Every year Design Geek awards one new designer a bursary worth £10,000 in kind to launch their career. Previous winners include Jessica Hogarth, Fanny Shorter, Alicja Patanowska and Marta Bordes.
“It kick started my career when I won two years ago,” said 2014 winner Fanny Shorter. It was, and still is, an amazing thing to be part of.”
“Winning the bursary was a wonderful adventure,” says 2015 winner Alicja Patanowska. “I met a number of industry professionals, and without their help, I wouldn’t have been able to establish my brand so well and raise the standards in all the aspects of my business activity. Their know-how and advice has given me some new exciting business opportunities. As a result, my Plantation collection is now thriving.”
We are looking for passionate new designers with original products.
To be eligible, you must…
and your products must be…
If you and your products fit these criteria, watch this space for news of the 2017 bursary, which will be open for application in the spring of 2017.
The bursary is only possible thanks to the generosity of our mentors and partners: Ian and Kirstie at Top Drawer, Adam at the Barbican Centre, Jess at West Elm, Yeshen Venema, Blair at Press Loft, David at Seen PR, Jo at HAM, Justyna at Decorum, Daniel at October Communications, and Patricia at The Design Trust.