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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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hosted by Romy Matar and Tom Humphreys

Sun 3 Dec 2023

From 12pm

Arch 27, Worcester, WR1 3BD

Christmas Social

hosted by Bham Dsgn, Overlap, Picnic + Fuse

Thu 7 Dec 2023

6:30pm – Late

Nortons Digbeth

Winter Craft Market

hosted by Ikon Gallery

Thu 7 Dec 2023

From 5.30pm

Ikon Gallery

Molly Cleaver & Dion Kitson Art Takeover

hosted by Molly Cleaver & Dion Kitson

Fri 8 Dec 2023

From 7.30pm

Stir Stores, Stirchley, B30 2JL

The BD survey is back for 2023!

We’re back again for our fourth survey to see how things have changed as the city looks to move past the pandemic and capitalise on the success of the CWG in 2022.

Complete the survey

See previous responses

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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or find out more

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.

Register here

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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