Previous participants have had lots of positive things to say:

“This has provided support, in so many ways, from unifying my identity, new products, and technical help, especially in the creation of my new digitally printed fabrics, which is very exciting, broadening my horizons. Feeling a bit like a fern, unfurling into the world, up to the light, expanding, being seen. Thank You!”

– Hilary Casey – Textile Designer and maker

“The training sessions with Jan @ SOL Design Collective have been invaluable!  By focusing on key aspects of my business, the workshop provided an opportunity to review my current situation, and helped me create a clear vision. This was really useful. This has helped me with all aspects of my business”

Barbara Collins – Ceramicist

Upcoming Events

Unless stated, all events are held

Platf9rm, Tower Point, North Street Brighton, BN1 1YR

Thursday Surgery: Five Steps to Growing your Sales

Do you feel confident about selling your Art or handmade products? What’s stopping you from selling more?

Are you comfortable with face to face sales, and happy with the results from your digital marketplace? Or have you ever felt uncomfortable with the sales process, uneasy when discussing prices or simply dissatisfied with your results?

If any of this sounds and feels familiar, then this workshop is for you.

During this 2.5 hour workshop we will explain some fundamentals about selling and sales. We will introduce you to 5 steps to aid making a sale and provide some simple narratives to assist you with the process. There will be opportunity to ask questions, and share experiences from fellow artists.

Rest assured that armed with these tips it will help alleviate your nerves, change your mindset, and move you into a comfort zone for selling your work.

PRICE: £15.00 per ticket
Thursday 28th November  (7pm – 930pm)
The Black Room, Floor 5, Platr9m, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YR


SOL Design Collective Christmas Event

You are warmly invited to join us for a glass of Prosecco and nibbles. We have had an amazing year and this is an opportunity to thank you for your involvement.

We have been supporting two amazing local charities thie year who have art at their heart – Justlife Studio and Superstar Arts.

PRICE: £5.00 per ticket donated to Just Life Studio and Superstar Arts
Thursday 12th December  (7pm – 930pm)
The Black Room, Platr9m, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YR


Be part of the SOL Design Promo Shoot

We have a fun promotional opportunity which we would love to share with you!

We want to feature you and your work – you could be a part of this and benefit from the use of this footage.

We will be filming at Platf9rm on 30th November between 1pm and 5pm.

We are looking for group shots, individual shots of artists, their work and artist testimonials. Your face does not have to be featured if you would prefer, but if you are happy to be filmed you will zoom up our priority list!

All artists attendees will be given access to the final promo footage, and any photo footage taken of them, for use in their own website and social media. There is no guarantee that we will be able to feature all artists and all shots as our scripting process is tight, but our plans are to certainly try!

We are looking for 20-30 people to come on over for the duration of the shoot, or as a minimum between  2pm-4pm (for group shots). This is a wonderful opportunity to gain access to footage and collateral in exchange for a bit of time.

If this is of interest please register here as soon as possible, as numbers are limited.

Saturday 30th November  (1pm – 5pm)
The Black Room, Floor 5, Platr9m, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YR



Book now as places are limited to ensure adequate time for participant sharing and discussion.