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.
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.
CEO and Chief Strategist of Blind and the founder of The Futur
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Head of 4creative, Channel 4
Graphic Designer & Illustrator
Product designer for Dropbox, Founder of Blacks Who Design
Founder Draplin Design Co.
Partner at Pentagram
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Design Lead for Studio Platform at InVision
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Account executive at ReWired PR