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Dick Powell

Dick is one of Europe’s best-known designers. After time spent at
Manchester Polytechnic and then the Royal College of Art, he went on
to form Seymour Powell with his partner Richard Seymour in 1984.

The consultancy has risen to a commanding position on the international stage, with a 58 strong design team servicing a diverse range of clients with projects ranging from mobile phones and domestic appliances to cars, bras and accessories. Clients include Renault, Minolta, Tefal, Casio, Samsung, Dualit, Unilever and Nokia.
With Richard, Dick has appeared on numerous radio and television programmes, raising the importance of design to industry and to the ordinary person in the street. They did an Equinox documentary for Channel 4 called ‘Designing Dream Machines’ and later fronted a
series of three programmes called ‘Designs on Your…’
A further documentary called ‘Brand New Bra’ and a series of six programmes called ‘Better By Design’, all for Channel 4, increased the profile of design in the media and has helped inspire young people to take up design careers. The secret of their success comes down to a design philosophy that focuses on the emotions that drive people and an ability to reinvent the wheel by challenging preconceived notions of what constitutes design.

Dick will be reviewing his career and revealing his inspirations.
To get the future right, you have to start with people:
what they do, how they live their lives, what they aspire to,
and what frustrates them.
Dick Powell
Tuesday 20 February 2007
7pm – 8.30pm
The Print Works
The Odeon
Screen 17, Level 3
27 Withy Grove
Manchester M4 2BS
£12 D&AD Members
£15 Non-Members
£6 Students
To Book Tickets Call
+44 (0)20 7840 1124
+44 (0)20 7840 1127
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Dick Powell | talks


Date and Time:

20 February 2007 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Print Works
Withy Grove
M4 2BS

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