BDF Conference 2021
Experience the first-ever BDF Conference, a celebration of design, creativity and COLOUR. Now available to watch on demand.
BDF 2021 took place 16th–20th August and was broadcast online to over 400 people live and on-demand, with multiple nights of talks from celebrated designers sharing their love of colour in all its forms in our Vito hub.
Now you can rewatch all of the talks, workshops and Q&As on-demand buy purchasing access below.
Expect incredible insights into our speaker’s work and some truly unique films that celebrate our affinity for colour in all its forms.
Chief Creative Officer of COLLINS
Brian Collins is Chief Creative Officer of COLLINS, an independent experience design company in New York City and San Francisco. They were named by Forbes as one of the companies reshaping the future of brand building. Over his career, Brian and his team have won every major creative award.
Artist & Illustrator
Murugiah is an award-winning artist based in London, U.K. Born and raised in the UK with Sri Lankan heritage, Murugiah trained as an architect in London before choosing his current creative path, specialising in art, art direction, and design. Today, he makes psychedelic work infused with the dichotomy of his Sri Lankan heritage and western upbringing around themes of mental health, the impending doom of our planet, and climate change amongst other things. All made in a surreal, joyful, loud and unapologetic style using bright bold colours and detailed graphical compositions.
His selected collaborators and commissioners include Apple, Disney, Marvel, Facebook, Penguin, Vans, Wired, Los Angeles Times, and Mondo. And he has been featured by BBC, Creative Boom, Creative Lives in Progress, Digital Arts, and SixtySix Magazine. Murugiah is currently available for projects and commissions.
Liz West is a British artist (b.1985) who graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2007. West’s broad body of work encompasses site-specific installations, sculpture, and wall-based artwork.
West creates vivid environments that mix luminous colour and radiant light. West aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer through her works. She is interested in exploring how sensory phenomena can invoke psychological and physical responses that tap into our own deeply entrenched relationships to colour.
Daniel Eatock defies categorisation. Born in Bolton, he now works between London, São Paulo & Norway. A graduate of London’s RCA, Daniel served on the design staff of the world-renowned Walker Art Center in Minneapolis before returning to work with clients including the Serpentine Gallery & Channel Four (most notably the multifarious Big Brother identity).
Trained as a graphic designer, Daniel is now an established artist exhibiting around the world, with a devoted following.
Colour Expert & Modern Colour Theorist
Momtaz Begum-Hossain is a Colour Therapy Expert, Modern Colour Theorist and Author. Her third book Hello Rainbow: Finding Happiness in Colour will be published November 2021 by Leaping Hare Press. She’s the Founder of the ‘Hello Hue’ philosophy; a seven-point guide for how to use colour to boost your mood and mental wellbeing.
Partner at Pentagram
A native Londoner, Opara studied design at the London College of Printing and Yale University, and began his career working at firms ATG, Imaginary Forces, and 2×4 before founding his own practice, The Map Office, in 2005. Within a matter of years, Opara was tapped to join the global, multidisciplinary design studio Pentagram as a partner at its New York offices, where he currently leads an array of projects with clients including Samsung, Lululemon, The New Republic, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Over the years, he’s grown to appreciate and incorporate more colour in his work, whether it be for digital, motion, print, exhibition, software, branding, or a combination of them. His 2014 book, Color Works: An Essential Guide to Understanding and Applying Color Design Principles, offers a comprehensive reference for using colour in design, featuring case studies with leading designers in the field.
All talks and films from BDF 2021 are included with your purchase, available on demand.
*By agreement with COLLINS, the talk given by Brian Collins was made available during the Conference, only.
Our on-demand video of Practical Colour will now only contain talks from Momtaz and Eddie.
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