Being a part of Design Network North is invaluable to your business growth. We have some of the finest entrepreneurial minds in our network and you could be one of them.

Expand YOUR Knowledge

As well as Rise and Design events, which include presentations for regional experts, you can expand your knowledge through our training sessions. Have a question? Use our Boomerang service to throw a question out to thousands of designers and manufacturers across the North East


If you want your business to get noticed - we can help. We can work with you to develop a tailored mailshots to send out to our wide database, and to place job opportunities, adverts and PR stories on our website. Co-hosting Rise and Designs, doing a pitch and jumping right into networking are great ways to stand out.


Up to 100 people attend Rise and Design every month, and it’s a great opportunity to network. If there is anyone in particular you would like to meet, we’re more than happy to make introductions. We host a range of specialist seminars, masterclasses and events exclusively for members, giving you more opportunities to meet people.

meet the network


Rise & Design is Design Network North's FREE monthly networking meeting at the Northern Design Centre in Gateshead. 

On the 2nd Friday of every month, members and non-members alike, meet to discuss design practices and discover new business opportunities.


Next rise nd design


9th September - Design for Subsea Applications

Its hard enough designing products and systems which will function on solid ground, let alone submerged under the sea. This Rise and Design will explore some of the challenges designers face in creating products for this sector.



  • Richmond web tender
    Tender opportunity for web design
  • Office space to rent in Blaydon-upon-Tyne
  • MOSTYN Christmas Window Commission Call out
  • Get your paws on a Great North Snowdog!
  • Jo’s design is an Absolut success
  • LDT Design up for prestigious award
  • A week with Design Network North
  • New Northern Clothing and Textiles Network aiming to support growth in the region
  • Rise and Design FAQs
  • Design Effectiveness — Making the intangible tangible



Wonderstuff Studio

Since 2009 Wonderstuff Studio have been working with one clear purpose. To add value to businesses through effective design.

Working with clients through a clear consultancy process to clarify their purpose, objectives and market difference – their brand – and to ensure the effective communication of this through all touch points using effective design.



When becoming a member not only will you be a part of a thriving network within the region, but you will also access a whole host of great benefits which we hope will help to grow your business, increase your knowledge, expand your reach and grow your network. With opportunities for extra advertising and PR, access to workshops and expert advice, tender alerts and dedicated mailshots, this membership package could be just what you are looking for!



  • Social Media Surgery
  • Rise & Design No.71 - Design for Subsea Applications
  • Rise and Design Leeds - The Power of Design
  • Rise & Design 72: Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

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