In spring, a design consultancy project together with Tartu Art School was launched, to help to design logos, packages, websites etc for rural entrepreneurs. First stage of the project in spring 2017 gave us the first experience of cooperation. Now, in autumn season we will be starting the second stage of the project. As we have learned, we need more communication between students and entrepreneurs in order to have clear direction for design work. And, we’ll also try to keep our eyes on the schedule in order to be ready to offer help, whenever the solutions get stuck.
“Usually, good communication is of critical importance for reaching the best design solution,” says the design project manager Katrin Kull from Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Countryside.
Janika Nõmmela-Semjonov from tartu Art School finds the project very useful for all participants as it helps to create experiences of communicating with purpose. Young designers can have a valuable experience of working with real clients and could learn from each other as well as from clients.
Design solutions of stage two will be ready for Christmas 2017.
I came to visit Zanda’s working place at an old manor where she has her own sewing workshop. Also, we visited Rundale Palace that was a gorgeous place.
Under the auspices of SEIC project, two family businesses – Kuusikaru Ltd (Piesta Kuusikaru farm) from Green Riverland area in Estonia and SIA “LV-Destilāti” from Lielupe area in Latvia – visited each other to learn more about their collagues in the two neighbouring countries.