Design Directory

We've included below the link to the Design Directory to asisst you in finding designers in Wales that can help your business.

The Design Directory Wales was established by Design Wales in 2006 as a way to help the business community find design suppliers. Designers can be found on the directory through searches by town, county, region or design discipline.

To find a designer or to register a design business CLICK HERE


Other Useful Links

There are a range of other services, which may be of interest to your business.

While we take every care to ensure our information is updated regularly to provide you with the latest support information, we advise you to please check with the individual programmes.

Services within University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)

Creative Industries Research Innovation Centre (CIRIC)

Established in 2005, the Creative Industries Research and Innovation Centre (CIRIC) is a hub for research, learning and Intellectual Property (IP) development which has worked with over 500 businesses in the creative industries sector.

In recent years CIRIC has developed expertise, knowledge and has established a range of facilities through a number of successful EU funded projects including; the Advanced Communications Technology Project (ACT), Moving Images Wales (MIW) and the Institute for Sustainable Design (ISD).

This expertise and the associated facilities are still available to support businesses with future projects continually being developed.

For more information contact

James Moxey
Tel: 01792 481253

Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship

Enterprise starts with creativity and innovation, but relies on a very strong business sense to make it work. This is what drives the Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship, a hub of Inter-disciplinary activity that empowers UWTSD teams to help students, graduates, staff and our business community to not only develop their own ideas and opportunities, but also to drive them forward. 

For more information contact our Enterprise Manager

Kathryn Penaluna
Tel: 01792 481199 

Design Lab

The Design Lab is a team of multi-disciplined product designers who are passionate about design, turning ideas into reality. No matter where you are in the development process from concept generation, detailed designs, prototyping and design for manufacture we can help. We can draw upon the wide range of expertise and facilities to tailor a solution for you.

We concentrate on the more creative end of the product development process utilising the latest software and cutting edge technologies. We know that form style and functionality of a new product is vital in activating and attracting financial and commercial investment to allow a product to proceed to market, so we have tailored our services to incorporate:Design thinking,Concept design,3D Computer Aided Design,Product visualisation andPrototyping

The lab has a range of 3D printing equipment capable of producing functional prototypes using ABS and PLA Material as well high level detailed printing down to 16 micron layers in a range of materials including an optically clear that can be used for testing. 3D colour printing is also possible using our 3D powder printer capable of producing quick concept models for verification and visual feedback. Our 3D scanning facility is capable of digitizing products, moulds, tools, and much more using our dental and hand held scanners to verify and check products for accuracy and 3D modelling.

For more information on the Design Lab please contact:

Ian Williams
Tel: 01792 481199 (ext 4529)


Architectural Glass Centre 

The Architectural Glass Centre (AGC) was established as the commercial arm of the Swansea School of Architectural Glass. Its prime function is to act as an agent between potential clients and emerging/established glass artists in the realisation of new commissions and restoration/conservation projects.

For more information contact

Alun Adams
Tel: 01792 481199


Cerebra Innovation Centre

CIC is a bespoke product design service offered to members of the national charity Cerebra in partnership with UWTSD. The successful partnership has seen the Centre grow and expand over the last ten years with recent products being commercialised which has increased revenue for further research for the charity.

While the work of CIC is mainly for the Cerebra charity, UWTSD has considerable experience in the areas of new product development and product design and can support businesses and external parties through the Design Lab at UWTSD.

For more information on the Cerebra Innovation Centre please contact:

Dr Ross Head
Tel: 01792 483 688 



Software Alliance Wales

Software Alliance Wales (SAW) offers subsidised ICT Business Workshops, ICT and Software training, Industrial Student Placements and an ICT company certification scheme to businesses across the Convergence areas of Wales.

SAW’s diverse portfolio and business reach allows companies across the region to network and share best practice. The project builds on the principles of successful ITWALES initiative, which is renowned for its student placements and support for Welsh ICT business.

For more information visit:


Wales Institute for Work Based Learning

The first HEI in Wales to develop and deliver an integrated bilingual professional development framework programme incorporating accreditation of employers’ staff development programmes, accreditation of prior experiential learning, and delivery of a range of modules leading to an academic qualification in Professional Practice.

For more information visit:

WebsiteWales Institute for Work Based learning


GO Wales

Graduate Opportunities Wales offer a variety of services to help recruit and retain graduate staff. You could benefit from offering work experience to a student or graduate, take advantage of the financial support for recruiting a graduate through a work placement or advertise a vacancy free of charge.

GO Wales also offer SMEs in Wales a Graduate Training & Development Fund to help with the cost of training graduates.

Tel: 01792 481109

Strategic Insight Programme

The Strategic Insight Programme (SIP) is a collaborative, pan-Wales programme, funded by HEFCW, encouraging innovation and facilitating interaction between university staff and public, private and voluntary sector organisations.

SIP builds capacity for Welsh Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to establish strategic links with external organisations, demonstrating the benefits of partnerships with HEIs. The programme facilitates this by providing seed funding for short-term placements aimed at developing new cross-sector relationships, encouraging development of strategically beneficial collaborative projects in a supportive environment.

For more information contact Amanda Hughes on 01792 481199 or email


Community Engagement & Creative Bubble Programme

The University has always had a long standing commitment to community engagement. By working closely with the students and staff, numerous links have been made with local groups and businesses. These relationships are important in enriching both the community group and the students’ learning experience.

For more information email



Support Services available outside UWTSD


Cynnal Cymru - Sustain Wales

Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales is the leading organisation for sustainable development in Wales. Our mission is to make Wales the first Sustainable Nation. We support the talent, skills and innovation of our people through our consultancy services, our events and training, and support organisations and businesses in Wales to deliver on sustainable development.



Business Wales

Welsh Government business support providing assitance to people starting, running and growing a business. The support for business includes information, advice and guidance delivered online, over the phone through the Business Wales Helpline, and face to face through our Business Wales centres.