Become a Member

Become a Member

Chris Murphy · 12 January, 2021

Join the 10,000+ design-focused entrepreneurs that I’ve helped to launch successful businesses and level up their lives.

After two decades as a Senior Lecturer at Belfast School of Art, I’m now focused full-time on my next venture: The School of Design, a community for design-focused entrepreneurs building the businesses of tomorrow.

We are a small, but tight-knit community. We’re learning together and we’re growing together. Above all, we’re supporting each other to reach our goals.

How it works…

Once you sign up, you'll be invited to join The School of Design’s Slack community.

Our Slack group acts as the backbone for everything: group discussion; course and event announcements; links to new content; and all kinds of opportunities (jobs, both freelance and full-time). Here’s what’s included in membership:

  1. A Vibrant Community (Slack)
  2. Regular Designer Talks and Courses (Zoom)
  3. A Private Library (Notion)
  4. Books (Digital Formats)
  5. Discounted 1:1 Coaching (Zoom)

The Designer Talks will be similar to the talks I ran throughout 2020. The full list is on the Designer Talks page, but to give you a flavour, some of the people who spoke last year: Steph Smith, Elliot Jay Stocks, Sarah Richards, Jack Butcher, Tim Van Damme and Meg Lewis…

Our courses are short, sharp – usually 3–5 weeks long – and are focused on helping members to become better designers and thinkers. Our next course (25 March) is Idea Factories, a five week course on levelling up your thinking.

Courses are only including in the annual membership.

Our Slack community is a supportive environment, focused on peer learning and shared accountability. We support each other through the highs and the lows and, above, all we’re learning together.
Our Slack community is a supportive environment, focused on peer learning and shared accountability. We support each other through the highs and the lows and, above, all we’re learning together.

Become a Member

Membership pricing is on a ratchet system, the earlier you sign up the better. This rewards early adopters, especially those who supported me in 2020. Launch pricing is as follows:

Mr Murphy

Hello! I’m Mr Murphy, but you can call me Chris. I’m a designer, writer and speaker based in Belfast. Above all, I’m a teacher, but I’m still on my own learning journey.

As a design strategist I’ve worked with companies, large and small, driving innovation by drawing on my 30+ years of experience working with clients including: Adobe, Electronic Arts and the BBC.

I’m sharing everything I’ve learned throughout my three decade career, here at The School of Design.

Studio Memberships

Learning is better when it’s undertaken with others. If you run a studio or a business that involves design, we have studio memberships available.

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If you found this post useful become a member of The School of Design. If you’re interested in coaching, email me: chris@theschoolofdesign.com