Have you ever wondered how to turn your ideas into marketable artisan products?

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Product Development and Design is the process of successfully bringing a product to market. During this 2 week course, we will cover:

  • Why product development is essential to a craft business
  • Incorporating the components of a successful product line
  • Steps in the product development process
  • Planning for a product introduction to the market


In this course you will create your own product development plan. You'll gain a clear understanding of the design process and basic principles to think about when designing your own product line with artisans.


Gain a competitive edge by incorporating a regular process of innovation into your artisan work.


Inspiration & Concept Development

Learn how to find your inspiration, identify trends, and incorporate basic elements of design into your product ideas, utilizing traditional artisan skills.

The Design & Sampling Process

The course will walk you through all they key steps in the design and sampling process, including artisan assessment, incorporating sustainability, costing your product, to refining and finalizing your product line and establishing quality control measures.

Preparing for Market


Learn how to add value with packaging and storytelling for your product line, and plan for photography and marketing materials.

Meet your Instructor

Mimi Robinson, is an international design consultant, author, and principal of Mimi Robinson Design.

Mimi has collaborated directly with artisan enterprises around the world for 25 years, creating products that utilize traditional skills and local materials to help strengthen businesses and create economic opportunities.

Known for her approach to creative thinking, Mimi develops innovative designs with a commitment to cultural, social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

Mimi Robinson is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. Her book, Local Color: Observing Place, is published by Princeton Architectural Press.

Curriculum


In addition to self paced online videos and a Course Workbook with exercises and homework, you'll get access to two live Q&A sessions on Zoom with your instructor Mimi Robinson.

  Introduction
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  Innovation
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  Components of a Successful Product Line
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  Design, Color and Product Collections
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  Color and Design Trends and Sustainable Design
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  Product Development Planning
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  Design Process and Sample Development
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  Storytelling
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  Prepare for Market
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  Product Evolution and Innovation
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Course Launches July 20th, 2021


Join before registration closes on July 19th to access this course!


$249

Artisan Product Development & Design

3 payments of $94/month

Monthly Pricing Plan- Artisan Product Development & Design

Launching July 20th, 2021. Turn your ideas into marketable artisan products.

Image Credits: Mimi Robinson, Aid to Artisans