Being a designer is about being a designer. Running a design business is about so much more. Lesley Gulliver, MD of brand consultancy The Engine Room will talk about how to ensure you are maximising your commercial potential whilst doing the job you love.
There is a school of thought that creatives don’t run good businesses because they don’t understand money. This short seminar will cover the basics of managing your finances so you can get on with what you’re best at. Delivered by Crowther Chartered Accountants.

This design workshop provides practical tips on what to look out for when assessing a logo or wordmark for refinement. Dalton Maag will discuss the techniques and principles used when crafting a logo to the highest quality. NOTE: This workshop is limited to 25 attendees only.

Are you planning on a life long creative career? Or are you happy to see where the work takes you? John Lee will explain how he’s managed his career of over 30 years. Essential listening.
If you deliver design projects for clients, or make your own products or artworks for sale then it pays to understand the ins and outs of copyright, design rights and trademarks. This interactive workshop is delivered by the Government’s Intellectual Property Office.
We are delighted that the latest Rise and Design Yorkshire event will be held at Bates Mill on the morning of our conference.