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Championing, connecting and inspiring the West Midlands creative community

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Upcoming events

Fancy hanging out? Here‘s a selection of upcoming events you might be interested in.

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New Narratives in Photography

hosted by Midlands Art Centre

Thu 8 Feb – Mon 27 May 2024

Midlands Art Centre, B12 9QH

Under The Layer

hosted by Under The Layer

Wed 29 May 2024

From 6pm

Dead Wax Digbeth, B9 4ED

Stourbridge Summer Makers Market

hosted by Makers Market Midlands

Sat 1 Jun 2024

From 10.30am

St Thomas' Church Hall, Market Street, Stourbridge, DY8 1AG

Spring Batik Art Painting Workshop

hosted by Batik Ying

Sat 1 Jun – Sun 2 Jun 2024

FarGo Village, Coventry, CV1 5ED

Jobs closing soon

Looking for work? Last chance to apply for these great roles.

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Senior Designer

at Kingel

Salary: 35k – 45K

Location: Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

Deadline: 01 Jul 2024

Say hello to Birmingham Design Shop

A new home for design books, stationery and BD/BDF merch.
Shop online or come and visit us in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter.

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Birmingham Design Survey 2023 – Results now live!

We’re pleased to reveal the results for our 2023 survey, looking into the working lives of designers and creatives in the West Midlands – proudly supported by Beyond the Book.

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Find a Freelancer

A directory of freelancers working in or around design, based in Birmingham and the West Midlands. Find your next designer, illustrator, photographer and more.

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Support for the community

Things are tough at the moment. Let us help you navigate these uncertain times.

Join the Birmingham Design Slack community

Come and join our community. Sign up is dead quick and you’ll be chatting in no time with your local peers, swapping tips and comparing woes.

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BFF Scheme

Helping connect graduates with industry mentors. Register as a graduate or an employer and begin mentoring today.

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Submit a job vacancy

Reach our audience of West Mids based designers with your job ad and help support the Birmingham Design community.

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Register as a freelancer

We’re building a database of freelancers to help local businesses find local talent.

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Introducing Birmingham Design

A new resource from the folks who bring you Birmingham Design Festival. We’re here to help connect the design community.

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