As a designer based in the Midlands in the UK, I want to shout loud about the forthcoming Birmingham Design Festival in the Summer 2018.

This will be a chance to celebrate the breadth of talent in and around the City over four full days of workshops, talks, exhibitions, demonstrations and screenings.

Birmingham is a great city that’s going through quite a transition at the moment. There’s many changes ahead and it will be interesting to see how design and creativity play a big part in future developments.

I’ve noticed that the number of creative events has increased over the last few years in Birmingham and this will be one of the biggest gatherings so far.

The events will take place from the 7th -10th June 2018 in a number of venues.

Birmingham Design Festival Speakers

There’s a whole host of talented speakers and presenters across the Birmingham Design Festival. A mix of local talent and global iconic designers.

Here’s just a few:

Aaron Draplin

Aaron Draplin is a hugely popular graphic designer, author and founder of Draplin Design Co. Born in Detroit, Michigan, on October 15, 1973. He is now based in Portland, Oregon.

Tom Muller

Tom Muller runs the helloMuller studio and is an award-winning graphic designer and creative director. He partners with, and designs for technology startups, movie studios, publishers, media producers, filmmakers, and ad agencies. He was also named as one of the top 100 designers working in the UK today by The Drum.

Marksteen Adamson

Marksteen is the founding partner of the award winning agency ASHA. He also does a lot lot more, which you can read about in the interview we did with him.

You can find a full list of speakers here.

Support the Birmingham Design Festival

We’re hoping this event is just the start of many to come. But the event needs your support.

You can donate money, volunteer your time or even just shout about the event on social media as much as you can. Check their main website to see how you can make sure this is a success.

 

Chris Green

Chris Green at This Design Life
Chris Green is a designer and marketer. He runs an agency called Calloway Green and is also the founder of This Design Life.

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