Today we’re writing with the unfortunate news that BDF Conference, aka BDF2020, will no longer be happening this year as we have decided to postpone any large scale events until 2021 due to COVID-19.
Sadly, perhaps inevitably, the festival in June has been postponed to October. Read on for more details.
We’re excited to announce that Hire an Illustrator, a community of professional illustrators, animators, artists, and agents, founded by Darren Di Lieto, is coming on board as supporter for this year’s festival.
Due to the uncertainty the world is facing as a result of COVID-19, we have made the decision to make some changes to the scheduled programme of events planned for this June. BDF 2020 will now be one day of talks on Saturday 6th June, forgoing the day of workshops planned on Friday 5th June (with some caveats – read on for more).
We’re excited to announce the awesome Newspaper Club will be returning as a supporter of this year’s festival.
We are stoked to announce more of the awesome speakers who’ll be taking to the stage at BDF2020, alongside the already announced Brian Collins and Morag Myerscough!
Joining them are Bráulio Amado, Liz West, Anna Charity & Daniel Eatock, colourful characters we can’t wait to hear from, plus a workshop with our returning friend Anthony Burrill…
Find out more about his recent ‘dream project’ for Greenpeace, telling human stories through another species and some fantastic behind the scenes shots.
Our friends at the Association of Illustrators have launched a call for entries for the World Illustration Awards 2020. Find out how you can get involved.
We’re very grateful for support from local agencies who have help fund our festival and keep the tickets at amazing prices. Here’s some details in their own words from the excellent Sixth Story, who join us as a Supporter again this year.
Method in Motion will be supporting this year’s BDF and helping to provide videography support across our packed programme of events.
We are excited to announce that the Birmingham contemporary homeware shop minima will be joining as a supporter for BDF 2019.
We’re delighted to welcome Read Only Memory’s Darren Wall as presenter for Thursday’s Digital Play. This day of talks on game design at Mama Roux’s will feature speakers discussing their careers and passion for video games.
We are very pleased to welcome Creative Review as a Media Partner for BDF 2019. Creative Review has been bringing the creative community together since 1980. It delivers the sharpest opinion, analysis and advice on life in the creative industries, with a focus on insight, leadership, process and inspiration.
We are delighted to announce that G . F Smith who were our first partner for the first design festival, will again be sponsoring the Graphic District this year.
So you’ve packed your day with inspiration and now want to unwind with your fellow festival-goers, catch up with old industry friends and mix with the stars of the programme. Don’t worry #BDF2019 family, we’ve got you covered.
We are delighted to welcome Laurence King as a Supporter for this year’s festival. Established in London in 1991, Laurence King Publishing is now recognised as one of the world’s leading publishers of books and gifts on the creative arts.
We are delighted to welcome Kainos as a Supporter for this year’s festival. Kainos is a UK-headquartered provider of digital services and platforms for public and private sector customers around the world.
We are delighted to welcome Freestyle as a Supporter for this year’s festival. Freestyle is the digital agency for large B2B Non-Sexy Businesses*. They offer digital strategy and audience insight, web design and build, continual optimisation (UX, content, search, data), digital marketing and creative campaigns.