Entrepreneur Teenagers

Entrepreneur Teenagers

A Response to: 'Teen Entrepreneurs Overcome the COVID Slump' by Sebastion Parsons, Design Enterprise Studio Member, March 2021 My name is Seb Parsons, I am a member of the Digital Enterprise Studio at UWE. My blog post is in response to the Guardian article 'By May, I’d Made over £1000; Teen Entrepreneurs Overcome the COVID Slump' by Lily Canter published 17 October 2020. The article made me reflect on some of the ways in which the world has changed for Creatives during the COVID-19 pandemic. A large element of Canter's article is related to digital skills, such as social media marketing, digital enterprise, graphic design etc. These, among many others are all topics that I have been learning about throughout my degree and that will continue to shape my career after graduating so it is always interesting to read news stories involving these particular topics from all different perspectives. While the methods and tools used by these teenage entrepreneurs are fairly standard and well-practiced...
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Design Ethics

Design Ethics

A Response to 'Dear Designer: Bad Work Is Always Your Fault' by Grainne O'Flaherty, Design Enterprise Studio Member, March 2021 Ethics is not something new to consider in regard to design, however, with the growth of the digital design industry ethical consideration has become not only more complex in regard to legislation, but more insidious and dangerous for the low level designer attempting to traverse a legal minefield while supporting themselves and their family. Mike Monteiro’s article “Dear Designer: Bad Work Is Always Your Fault”, published on June 26th, 2019, answers a user submitted question; “I work at a large company. Decisions are made way above my pay grade. I’m able to influence small things, but not the larger picture, even when I know decisions, we’re making are unethical — such as using what I know to be a dark pattern to keep our users from unsubscribing. I certainly don’t want to get fired. If the decision is coming down from management, can...
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Managing Teams

Managing Teams

Ways of Managing & Leading a Project Team by Catherine Hodgetts, Design Enterprise Studio Member, March 2021 During my time with the RAFAC (Royal Air Force Air Cadets) I have attended many training courses in leadership and team management. Being a military organisation the styles taught were always authoritative. Researching into management styles for digital media teams more recently has been a great opportunity to reflect on the styles I have been used to and how they compare with other options. So in this post I will share what I think are important aspects of managing a project team effectively! One key aspect to managing a team which can often cause confusion right from the start is that many people equate management with leadership. While these often go hand in hand, they are different skills and should be approached in very different ways. A leader is a visionary, the one who creates an idea and sets out the parameters of what they want done...
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NFTs for Digital Artists

NFTs for Digital Artists

Are NFTs the future for Digital Media Artists? by Joe Hall, Design Enterprise Studio Member, March 2021The emergence of NFTs (or non-fungible token) has come from the surge of popularity in blockchain technology over the last few years. On the 11th of March 2021, the first purely digital NFT based artwork offered at an auction house, ‘The First 5000 Days’ (shown here), was sold at Christie’s for $69 million. The artist, Beeple, became one of the top 3 most valuable living artists because of this sale. He started his NFT career on Nifty Gateway, a marketplace for Nifties (their word for NFT’s), back in October 2020 with the 3 open edition artworks he released in December 2020 for $969, reselling for as much as $125,000 in March 2021. My name is Joe Hall, I am a multimedia designer and videographer. Recently I have been obsessed with all thing’s cryptocurrency, especially how they can be used to improve the Digital Media industry. Looking into...
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