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DFWD WORKSHOP: Marketing Your Design Business

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The Community Collaborative

339 Eddy Street

Providence, RI 02903

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DESIGN FORWARD RI WORKSHOP: Marketing Your Design Business

Marketing a design business is complex, but with a few tools and basic concepts under your belt, creative professionals can grow their reach and focus. This workshop provides tools to assess your business’s strengths, identify your strongest audience, and develop clear means of communicating the value you bring.

Join designer, business leader, and marketing expert Colin Murphy for this day-long exercise.


COST: FREE with grant funding package*; $350 otherwise

* DESIGNxRI has a funding partnership that can cover all costs of your participation - making it free! - for Rhode Island residents with a design background, and working in or seeking employment in the design sector. In order to tap this resource, a comprehensive enrollment package must be filled out. We will send you this package once we receive your registration.


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Colin Murphy, owner of marketing consultancy Providence Design, is a designer, design thinker, and consultant with a background in business, and communications. Since 1996, Mr. Murphy has run communications and business consulting organizations working with hundreds of large and small clients. His clients have included leaders in healthcare such as lifespan, CVS, and HCSC; museums including Harvard Art Museums and RISD Museum; and financial services organizations including State Street Bank and Wells Fargo.

Additionally, for five years, Mr. Murphy ran Shape Up RI, a statewide, online, wellness non-profit. Among other tools he uses design thinking to help organizations and companies move products and processes forward. Mr. Murphy graduated from RISD with a degree in design, from the University of Rhode Island with an MBA and has medical training including being a Registered Nurse (R.N.).

DESIGN FORWARD RI is a comprehensive strategic and leadership development series for designers in Rhode Island, presented by DESIGNxRI. Pilot funding for these workshops is provided by Real Jobs RI, and include project partners Downcity Design and a diverse group of design employer partners throughout the state. Learn more at http://www.designxri.com/programs/designforward.

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