Bedfordshire based design agency, Bonfire Creative Intelligence, the first ever agency to be accredited by the Design Association, have now successfully seen their entire studio of creative staff individually assessed and awarded a diploma by the Chartered Society of Designers.
Professional accreditation has become important in Bonfire’s development, “The process of accreditation is as important as the accreditation itself” says Stephen Judge MCSD, Strategic Development Director, “it allows us to look at our business practices from a different perspective and to continue to improve our service. I am really proud of the team and am pleased that they were accredited together.”
The Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) is the professional body for designers and with over 3000 members in 34 countries, it is the world’s largest chartered body of professional designers.
Membership is only awarded to those designers who can demonstrate their professional capability and they are obliged to practice to the highest professional standards.
The accreditation came as a pleasant surprise to former Bedford College student Andrew Foster. Having first joined Bonfire as a student placement two years ago Andrew feels that the CSD award is a positive step in his career, “The assessment was a rewarding experience, it has given my confidence a real boost and I am proud to be part of the leading professional body for designers”.