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About us

Birmingham Design is an organisation dedicated to supporting the city’s budding creative community.

From organising events to connecting designers with people that matter our mission is to help the West Midlands become the creative powerhouse it deserves to be.

Our history

Meet the team

Our history

Founded in 2017, Birmingham Design Festival was created by Brum based designers Daniel Alcorn and Luke Tonge to add a much needed flagship design event to the local calendar.

In 2018 the first festival launched to great critical success with some of the best designers from around the world featuring in a packed 100 event programme, helping to strengthen the city’s reputation as a design powerhouse and establish a desire to see more events like it.

The festival returned even bigger and better the following year in 2019 and has now committed to a programme of events every June as well as establishing Birmingham Design, a resource for championing and supporting designers in the West Midlands.

Past festivals

Previous speakers

Oliver Jeffers

Visual Artist & Author

Sonal Jhuj

Global Brand Director at the LEGO Group

Brian Collins

Chief Creative Officer of COLLINS

Gemma O'Brien

Designer & Artist

Morag Myerscough


Chris Do

CEO and Chief Strategist of Blind and the founder of The Futur

Jennifer Daniel

Creative Director for Google emoji

Alice Tonge

Head of 4creative, Channel 4

Erica Dorn

Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Wes O'Haire

Product designer for Dropbox, Founder of Blacks Who Design

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Meet the team

Daniel Alcorn

Designer at Substrakt

Luke Tonge

Freelance designer

Lisa Barrett

Freelance designer

Lindsay Baker

Freelance designer, Sister Minor

Andy Roberts

Freelance designer, Studio Denley

Winnie Nip

Account executive at ReWired PR

Neeraj Kainth

Fuse Birmingham

Dan Silverstone

Freelance Motion Designer

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