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Why do some designers struggle, piling up debt, juggling thankless side jobs and uninspiring projects, while others seemingly sail by, getting rich doing what they love?


Making money with design can be hard. 
Competition is fierce and our value can easily be threatened by hard-nosed clients and talented newcomers who eagerly give-away their time for a spot in the sun.

It can also be ridiculously easy.
When our uniqueness, confidence and personal power run the show, opportunities to cultivate prosperous careers can arise.

Author and negotiation expert Simon Horton helps some of London’s top creative professionals get the fee they deserve. Interior designer and mentor Marc Peridis specialises in mentoring professionals on the art of unlocking sustained prosperity, sharing lessons learned from quickly and miraculously bounced back from near-bankruptcy in 2014. 

In a joint discussion, they will teach us how to unravel our money patterns  and cultivate our self-worth to attract high-paying clients and establish ourselves as an authority in the industry.


Simon Horton has been coaching and mentoring creative businesses for over 15 years. He is a Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art, has worked on several accelerator programmes and has coached more than one design studio from start-up to million-pound turnover. He is the author of ‘The Leader’s Guide to Negotiation,’ published by the Financial Times.

Marc Peridis is a teacher and mentor who specialises in deeper creativity, connection to purpose, and unlocking sustained prosperity. As an interior designer, his London studio has overseen the completion of over 500 projects for clients such as Vivienne Westwood and Marc Jacobs, from Houston to Shangai, Dubai to Sao Paulo. In 2014, an experience in a temple in Bangkok awakened his journey to becoming a teacher and mentor. He has since taught workshops to Soho House, Ikea, Gensler and more, and has individually mentored designers and creatives around the world on the topics of creativity, purpose, and prosperity.