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Lga College Hosting Design Week Events

Learn How To Build, Grow Business

As part of the inaugural NYCxDesign week-a citywide event from May 10 to May 21 to showcase and promote design of all disciplines, from graphic and product design to architecture and fashion, digital and urban design to furniture, designthinking and manufacturing-LaGuardia Community College’s NYDesigns will host a series of discussions, tours and open houses at its headquarters in Long Island City and in Manhattan.

NYDesigns, an economic development program focused on the intersection of design and entrepreneurship, was an active member of the NYCxDesign programming committee, which was spearheaded by the office of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

“Design is an integral part of New York City’s economy, and the City’s effort to promote design will have an enormous impact on companies active in the various design disciplines,” said NYDesigns director Natalia Arguello.

The following events will take place at NYDesigns, 45-50 30th St. (between Thomson and 47th avenues) in Long Island City:

“NYCxDESIGNxLEARN: 10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business.” NYDesigns and NYC Business Solutions are hosting 10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business. Learn the steps you need to take to start a business and how NYC Business Solutions can guide you through each step along the way. By the end of the 90-minute course, you will know how to develop a business plan, determine your legal structure, set up your bookkeeping, get permits and licenses, and obtain financing.

Session will take place Wednesday, May 15, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Register at www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/ nycbiz/html/summary/course_ catalog. shtml#10steps.

“NYCxDESIGNxLEARN: Small Business Digital Toolkit: Social Media Fundamentals.” NYDesigns and NYC Business Solutions are hosting Small Business Digital Toolkit: Social Media Fundamentals. Learn how to develop and manage an effective online strategy using web technologies and social media. By the end of this 3-hour course, you will know how to leverage social media platforms to build a digital brand that complements your physical brand and how to use digital tools, like ecommerce and online advertising, to amplify your business’s reach.

Session will be on Wednesday, May 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. Register at www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/nycbiz/html/ summary/course_ catalog.shtml#sm1 01.

“NYCEDC Next Top Makers Open Studios.” NYDesigns in partnership with NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) invites all interested parties and individuals to explore the working progress of six finalist companies from the Next Top Makers competition.

Session will be on Monday, May 20, from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

“Design for Production: Manufacturers and Designers in New York City-Panel 1: Architectural Grille and Kenneth Nilson.” NYDesigns and the Pratt Center for Community Development present two panel discussions during WantedDesign that will highlight distinctive design and production collaborations between manufacturers and designers in New York City. The panels will seek to understand how both designers and manufacturers can maximize their contributions, and minimize their frustrations towards a shared creative vision.

The designers and manufacturers featured represent two unique and thriving sectors in New York City- 3D Printing and Metal Fabrication. Architectural Grille services all areas of construction, fabrication and interior design and has become one of the most recognized manufacturers for custom grilles and metalwork in the industry. They will be joined by collaborator Kenneth Nilson, a lighting designer also based in Brooklyn.

Discussion on Sunday, May 19, 10:30 to 1130 a.m. (RSVP at https://design4production1.eventbrite.com). Tour on Monday, May 20, from 2 to 3 p.m. Architectural Grille, Gowanus, Brooklyn (RSVP at https://design4production3.eventbrite.com)

“Design for Production: Manufacturers and Designers in New York City-Panel 2: Shapeways, Francis Bitonti and MixeeMe.” NYDesigns and the Pratt Center for Community Development present two panel discussions during WantedDesign that will highlight distinctive design and production collaborations between manufacturers and designers in New York City. The panels will seek to understand how both designers and manufacturers can maximize their contributions, and minimize their frustrations towards a shared creative vision. The designers and manufacturers featured represent two unique and thriving sectors in New York City-3D Printing and Metal Fabrication.

Shapeways, the world’s leading 3D Printing marketplace and community with US headquarters in Long Island City, communes with its collaborators, architect and innovator Francis Bitonti and MixeeMe, designers and sellers of customized 3D printed characters. The panel discussions will be followed by factory tours the day after.

Discussion on Monday, May 20, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (RSVP at https://design4production2.eventbrite.com) Tour on Tuesday, May 21 at 10:30am, Shapeways, Long Island City (RSVP at https://design4production4. eventbrite.com).

For more information on these events or any NYCxDesign Week events, visit www.nycxdesign.com.

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