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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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Immersive Arts Meet Up

hosted by BOM

Tue 16 Jul 2024

From 6pm


RBSA Summer Show

hosted by RBSA

Thu 13 Jun – Sun 21 Jul 2024

RBSA Gallery, B3 1SA

Chunky Headz Drink N Draw

hosted by Spice Up Your Line

Sun 28 Jul 2024

From 12pm

Artum, Hockley Social Club, B19 3LU

Midlands Painters Exhibition

hosted by Moonraven Gallery

Fri 28 Jun – Sun 28 Jul 2024

Moonraven Gallery, The Birmingham Black Box, B19 3EB

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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