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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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MAC Arts Markets

hosted by mac Birmingham

Sun 3 Jul 2022

11am - 5pm

Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham

Makers Summer Market

hosted by Makers Market Midlands

Sat 9 Jul 2022



The Migrant Festival

hosted by Ikon Gallery

Thu 14 Jul – Sun 17 Jul 2022

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Birmingham 2022 Festival

hosted by Common Wealth Games 2022

Tue 1 Mar – Fri 30 Sep 2022

Throughout Birmingham

Jobs closing soon

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

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Frontend Developer

at OhMy!

Salary: £45-£55k (D.o.E)

Location: Leamington Spa

Deadline: 30 Jun 2022

UX Researcher

at Ricoh

Salary: Competitive

Location: Birmingham

Deadline: 30 Jun 2022

Product Designer

at Ricoh

Salary: Competitive

Location: Birmingham

Deadline: 30 Jun 2022

Creative Artworker

at Folk Agency

Salary: £24-32k

Location: Birmingham

Deadline: 30 Jun 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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