Upcoming Events — 2022

The Business of Design D.Cast is a discussion about running a design business or design in a business. We have looked at a range of subjects and are covering a single theme for each episode.

We’re looking for insights, experiences and anecdotes to share with the audience and we’ve prepared questions as thought/discussion starters - but it’s less an interview and more a discussion.

Covering:
1. Foundation of a Business
3. People
4. Creative and Outputs

D.Cast One:
STARTING UP/GEARING UP
Noel Blackwell FDINZ & Damian Alexander DINZ- LIKEMINDS
Oliver McDermott PDINZ & Ben Thomson - Blender
Concepts Explored
Getting team of experts
Finding clients and work
Cashflow runway
Equipment
Software
Suppliers
Leases

D.Cast Two:
DESIGNING A SYSTEM
Ryan Ward PDINZ & Mandy Flett DINZ, Foodstuffs

D.Cast Three:
PARTNERS, PARTNERING & PARTNERSHIPS
James Carnie, HonDINZ, Clendon Barristers & Solicitors
Concepts Explored
Legal Structures
Contracts, Constitutions and Shareholder Agreements
Shareholders & Directors
Finance
Intellectual Property

D.Cast Four:
BUILDING THE GANG
Kirsti Grant, VP People Experience, Auror
Molly Workman, Head of People & Culture, RUSH Digital
Nick Riley PDINZ, Nick Riley Design
Concepts Explored
Recruitment
Employment law
Culture
Developing people
Making ‘changes’
So you’re a CD now?

D.Cast Five:
MONEY, FEES & LIABILITIES
Catriona Knapp, HonDINZ. McQueen
Paul Izzard PDINZ, IZZARD
Jen Cheyne PDINZ, Mind and Matter
Concepts Explored
The bank
The IRD and ACC
Cash flow vs Profit
Insurance
Budgets
The landlord

D.Cast Six:
REPUTATION & NOTORIETY
Ryan Marx PDINZ, Marx Design
Fraser Calloway, Strategy
Concepts Explored
New business and sales
Self promotion and spec work
Awards and recognition
Portfolio
Client strategy

D.Cast Seven:
INHOUSE
Bevan Tonks FDINZ, Trilogy
Luke Pittar PDINZ, The Warehouse Group
Concepts Explored
Working in a corporate environment
Championing design and design’s value
Working on a single brand/stable of brands
Politics and teams

D.Cast Eight:
OPTIMISING
Catriona Knapp, HonDINZ Treasurer, McQueen
Duncan Shand FDINZ, YoungShand
Concepts Explored
People, place and resources
Building for scale
Maximising revenue and profit
Client growth strategies
Governance and advisory
Maintaining quality at scale

 

A series brought to you by Gideon Keith PDINZ (left) and Ryan Ward PDINZ (right)