Design Graduates Scheme talk: Ben Redford

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On Friday, May 15th, BA Design graduate Ben Redford held a talk about funding projects through Kickstarter, first in a new series of talks that aim to bring back Goldsmiths Design graduates to share their interesting work experiences with current students.

Ben touched on all aspects of getting a project on its feet with crowdfunding, from the initial idea to the last stages of production and shipping, going through the importance of online promotion and accurate costing. He shared stories of his successful Kickstarter-funded projects (Projecteo, a small projector for Instagram photos transferred to film), but he didn’t shy away from talking about his failures, too (Olly, a web-connected smelly robot).

You can see more images from the event on our Facebook page.