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Three truths about running a design studio

  • David Wall




BCU Parkside - P350



Harmony is possible
Dialogue is mandatory
Education is inevitable

David Wall is a designer with a background in identity design and an ongoing engagement with technology. He co-founded the Dublin-based studio WorkGroup in 2006 with Conor Nolan. The WorkGroup team now focusses on identity design, working with technology businesses and for fellow designers, and other clients in a diverse spread of sectors. David's talk will focus on the truths that have emerged over his experience as a designer and business owner. The convergence of these two worlds has formed the guiding principles of how WorkGroup operates and delivers.


David Wall

Designer / Director at WorkGroup

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Designer / Director at WorkGroup

WorkGroup is an identity design studio founded by David Wall and Conor Nolan in 2006. The studio creates useful, beautiful graphic design for a wide variety of clients, from pioneering startups to national institutions. The work lives in print, on-screen and in environmental applications. Every project is an opportunity to create a distinctive and compelling response to the client’s goals.

The studio’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Wallpaper*, Monocle, Travel + Leisure (New York), Computer Arts and The Irish Times. It has also been recognised by leading awards bodies, initiatives and collections; national and international. The studio’s projects have been category winners in the IDI Irish Design Awards, won ICAD bells and had our work included in the 100 Archive (Ireland’s national graphic design archive). A selection of work has been added to the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Library of Ireland.


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BCU Parkside - P350

P350 is a lecture theatre located on the 3rd floor of BCU Parkside. Entry is gated but will be open, if you have any issues find a volunteer or member of staff and they will be able to guide you.

The BCU City Centre Campus is a multi-million pound centre of excellence in the heart of Birmingham’s Eastside development. It is made up of four buildings: Millennium Point, The Joseph Priestley Building, The Parkside Building and The Curzon Building.

The Parkside Building is the home to our Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.

The City Centre Campus supports the creative industries, business engagement, applied innovation and cultural excellence.

With over 5,500 of our 24,000 students enrolled on courses in music, theatre, writing, media, digital technology, art, design, jewellery and architecture, Birmingham City University is one of Britain’s leading providers of talented professionals to the cultural and creative industries.

The vast majority of these students are part of the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media – the driving force behind the creative provision at Birmingham City University.

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Birmingham City University – Parkside Building,
Cardigan Street,
Birmingham, UK

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