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Sponsor Profile: Sixth Story

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.

Video production company Method in Motion join us as supporter for BDF 2019

Method in Motion will be supporting this year’s BDF and helping to provide videography support across our packed programme of events.

We welcome Birmingham’s minima as supporter for BDF 2019

We are excited to announce that the Birmingham contemporary homeware shop minima will be joining as a supporter for BDF 2019.

BDF welcomes Read-Only Memory to present Thursday’s Digital Play programme

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.

Media Partner: Creative Review

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.

Announcing the welcome return of our Graphic District partner G.F Smith

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.

Join us for the after parties – Thursday, Friday and Saturday

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.

Supporter profile: Laurence King

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.

Supporter profile: Kainos

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.

Supporter profile: Freestyle

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.

Digbeth joins BDF 2019 as Digital District Partner

We are very excited for our Digital District hub to be in the heart of Digbeth for this year’s festival. Digbeth is a growing neighbourhood of friendly, creative people in Birmingham’s former industrial heartland.

Supporter profile: BCU STEAMhouse

You might have already seen that BCU STEAMhouse will be our hub for the Product District at this year’s festival. We are very grateful for this support from such an innovative venue.

Supporter profile: TaxAssist Accountants

We are delighted to welcome TaxAssist Accountants as a Supporter for this year’s festival. TaxAssist Accountants is the UK’s largest network providing tax and accountancy advice and services specifically for small businesses.

A welcome return for McCann as Main Partner for BDF 2019

Following on from the success of the inaugural Birmingham Design Festival, homegrown creative agency McCann Birmingham return as main sponsors for 2019.

Media Partner: TypographHer

We are very pleased to welcome type blog TypographHer aka Nicole Arnett Phillips as a Media Partner for BDF 2019.

Supporter profile: Spark 44

We are delighted to welcome Spark 44 as a Supporter for this year’s festival. Situated right in the heart of Birmingham on The Queensway, Spark44 are proud to be part of the creative output that this great city has to offer.

Digital Play: A day of talks on game design presented by Read Only Memory

We’re delighted to present our final major addition to the festival programme, Digital Play. Presented by Read Only Memory’s Darren Wall, Digital Play will feature speakers discussing their careers and passion for video games at our Glug Birmingham venue, Mama Roux’s.

Media Partner: Eye Magazine

We are excited to announce Eye Magazine will be one of our media partners for this year’s Festival. Eye is the world’s most beautiful and collectable international graphic design journal, an essential magazine for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about design and visual culture.

We welcome Orb + Elonex as a main partner for BDF 2019

We are excited to announce Birmingham’s Orb + Elonex will be joining as a Main Partner for this year’s festival. ORB + Elonex have recently partnered together as part of the Elonex Group to bring businesses and creatives throughout the UK a full-lifecycle brand solution, complementing heavy hitting strategy and identities with digital out of home and experiential spaces to help define and elevate brands across sectors.

Win a VIP trip to BDF 2019, with a festival pass and 4 night stay at BLOC hotel

This week (Monday 13th May – Friday 17th May) you can win VIP access to BDF 2019 simply by booking any ticket to any event. Ticket purchasers will automatically be added to a prize draw, with the winner selected at random.

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