17 September 2010

SBID supports a new barcode system that protects designers from misappropriation of their creative work and opens up a new trading platform

SBID is proud to support Creative Barcode® a unique creative concept protection system that uses application-driven digital codes embedded into written propositions, proposals and creative work. Benefitting both Originators and procurers, Creative Barcode® denotes that no element of the work may be used without the Originators’ permission. 

Vanessa Brady, SBID President says “The Society which upholds professional standards for interior designers has long been aware of the difficulty in protecting the work of professional designers from use without permission.

SBID recognize that Creative Barcode® presents a key opportunity to its membership to gain a level of protection that values their professional work and creativity; establish a new industry standard and open up a new trading model. 

The professional interior design sector is worth £900 million in turnover to UK Plc and employs an estimated 13,000 designers and support staff.

To ensure recognition of the value creative work brings to industry, and to reduce risk of misappropriation of work are essential components to the growth of the creative industries sectors.

We congratulate Creative Barcode® and will recommend it to our members to ensure that the creative sector pulls together to be early adopters for the benefit of all. 

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Editors Notes

About SBID

The Society of British Interior Design (SBID) was incorporated to equally represent the interests of manufacturers, practitioners and education. The objective of The Society is to promote the profession and in doing so, at the highest level of competence and design, bring protection to the consumer by creating a clear separation between those that are professional and those that are hobbyist or untrained.

Contact: Vanessa Brady, President, Tel 07885 476144 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              07885 476144      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, Email: Vanessa@sbid.org

About Creative Barcode®

Creative Barcode is the trading name of the software application, the digital barcode, and the not-for-profit organisation that created and markets the product. Benefitting both originators and procurers, a Creative Barcode denotes that no element of the tagged work may be used without the originators’ permission. 


Creative Barcode enables registered firms to embed data-encoded barcodes into strategic proposals, detailed propositions and digital, 2D and 3D creative work. The barcode and information panel identifies the owner of the creative work, includes a simple ‘authorisation of usage’ agreement for recipients, and enables online database recording, tracking and monitoring of file distribution to and download by third parties.


The online one-off initial registration fee of £195 + vat includes five barcodes. Additional barcodes can be purchased online thereafter as required. Further information is available at www.creativebarcode.com


Maxine Horn       

Tel: +44 (0)7803 297 150  

Email: m.j.horn@creativebarcode.com

Emily Miller         

Tel: +44 (0)7717 022 536  

Email: e.r.miller@creativebarcode.com


Vanessa Brady, President
Society of British Interior Designers

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