Design Event - PRESENT: Paul Ryding

Present is a new series of design talks, supported by Belfast Design Week, taking place seasonally across Belfast. Join us for our first event on Saturday 8th June at Root & Branch’s Roastery where we’ll gather to enjoy a coffee and a talk from illustrator Paul Ryding.


Paul Ryding

Paul Ryding is a professional freelance illustrator with a career spanning 18 years working with an international roster of clients in editorial, advertising and publishing. Specialising in portraiture; Paul’s work looks to focus on the narrative that each face can communicate unintentionally.

Recent clients have included the Wall Street Journal, Die Spiegel, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, Harper Collins, Empire Magazine to name a few.

Paul was recently interviewed on the BBC Arts Extra show about his upcoming talk at PRESENT. Have a listen to his interview here.

Root & Branch

Guests will get the opportunity to hear from Root & Branch founders Ben Craig and Simon Johnston on their approach to specialty coffee - from sourcing to roasting - and all in situ at their newly opened roastery in Portview Trade Centre.

Admission includes one signature filter coffee from Root & Branch, with tasting notes being provided at the event by Ben and Simon.