Hello again, everyone. In a few weeks, April 11, Dara is teaching a class. It's a 3-hour course designed to understand industrial design and production for manufacturing from a trade perspective.
If you went to school for design, you've probably found or will probably find that a lot of what they don't teach you is the inner workings of how manufacturing functions. They'll teach you how to design something that looks amazing. They'll teach you what materials to use, and maybe which tools to use to make the materials. However, they will likely not teach you the steps to get from a pretty drawing to an accurate product, let alone all the little tricks to get it that way quickly and accurately.
In the past, Dara and I have worked with several designers who had a design, but no working knowledge of how to make that design into a functional product. Knowing that, she's decided to teach this class to help budding designers learn the how-to's of making a repeatable product.
The class will have four parts. Part 1 will be Scale or Cut, Part 2 is Funding, Part 3 is Pattern- and Sample-making, and Part 4 is Working Contract Relationships. Each step is outlined on our Eventbrite site. If you're interested, contact us or take a slot on the site!
Dara and Nash are two happily married craftspeople who love making practical beautiful things.