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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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Women In Photo Birmingham Exhibition

hosted by Women In Photo Birmingham

Fri 1 Mar 2024

From 6pm

Centrala, Minerva Works

Club Fierce: Artists Behind Bars

hosted by Fierce Festival

Fri 1 Mar 2024

From 8pm

Eastside Projects, B9 4AR

Erdington Photo-Walk With Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora

hosted by Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora & Ikon Gallery

Mon 4 Mar 2024

From 10.30am

Erdington Library, B24 9HP

SPW x IKON Gallery - Drypoint Etching

hosted by Stirchley Print Works & IKON Gallery

Sat 9 Mar 2024

From 10.30am

Ikon Gallery, B1 2HS

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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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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