Design Resources

ARTS COUNCIL, ENGLAND - NORTH WEST
Regional portal of the national development agency for the arts in England, providing funding for a range of arts related activities.


PROSPER
For helping designer-makers to reach new markets, sell more work, market themselves effectively and look at cost-effective means of producing high quality craft and design products.

ASSOCIATION FOR CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY
The Association for Contemporary Jewellery is an organisation based in Britain, devoted to the promotion of contemporary jewellery.

COOKSON PRECIOUS METALS
Manufacturer and suppliers to the jewellery trade. Cookson Precious Metals offer a choice of supplies from over 10,000 products for jewellers, jobbers, craftsmen and students.

 

CRISP
The Creative Industries Support Project helps creative industries in Cheshire & Warrington grow through skills development.

CREATIVITYWORKS
East Lancashire Creative Industry Web Resource

MANCHESTER CRAFT & DESIGN CENTRE
A unique organisation comprising 18 retail/studio spaces, a cafe and a programme of exhibitions from leading national and international makers of contemporary craft.

LANCASHIRE ART & CRAFT INITIATIVE
LACi (Lancashire Art and Craft Initiative) shows and promotes the best new design talent from Lancashire.

MANCHESTER JEWELLERS NETWORK
Manchester Jewellers Network supports excellence in contemporary jewellery and is a forum for emerging and established jewellers.

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY - FACULTY OF ART & DESIGN
One of the oldest and largest art schools in Britain offering courses in Fine and Applied Arts; Design; Communication Media and much more

MYSPACE
'myspace' is a new quarterly design guide providing interior designers, architects, hoteliers, property developers and consumers with products, industry news and a seasonal design events calendar.

MERSEYSIDE ACME
ACME exists to support and develop the creative industries on Merseyside

REDEYE
Redeye assists photographers and photography in the region and beyond, by providing information, opportunities, events, training and professional development.

NERVE CENTRE
The new one-stop shop web portal for Arts and Creative Industries in Bolton, managed in partnership with Bolton Council, Bolton At Home and Bolton University

SIZZLE
Sizzle - a quarterly networking event for everyone who works in or wants to set up a creative business in Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde.

 

Finding designers

Find a decent designer that can satisfy a client's brief and deliver on time and within budget is the primary aim of Design Bank. Not only do we vet and appraise our website design members but also serve as a go between in the event of a dispute or misunderstanding arising. Read More Read More

Creative mediums

  • 3D/ CAD modelling
  • Advertising
  • Brand Development
  • Copywriting
  • Email Marketing
  • Exhibition Design
  • Fashion
  • Illustration
  • Interior Accessories
  • Choosing designers
  • Interior Design
  • Jewellery
  • Lighting
  • Marketing Services
  • Multimedia Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Public Art
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    SEO: on-site optimisation
    SEO: off-site optimisation
    PPC: account optimisation
    PPC: account set-up
    SEM: consultancy
  • Sculpture
  • Video / New Media Art
  • Website Design
  • Arts council funding

our design and seo services

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Accessing Portfolios

Depending on how many practitioners fulfil your specifications search results will be reported back to you in groups of four. Each individual/group is represented by three thumbnail images of their work. To access their portfolio click on any of the three images.

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  • Strategy and Analysis
  • Reporting
  • Analysis
  • Strategic planning
  • Market size analysis
  • Identification of new opportunities

 

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  • Conversion
  • Analytics set-up
  • Conversion Optimisation
  • Conversion Reporting
  • Multi-variant testing

 

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Browsing Portfolios

Each individual/group has their own self contained portfolio showing three examples of the type of work undertaken and information detailing experience. Click on the thumbnails at the top of the screen to enlarge the selected image and to access the description.

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Social Media are more popular than ever today. There are bigger budgets in online advertising than TV or Radio. People communicate, socialise and network increasingly online. Marketing in forums, social networking and social bookmarking websites can be more difficult than it seems.

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Contacting Designers

The mini portfolios that are held on design bank are tasters of the type of work undertaken by each individual/group. When you contact a practitioner you may wish to request to see their current portfolio, written background on themselves and an indication of approximate price range.

Whether your looking for a brand new website, the redevelopment of an existing site, a totally database driven solution or in all honesty just haven't got a clue what you think you need or want, Design Bank happy to discuss all and any requirements you have and help put you and your website on the fast track to success.

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