Design Education Talks Ep. 15 – Frank Peters

Frank Peters FCSD CDir FIoD Chief Executive of the Chartered Society of Designers and The Register of Chartered Designers Honorary Secretary Prince Philip Designers Prize As Chief Executive of the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) since 2001, Frank has applied his vast experience of design and commerce to running CSD, developing its strategy and designing and developing international initiatives in support of its members and the profession. Frank trained as an exhibition designer at a polytechnic and on leaving in 1976 got a job in a display company later moving to a large international exhibition contractor. Within two years of study he had set up his own consultancy encompassing exhibition, interior, graphic, advertising and branding design working extensively for UK and international motor companies designing stands at European Motor Shows. The development of a language consultancy increased international work and the company was appointed to provide all translation and interpretation for the duration of the channel tunnel project working with the designers and engineers. However, he is most proud of his work at the Society which includes; supporting graduates ‘From Learning to Earning’™ with the design and development of an international accreditation programme for design courses with some 70 courses from 6 countries participating, the design and development of a framework for professional design practice across all disciplines known as CPSK™, working with the Society’s Patron HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to take over the management of the Prince Philip Design Prize and to set up an award for students in his name, and most importantly the work to design and develop a chartership for designers and gaining Royal powers to set up a unique register and award the title of Chartered Designer. As Frank says, ‘At last there is recognition of the profession of design with a universally accepted status of chartership aligned to the other professions such as architecture, accountancy and law’. Frank has been a regular visitor to China since 2003 giving talks and representing the UK design profession which led to curating the London Design Pavilion at Shenzhen Design Week in 2019. If you enjoyed this podcast/vlog consider subscribing and becoming a patron and receiving the content earlier than anyone else on #education #design #art #designthinking #designer #designeducation #artist

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