage 1 & 2 Spring term (first half) 2014 - Stage 2 Spring half term 2014 - Stage 3 Spring term (second half) 2014 & Summer term - Stage 4 THE TEAM FLORAMICHAEL LIZZIE “Three great people, one great idea. What’s not to back?” Sophie Howarth (Founder of the School of Life)
  • “We definitely struggle with the lack of diversity.” Carrie Bishop (Future Gov) “It’s a breath of fresh air to find out that companies such as yourselves are in operation.” Vicki Macgregor (Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners) “This programme sounds really exciting. I’ve always found that design is quite an elitist profession and that not much was being done to democratise it more.” Noemi Mas (Engine) “I feel that mentorship across the industry as a whole is incredibly poor.” Ian Bach (Industrial Designer) THANK YOU FOR LISTENING