Starting Up: Angry Pixie

When I decided to leave Paris, the city where I was born and grew up, to start a Design course in Leicester (Product Design and then later on Design Crafts) I had no idea where it would take me. I only knew I liked the idea and thought it was worth giving it a try and see where it would take me. I certainly did not imagine it would take me where I am now.

My name is Livia, aka Angry Pixie and as far as I remember I have always loved making. I now make ceramic jewelry and vessels. Everything is made with time and love, to a high standard. The idea of becoming self-employed and running my own business came gradually, as I was studying and wondering what sort of life I wanted for later. I knew I wanted to make my own decisions and have control over my time.

Angry Pixie

I wanted something different from a regular job, something that I created from scratch, something to be proud of. I also like to decide when to do things and most importantly when I feel ready for them.

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Enterprising Graduate Champions set-up #dmupopup shop!

The month of January proved successful for 16 DMU graduates who took part in a new scheme to help them learn about starting their own business. We worked together with the DMU Graduate Champions team to deliver a 3 week paid enterprise scheme which would provide graduates with essential information and inspiration in regards to kick-starting their journey into self-employment.

DM<U Graduate Champions at their pop-up shop at the Highcross.

Hosted by Kate Cowan of Spring to Action, the Graduate Champions Enterprise Scheme took place in the Innovation Centre with each day focused on a specific topic. The group covered a wide range of topics from finance and tax to marketing and social media.  There were also some guest speakers who shared their start-up journey and expertise to inspire the graduates!

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