About us

Birmingham Design is an organisation dedicated to supporting the city’s budding creative community.

From organising events to connecting designers with people that matter our mission is to help the West Midlands become the creative powerhouse it deserves to be.

Our history

What we do

Meet the team

Our history

For the past few years, we’ve dedicated our time to helping grow the Birmingham creative scene. In 2017 we made it official, founding Birmingham Design Festival – a city-wide celebration of design that has taken place in 2018 & 2019.

Following the success of the festival, we founded Birmingham Design, a community-based project to help tie together the many strands that make up the West Midlands design culture.

What we do

Events

In addition to listing creative events happening in the city, we put on our own, ranging from an intimate evening for 6 to a 3 day festival for 10,000.

Championing the Birmingham design community

We created Birmingham Design as a platform to give creatives working in the city a voice in the bigger picture.

Design affects everyone living, working and visiting the city and we want to make a meaningful contribution to the West Midlands landscape.

If you’re a designer looking for some help or advice, whether it’s setting up an event or finding a freelancer feel free to drop us a line.

Get in touch

The 2018 Birmingham Design Festival team on stage at the Royal Conservatoire

“In my talk about what writers think of designers, I mentioned how I admire the entrepreneurial spirit that many designers have. Luke and Dan are excellent examples of that. Conjuring up a festival on this scale is an amazing creative achievement.

It is all clearly done for the love of it, and with a real sense of community-building. Not just on a par with London events, but better.”

Nick Asbury on Birmingham Design Festival

Meet the team

We’re a team of volunteers passionate about Birmingham’s creative scene. We all have day jobs but in our spare time, we help promote the city’s design industry.

Daniel Alcorn

Director

Designer at Substrakt

Luke Tonge

Director

Freelance designer

Lisa Barrett

Freelance designer

Lindsay Baker

Freelance designer, Sister Minor

Andy Roberts

Creative Director at Carousel Marketing

Winnie Nip

Account executive at ReWired PR

Ash Wilson

SCULPT

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