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.
Entrepreneurs from Pärnu, Estonia visited entrepreneurs in Liepaja for an exchange of experience. The Estonians were pleasantly surprised with new technological advancements, but the Latvians were able to find answers to questions and get advice.
From 11 to 14 April, in the framework of the international LEADER project “Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Countryside”, 9 businesspeople from the Rural Partnership “Lielupe” and 8 entrepreneurs from the Liepāja District Partnership Area participated in the experience exchange trip in Estonia, Green Riverland and Development Centre regions.