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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Contemporary Women Lunchtime Lectures

hosted by Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Sat 22 Jan 2022


Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DU

The Art of Meditation

hosted by Ikon Gallery

Wed 26 Jan 2022

6.15pm - 7pm

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Mothers Who Make Wolverhampton

hosted by Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Tue 1 Feb 2022

10.30am - 12pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DU

The Useful Art Class - Oils 4 Week Class

hosted by The Useful Art Class

Thu 20 – Thu 10 Feb 2022

The Custard Factory, Gibb Street Birmingham

Jobs closing soon

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

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Motion Graphics Designer/Video Editor

at Method in Motion

Salary: £24-28k DoE

Location: Birmingham

Deadline: 31 Jan 2022

Lead user researcher

at Kainos

Salary: TBC DoE

Location: Birmingham

Deadline: 28 Feb 2022

Middleweight Graphic Designers


Salary: TBC DoE

Location: Birmingham and remote

Deadline: 28 Feb 2022

The Creative City

Watch the new film showcasing some of the amazing talent in and around Birmingham as part of our BDF2021 exhibition.


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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Buy some of the world famous BDF merch

We’ve just launched our new online store. The perfect place to pick up BDF merch from festivals past.

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