Rebecca Sarah Black + Ruby Coyne

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This Friday we have two remarkable young designers joining us.

Rebecca Sarah Black is a contemporary jewellery designer maker based in the multi disciplinary studio space of Process Studios in Edinburgh. A JMD graduate of DJCAD, she hand carves bovine bone and works precious metal into statement, sculptural and wearable jewellery. Since graduating, she has developed her work and her craft business to stock both a commercial collection which is available online, and mix this with her statement bone work in shows and markets throughout the year.

We are also delighted to welcome Ruby Coyne, fashion graduate of Gray’s School of Art and currently based at Wasps Studios here in Dundee. She is the energetic force behind the label Dreamland Clothing that has quickly secured an enviable presence in the fashion market. An energetic entrepreneur, Ruby also manages an additional label Dreamland Vintage which was “….a way of generating income whilst studying, keeping at the back of my mind that this would help build the base of what I want to do.”

These two design entrepreneurs you will find inspiring and instructive as they chart their respective paths from art school to enterprising practice.

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Lauren Currie

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This Friday Design Enterprise will welcome one of Scotland’s most dynamic service designers, design activists, educators and entrepreneurs. Lauren Currie graduated from DJCAD in both Product Design and our Master of Design programme. With Sarah Drummond, she established Snook, which has a world reputation as an innovative social design agency. She has been an advisor to the Chinese Government, has spoken at conferences and events throughout the world, and has a well deserved reputation as an inspiring speaker. She also writes for the Herald. In September 2014 The Observer newspaper put her on the front cover of the Review section as one of the nominated Top 50 Radicals – people who are changing Britain through social innovation.

She was recently appointed Programme Manager for MA Digital Experience Design at Hyper Island Manchester. Hyper Island is an international private university level education provider covering design, leadership, digital business and a range of other specialisms. She will be running a two hour workshop with us that promises to be a unique and valuable experience!

Here is a recent talks she has given…