Womenfolk Junior.Senior
Nov
6
8:00 AM08:00
6th

Womenfolk Junior.Senior

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This will be the fourth in our series of breakfast events hosted this time by Kaizen where a senior designer from the company shares the story of their career path to success. Complimented by a young emerging designer from the company starting out in the professional world, telling their story so far and the challenges they face.

Junior.Senior aims to open the floor (and the doors) to the world of Junior.Senior. female designers in Northern Ireland. Create collaborations and help champion young emerging designers.

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WOMENFOLK DESIGN EXHIBITION
Nov
6
to Nov 13
6th

WOMENFOLK DESIGN EXHIBITION

Launching as part of Belfast Design Week on 6th November and finishing on International Women’s Day 8th March 2019 this exhibition will be a celebration of Belfast’s female design talent. The exhibition will launch in CastleCourt as part of Belfast Design Week and will be on display throughout Design Week from 6th - 13th November 2018 .

A storefront exhibition of Belfast Female Design Talent, celebrating our past heritage and promoting our current industry through imagery, illustration and story-telling. This exhibition will showcase and celebrate Belfast’s design heritage and talent and educate the general public on female designers, opportunities and information on the design industry. The design industry is diverse and is currently the fastest growing creative industry sector, offering many future job opportunities and the chance for Belfast to reinvent itself as a city of creativity and innovation.

This exhibition is a project by Blick Shared Studios and is supported by Belfast City Council as part of a broader Womenfolk project featuring events and workshops and online activity to encourage more women to seek careers in the design industry. Venue for the exhibition during Design Week is supported by CastleCourt

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Design Futures: NI Innovation Lab
Nov
6
10:30 AM10:30
6th

Design Futures: NI Innovation Lab

Design Futures provides an opportunity for students to hear about Service and UX Design in both the public and private sectors. The programme includes industry speakers and an interactive service design challenge called ‘Pharmacies First’ hosted by the Northern Ireland Innovation Lab as part of their USER-FACTOR project.  USER-FACTOR is a three-year project funded by the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme, aiming to strengthen innovation in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by supporting them to use design as a tool for user-driven innovation, concept development and prototype testing.

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Design Skills: UX
Nov
6
4:00 PM16:00
6th

Design Skills: UX

Design Skills is a series of masterclasses by some of the leading design agencies in Belfast.

Join Fathom as they take you through what you need to know about UX.

Fathom’s session will guide you through a real world UX challenge.
 We will review a contextual inquiry, identify pain points, complete collective analysis, extract requirements and prioritise, and finish on collaborative design ideation.

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Our venue sponsors are Curated Kitchen & Coffee who have kindly given us their venue for this event!

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*This event is now fully booked! A waiting list is available in case of last minute changes or cancellations.

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Design Thinking Bootleg
Nov
6
5:00 PM17:00
6th

Design Thinking Bootleg

Supported by Platinum Member company Danske Bank

Have you ever wondered “what the heck is design thinking” and wished you had an opportunity to experience it?

Bootcamp Bootleg is Stanford University d.school’s (the home of design thinking) introductory workshop to the basic concept of design thinking.

Join Peter Worth of Stanford University d.school and Damian Cranney of Big Motive for a unique opportunity to experience and learn what is design thinking in in this interactive and fun workshop.

Design thinking is a methodology for creative problem solving. You can use it to inform your own teaching practice, or you can teach it to your students or employees as a framework for real-world projects.

“To create meaningful innovations, you need to know your users and care about their lives.”

Who Should attend?
Working professionals and innovation focused entrepreneurs and startups

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Refreshments on arrival 5pm - 5.30pm
Tickets are complimentary but do please let us know if you are unable to make it

Spaces are limited so please book early to ensure your place.

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Design Skills : Branding
Nov
6
5:30 PM17:30
6th

Design Skills : Branding

Design Skills is our series of masterclasses from some of the leading design agencies around Belfast.

Come along and hear from Mammoth, a leading Belfast-based brand consultancy. From the surroundings of their studio, they’ll chat you through some recent projects and give you insights into how they’ve created impactful brands and campaigns for clients such as Queen’s University and Victoria Square. This workshop will be facilitated by some of Mammoth’s key personnel, including both senior and junior brand designers. We hope everyone attending will leave energised by the creative work being developed here in Belfast and there will even be some handy hints and tips to help you on your own design career.

Mammoth is a leading brand consultancy based in Belfast and Dublin. Brand engagement underpins everything they do for their clients, building positive connections with their audience, no matter what way they communicate.

Mammoth make things simple, clear and uncomplicated. They are straightforward, direct and say what they think. Their approach is first to understand organisations and the challenges they face and then to work with them to create a solution that differentiates their brand and sets them apart from others.

*This event is now fully booked! A waiting list is available in case of last minute changes or cancellations.

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FRINGE: Are You Adult?
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30
6th

FRINGE: Are You Adult?

This talk will give the audience an insight into the thinking and process behind ‘Are You Adult?’, the eighth book in an occasional series published by Whitenoise.

Why would a design studio go to all the hassle and expense of producing an art book with no commercial value or purpose? Join us and find out what drives us to create and dedicate so much of our time and energy to ‘Adult’ and its predecessors. We explain the creative process, look at the numbers and examine how a project like ‘Adult’ impacts and energises our studio team.

A talk with video and animation. 40 minutes approx.

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Share 6: Heritage
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30
6th

Share 6: Heritage

Tuesday 6th November
6:30-8:00pm
Blick Studios
46 Hill Street
Belfast
BT1 2LB

Northern Ireland has a rich heritage, that has impacted us in many different ways, from culture and society to our economy and built environment. At this Share 6 event as part of Belfast Design Week we will be asking our speakers to speak on the theme Heritage. They will discuss how Northern Ireland’s past heritage has affected and inspired their journey so far, their hopes and ambitions for their own future and the future heritage of Northern Ireland.

Speaker Number 1: Chris Millar – The Holding Project

The Holding Project is a social enterprise aiming to subvert the traditional private housing rental model. We’re aiming to bring high quality, affordable micro-housing for young people to Belfast as a stepping stone to formal housing. My role is as Designer & Co-Founder along with my Co-Founders Dearbhaile Heaney and Sean Cullen. I’m currently finishing my Master of Architecture at QUB and as a designer I’m very interested in the the architects role as storyteller and problem solver. Starting THP has allowed us to explore many different facets of both the design process and the business world & we’re hugely enjoying the process so far.

Speaker Number 2: Marianne Kennerley – Boom! Studios

Marianne Kennerley is the co-founder and director of Boom! Studios, Bangor.
In December 2014 a small group of artists & designers took the leap and took  the keys for a redundant, empty space in Bangor Town Centre.
Boom! Studios is Bangor’s creative hub providing 20 workspaces and giving headspace to the local creative industry. Marianne believes that creativity and creative enterprise has a firm role to play in  the re-thinking of the town centre as we move away from retail spaces.
“Bangor is my town so I have a vested interest.”
Marianne is a artist and designer with a passion for creating social impact. Following an education and career in the Fashion and Clothing Industry, she returned to education looking for that “something else”. Since graduating from the Ulster University with a Masters in Multi-Disciplinary Design and an Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Investment for the Third Sector she has been developing her own creative enterprise – Boom! Studios, a vibrant, creative hub in Bangor Town Centre.

Speaker Number 3: Shane Quinn – Successful Belfast

Shane Quinn is Founder of Successful Belfast, which challenges Belfast to think in a different way about civic involvement. Launched in October 2016, Successful Belfast develops ways to deliver the active change that ensures Belfast becomes a confident, ambitious, prosperous, and distinctive city. Shane is also Development Manager of Belfast Buildings Trust where he leads on community engagement projects and communications, including the creation of the World Premiere of The Belfast Opera and the annual Northern Ireland Schools Debating Competition. His current projects include the regeneration of Carlisle Memorial Church, involvement in a cross-sectoral civic partnership to secure Belfast’s designation as a UNESCO City of Music, and involvement on creating and delivering the work of the newly established North Belfast Heritage Cluster.

Shane was awarded a British Empire Medal for services to Young People in Northern Ireland in 2014 and was a 2017 Winston Churchill Fellow, exploring civic and cultural regeneration in the US and Colombia.

Speaker Number 4: Simon Worthington – Turf and Grain

Simon Worthington is the Editor of Belfast-based independent magazine Turf & Grain. They work with some of our island’s most exciting writers and photographers, the aim of their project is to recount the stories, experiences and ideas of the people of Ireland. Focusing on various themes they hope to take the pulse of the mood on our island, and to showcase just how great Ireland is as a place to call home in this exciting cultural moment.

Speaker Number 5: Danielle Morgan – Flax Fox

Danielle Morgan is the Founder of Flax Fox, she is an artist and illustrator living in Northern Ireland who likes to sketch local landmarks and buildings. Her sketches can be found on many things – from tea towels and bags to shirts and cards. She also creates original artwork, prints and mugs. Danielle sells her work in St. Georges Market, Belfast each weekend and sold a tea towel to the Queen when she visited in 2014!

Speaker Number 6: Peter Purcell – From Home

Peter Purcell is the founder of From Home, an apparel social enterprise, showcasing the work of artists and designers from Ireland while paying back to charities that protect the island’s environment. During the day he works for Smarts Communicate, a creative marketing agency.

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The Design Salon Quarterly: BOUNDARIES
Nov
7
8:00 AM08:00
7th

The Design Salon Quarterly: BOUNDARIES

The second Design Salon “Quarterly” during #BDW18 invites Joe Laverty, a Belfast based photographer to explore the theme of Boundaries.

Joe’s artistic work mainly focuses on the interaction of people with their built environment. This has led him to look at the man-made borders & boundaries around Belfast. Looking past the immediately eye catching corrugated metal of the peace walls, there are many infrastructural barriers and many borders hidden in plain sight. They are all designed and serve to keep people apart. 
Joe’s photography looks at these barriers and their impact on people within the city and he will be speaking about his projects “The Space Between” and “Hard Lines / Soft Lines”

Quarterly is a curated breakfast inspiration and networking event held 4 times a year with invited creative speakers talking on a theme and with delicious coffee by Cubist Coffee. The aim is to get inspired and learn about a new project or ideas as well as to meet with other fellow creatives in Northern Ireland.


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FRINGE: Invest NI - Design for Export
Nov
7
8:30 AM08:30
7th

FRINGE: Invest NI - Design for Export

Design Insights to Drive Your Export Success

A study by the Design Council shows that 80% of design-led companies have penetrated new international markets in the last three years. The average in the UK is 42%. It is clear that design can help companies to overcome some of the barriers that exist to bringing products and services to an international audience.

For any company considering exporting for the first time, or aiming to improve their export strategy, this workshop will focus on some of the key steps and considerations that should be taken as part of their planning.

The workshop will include:

  • An overview of the export opportunity

  • The importance of branding/naming/story

  • Logistical factors - packaging, transportation & routes to market

  • Cultural implications, language considerations and messaging strategy

  • Raising awareness of IP, International Trademarking and Legislation

There will be opportunities to talk to professionals and experts in the design arena as well as Invest NI staff explaining Innovation Vouchers, IP and other support options that could help move your business forward.

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Design Business Bootcamp
Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00
7th

Design Business Bootcamp

Join us for a 1-day intensive workshop focusing on your design start-up business or business idea. 

Have you ever dreamed of running a design led business? Have you ever imagined a future where your business aligns with your creative passions? Have you ever had an idea, but never quite managed to get it off the ground and turn it into a reality?

Join Christopher Murphy (www.tinybooks.org) for an intensive and hands-on 1-day masterclass to help turn your idea for a design-led business into a reality.

Through his work as a Nesta trainer and a small business mentor, Christopher has helped many young (and not so young!) creatives achieve success through the creation of sustainable and profitable businesses.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a business-focused mentor and learn in a creative environment. This bootcamp is free to attend, but places are limited and will be selected based on quality of application.

To apply for a place please fill in this online form

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Design Skills: Products & Experiences
Nov
7
4:00 PM16:00
7th

Design Skills: Products & Experiences

Design Skills is our series of masterclasses from some of the leading design agencies around Belfast.

An introduction workshop to designing and developing commercially viable products and experiences.

Dawson Andrews’ workshop will be a practical dive into the tools and processes they use to build and scale revenues for their clients and their own digital products. They’ll dive into real stories covering practical tips, rookie mistakes, good questions to ask and methodologies they use on a daily basis. If you’re interested in product strategy, user research, design, technology, analytics and optimisation, this is a session not to be missed.

You’ll hear from the three co-founders of Dawson Andrews:

  • Andrew Fulton - Managing Director

  • Cameron Stewart - Head of Strategy

  • Jordan Moore - Director of Design

Dawson Andrews are a digital product studio with offices in Belfast and Sydney.

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Blick Academy: Pricing Your Design Work
Nov
7
5:00 PM17:00
7th

Blick Academy: Pricing Your Design Work

Wednesday 7th November
5:00-6:00pm
Blick Studios
46 Hill Street
Belfast
BT1 2LB

Blick Academy is an ongoing series of events and workshops for creative industry start-ups, freelancers and small businesses all about sharing skills and knowledge within the creative community.

Join us in this session with Trish Belford, Textile Designer and Senior Research Fellow at Ulster University who will be discussing how to price your design work to ensure that you’re still turning a profit while putting time and materials into creating pieces.

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HomeGrown
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30
7th

HomeGrown

A Design Week favourite, HomeGrown returns for it’s 4th year. This year we see an all female panel of a selection of Northern Ireland’s finest talent.


FIONA MCDONNELL

Fiona McDonnell is a freelancer Illustrator based in Belfast and a member of Belfast's first illustration agency UsFolk, where she also works part time as illustration agency manager. With a distinct and colourful style of work that is often accompanied by interesting commentary on social issues, people, politics, music and film, Fiona often uses her illustration practice to discuss and support the causes she cares about. 

Fiona has worked with a wide variety of clients both local to Belfast and internationally, she was also recently the designer in residence at The Analog Research Lab in Facebook's Dublin headquarters. You can see more of her work here.

HANNAH VAIL

Han* was born in August 2017, the brainchild of Hannah Vail. A 2016 fashion and textiles graduate of Ulster University Belfast and resident designer in the Fashion and Textile Design Centre.

Han* is currently a concession within Topshop in Victoria Square, Belfast and Foyleside, Derry. Their focus is to create beautiful minimal pieces with embroidery or print developed from original and abstract illustrations, for all sexes.

ALICE KEARNEY

Alice Kearney is a designer who blurs the traditional boundaries between design and illustration to breathe energy and creativity into every project. Alice works for the Belfast brand consultancy Mammoth and runs Ladies, Wine and Design Belfast.

Book your ticket here.

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FRINGE: Big Motive presents: The Frontiers of Design — a film by Doberman
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30
7th

FRINGE: Big Motive presents: The Frontiers of Design — a film by Doberman

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As part of Belfast Design Week, Big Motive is delighted to be hosting an exclusive screening of 'The Frontiers of Design' – an inspirational documentary film about the world we're in and design's role as an agent of global change. This amazing piece of work by Swedish design firm Doberman amalgamates 20 interviews with influential organizations and designers about what’s next for Design. Together, the interviews form a diverse patchwork of perspectives across industries, disciplines and markets. 'Frontiers' isn't a quest for 'the answer – because there is no holy grail. On the contrary, it's the beginning of a journey to uncover clues and spark an industry-wide dialogue about the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities at the Frontiers of Design.

We're delighted to host the film in an appropriately unique space, Belfast's Sonic Arts Research Centre. Join us for this unique opportunity to preview Frontiers ahead of its December 2018 release, followed by a panel discussion where we'll get into some of the film's themes and ask — what's next for design?

Register for tickets here.

Panellists will be announced soon. See you guys there!

Check out a preview!

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FRINGE: Kintsugi Zine Workshop
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00
7th

FRINGE: Kintsugi Zine Workshop

DIY Zine workshop based around mental health and creative therapy. 

Kintsugi as a philosophy treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. The aim of this workshop is to celebrate the therapeutic benefits of creativity on mental wellbeing. Come along and make your very own little zine.

All Materials will be provided.

This is a FREE workshop, although donations are welcome with all profits being donated to MindWise mental health charity.

Places are very limited so pre-booking is essential.

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Your Dream Design Job Fair
Nov
8
10:00 AM10:00
8th

Your Dream Design Job Fair

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”


At Belfast Design Week, we believe design thinking can be applied to everything in life, including your career. That’s why this year we’re running our first Dream Design Job Fair to allow you to access advice from movers and shakers in the industry on the skills and experience you need to land your dream design job.
This one-of-a-kind job fair, aimed specifically at careers in design, will provide networking opportunities with industry professionals to allow you to discover future career opportunities.


Attendees will also be able to visit the stands of potential employers and top local design brands to identify ask career questions and grow your network.

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Design Skills: Portfolio
Nov
8
12:00 PM12:00
8th

Design Skills: Portfolio

This event is open to all designers and design students, but the expert focus will be on Branding, UX, Products and Experiences.

Please bring your best 3 projects to speak about and share with our design experts. This speed portfolio event will help you get some advice and guidance about your work to help progress it and give you new opinions and insights from an industry perspective.

Book your ticket below and we will allocate you time slot at the start of Design Week.

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Design Skills: Content Creation Workshop
Nov
8
5:30 PM17:30
8th

Design Skills: Content Creation Workshop

This workshop will explore the power of content in today’s world and how it sits within the creative sphere, with a focus on the battle between the creative dreamers, strategists and media planners.  

Looking at ideation, production, distribution and placing it within a strategy, we will discuss what makes great content and how everyone can be the content creator they need to be.

Delivered by Michael Purcell, Senior Content Producer at Smarts Communicate

Smarts like big ideas and get excited about creating public relations and marketing campaigns that tell stories, change opinions and sell things – all around the world.

Clever strategy, sticky content, disruptive media engagement, whip-smart digital programmes and genuinely ‘social’ social media thinking are at the heart of what we do every day. 

Michael is an experienced content producer with 10 years of industry experience in delivering digital and content campaigns for clients including Diageo, Bushmills, Irish Whiskey, Food Standards Agency, Schweppes, Johnnie Walker, Tanqueray and Bank of Ireland.


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FRINGE: ASTRL Fibres Macramé Tea Light Workshop
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00
8th

FRINGE: ASTRL Fibres Macramé Tea Light Workshop

Come join Alison of ASTRL Fibres and learn how to create a macramé tea light holder. In this session you will learn a few of the basic knots and techniques needed to help you design and complete your very own unique piece of macramé art. All materials will be provided as well as tea, coffee and light snacks.


Tickets cost £35

Places are limited and booking in advance is required.

Email astrlfibres@gmail.com to book your place.

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Lean UX at Allstate
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00
8th

Lean UX at Allstate

Allstate are back again for Belfast Design Week 2018 and this time they are talking Lean UX!

Join their Product Design team for a night of lightning talks and get an insight into UX at Allstate.

Learn how the team practice Lean UX. From user research, design systems through to cross functional pairing and managing stakeholders. You’ll also learn how we pair design across multiple locations and time zones… no time travel required!

See how the team are using these methods to build products used by millions of Allstate customers and Agents every day.

The night will be hosted in Allstate HQ, with free boojums and beer!

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FRINGE: Womenfolk - The  Time is Now
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30
8th

FRINGE: Womenfolk - The Time is Now

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Womenfolk, Creating A Space & Blick Shared Studios have teamed up to create a unique interactive event with a panel of female design students talking about their experiences and journey in the design industry/education to date and what their plans, ambitions and aspirations for the future are.

We will also ask them to give us their thoughts on the design industry in Belfast, the future of Belfast as a design city and how we can encourage and inspire more women in Belfast to take on design leadership roles and/or start their own design businesses.

The title of this event is 'The Time is Now' and the phrase came from noticing that there is such a change within Belfast, especially within the creative scene. We are excited that there seems to be more focus within young women on what they want to do within their careers. There is no time like the present.

In this event we will discuss how we can encourage and support young student female designers to become the next generation of design leaders. We also want to open up the conversation about what it is like being within these industries, the struggles that are faced and how to empower ourselves in the face of adversity.

There will be a panel of four female design students from different design disciplines and backgrounds discussing their perspective of achieving success within the design industries

If you are looking to be encouraged and inspired, this is the event for you. Come and join us.

This workshop funded by Belfast City Council as part of a project to encourage more women to seek careers in the design industry

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Late Night Design
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30
8th

Late Night Design

We're excited to bring back Late Night Design, a chance to see behind the scenes of some of Belfast's most creative design studios in Portview Trade Centre. We aim to showcase a range of design areas and highlight the diversity of talent here in Northern Ireland.

This year’s studios include Creative Exchange, McGonigle McGrath, Lines & Current & Callan!

CREATIVE EXCHANGE

“Creative Exchange was established by a group of artists in East Belfast in 1996 and in the intervening 22 years has contributed to the history, culture, economy and creativity of its locality. The studios provide workspace to visual artists working in painting, print, illustration, ceramics, digital art and socially engaged art.

Our aim is to provide affordable studio space for the artistic community particularly in East Belfast, whilst providing a programme of opportunities for artists to prioritise their practice and develop professionally.”

LINES & CURRENT

Jon & Rebekah Johanson are the founders of Minimal Accessories Brand Lines & Current. Born out of a love for clean lines with a boho twist, they started out with one product and quickly moved to a collection of over 25 items over 4 collections

The designs Rebekah creates are timeless, clean and minimalistic, but they represent something more than that. When people make a purchase, it is more than a transaction. "It is our hope to create a brand that offers personal connection and where her customers feel they are part of something bigger." With each design, Rebekah has employed storytelling to create connection with her audience. Each piece has a name and tale to tell. Also, 10% of profits are given straight to transforming charities, having partnered with 8 to date and in 2017 sent 17 African children to school for a year with their donation to SOS Childrens Villages.

"We have been savvy in leveraging the power of social media to promote the brand and further, built a self-generating online ecosystem where customers promote the brand using a hashtag we created (#MinimalbutwithMeaning)  as they share their purchases with their friends online. We love what we do and find this area of creative entrepreneurship to be exciting and fulfilling."

MCGONIGLE MCGRATH

McGonigle McGrath is an architectural practice based in Belfast. Their work is marked by a commitment to order and geometry, careful orchestration of spatial sequence giving equal importance to interior and exterior space, a strong sense of composition, refined detailing, control of light, and value given to the experiential. The work responds to the context of both the immediate and wider landscape, and has an emotive link through form to the memory of a lost tradition.  The work of the practice has been recognised with numerous awards and publications so join them and get a chance to see their studio!

CALLAN

CALLAN produce colourful, patterned knitwear inspired by art and fashion.

“Our signature technique is hand intarsia, a sophisticated knitting process whereby multiple strands of coloured yarn are woven in by hand on a knitting frame. Garments are hand loomed in house or made by generational family businesses in Ireland and Scotland. All designs are made from luxurious natural yarns such as cashmere, lambswool and Italian Merino wool. Mary Callan is a graduate of Central Saint Martins London.”

The designer is from County Down and works from a former linen mill in East Belfast.

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DESIGN X SCIENCE
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00
8th

DESIGN X SCIENCE

Design x Science is an event that brings together designers and scientists to chat, discuss and collaborate. We’ve previously held talks and panel discussions, but in a brand new format for our 4th year, we are partnering with Farset Labs to bring you a more interactive event where we’ll be working in teams to investigate how to use design to understand science.


Our panellists and mentors:

PROFESSOR STEPHEN SMARTT, Q.U.B. (ASTROPHYSICS)

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Prof. Smartt is Director of the Astrophysics Research Centre in the School of Maths and Physics at Queen's University Belfast and an award-winning scientist known for his work on superluminous supernovae and the stars that produce them. He was awarded an Advanced Grant with the European Research Council grant from 2012-2017. As part of this project, he was at the helm of the Pan-STARRS Survey for Transients, which currently leads the world's supernova discoveries. His group works on supernovae and the deaths of massive stars. His team have leading roles in two large international projects to study supernovae and the transient Universe. His research has been widely published.

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ANDREW MCCREA, FATHOM (UX DESIGN)

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Andrew is a User Experience Planner at Fathom. He is part of the Senior Leadership Team at Fathom and responsible for future strategy, developing key client accounts, planning, budgeting and project management of Fathom's UX research and design. Andrew also provides quality assurance and governance on all research and design outputs. Andrew has a total of 14 years experience in the online and digital design industry, spanning project management, business development, e-commerce digital marketing, consultancy and training, with over a decade of fast-paced, leading digital and design agency experience. 

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In conversation with:



DAVID KANE, FARSET LABS (SCIENCE & TECH)

David is a co-founder and director of Northern Ireland's first hackerspace, Farset Labs, as well as a doctoral researcher in condensed matter physics at Queen's University Belfast. He also serves as an operations engineer for Causeway Sensors, an exciting new biosensor startup out of the School of Maths and Physics at QUB. Farset Labs is a registered charity that aims to be a home for the technical and creative community in Belfast, provide an active programme of STEAM education for all ages and to shape the regional policy regarding technical literacy for children and young people.

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KARISHMA KUSURKAR, BELFAST DESIGN WEEK (DESIGN)

Karishma is a designer, collaborator, entrepreneur, lover of all things creative, avid podcast-listener and postcard enthusiast.  Karishma is passionate about putting Belfast on the international map for Design and making it a must-visit destination for design lovers. Karishma founded her multidisciplinary design studio Karishma's World in 2014 and has collaborated on several ventures including The Design SalonBelfast Design Week since then.

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With thanks to venue sponsors Farset Labs.




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Destination CQ Urban Design Challenge Exhibition Opening
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00
8th

Destination CQ Urban Design Challenge Exhibition Opening

Belfast Design Week, in partnership with Destination CQ Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District and PLACE Built Environment Centre, is running an urban design challenge for local students and recent graduates. Young designers from across Northern Ireland are being invited to work as teams to develop concept proposals for the spaces between the buildings within Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (CQ BID), with the successful concept being awarded a £1000 prize fund.

This unique urban design challenge will ask entrants to create a concept that will make the area inviting, welcoming and attractive space for events, activities, working, studying or living in the area.

Join us at the exhibition opening to see all the Urban Design Challenge entries!


The Challenge

A brand-new addition to Belfast Design Week, this unique Urban Design Challenge offers creative students and recent graduate the opportunity to develop an innovative urban design solution. To help the Cathedral Quarter become a more inviting, welcoming and attract spaces through design, e.g. wayfinding, pavements/streetscape, lighting, data mining, Internet of things.

Concentrating specifically on the spaces between the district’s buildings, proposed solutions can be short, medium or long term interventions; and involve working with buildings or businesses or public spaces.

Destination CQ area includes Smithfield and Union, Cathedral Quarter and Laganside. Sharing a boundary with Belfast One BID Neighbours along Gresham Street, North Street, Bridge Street and High Street.

Interested contestants will enter the challenge by participating in a series of Saturday morning workshops faciltated by service design company Coffee No Sugar in partnership with architects, game designers and other design professionals throughout October. Together in groups, candidates will engage in user-led thinking and work in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary process to develop concept proposals.

The closing date for applications is Friday 28th September at 5.00pm.


The Prize:

The winning team of the Belfast Design Week Cathedral Quarter Urban Design Challenge will be awarded a £1000 cash prize.

All concepts will be shown in an exhibition at PLACE built environment centre, Garfield Street, Belfast throughout Belfast Design Week from 6th – 11th November 2018.


Entrant criteria:

To take part in this design challenge you must be a current student (of any discipline) or a recent graduate (maximum of 2 years since graduation).

To apply for the challenge, please fill in this simple online form here.

Closing date for applications will be Friday 28th September at 5.00pm.

If you would like more info on the challenge before applying contact us at info@belfastdesignweek.com

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DESIGN CAMP
Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00
9th

DESIGN CAMP

Early bird tickets (September only) £15
Standard tickets ( October & November ) £25

+ admin fee


Design Camp is our feature conference at Belfast’s historical Ulster Museum, showcasing some of the best local and international design talent. 

From graphic design and illustration to textile design, UX and more, we will hear from some of the design industry’s most vibrant individuals and companies telling us their stories and sharing their projects and their expertise. This year’s Belfast Design Week conference theme is “Future Heritage” and all of our speakers will be sharing their thoughts on this topic. 


Speakers include:

Nick Gazin

Art Editor at VICE Magazine

Nicholas Gazin is an artist who was born on July 29th, 1983 in New York City. He uses watercolors, colored pencil, acrylic and ink to produce drawings and paintings that are heavily influenced by comics, advertising, movie posters, psychedelia, memories and things that scared him as a child. 

He’s been writing, illustrating, hosting video content, and curating the comics and illustrations for Vice in varying capacities since 2006. His current title at Vice is art editor. Through promotion of rock shows and DJing he became involved with various New York music scenes, drawing pictures that were used for flyers, posters, T-shirts and album covers. He’s best known for illustrations he’s done for popular music acts including Wavves, Run The Jewels, Mac DeMarco, Sky Ferreira, Cerebral Ballzy, Diiv and some others. Nicholas Gazin currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

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Stephen Maurice Graham

Illustrator

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Stephen is an illustrator and comic artist living in Belfast. Over the years he has worked with a variety of international clients like Google, Apple, Nike, Ogilvy, Vans and The Washington Post on a variety of commercial and editorial projects and closer to home with organisations like Cathedral Quarter Trust and Belfast One.

He has a regular spot on VICE working on comics from which a book, ‘Michael’ was published by Space Face Books in late 2016. He is currently working on a new series to be published next year.


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Pamela Smyth

Make Up Designer at The Make Up Dept.

 

Pamela Smyth is one of most respected and requested make up designers working in TV and film in the UK. Her faultless precision, total professionalism and sharp wit make her a firm favourite on set with everyone from actors, directors and producers to her team of trainees and make up assistants whom she manages and mentors.

With over 30 years’ experience, Emmy award winning Pamela maintains an active role within the industry working with her team on a mixture of studio produced feature films and independent productions for cinema and television.  Pam has recently finished as Head of Crowd Make up on Game of Thrones season 8 and has worked on the award-winning show since the pilot. Her more recent work as Hair and Make-up Designer include The Fall, Harley & The Davidsons for The Discover Channel and The Frankenstein Chronicles for ITV.

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Aideen McCole

Curator at 100 Archive

 
 

Founded in 2012, 100 Archive is a platform for the Irish graphic design community at home and abroad, committed to developing, discussing and, in time, preserving contemporary visual communication. Through an open submission process the organisation creates an annual archive that captures important and distinctive graphic design reflecting the work of the industry and its social context and it creates a forum for both what is happening in design now and what our future holds.

Aideen McCole is a curator and cultural producer specialised in contemporary design and architecture. She has worked with 100 Archive since 2015 on its online content, real world activity, partnerships and strategic development. She was a founding director of POST Design Festival, Copenhagen and is a curator at the Irish Architecture Foundation.

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FRINGE: Bit on the Side
Nov
9
5:30 PM17:30
9th

FRINGE: Bit on the Side

A Kaizen Brand Evolution and Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) Bread and Butter Event

'Bit On The Side' and no, it isn’t what you might think!

Join us for after work pints and design chat. This is a conversation of what some of our creatives do as a side line in their spare time, and how this output makes them better designers in the studio.

We kick off at 6pm, but feel free to float on round after work for pre-drinks at 5:30pm

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Hustle Design Talks
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00
9th

Hustle Design Talks

Hustle is back for 2018's Belfast Design Week. We have 2 more inspiring and passionate speakers flying in from London and Berlin to share their digital design stories. Hustle Design talks is about learning from our peers, taking inspiration from their journeys and growing as a community. As usual we'll have refreshments to help wash down the learns.

This is a free event with limited numbers so be sure to RSVP if you can or can't make it.

Doors 6pm, start at 6.30pm, finish when we finish.

For entry, use the side door on Apsley Street and follow the signs.

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BDW Pop-Up Supper Club
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30
9th

BDW Pop-Up Supper Club

Join us for supper provided by the fabulous Little Pink Kitchen and hear from the fantastic Jacky Sheridan who joins as as our guest speaker.

Jacky Sheridan is a mouthy Irish illustrator working between Belfast and Dublin who specialises in bold editorial work, branding & illustration for advertising. Her strong line work and punchy colour palettes give a nod to Pop Art influences which suits the tone of her playful, outspoken illustrative style. She is currently represented by UsFolk in the UK & Ireland and a member of Illustrators Ireland.

Clients include Vice, Subway, Computer Arts, Coca Cola, Jameson and The Skinny amongst many others. 

Ticket price includes a 3 course dinner and drinks throughout the evening.

Book your ticket here.

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The Design Experiment
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

The Design Experiment

A day of design experimentation where multidisciplinary design teams come together to solve a problem using design. The theme and problem of the design experiment will be released during Belfast Design Week 2018. The prototyped ideas will be pitched to a panel of judges and teams will have the chance to win a prize.

We will be announcing prizes and judges shortly!

Plan:

10.00 am - 10.30 am: Intro to theme and panel of judges

10.30 am - 1.30 pm: Teams break out for problem-solving supervised by mentors  

1.30 pm - 2.00 pm: Lunch break

2.00 pm - 3.00 pm: Teams wrap up and pitch idea for 5 minutes each to the panel

3.00 pm: Winners announced

Participants:  

Book your place ahead of the event using the link below and you’ll be working in teams on the day!


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FRINGE: The Faculty - Video for Social Media
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

FRINGE: The Faculty - Video for Social Media

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Saturday 10th November
10am-2pm
Blick Shared Studios
46 Hill Street
BT1 2LB
£30

Social Media is a platform that allows us all to become broadcasters, to make videos, tell stories and share experiences. It is such an accessible medium with so much variety and opportunity. With a simple approach, an understanding of your tools, platform and audience. Plus a handful of tricks, you can create fun, informative and engaging content to promote yourself or your business.

Join Dillon Osborne for a special workshop dedicated to creating awesome video content for social media. Bring your camera or phone, which ever you prefer, a willingness to learn and an open mind and delve into the world of video.

Dillon Osborne

I’m a 33 year old Full Time Freelance Photographer, Videographer & Graphic Designer based just outside Belfast in Northern Ireland. I ride bikes, surf, drink beer, love to explore, to talk, to take photos and share my thoughts. I like to explore things through photography & film. I have worked with a wide array of local and international companies creating everything from Instagram stories to event videos, digital commercials and music videos.

I tell stories. I share experiences. I teach, I inform and I explore. I do this in the most fun, engaging and creative way I can, utilising my professional experience as a Photographer, Designer and Film Maker to produce high quality content. I challenge myself on social media in a truly creative way to share my life, my success, my failures and anything that aligns with my values. I use Instagram, Youtube supported by Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook to express myself visually through photography, video and spoken word. I upload photos regularity covering an array of photographic styles. I daily vlog using Insta Stories giving a taste of my life, making small films, giving tutorials on photography and generally trying to create a small video every day to inspire and entertain my viewers. I have built up an honest, hyper local and heavily engaged audience by being authentic real.

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FRINGE: Oscar & Oscar Popup
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

FRINGE: Oscar & Oscar Popup

Oscar & Oscar in association with The Little America Congress will open their doors for a very special Belfast Design Week popup café, shop & open studios
They are also going to light up their building for the week and get local residents to put some coloured bulbs in a window or two of each house to light up Little America

No prior booking required.

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FUTURE HERITAGE Exhibition Launch
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

FUTURE HERITAGE Exhibition Launch

At this year's Belfast Design Week, we are curating a dual graphic design and communication exhibition exploring the theme of Future Heritage by Central St. Martins student Indiya Tupe and Belfast School of Art graduate Alice Kearney.

This exhibition shares the perspectives of two designers from different places, backgrounds and perspectives. Whilst Indiya continues to study design, Alice has recently begun her career in design.

Indiya's exploration is of Deptford in London, its culture, multiculturalism and how it has developed and Alice will be exploring Belfast through its personality and its personalities. 

We will be showcasing the exhibition in two parts. Part 1 will be released ahead of Design Week during the Open House Festival in October and the full exhibition with Part 2 will be available to view during Belfast Design Week.  

 

 

 
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Customer Experience Clinic
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

Customer Experience Clinic

Experience is a huge aspect of the customer mindset, an aspect that can’t afford to be ignored today. Do you understand what your customers experience is? Do you?

Book your place (40mins) using by getting in touch for an opportunity to come and have a chat about your customer and their experience, using the link. The sessions take place in 31 Gallery Café itself a gallery and a café, offering a different experience to their customers.

Admission: £10 (includes a donation to the 31 Gallery Café)

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Design Skills: Service Design
Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Design Skills: Service Design

Service Design is one of the most disruptive disciplines now being used by charities, government, community organisations, businesses and even schools to provide human centred experiences that dissolve the problems of their users. The discipline's value is evident considering the world’s largest taxi company owns no cars and the largest accommodation business owns no property. The Design Thinking approach is not just proving successful for capitalist endeavours as solutions to sticky problems in remote areas of the world are also being solved with a completely different mindset, putting people’s needs first. Join us for this introduction to Service Design and learn from Glen's experience, his favourite stories, and be inspired to solve whatever problems you are facing with the Human Centred Design approach.

Glen is the Head of User Research and Product Experience at StepStone, UK, one of the largest e-Recruitment tools in the world. He is focused on understanding a variety of diverse user groups in order to collaborate with over 25 agile software development teams to build cutting edge solutions to the problems identified through spending time with people.


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25 Pop-up Blick Shared Studios, Malone
Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

25 Pop-up Blick Shared Studios, Malone

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25 is a design-led pop-up store retailing design-led products by NI designers priced at £25 or less. 25 will open its doors to the public for two days only during BDW18 on Sat 10th at Blick Shared Studios Malone & Sun 11th November from 1-5pm in Victoria Square Belfast.
Come along to support our local designers and independent businesses and to find the perfect design led gifts and goods from local suppliers all for £25 or less.

If you are an NI designer/ design led business owner and would like to take part then get in touch by emailing info@blickstudios.org for more info or you can apply here.
Deadline for applications is Friday 19th October at 5.00pm

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Communal Zine Workshop with Nick Gazin
Nov
10
1:30 PM13:30

Communal Zine Workshop with Nick Gazin

Nicholas Gazin oversees the production of a zine in which each participant receives a quick portfolio review and assignment for their one page contribution to a zine. In the span of a just three hours we will go from conception to final product. The point of this workshop is to help remind you that you should be exactly who you want to be and do what you want to do. You are the only you and this workshop is about exploring that with a communally produced zine.

About Nick:

Nicholas Gazin is an artist who was born on July 29th, 1983 in New York City. He uses watercolors, colored pencil, acrylic and ink to produce drawings and paintings that are heavily influenced by comics, advertising, movie posters, psychedelia, memories and things that scared him as a child. 

He’s been writing, illustrating, hosting video content, and curating the comics and illustrations for Vice in varying capacities since 2006. His current title at Vice is art editor. Through promotion of rock shows and DJing he became involved with various New York music scenes, drawing pictures that were used for flyers, posters, T-shirts and album covers. He’s best known for illustrations he’s done for popular music acts including Wavves, Run The Jewels, Mac DeMarco, Sky Ferreira, Cerebral Ballzy, Diiv and some others. Nicholas Gazin currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

This workshop is not to be missed! 

Refreshments, materials and great craic provided.

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Fringe: Vinyasa for Creatives
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Fringe: Vinyasa for Creatives

All that creative thinking can be quite exhausting. Join us for a relaxing vinyasa practice to help reinvigorate your body and mind.

A strong practise followed by a friendly cup of tea, the perfect antidote to a busy week. 

This session is open to practitioners of all levels and is offered at a special BDW drop in rate of £5 but booking is essential.

To book your place drop us a message via Facebook(@ytbelfast) tell us your name, the name of your business and your email address.

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Deloitte Designers of the future (Design Workshops for Children)
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Deloitte Designers of the future (Design Workshops for Children)

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An exciting design day of free workshops for designers of the future. Workshops will cover a variety of topics to give a taste of the vast array of areas covered by design. Kindly supported by Deloitte Digital


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Every year the Unicode Consortium decides on additional emojis to join the current batch. Anyone can submit a proposal for an emoji character, could your idea be accepted next year?
Students will work in groups to create/develop a new emoji to added to 2019 list. They will guided through the process using design thinking strategies, and will learn about how to visually create represent their emoji, by one of MakeMatic's animators.

Facilitated by Tara Walsh and Claire Bethell Makematic

Claire Bethell is the Motion Graphics Artist at MakeMatic. She has experience in graphic design and a passion for illustration. Tara is the Senior Learning Designer at MakeMatic. She has worked internationally in secondary and higher education, and corporate training for over 15 years.

The workshop will be suitable for 8 - 12 year olds.

Time: 10.00 - 11.30am

Venue: Ulster Museum


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Illustration is a great way of communicating ideas - big and small. It's a way of telling stories, of enhancing products, creating characters and can be used in a wide variety of ways. Get a flavour of illustration through this special workshop with author and illustrator Clive McFarland. You'll be able to learn how to create your own characters and illustrations using cut out paper illustration techniques.

About Clive: Clive McFarland is an author and illustrator of children’s picture-books. He grew up in Co. Tyrone before studying art in Derry and Liverpool. He has twice been shortlisted for the AOI World Illustration Awards, and worked with publishers including HarperCollins, Templar and Penguin US.

Find out more at clivemcfarland.com

Session 1:

Time: 12.00 - 1.30pm

Venue: Ulster Museum

Session 2

Time: 2.00 - 3.30pm

Venue: Ulster Museum


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An exciting design day of free workshops for girl designers of the future. Workshops will cover a variety of topics to give a taste of the vast array of areas covered by design. These sessions are organised by Womenfolk and supported by Belfast City Council as part of a project to encourage more women to seek careers in the design industry.


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Just for girls in this workshop we’re going to work together to design, make the graphics, and produce the sound effects for a new totally unique game. You’ll be given an introduction to GameMaker, a free and easy to use cross-platform programme, and learn some of the basics of coding for games. This is going to be some hands on practical fun and the finished game will be made available online shortly after the workshop. No previous experience necessary.

This workshop is funded by Belfast City Council as part of a project to encourage more women to seek careers in the design industry so is just for girls aged 8 - 12 years

Time: 11.30 - 1.00pm

Venue: Ulster Museum


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This workshop will focus on book design and storytelling. There will be a brief introduction to the different stages of book making. This will include brainstorming ideas, storyboarding, weaving text and images together, dummy book making and the process of working on a final book itself. The workshop will have a particular focus on storyboarding; a fun and vital part of the design process behind creating a book. You will then have the choice of either taking these designs through to a mocked up book or generating a sample piece of artwork.

With Future Heritage being the theme of Belfast Design Week this year and it being the European Year of Cultural Heritage, who better to design our future than the next generation?

Bio

Gemma is an illustrator/author from the Causeway Coast. She graduated from Falmouth University in 2011 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Illustration. She also graduated with her first authored and illustrated picture book deal after visiting the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, London Book Fair and New York during her final year of study. Her books have now been published globally and been nominated for numerous awards, such as the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal, Dundee Picture Book Award and Coventry Inspiration Book Awards.

She originally specialised in writing and illustrating children’s books, but has been actively broadening the scope of her portfolio in recent years. Her Causeway Coast roots have always been of huge inspiration in terms of mark making, colour and the natural theme within her work and she’s currently finishing a large body of work based on the theme, supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Lottery Funds. Gemma is also working on several new book ideas, running her own print business and is currently a judge in the Tourism Northern Ireland Young Travel Writers Competition.  

This workshop is funded by Belfast City Council as part of a project to encourage more women to seek careers in the design industry so is just for girls aged 10 - 14 years

Time: 1.30 - 3.00pm

Venue: Ulster Museum


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This mini animation master classes by Can Do Academy is a great introduction for children to the colourful world of stop motion animation! The workshop will allow participants to make a complete animated Lego film on an iPad, using sound effects, visual effects, titles and lots of imagination! Your child will learn to use special iPad apps and they will receive a copy of their film at the end of the session! 

Facilitated  by  Cando Academy www.candoacademy.com

This workshop is funded by Belfast City Council as part of a project to encourage more women to seek careers in the design industry so it is just for girls aged 7 - 12 years.

Time: 3.00 - 5.00pm

Venue: Ulster Museum

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Let’s build Belfast out of cardboard boxes and a range of other exciting materials. What would you add to make the city better, what might you take away?

Facilitated by: Thread & Ink Collective

This workshop is funded by Belfast City Council as part of a project to encourage more women to seek careers in the design industry so is just for girls aged 8 - 12 years

Time: 3.30 - 5.00pm

Venue: Ulster Museum


Further details of other workshops to be announced shortly



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Conversation Café: SMEs Staying Competitive in Today’s Economy
Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

Conversation Café: SMEs Staying Competitive in Today’s Economy

Join us for a coffee and conversation about staying competitive in today’s economy. The business world has never been so difficult. Share your thinking and learn about various approaches that can help businesses remain relevant to customers.

This session is open to SMEs but will be of interest to many.

This event is free but booking is essential - to book your place drop an email to, info@coffeenosugar.co.uk & tell us the name of your business and what you would like discussed.

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Designers of the Future: Illustration Workshop with Clive McFarland
Nov
11
12:30 PM12:30

Designers of the Future: Illustration Workshop with Clive McFarland

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Illustration is a great way of communicating ideas - big and small. It's a way of telling stories, of enhancing products, creating characters and can be used in a wide variety of ways. Get a flavour of illustration through this special workshop with author and illustrator Clive McFarland. You'll be able to learn how to create your own characters and illustrations using cut out paper illustration techniques.

About Clive:

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Clive McFarland is an author and illustrator of children’s picture-books. He grew up in Co. Tyrone before studying art in Derry and Liverpool. He has twice been shortlisted for the AOI World Illustration Awards, and worked with publishers including HarperCollins, Templar and Penguin US.

Find out more at clivemcfarland.com


Workshop 1: 12.00 – 1.30pm

Workshop 2: 2.00 – 3.30pm

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25 Pop-up Victoria Square
Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

25 Pop-up Victoria Square

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25 is a design-led pop-up store retailing design-led products by NI designers priced at £25 or less. 25 will open its doors to the public for two days only during BDW18 on Sat 10th at Blick Shared Studios Malone & Sun 11th November from 1-5pm in Victoria Square Belfast.
Come along to support our local designers and independent businesses and to find the perfect design led gifts and goods from local suppliers all for £25 or less.

If you are an NI designer/ design led business owner and would like to take part then get in touch by emailing info@blickstudios.org for more info or you can apply here.
Deadline for applications is Friday 19th October at 5.00pm

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Fringe: Melt Fashion Rave
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Fringe: Melt Fashion Rave

Fashion & Music

Melt collective fashion rave

MELT FASHION COLLECTIVE

It’s a collaborative collective, in pursuing the underground fashion scene in Belfast and Northern Ireland. Like the slang word, we are creatives first interpreting what’s around us and exploring the medium as designers. 

We take on designers be that designers of textiles, garment, graphic or set. Working together to create something for the sake of creating. Our stylists have the opportunity to explore our stories and develop visuals, to carry this into the sales and business side of design. We work together as a team, helping each other like a dysfunctional fashion house. We all have our own traits and perks and that’s a fundamental about being a part of Melt, it's that you have something to offer.

Designers : 

- Marky Marc

- Sean Henry

- Inspire The Sound

- Senan ONeill

Stylists :

- Geri Doherty

- Lucy Graham

Instagram : 

- @meltfashioncollective

www.facebook.com/meltfashioncollective

Over 18's 

£10.00

Book here

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Design Film Night: The Shining
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

Design Film Night: The Shining

Ages 15 & over

Reception + Talk + Film

18.00 - Reception

18.30 - Design Talk by Richard Daniels from The Stanley Kubrick Archive

19.30 - "The Shining" directed by Stanley Kubrick


Stanley Kubrick Archive by Paul Heys

Image Credit: Paul Heys

We are excited to be screening Stanley Kubrick's horror classic "The Shining" at this year's Belfast Design Week. Based on the popular Stephen King novel, The Shining was given the Kubrick treatment through its use of fantastic set design, pattern and photography.

We'll be taking a look behind the scenes of Kubrick's films and design with a special talk by The Stanley Kubrick Archive.  

Oh, and every attendee will get an invite to our event reception and an exclusive design film night souvenir by Belfast-based designer Prints by Julz! 

The Shining is rated Certificate: 15

Join us for Design Film Night as part of #BDW17.

If you are Student, please bring proof of ID to the event.

Tickets - Students - £10 / General Admission - £15


With thanks to Belfast Film Festival, The Strand Arts Centre & The Stanley Kubrick Archive.

About the archive

The archive of acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Kubrick is the largest archive held at the Archives and Special Collections Centre and one of the most unique cultural collections from the latter half of the 20th Century. 

Kubrick maintained a high degree of control over his work and often working from home, was able to hold onto materials and resources that were generated by his rigorous and detailed pre-production and production work. These unique materials offer an extraordinary insight into his creative processes and the times in which he worked.

The archive spans the entirety of Kubrick's career from his time as a photographer for Look Magazine to his final film Eyes Wide Shut. The main concentration is of records created during the development and making of his films. There is also material related to his unfinished projects particularly AI: Artificial Intelligence and Aryan Papers and records created posthumously relating to projects such as the creation of DVD and video re-releases, documentaries and books about Kubrick and his work.

The archive includes draft and completed scripts, research materials such as books, magazines and location photographs. It also holds set plans and production documents such as call sheets, shooting schedules, continuity reports and continuity Polaroids. Props, costumes, poster designs, sound tapes and records also feature, alongside publicity press cuttings.

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Design Thinking
Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Design Thinking

Join us for Design Thinking at ArtsEkta, Northern Ireland's leading intercultural arts organisation situated in the heart of Belfast city centre.

The theme of our 2017 Design Thinking workshop is creating products and services to solve problems that refugees and asylum seekers living in Northern Ireland face. In teams we will begin by discovering the main issues faced; generate ideas and quickly prototype possible solutions. We will end the session with a 'Show & Tell' and feedback. 

The aim of this year's Design Thinking is to leave with the first stage of prototypes for products and services that could potentially be taken forward to develop over the next year and showcase at Belfast Design Week 2018.  We are keen to involve refugees and asylum seekers in the conversation + workshop and will be inviting them to participate.

Are you up for the Challenge? 

Join us at #BDW17

You don't have to be a designer to participate, this event is open to design enthusiasts and anyone that would like to contribute thoughts and ideas on this issue.

We will be sending through information ahead of the workshop to all attendees.

This event is free, but spaces are limited, so please book to guarantee your spot!

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This workshop is in partnership with ArtsEkta & Judith Gordon.

Judith Gordon

Judith is a multidisciplinary designer, educator and entrepreneur based in Belfast. Judith runs design thinking workshops and is currently working on a fin-tech app MOCO® - The MOney COach created to help teach kids to become money smart.

Arts Ekta

ArtsEkta (Ekta means bonding/uniting in the Indian language) is a multi-award winning arts and cultural organisation that works to develop intercultural relationships at the heart of the community and is home to the Belfast Mela. We are dedicated to strengthening and deepening relationships between different cultures and communities through a series of exciting and inspiring cultural Arts based programmes. 

The ‘Refugee and Asylum Arts Initiative’, began in April 2014 this initiative has been developed by ArtsEkta. The programme was designed to support and promote the arts and cultural activities of Belfast refugee and Asylum communities. The project successfully involved a wide range of participant groups drawn from many different asylum-seeking and refugee and homeless communities. It responded creatively and effectively to newly emerging needs during the project implementation. This initiative used the opportunities and provided platform to share learning, ideas, information and work with each other to develop further ideas and have their own Social activity and the group of eight women named their initiative “ART ROUTE COLLECTIVE”. 

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FRINGE: UX Design - The importance of human-centric thinking
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

FRINGE: UX Design - The importance of human-centric thinking

As part of the Belfast Design Week Catalyst Inc. are looking forward to having Dr Justin Magee, Research Director for Art & Design from Connect member company Ulster University, provide guidance on the importance of UX Design for early stage products.  

Justin is a Senior Lecturer in Product Design and has worked for companies such as LEGO Systems, Mercedes Benz, Smart, Randox as well as many SME’s and entrepreneurs. He will share three recent case studies where UX design informed design decisions for online learning, app development and VR applications. The customer projects include IZAK9, Diabetes West and CDE Global.


The workshop is focused on Innovation driven entrepreneurs and start-ups seeking to deepen their understanding of UX and how it can enhance their business model, providing added value and novelty. UX is a human-centric model of working and some methods and techniques will be shared, which have diverse application including digital products, service design and business decision making. Let’s not become a nation of ‘me-too thinkers’, let’s put UX first.

Who should attend?
Innovation focused entrepreneurs and startups
Also
Lunch is included
Parking is free
Tickets are complimentary but do please let us know if you are unable to make it!

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Design Business Bootcamp
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Design Business Bootcamp

Join us for a 2 day intensive workshop focusing on your design startup business or business idea. 

Have you ever dreamed of running a design led business? Have you ever imagined a future where your business aligns with your creative passions? Have you ever had an idea, but never quite managed to get it off the ground and turn it into a reality?

Join Christopher Murphy (www.tinybooks.org) for an intensive and hands-on two day masterclass to help turn your idea for a design-led business into a reality.

Through his work as a Nesta trainer and a small business mentor, Christopher has helped many young (and not so young!) creatives achieve success through the creation of sustainable and profitable businesses.

In this practical two day masterclass, he’ll help you get started so that you can turn your idea into a reality, enabling you to build a profitable business.

He’ll explore: refining your idea using creative visualisation; building a brand on a budget; sharing product stories; establishing pricing and positioning; and marketing your business on and off the web. In short, everything you need to know to get your idea off the ground.

Day 1

• Designing Your Future

• Considering Core Values

• Building a Brand on a Budget

Day 2

• Pricing and Positioning

• Product Stories

• Marketing, On and Off the Web

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a business-focused mentor and learn in a creative environment. This masterclass is free, but places are limited and will be selected based on quality of application.

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FRINGE: Human Centred Design at Allstate
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00
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FRINGE: Human Centred Design at Allstate

Imagine a different way of working that solves problems faster and better. Join the Allstate product teams for an interactive workshop on Human Centred Design, an activities-based way of creative problem solving that focuses on people above other factors. 

Learn how the team are using these methods to build products used by millions of Allstate customers and Agents each year. 

Take part in the workshop, collaborate with our Product Designers, ask questions and learn from our Product Developers and Product Managers, who work in balanced teams to create engaging digital solutions. 

The night will be hosted in our CompoZed XP Lab, with food and drink. We hope to see you there!

 

Please contact Laura Sweeney for more information lswee@allstate.com

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Late Night Design (SOLD OUT)
Nov
9
5:30 PM17:30
9th

Late Night Design (SOLD OUT)

Late Night Design is a design industry event visiting a variety of local design studios and hearing the design journeys of some of the designers working within the studios to inspire and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship within the local design community.

Late Night Design
Late Night Design
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BDW Late Night Shopping
Nov
9
5:00 PM17:00
9th

BDW Late Night Shopping

Some of your favourite independent shops are staying open late on Thursday 09 November.

 

Books Paper Scissors 

South Belfast's newest book store. Set on the beautiful Stranmillis Road, you'll receive a free tote if you purchase 2 books or more. Open until 8pm.

 

Maven 

Maven will be joined by Best Buds Belfast and Jump The Hedges. They will also have 10% off smaller in-stock items for the evening too, alongside some free beers supplied by Peroni.  Open until 8.30pm.

 

Studio Souk

Visit city centre non-profit Studio Souk on Thursday evening for some prosecco and local nibbles. Open until 9pm.

 

UNIque

Ulster University's recently opened art & design shop is home to the emerging talent of  the universities students past and present. Open until 8pm.

 

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Fringe: Service Design Clinic
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00
9th

Fringe: Service Design Clinic

This event is free but booking is essential. Places are limited so book early.

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Today businesses face increasingly complex challenges, the greatest is staying relevant to customers. Service Design is an established field to address those pressures today. Providing a 360 view of a service, it gives businesses a comprehensive and empathic view from the customer perspective, which given the world between the business perspective and the customers, is essential to survive. 

Book your free 45 minute session at the Service Design Clinic by contacting Pat.Johnston@ormeaubusinesspark.com

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GPS Print Tour
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00
9th

GPS Print Tour

Join #BDW17 print sponsors GPS as they take you on a tour of their print factory.

You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at what a plate is, how the job is printed, how a book is bound etc, what digital print equipment looks like, what wide format print looks like & more. This is perfect for designers and students that want to know more about how to make the most of their printed work and what they can potentially achieve.  

Tours will be at 10.00am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm and last for an hour each.

10.00 AM TOUR

1.30 PM TOUR

3.30 PM TOUR

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FRINGE: 0 - Data Art Belfast
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00
8th

FRINGE: 0 - Data Art Belfast

Meetup bringing artists, technologists and creatives together to show, tell, and learn about the collision between Data and Art.

Learn about visualisation techniques, data aggregation, and where to get data sources to create, inform, and excite.

"The current quantitative explosion of digital data streams requires new ways for this information to be visualized. The processing of the research, retrieval, storage and analysis of this data is still an emerging sector, but it provides work for evaluation and analysis specialists, as well as for artists. Processing this extremely complex and diversified data is responsible for a brand new economic sector emerging in the field of information technology, along with new forms of artistic creation." - Techcrunch 2016

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FRINGE: LIFE DESIGN 101
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30
8th

FRINGE: LIFE DESIGN 101

How would it feel to make that change you have been thinking about for a while? Or at least start taking some steps towards it?

Design is truly coming of age. Proving itself to be one of the most multi disciplinary skills, used for creating beauty, enabling function, solving some of the worlds most challenging problems, and now, helping you design a life that works for you.

This Life Design Workshop, run by Full Aeon Ltd, uses design thinking methodology to help you become more proactive in your own life and where it is going. Its about connecting to yourself, taking the wheel and starting to steer this ship you are sailing. In this workshop you to get an overview of what life design is and work through a number of collaborative activities to get you taking the first steps in designing a life, that works for you.

This session is a special reduced rate workshop as part of Belfast Design Week.  There are limited places on this workshop, for more information and booking:

 If you have any questions reach out directly to lucy@fullaeon.com

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FRINGE: Hustle Conference
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30
8th

FRINGE: Hustle Conference

"We're keeping it local for another Hustle Design Talks in November, with 2 local digital and web designers stepping up and sharing their experiences and learnings. We'll reveal a little more about them soon, but wanted to open up the RSVPs early to let you secure your seat.

We're excited to be running Hustle this time in association with Belfast Design Week. Be sure to check out other events happening around town with them at belfastdesignweek.com."

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Fringe: Helvetica Film Screening with Kaizen Brand Evolution
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30
8th

Fringe: Helvetica Film Screening with Kaizen Brand Evolution

Kaizen Brand Evolution will host a screening of Helvetica the film at their Lisburn Road Studios on Wednesday 8 November from 6:30pm - 9pm. Join Kaizen Brand Evolution for a night of Type, Drinks and Popcorn! 

Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type.

"The real achievement of the film is the way it sharpens your eye in general and makes connections between form and content, and between art and life."

— CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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HomeGrown
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00
8th

HomeGrown

Back for its 3rd year, HomeGrown is a Design Week favourite where we celebrate our local talent and hear from some of our region's most talented creatives.

LARA & TERRY | TERRY DESIGN

TERRY is responsible for the design of some of Belfast’s favourite spaces such as Established Coffee, Town Square and the award-winning Yugo restaurant. What you might not be so familiar with is their evolution from a furniture manufacturer to a comprehensive design, make and fit-out service offering unique and lasting residential and commercial interiors across the UK and Ireland.

Come and hear about the power of design and repositioning in an evolving global market, and discover how they saved this 120-year-old family business.

 

ANDREW TODD | TANDEM DESIGN

Andrew is the creative director at the helm of Tandem – the Holywood-based company behind the award-winning ‘Man & Boy’ exhibition at Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy.

With over 20 years working in design and interpretation, Andrew combines his love of museums and heritage with his experience in the creative industry to produce exhibitions and interpretation where the storytelling and visitor experience take precedence.

Andrew is an ardent believer in the power of design, and the value that interpretation can bring to local communities. Working for both public and private sector clients, Tandem’s previous projects in Belfast run the full gamut of history and scale; from exhibitions (Belfast Barge, Titanic’s Dock & Pump-House, Belfast Harbour Commissioners Heritage Room, Windsor Park Education & Heritage Centre) to signature visitor attractions (SS Nomadic & Hamilton Dock, Titanic Belfast) and public venues (Ulster Hall, Belfast City Hall, Belfast Waterfront, Titanic Hotel & Drawing Offices).

 

DR RACHEL GAWLEY | APPATTIC

Rachel is a software specialist, CTO and founder of MedTech company, AppAttic. She was named as one of Innovate UK's Women in Innovation 2016 and has led AppAttic to be named as one of the Disrupt 100 “businesses with the most potential to influence, change or create new global markets” in 2017.

Rachel is a lapsed academic and University researcher who completed her PhD in Software Architecture and post-doc in connected health. Rachel's passion is innovation and using technology to solve simple everyday annoyances through to being an intergral part of solutions for complex medical conditions.

Rachel's natural curiosity and tendency to bend the rules has enabled her to produce software that works with today's healthcare system whilst provoking change for the better! The aim is to create a new model of healthcare where data is democratized and people are more actively involved in their healthcare.

 

PHILIP MCCRILLY | ARTIST & CURATOR

Phillip McCrilly is an artist and curator working with food. Having previously worked in a number of Belfast-based arts organisation including Catalyst Arts and Golden Thread Gallery, he is the current recipient of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Artist Career Enhancement Programme for Curatorial Practice (2016-17). Interested in the transgressive and interdisciplinary possibilities of food and hospitality, McCrilly’s research considers thinking around entrepreneurial startups and models of creative labour within contemporary curatorial practice. Previous food-based projects include 'Balearic Beets' at Framewerk, Belfast (August 2017), 'Dance Food', a temporary fermentation canteen with Fiona Hallinan at Project Arts Centre, as part of Dublin Dance Festival (May 2017), and 'Kombucha Bar', a collaborative fermentation bar as part of the exhibition 'Claw, Craw & the Devil', at Catalyst Arts (March 2016). 

 

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Fringe: Fashion Illustration Night with Melt Collective
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00
8th

Fringe: Fashion Illustration Night with Melt Collective

A blend of the contemporary drink and draw and life drawing with a twist wearing garments and live models. This is a relaxed environment with expressive drawings learning more about chacterising and drawing for fashion. Suitable for all.

Cost: £10.00 `(to be paid in cash at the event)

BOOK HERE

 

MELT FASHION COLLECTIVE

It’s a collaborative collective, in pursuing the underground fashion scene in Belfast and Northern Ireland. Like the slang word, we are creatives firsts interpreting what’s around us and exploring the medium as designers. 

We take on designers be that textiles, garment, graphic and set. Working together to create something for the sake of creating. Yet our stylists have the opportunity to explore our stories and develop visuals, to carry this into the sales and business side of design. We work together as a team, helping each other like a dysfunctional fashion house. We all have our own traits and perks and that’s a fundamental about being apart of Melt, is that you have something to offer.

Designers : 

- Marky Marc

-Sean Henry

- Inspire The Sound

- Senan ONeill

Stylists :

- Geri Doherty

-Lucy Graham

Instagram : 

- @meltfashioncollective

www.facebook.com/meltfashioncollective

 

 

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Fringe: Drink & Draw
Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30
7th

Fringe: Drink & Draw

Drink & Draw have supported BDW for the past 2 years and they are back again for our 3rd! 

Join LOFT as they put on their extremely popular social drawing event once more at Town Square Belfast at #BDW17.  Town Square’s great selection of hot food, coffee and of course beer will be available throughout the session. Drawing materials will be provided by the Inkmonkey crew, but feel free to bring your own sketchbooks, pens and pencils!  

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Share 6 : Made in Northern Ireland
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30
7th

Share 6 : Made in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has a rich history of making - from shipbuilding, to rope works and linen - but there's a new type of maker culture emerging.  From the contemporary craft scene, to the DIY scene, the digital startup scene and beyond, Share 6: Made in Northern Ireland seeks to explore the latest and most interesting things happening in maker culture here, "on our doorstep."  At Share 6, speakers share their stories for 10 minutes each, focusing on a particular theme. 

Speaker Number One:

Our first speaker is Jordan from Jaunt. Jaunt is a social travel app that actively encourage users to collaborate on each stage of their travels. Travel companies are very good at selling you a sightsee experience, they market the destination and hook you up with a ‘concierge’. If you want to meet a willing local you would have to put out a post on traditional social media, find a forum or approach complete strangers. Jaunt removes the awkward barriers for the traveller who wants more than the standard sightseeing tour.

Jaunt is just about to launch their Android app into an early stage beta with the help of an Android scholarship from Google earlier this year.

https://jaunt-app.co.uk/

Speaker Number Two:

Hello my names Andrew. I’m an Artist and Designer and I run Bright Stem.

The best way to explain what it is I do at Bright Stem is to understand how I see the world. I’m dyslexic meaning my brain processes ‘things’ more through images than text. Images don’t have any classification or specific meaning unless you assign them one. So my mind naturally jumps from one thing to the next creating webs of interconnected images. The best way to visualise this process is the mind maps I create.

When it comes to creative projects therefore I find it impossible to define what it is I do under any specific discipline. Because one minute I’m working on a small sculpture which easily turns into a children’s toy, which just as easily could be a piece of public art, or the inspiration behind a children’s book and on and on and on like that.

Therefore Bright Stem was set up to create an environment in which I can naturally function within. Where different things can come into contact with one another allowing ideas to develop across multiple disciplines. It’s also somewhere for me to present these different projects alongside one another. Allowing the public to see the connections made between them.

www.brightstem.com

Speaker Number Three: 

Prints by Julz is an eco-conscious design venture by artist and printmaker Julz Marulina. Working from a shared studio, The Belfast Print Workshop, she designs and creates hand-printed fine art, textiles and t-shirts. Prints by Julz brand evolved through a personal quest towards sustainability, and aims to achieve as little negative impact as possible.

http://www.printsbyjulz.com/

Speaker Number Four:

GMMG Design Studio is the multi-disciplinary creative practice of Grace Margaret McGowan, I dabble in many things including model making, sketching, sculpture and film but specialise in Origami. Soon to launch a new range of Origami kits inspired by modular origami and positive mental health.

www.facebook.com/GMMGDesignStudio

Speaker Number Five:

There are two things that I am most passionate about- Belfast and coffee. Add into the mix an appreciation of maps, and you have something! I’m Gareth, the founder of Belfast Coffee Map which launched in May this year, Northern Ireland’s first and only pocket sized paper publication featuring 17 of some of our top independent speciality coffee shops; an aromatic guide to our historic and beautiful city. The map not only celebrates our city’s burgeoning coffee scene but also its wealth of creative talent and skill, with illustrations by local artist David McMillan bringing it to life. I love our city, and I want to help to sell it to the world.

ttp://belfastcoffeemap.azurewebsites.net/

Speaker Number Six:

Blackstaff Games are a games and animation company based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, specialising in original characters and stories.  Established in 2014, Blackstaff Games first created DogBiscuit, a creative drawing exploration game aimed at a younger audience. The game was released through Tivola on tablet and mobile in December 2015 and has gone on to receive nominations from the children's TOMMI Awards and the Develop Awards for best new mobile IP.  Blackstaff Games are currently working on a number of upcoming titles which will be announced later this year.

http://blackstaffgames.com/

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Fringe: Blockchain Should We Question the Hype?
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30
7th

Fringe: Blockchain Should We Question the Hype?

With Blockchain being hailed as the next big disruptor join the #4IRC Connect Shapers as we discuss this technology which aims to solve an age-old human need; the need to establish trust in an uncertain environment.

• Will blockchain change the world or is it all hype? 
• How does Blockchain disrupt areas of our lives such as how we access healthcare, how we vote, how our qualifications are shared and the food we eat?
• What are the opportunities and challenges with Blockchain implementation?

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Customer Journey for the Café Sector
Nov
7
3:00 PM15:00
7th

Customer Journey for the Café Sector

This event is free but booking is essential. Places are limited so book early. 

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The customer journey map, a tool used in Service Design to provide a visual of the user’s experience, is being used to understand the reasons customers stay with a service or leave. This dedicated two hour workshop for the café sector invites café owners, staff members and café users to visualise the customers experience and emotional journey using the customer journey map. Because today, insight means survival.

With limited places available, book early to ensure your place, by completing and submitting the booking form here: http://coffeenosugar.co.uk/customer-journey-workshop-the-cafe-sector

 

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Fringe: Walking and talking about Belfast's street art
Nov
7
12:00 PM12:00
7th

Fringe: Walking and talking about Belfast's street art

Belfast, Beirut and Berlin all share something special - a penchant for 'post-conflict' street art.

Join Ulster University’s Omar El Masri, academics and street artists for a conversation and walking tour that explores Belfast’s street art scene against the backdrop of a changing urban landscape brought on by legacies of conflict, segregation, urban regeneration and redevelopment.

Is street art a scream of political protest like we see in Athens, Cairo and Lisbon or are these walls weaving together a different story for Belfast?

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Design Startup: Build Your Own
Nov
7
to Nov 9
7th

Design Startup: Build Your Own

At Belfast Design Week, we are all about creating new projects and businesses. Design Startup is a 3-day series of practical business skills workshops to help generate ideas, take ideas to the next level and help startups take their products and services to market. This programme is open to those working in both digital and physical areas of design.


Project activity:

Day 1 - Ideation with Judith Gordon

Tuesday 7th November at Blick Shared Studios (Malone)

Time: 10 am - 1 pm

Ideas generation workshop and talks on research, ideas, user experience to inform products and services and designing initial product and service sketches and plans.

Judith is a multidisciplinary designer, educator and entrepreneur based in Belfast. Judith runs design thinking workshops and is currently working on a fin-tech app MOCO® - The MOney COach created to help teach kids to become money smart.


Day 2 - Prototyping & Manufacturing with FABLAB Belfast

Wednesday 8th November at FABLAB Belfast

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Hands-on making and digital design workshop turning your idea into a feasible prototype to test with its intended users.

FABLAB Belfast (Fabrication Laboratory) is a fully kitted fabrication workshop which gives everyone, from small children through to entrepreneurs and businesses, the capability to turn their ideas and concepts into a reality.


Day 3 - Selling with Kaizen

Thursday 9th November at Blick Shared Studios (Malone)

Time: 10 am - 1 pm

Bringing your product or service to market and how to best engage with potential users and customers.

"We are Brand Evolutionaries, achieving big results from small changes over time well spent with clients. Building long-term competitive strategies. Together we are creative changemakers."

- Kaizen


Spaces are limited to 12 and based on application.


This event is in association with Blick Shared Studios

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Fringe: Getting to know your camera with Katrina Taggart
Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00
7th

Fringe: Getting to know your camera with Katrina Taggart

Would you like to know how to get better photographs from your SLR camera?
This is a crash-course in getting to know the settings of your camera, getting you to understand aperture, shutter speed and ISO which will help you make much more beautiful photographs.

Bring along your camera and camera manual so that you can get to grips with the settings on your camera and how to take more control over the photographs that you are making.

Katrina is a professional wedding, studio and commercial photographer with a Masters in Fine Art Photography.

£25

Register now with katrinataggartphotography@yahoo.co.uk 

 

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Design Breakfast: Transforming Public Sector services through great design
Nov
7
8:30 AM08:30
7th

Design Breakfast: Transforming Public Sector services through great design

As part of Belfast Design Week, Kainos’ Design team are delighted to host a Design Breakfast and panel discussion on Tuesday 7th November in The Good Room, at Bullitt Hotel. There will be panelists from the Public Sector, design agencies and Kainos. Join us at this intimate session to see short presentations, ask questions of the panel and find out more about the work that’s going on in Public Sector and beyond.

Facilitator: 

Colin McKeown: Design Consultant and Branding Mentor for the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland

Panel:

  • Malcolm Beattie: Head of Innovation Lab, Public Sector Reform Division, Department of Finance, NI
  • Damian Cranney: Founder & Partner, Big Motive
  • Nikos Karaoulanis: Head of Experience Design, Digital Services, Kainos
  • Ali Rawashdeh: Head of Product, Digital Services, Kainos 


Presenters: 

  • Damian Heavern: Senior Designer, Digital Services, Kainos
  • Rebecca Walsh: Service Designer, NI Innovation Lab
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Fringe: Faculty Film-making Course with Chris Eva
Nov
6
to Dec 12
6th

Fringe: Faculty Film-making Course with Chris Eva

6 week film-making course with Blick Shared Studios and Seedhead Arts

If you’ve ever wanted to dip your toes into the word of professional video production this is your chance. Join filmmaker Chris Eva and delve into the world of creative filmmaking as a career.

Week 1: Introduction to video basics.
Week 2: Advanced video production techniques.
Week 3: Storyboarding / project filming 1.
Week 4: Storyboarding / project filming 2.
Week 5: Video editing week 1.
Week 6: Final edit / reviewing of work.

Note: This schedule will be adapted in line with the participants’ aims / objectives.

Chris Eva (B.A. Film Studies, Media Studies and Video Production) holds over ten years of professional experience in Video Production, Direction, Camera operation and Editing. Since forming his own production company in 2010, Chris has successfully produced a range of projects including Documentaries, Music Videos, Business and Charity films while continuing to work freelance for other clients in the TV and Commercial sector.

Cost £75.00

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Refugees Welcome                T-Shirt Challenge
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30
6th

Refugees Welcome T-Shirt Challenge

Shout out to all designers! We need your assistances with the Refugees Welcome T-Shirt Challenge. Refugees Welcome NI is collaborating with Belfast Design Week to host a workshop that aims to design t-shirts that communicate messages of welcome and inclusion.

Refugees Welcome is a grassroots, not-for-profit local group, who want to make refugees welcome in N. Ireland. We organise educational events that build awareness about the challenges facing refugees and introduces hosts with spare rooms to destitute asylum seekers who need somewhere to live. When refugees and asylum seekers arrive in N. Ireland they face many challenges such as language barriers and depending on status aren’t allowed to work. 

During the workshop you'll learn facts about refugees and asylum seekers and explore some of the myths. Your challenge is to design t-shirts that communicate positive messages of welcome. Refugees Welcome NI team plan to print up some of the tshirt designs to wear and promote visibility and inclusion.

Some of your t-shirt designs may be printed up and worn by Refugees Welcome NI to promote visibility and inclusion. Selected designs will also be exhibite at Blick Shared Studios following Belfast Design Week and will be share on Blick and Refugees Welcome NI website and social media.

 

Sign up here to get involved

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FRINGE: McCadden & the Belfast Brand Identity (SOLD OUT)
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30
6th

FRINGE: McCadden & the Belfast Brand Identity (SOLD OUT)

In early 2017, McCadden was commissioned to create a new visual identity for the city of Belfast.

"Our brief was based upon four key foundations:

  • bring the written Brand Proposition to life, summed-up by the essence, Belfast: Energy Unleashed 
  • create a deliberately dynamic identity system, capable of reflecting the rich diversity of our city and communicating eloquently with a huge spectrum of audiences
  • deliver something that would feel real for us Belfastians/Belfasters/Belfastards (no-one’s ever really nailed that term!)
  • help to positively shake-up some staid misperceptions about our city that exist locally and beyond our shores

Wee buns, we thought...

Having been embraced by multiple public, private and non-profit partners, our new identity solution is now in the process of rolling out across the city and further afield.

Despite a premature birth on the lovely Nolan Show, the identity is now gaining some real momentum and winning hearts and minds.

Soon, the system will be released for use by everyone who wants to become part of our city’s expression. That’s when the real fun will start.

The event in Bullitt on the 6th will be an opportunity to see the full expression of the brand identity system, hear how we’ve arrived where we are and hopefully get some discussion going about how the people of the city can take this new tool and make it their own."

Join McCadden for this fringe event as part of #BDW17

Book here

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Design Science: On Artifical Intelligence
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00
6th

Design Science: On Artifical Intelligence

On Artificial Intelligence

This year we are focusing on Artificial Intelligence and its impact on our society and on design. Join us for an interactive discussion around the topic of AI.

Join us at the stunning setting of Naughton Gallery, Queen's University Belfast where we will be joined by a panel for our discussion. 

Our panel is:

Jordan McDonald, Kainos

Jordan McDonald is a Software Engineer working for Kainos, he has had exposure to a range of technologies. This includes Artificial Intelligence where he has experience both as a practitioner (particularly towards the application of AI towards computer vision) and also as an educator on this topic through having significant involvement in both the creation and delivery of AI Camp.

Ben Bland, Sensum

Ben has overall responsibility for operations at Sensum – cultivating the success of all their systems, processes, people and projects. He works with implementing and maintaining adaptive strategies for the optimal performance of their teams and the products and campaigns they develop, across all company divisions.

Ben's background is broad, but broadly digital, having come from a background of online marketing and e-commerce, through digital strategy consulting, to wider tech startup consulting & entrepreneurship. Ben has spent most of my career between London and Belfast, working within agencies, small-to-medium size businesses, NGOs, and as a freelancer. 

Andrew Bolster, Sensum

Andrew is a Data Scientist with a specialisation in Distributed and Autonomous learning system with a wide range of skills and experiences across technical, business, and entrepreneurial fields.

Andrew completed a PhD at the University of Liverpool as part of an Anglo-French Defence Programme on Autonomous Submarines for Marine Survey and Monitoring. Data Scientist at Sensum, a Belfast based startup building tools for understanding our emotions, behaviours and interactions. Andrew is also one of the founding directors of Farset Labs – very well-known hub for the tech community in Northern Ireland.

David Kane, Farset Labs

David is a Materials scientist with a strong background in startups and a broad knowledge of technology. Highly focused on the interface between research and commercialisation, with a passion for third-sector work.

The event will be hosted by our the Design Week team and we can't wait to see you there!

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Womenfolk: Take5 (SOLD OUT)
Nov
6
8:30 AM08:30
6th

Womenfolk: Take5 (SOLD OUT)

Breakfast event for Female designers (get your week off to a creative start). 

What is Take Five?

Five minutes, five questions. Stand up, inspire and be inspired by your fellow female creatives (or just sit and listen if you wish).

Have your morning coffee/breakfast and network with like minded female creatives – what’s not to like? (apart from the early start!).

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