Due to COVID-19 we’ve put 2020 festival plans on hold. We’re looking forward to returning in 2021. Find out more
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.
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.
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.
Following on from the success of the inaugural Birmingham Design Festival, homegrown creative agency McCann Birmingham return as main sponsors for 2019.
We are very pleased to welcome type blog TypographHer aka Nicole Arnett Phillips as a Media Partner for BDF 2019.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
We are excited to announce SuperHi will be joining us as Digital District Partner this year. SuperHi’s go-at-your-own-pace online code + design courses are designed for creatives and made for everyone.
We are excited to announce The Design Kids will be one of our media partners for this year’s Festival. TDK bridges the gap between studying and working in graphic design; a global online resource and local offline communities around the world.
We are excited to announce Aula will be joining us as Digital District partner for this year’s festival along with giving a talk in our digital hub.
We’re delighted to announce that Freitag will be joining us for an inspiring talk and workshop in the Product District at this year’s festival, aswell as coming on board as a supporter of the festival.
We are very pleased to announce Future Faces is once again supporting BDF this year. Future Faces is an ever growing network for young professionals and the leaders of tomorrow run by Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.
We are delighted to welcome Arup, an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, to our list of supporters for this year’s festival.
As main sponsors for last year’s festival, Awesome Merchandise threw themselves into helping make BDF as awesome as possible and we are delighted to announce that they will be returning as main partner for BDF2019.
We are excited to announce Newspaper Club will be supporting this year’s festival. We undoubtedly agree with Newspaper Club’s belief that paper is a timelessly accessible and versatile medium and, with this year’s festival theme of Truth, we wanted to recognise the power of newspapers to tell stories in a way that’s tactile and human.