Creativity Works: Design was a free, 6 week course for 18- 24 year olds.

The course offered:

  • Intensive hands-on training
  • Live brief and work experience with clients in graphic design, branding and pitching
  • Your own mentor
  • Guaranteed interviews and networking with industry masters
  • Support creating a quality portfolio

The 6 weeks included curated visits to Design Week, finding out about the world of design, ideas generation and resilience. The groups were split in two - half spending two weeks with Makerversity and the other half spending two weeks with Machines Room (two of the UK's best making and design hubs) working on briefs with partners.

Their last three weeks were spent working with product graphic design and branding employers on live briefs to prepare themselves for paid internships, apprenticeships and work in the industry, as well as getting support with interviews, CVs and portfolios from mentors and design professionals.

To read some guest blogs, from participants on the course, click here.