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Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) - getting started: FREE Action planning workshop
30 Aug 2014 - gain an understanding of how search engines work; how to research and effectively use key phrases; how to monitor your website's visibility; and what search engines are really looking for when ranking web pages in search results.
Melbourne Arts Trail
30 Aug 2014 - Tenth Melbourne Festival Art & Architecture Trail
Developing Effective Content for the Web - FREE Action planning workshop
29 Aug 2014 - This workshop will equip you with current best practice and includes tips on how to improve your current website, along with insight into questions to ask a website developer, will help boost your knowledge and confidence
MOSTYN Shop Christmas Window 2014 - Calling all Creatives!
29 Aug 2014 - Mostyn are currently inviting proposals for their fifth Christmas window display, giving artists/designers/makers the opportunity to dress the double fronted art nouveau style windows
Wirksworth Festival
29 Aug 2014 - A leading rural arts festival where everyone can enjoy great art in a unique and inspiring setting.


Welcome to Design Factory

Arts Council

Design Factory is the leading creative development agency in the East Midlands.


Bursting with ideas and inspiration, this website showcases award-winning and unique products designed and handmade by the very best makers from the East Midlands region of the UK.


From sumptuous textiles and sculptural ceramics to contemporary furniture and jewellery, there is sure to be something for you, your home or someone special!


We are working with hundreds of selected designer/makers from across the region to help them achieve their ambitions. If you are a designer/maker, visit our membership page and find out what we can do for you!

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