Join us in October for the first ever BDF Conference, a celebration of design, creativity and COLOUR.
This year the main focus of BDF will be a day of talks held in the beautiful Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. You can expect to hear from industry leading design pros who've been hand-picked by us due to their strong association with the use of colour in their work.
The BDF conference continues our tradition of world-class design education at an accessible price with tickets from just £50. We know there's a level of uncertainty around events at the moment, but you can rest easy knowing should we need to cancel or postpone you can expect a full refund of your purchase.
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.
Morag Myerscough is a London born designer/artist whose work is characterised by an engaging boldness, strong use colour and high levels of positive energy. She creates structural installations and immersive spatial works that champion community and public interaction.
Acclaimed projects include TEMPLE OF AGAPE, Southbank, 2014, POWER bridge, a permanent installation at Battersea Power Station, 2017, Sheffield Children’s hospital bedrooms, 2017, LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT, a pavilion installation in Aberdeen, 2019, and MAKE HAPPY THOSE WHO ARE NEAR, structural installation in Hong Kong, 2019, ATOLL permanent installation, Broadgate, London 2019,
Founding Director Studio Weave
Je is a founding director of Studio Weave and has been involved with all the practice’s projects since its inception. Over the last ten years of building the practice, Je has gained extensive experience designing and delivering a range of projects in the built environment, both large and small, as well as for a variety of clients including schools, charities, hospitals, museums, local authorities and housing associations.
Anna Charity is a Designer, Illustrator and Creative Director. Most notably, she was the visual mastermind behind the revolutionary mindfulness app, Headspace. For 7 years she lead the Design team in Los Angeles and helped shape a meditation brand that doesn’t rely on 13 hour videos of burning candles and recorded whale song.
Overall, her passion is to create experiences that make a positive impact on the world through illustration, character and storytelling. She understands the importance of designing with empathy and humour, and is fascinated with the power of character as a way to inspire and delight.
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.
CEO Kimi Telford
Yvonne is the founder and CEO of Kemi Telford, a leading clothing brand and retailer. Her clothes have a vibrant Nigerian influence, but with a western twist. Starting 5 years ago with an initial investment of just £50, the Kemi Telford website now serves customers in over 100 countries, fulfilling orders from their London headquarters. Yvonne has built a strong community of over 30k followers on Instagram. She is an expert in E-commerce and online marketing.
Bráulio Amado is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator from Portugal, currently living in New York City. He worked as a Designer at Pentagram NYC. Then joined Bloomberg Businessweek as an Art Director. Moved to Wieden+Kennedy. Then started his own studio in 2017. Since 2018 he co-runs SSHH, a mutant art space, classroom and store in the East Village of NYC.
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.
Tickets fully refundable should the event not be able to go ahead.