A celebrated industrial designer whose illustrious career spans more than half a century has been passing the benefits of his experience to a new generation of creative minds.
Sir Kenneth Grange spent a morning talking to, and answering questions from, undergraduate and postgraduate design students at Plymouth University.
During a question and answer session in the University’s Design Lab, and a series of one-to-one tutorials, he gave tips about sources of inspiration and good practice. He also sought to enlighten students about what he believes are some of the most crucial elements of becoming a successful designer.
Sir Kenneth, awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by Plymouth University in 2013, told the students:
“I value coming here today very much, as I believe engaging with people is a crucial element of expanding your design expertise and feeding your creativity. The incredible minutiae of all we get involved in makes our trade so fantastically rewarding and if you truly enjoy it, you just cannot help immersing yourself in elements of design wherever you go. Design is constantly evolving, but while your path may be different to mine I hope you realise that everything you do has the potential for impact and influence, and that you should be constantly trying to make things better.”