Create is a series of FREE quarterly events for digital creators, producers, managers and administrators, aiming to inspire Leicester’s digital design community.


Webinar - Thursday 25th Feb 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Online Webinar

Continuing our mission to bring Leicester great digital content, Create Leicester will be hosting a series of events featuring today’s industry experts.

Webinar - Thursday 25th Feb 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Chris Murphy

Designer, Writer and Founder, The School of Design

From Idea to Execution With Venture Testing

Designing and building products presents different challenges to typical studio-focused work. As studios move towards the creation of products, away from traditional client-facing work, the skills designers need to develop is having to evolve.

There’s a substantial overlap between the methods and mindsets designers need to develop and the methods and mindsets traditionally associated with startup founders.

In this talk, I’ll outline a process for ‘Venture Testing’, which brings together the benefits of Design Thinking, Lean Startup and #NoCode.

If you’re toying with an idea for a startup, join us as we walk through the benefits of a rapid venture testing.

About Chris Murphy

A designer, writer and speaker based in Belfast, Chris is a teacher, but he’s a teacher who’s still on his own learning journey.

As a design strategist he’s worked with companies, large and small, driving innovation by drawing on his 25+ years of experience working with clients including: Adobe, Electronic Arts (EA) and the BBC.

Chris mentors startup founders, with a particular focus on purpose-driven businesses. Through The School of Design he helps startups launch and thrive.

Your ticket includes

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Insightful Talks
Hear thought-provoking talks from today's digital leaders and engage in insightful conversations with fellow designers, developers and managers.
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Take the opportunity to build new connections throughout the evening by networking with local digital professionals.
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Enjoy a cuppa from the comfort of your home
Stay safe at home x

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Effect Digital
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