Scruffy Dog Design
Scruffy Dog Design worked with York St John University to obtain Proof of Concept funding, allowing owner David Turner to grow and develop his business.
Scruffy Dog Design is a creative studio in high-speed pursuit of innovation, specialising in the generation of visionary design solutions, combining excitement, loyalty and imagination to metamorphosize an individual’s contact with routine items, space and acquired information.
David said: "The fund helped pay for my Venturefest stand and buy some key materials. I also aimed to use it to produce a working prototype of my most influential design, the prototyping of which will be done over in the design block at York St John University.
I also received help through the business growth programme with CidaCo. The one to one mentoring with David Abbott, I found really useful and the output information and material from David was 100% beneficial and appropriate to my field.
The Proof of Concept funding helped by putting my business on the map, developing a client database and selling my creative ability and talent. Along with specialist equipment that meant I was able to produce concept drawings, sketches, and artist impressions to a high standard giving my clients the best I could.
The proof of concept fund has really helped me purchase beneficial materials and drawings aids crucial to my business, and help me fund my stand at Venturefest. This led to meeting a key client – a Scientist from Bradford University taking my design into pharmaceutical testing working with experts in that particular field."