Fringe: Applied Innovation through Human-Centred Design
Nov
14
9:00 AM09:00

Fringe: Applied Innovation through Human-Centred Design

Unlock your team’s creativity and build your innovation potential

Applied Innovation
through Human-Centred Design

Where will we be in five years time? What do we need to do today to move us forward? How do we know which initiative to invest time and effort into? If you’re wrangling with big questions like these, you’ll need more than a spreadsheet and vision statement. You need a practical system of problem-solving and a range of skills that can quickly help you build consensus, understand customers and de-risk innovation in your organisation.

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What you’ll learn...

Introducing Applied Innovation through Human-Centred Design – a unique high energy course designed to introduce you to the skills required to lead innovation in your organisation. Throughout the day, you’ll be exposed to a blend of short lectures and hands-on collaborative project work, learning to apply a series of methods that will:

  • Enable you to collaborate across disciplines in your organisation

  • Provide you and your team with practical methods to get started with innovation

  • Help you fast-track the development of new products, services and processes

  • Enable you to super-charge your ability to generate ideas that will unlock growth potential in your organisation

  • Provide you with tools to better understand your customers and what’s really driving them

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When we’re done, you’ll know how to...

  • Clearly articulate the problem you’re trying to solve

  • Conduct qualitative research and identify evidence-based insights

  • Analyse research to define your customer’s job-to-be-done

  • Think creatively to explore potential solutions

  • Test, validate and iterate product ideas before committing months to a project


“Big Motive’s design thinking programme provides the foundation and tools for teams to tackle problems, validate ideas and accelerate to product-market fit. The Big Motive team brings a wealth of global experience which will test your thinking, encourage collaboration and build a growth mindset. Whether you’re trying to improve a service or working on a new product, everyone could benefit from this course”.

Sonya Kerr
Catalyst Inc
CEO Peer Support & Co-Founders Wanted Programme Manager

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Bio on teachers

Rebecca Walsh

Rebecca has a background in Aeronautical Engineering with nearly 10 years’ experience in innovation, design thinking and service design. Rebecca has worked as an innovation advisor to Bombardier Aerospace, Equiniti, the Public Sector Innovation Lab and Health & Social Care NI. Rebecca currently works as service design lead at Big Motive and also works as a STEM ambassador and is a voluntary member of Code4Good NI.

Ryan McCollum

As a partner at Big Motive, Ryan focuses on delivering and enabling innovation by exploiting the intersection of business, technology and experience, all underpinned by design. Ryan has a first class honours degree in Computing Science, and by bridging a strong engineering background with in-depth product and design thinking, Ryan played a pivotal role shaping multiple digital products and platforms within various companies, including global brands such as Visa and PwC. Before joining Big Motive’s leadership team, Ryan was Product Lead at PwC Digital where he pioneered the use of design thinking to help clients of all sizes across various industries to develop innovative solutions that deliver measurable value. Ryan introduced innovation methodologies such as lean start-up and human-centred design to the global PwC network as well as clients ranging in size from early-stage start-ups to blue-chip brands like Unilever, Societe Generale and Asda.

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The Art Department World of Game of Thrones - SOLD OUT
Nov
13
2:00 PM14:00

The Art Department World of Game of Thrones - SOLD OUT

Interested in production design for film or TV? Producing concept art for the biggest dramas on TV? Creating technical drawings of sets and overseeing the build? Or maybe you are a Game of Thrones fan and just want to hear about the workings of the Art Department - then this event is for you!

Paul Ghirardani, Emmy and BAFTA winning Supervising Art Director of Game of Thrones will discuss the challenges and accomplishments of his design work on Game of Thrones and how it has changed television drama forever. He will be joined by Daniel Blackmore, Concept Artist from Game of Thrones who produced 2D computer visuals of some of the most recognised television sets in the world, and Owen Black who as Draughts person drew technical drawings for the worlds biggest drama series. 

The Art Department team, reunited, will talk about their day to day roles, the skills you require to succeed and share their experiences of working on Game of Thrones and with the legendary Emmy and BAFTA award-winning Production Designer, Deb Riley. 

The discussion will be followed by short Q&A hosted by Hugh Odling-Smee (Film Hub NI) with an opportunity for audience questions.

Organised in partnership with BBC Digital Cities, Queens University Belfast and RTS Futures



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Fringe: Breathe #1
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Fringe: Breathe #1

We're trying out a new format for presentations as part of Design Week. Tired of the rigid formula of 20 slides for 20 seconds or 18 for 10 seconds or whatever the latest thing is we're going to try something new... and a bit more complicated.

Eight Vault Artists are going to do six minute presentations with the following slide times...
6 slides for 10 seconds each
6 slides for 20 seconds each
3 slides for 30 seconds each
1 Blank slide when the presenter is required to pause for 10 seconds
Then finish with 8 slides for 10 seconds each.

We have a theory that these timing my lead to more engaging presentations... but there's one way to find out.

Speakers include Eoin McGinn (Emic), Helen Gomes, John Baucher, Gemma Mae Halligan, Emily McDonagh, Adam Turkington and more to be announced.

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FRINGE: Older Coders
Nov
11
2:30 PM14:30

FRINGE: Older Coders

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Design a computer game!

Introduction to GameMaker for over 55’s.

Learn how to use this free cross platform game making engine in a relaxed, no pressure environment. Learn how to create your own games and interactive animations, using found images or your own artwork. A fun, hands on class designed specifically for those with little or no experience with programming. 


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

FRINGE: 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.

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Fringe: Colouring Outside The Lines
Nov
11
12:30 PM12:30

Fringe: Colouring Outside The Lines

Draw your way out of your thoughts!
You are encouraged to explore and observe your feelings through the creative process of making art, have fun and relax.
Make the time to take the time for yourself! Learn to calm the mind through the art of ‘Zentangles' an artistic active meditation.
Develop the Creative Mindset, explore self expression and let the ideas flow.
No previous art experience required, there are no limitations and no rules in creativity. All Materials will be provided.

Facilitated by Star Jump Create (http://www.starjumpcreate.com/)

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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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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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Children these days are taught in schools how to read, write, add and subtract numbers and ultimately, score well in exams. But are we teaching them the skills that the world will demand of them when they begin their future careers? 

Design Club is an interactive workshop that seeks to teach young people Design Thinking as a life skill. What is design thinking? It’s a proven mindset that businesses around the world are embracing to truly position themselves at the cutting-edge of their industries, whereby their people have the tools to be creative and deliver on their ideas. Design is no longer about who can draw or colour in. It’s about creative thinking, analysis, ideation and articulation, and most importantly empathy. Empathy for the people you are designing for.

Through the lens of building a mobile App, we will teach kids these tools; such as planning, sketching, prototyping, testing and iteration. Skills that they can take through their school days and into employment, setting them apart from their peers as they innovate to succeed.

Parents are encouraged to stick around and get involved, you never know what you might learn too.

At Deloitte, we are focused on the future now. We are working to imagine what the future of work looks like, what kind of skills we will need and how we will all be future-ready to embrace it. 

A smartphone will be required for these workshops with Marvel prototype installed in advance from the App store/ Google Play.

Session 1

Time: 10.00 - 11.00am

Venue: Ulster Museum

Session 2 SOLD OUT

Time: 11.30 - 12.30pm

Venue: Ulster Museum


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Come and enjoy a morning of play and learning. A fun filled family workshop of play, creative art activities and sensory experiences (dress for mess).

Time: 10.00 - 11.00am

Venue: Ulster Museum

SOLD OUT (join waiting list below)


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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.

About Claire and Tara: 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.

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.

Session 1

Time: 12.00 - 1.30pm

Venue: Ulster Museum

Session 2 SOLD OUT

Time: 2.00 - 3.30pm

Venue: Ulster Museum


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Have you ever wondered how computers work? It's not as hard as you think: we can talk to them, just not the way we talk to other people. In this workshop, we're scrapping the motherboards for scraps of paper. Experience being a robot for an hour so you can learn how complex tasks are performed with simple instructions! All materials used will be recycled waste.

Facilitated by: Women Who Code Belfast & Farset Labs

About Women Who Code Belfast: Women Who Code is a non-profit organisation aimed to inspire women to excel in technology careers. Since 2013 we have gained almost 1,000 members in Belfast. We hold monthly events ranging from tech talks, coding workshops to networking socials. One of our main goals is to develop the next generation of tech leaders, starting with getting children fascinated about IT. Find out more at https://www.womenwhocode.com

About Farset Labs: Farset Labs is a community funded and volunteer operated charity, opened in 2012 as a place for creativity and technological tinkering. We’re open to everyone, no matter what you want to do, and we welcome people from all walks of life to use our space, come to our events, and get involved with the maker community in Northern Ireland. Visit farsetlabs.org.uk or email outreach@farsetlabs.org.uk for more information about events for children.

All materials will be provided.

Time: 1.30 - 3.00pm

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

SOLD OUT (join waiting list below)


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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?

About Gemma: 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

About Cando Academy: Joel Simon is a practising animator, current director of Hola Lola Animations and previously the founder of Flickerpix Animations.

He has over twenty years experience working in the animation industry and has worked with clients including CBBC, Comic Relief, Sesame Street and Channel 4. 

Joel has been delivering animation and storyboarding workshops for years, working with Cinemagic, Nerve Belfast, NVTV and a range of Art centres across Northern Ireland. 

Joel enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for animation with kids and seeing them develop new skills.

Jenny Simon is an experienced Art and Moving Image Arts teacher who has worked on a broad range of projects within the Education and Community Arts sectors. Jenny began exploring animation nearly two decades ago during her first teaching job as a way of engaging teenage boys who were loosing interest in Art.

Since then she has facilitated animation and digital photo manipulation workshops for a range of clients including Belfast City council, Cinemagic, Titanic Belfast, CCEA and NVTV. 

Jenny says ‘I enjoy working out how to engage and encourage participants, how to find the right style of animation for them and working to enable them to communicate an idea or express a feeling’.

Together Jenny and Joel have three children, it is through the experience of battling screen time allowances with their children that the idea of Can Do Academy was born...

Jenny and Joel believe in using iPad time to creatively stretch the minds of young people, using iPads to develop new skills and get the brain working. 

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

SOLD OUT (join waiting list below)


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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? Together we will envisage a new Belfast and create a 3D representation of this city using cardboard and other exciting materials.

Facilitated by: Thread & Ink Collective

About Thread & Ink Collective: Thread&Ink Collective are a group of local artists, designers and illustrators who will be using their skills to assist children in the making of their dream spaces/buildings.

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


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A speed branding workshop where you can design a brand identity.

1. Create your design for a new business (café, make up, fashion brand, let your imagination go crazy…)

2. Transfer your design onto a white T or a tote with permanent markers

3. Take it away. (and post your designs online)

Facilitated by She Said Design

About She Said Design: A design and branding studio created out of a passion for honest, thoughtful design.

Time: 3.30 - 5.00pm

Venue: Ulster Museum


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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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FUTURE HERITAGE Exhibition Launch
Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

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

FRINGE: 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.

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

FRINGE: The Faculty - Video for Social Media SOLD OUT

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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.

This event has now sold out for info on future workshops email info@blickstudios.org

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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.


Read our blog for the full event description and what to look forward to.

Our judges are: 

We are so excited to announce our judging panel for The Design Experiment next Saturday 10th November at Belfast Design Week:

Dr. Verity Faith

Verity is and architect from Eglinton, Northern Ireland. She studied architecture at Queen’s University Belfast and has developed an interest over the years on how design impacts wellbeing. She completed her PhD in architecture in 2014 with a thesis entitled “Designing for Dementia: An Assessment of the Impact of the Physical Environment on Wayfinding Success in Long Term Care Settings.” During her secondment to Rome, Italy she was responsible for completing a report on how European Union (EU) policy considers the dignity of older people in regards to the design and inclusion of technologies. 

Damian Cranney

Damian is founder and managing partner at Big Motive – a design and innovation studio that creates digital products and service experiences for startups, brands and enterprises across many industries. 

A career-long advocate of collaborative and human-centred approaches to innovation, Damian has worked with a diverse list of clients including Allstate, BBC, Channel 4, Danske Bank, Diageo, Honda, National Trust, Net-a-Porter, Nike and Oracle. Damian is also a design thinking coach and startup advisor as well as a frequent speaker on design in business and technology. He has lectured on various University design courses and delivers executive training in service design and applied innovation. He is currently external examiner for Letterkenny Institute of Technology’s Digital Design degree programme.

Kris Kelly

Kris Kelly is Managing Director of Enter Yes, an award winning Animation, VFX and Gaming studio based in Belfast. His works considers the impact and possibilities of digital media on our every days lives centering on the interpretation of emotion and creativity in digital media, intersecting new and old media techniques to create a dense rich visual language. 

Adam Turkington

Adam Turkington is a freelance irritant and one half of Seedhead Arts. After an early career in the YMCA and Belfast City Council he now does stuff with street art, meantime use, lates, festivals, magic, cabaret and generally just being a pain in the ass.




This event is in partnership with and will be facilitated by:

MakeMatic

Ormeau Baths

T.E.N.

Barclay Eagle Labs

&

Belfast Design Week

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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BDW Supper Club
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30
9th

BDW Supper Club

Join in the conversation at our annual supper club.

Supper will be provided by the fabulous Little Pink Kitchen and our guest speaker this year is the fantastic Jacky Sheridan.

The mouth watering menu is inspired by Sarah’s recent visit to India. Visiting India annually to strengthen her yoga practice, Sarah always takes inspiration from these trips when creating Little Pink Kitchen menus.

MENU

TO START // Masala Papad (cumin scented poppadoms with fresh tomato salsa)

MAIN // Sticky spiced chicken or paneer skewers// Dahl makhani // Crunchy mango salad// Sweet and salty yoghurt dressing // Buttered naan

TO FINISH // LPK brownies with creme fraiche and hot chocolate sauce

OUR 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. 

Tickets include a 3 course dinner, welcome cocktail and drinks throughout the evening.

 
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Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle
Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30
9th

Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle

Vault Art Studios will be hosting a screening of ‘Dispossession’ An investigation of the ongoing social housing crisis sweeping through the UK, taking an eye-opening look at the neglect and increased demolitions that are tearing communities apart.

Director: Paul Sng

Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle explores the agenda behind the neglect, demolition and regeneration of council estates in the U.K. over the past thirty years. The film reveals how individuals and communities are fighting against the state and private developers, as they try to save their homes from demolition, while investigating the decisions that turned a crisis into a tragedy.

Dispossession is the story of people who know that housing is not an expensive luxury, but a fundamental human right.

Speaker will be announced soon. See you guys there!

This is a FREE Event.

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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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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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Fringe: Design for Money or Glory (or both)?
Nov
9
4:30 PM16:30
9th

Fringe: Design for Money or Glory (or both)?

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Origin have assembled a squad of world class creative and digitally enlightened minds to  engage in a lively discussion about designing for outcomes. Exciting, right? 

Btw....free beer and bites will be provided to fuel the Friday frolics!

World class design thinkers and digital doyens engage in a lively discussion about  the practical and the artistic.

Is customer centred, outcome focused design killing creativity and individuality or is it improving the campaigns, products and experiences we create?

Who Should attend?

Creatives, Designers, Marketers, Digital Product Owners, Entrepreneurs

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Drinks and food on arrival
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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FRINGE: Maven x Mourne Textiles
Nov
9
to Nov 10

FRINGE: Maven x Mourne Textiles

As part of Belfast Design Week, Maven have partnered with Mourne Textiles for a one off pop-up shop where you'll find a specially curated selection of handwoven coasters, placemats, cushions & scarves.

Mourne Textiles will also be in-store with one of their smaller looms on both days.

Friday & Saturday: 10.00 – 17.30 / Loom & Pop-Up Shop
Saturday: 11.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 17.00 / A unique opportunity to meet Karen & Mario from Mourne Textiles

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Nov
9
9:30 AM09:30
9th

DESIGN CAMP

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 and TV & Film, 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. 

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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

Hair & Make-Up Design for Film & TV

 

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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Síofra Caherty

Designer at Jump The Hedges, Activist & Educator

Síofra Caherty is a designer, activist and educator based in Belfast. She has worked with the likes of Adidas, ThreeAsFour, Game of Thrones and Levi's throughout her design career. She established sustainable design studio Jump The Hedges in 2016 in response to a lack of eco conscious carry equipment available on the market. Jump The Hedges has evolved in to a platform for zero waste activism and living. Síofra has recently returned from a ten week research trip funded by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust across Europe and North America. The research focused on businesses, organisations and individuals that are trailblazing the use of zero waste and sustainable practices to grow and inform their work. As well as being a Winston Churchill Fellow for 2018 Síofra was a Future Maker of Ireland Award winner in both 2015 and 2016.

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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, Blick Studios, coffeenosugar service design agency and PLACE Built Environment Centre, has been running an urban design challenge for local students and recent graduates. On the run up to Belfast Design Week young designers from across Northern Ireland have been working as teams to develop concept proposals for the spaces between the buildings within Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (CQ BID).

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

Join us at the exhibition opening to see the Urban Design Challenge entries and to hear a bit more about the challenge, meet the designers involved and to see the successful team awarded the prize fund of £1000

You don’t need a ticket to attend this event, but if you would like to keep up-to-date with event details you can sign up on Facebook below


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

DESIGN X SCIENCE

Design x Science / Visualising Science

This 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.


In this workshop we will work with scientists and designers to use some of the complex data generated during scientific research and use UX design and visuals to make it understandable to the wider public.  We'll hear a bit about Astrophysics and UX Design from Professor Stephen Smartt from QUB and Andrew McCrea from Fathom who will be in conversation with David Kane from Farset Labs and Karishma Kusurkar from Belfast Design Week. Then we’ll get stuck into some designing.

This workshop will be fast-paced and interactive.  No prior experience is required, simply come along and learn something new about science and/or design, meet new people and get stuck in!


Some information ahead of the event will be sent to participants to give context


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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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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Late Night Design Tour - SOLD OUT
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30
8th

Late Night Design Tour - SOLD OUT

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, The Makeup Dept & Callan.

CREATIVE EXCHANGE

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“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



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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

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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

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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.


THE MAKE UP DEPARTMENT

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The Make up Dept. was set up by Emmy award winning hair and makeup artist Pamela Smyth to fill the demand for highly-trained hair and makeup professionals to who have the necessary skills to work on the high profile TV and Film productions happening throughout Ireland.

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FRINGE: The Edit 2018
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30
8th

FRINGE: The Edit 2018

Join Atelier Design in their showroom for a wonderful lifestyle event with collections by Atelier Design, Fashion by Una Rodden, Millinery by Grainne Maher and the launch of “Landscapes,” an art exhibition by Francesca Biondi.


RSVP to hello@atelier-design.co.uk

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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 and a recent graduate from different disciplines 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.

Speaker Number One: Kezie Todd

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I’m Kezie Todd, but you can call me Kez. An all around geek who went from self-educated designer to studying interaction design full time. From the little details to the big picture, I design to delight the globe. Education in six different countries helps me bring a new perspective to any project and motivates me to design the experiences of tomorrow for users today. You can find me on placement doing UX at Puppet or as @SaysKez around the web.

Speaker Number Two: Katie Ireland

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I am a second year art student studying ‘Textile Art Design and Fashion’ at Ulster University in Belfast and I also run my own small business selling prints of NI landmarks. My work is mostly illustrative and print based.

I am based in Belfast and have lived there my entire life so much of my work is based on Belfast Landmarks and buildings. Belfast is losing much of its architecture, whether by accident (fire as in the case of Bank Buildings) or by demolition (as in the case of much of the Cathedral Quarter) and so I wanted to try and capture as many landmarks as possible with my illustrations. It began just drawing the landmarks of particular significance to me (ones I noticed most or had visited most often), then as I realised there was an interest in my work I started to look at other landmarks and buildings. Eventually I decided I would try to draw as many landmarks and buildings as possible, to create not just a range of skylines to sell but also to create a database of Belfast through its buildings. The iconic ones, the historical ones, the ones about to be demolished and the newest ones. The idea really is to preserve what I love about Belfast in my illustrations and to develop a commercial range of prints so that I can showcase the best of Belfast and share that with my customers.

I started my business by selling some prints in Unique, the student shop in Ulster University’s Belfast campus, and since then have set up an online store and I am stocked in some local shops, including Titanic Belfast.
At the end of my first year of uni I was awarded the Provost’s Unique Art shop award for my work sold in Unique.

Speaker Number Three: Lucinda Graham

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Lucinda Graham is a Stylist, freelance creative and collaborator. She is a multidisciplinary artist based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and is driven by millennials hunger for reality in the digital age. She explores pressing social and mental health issues through various mediums.

Speaker Number Four: Macy Stewart

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My name is Macy Stewart. I’m a 19 year old fashion and portrait photographer based in Belfast!

I have been doing photography now for nearly 2 years and I have never looked back. After dropping out of A-Levels at 17, I knew I needed to find something to pass my time whether that be a job or a hobby. Photography seemed like a good pastime as I loved and still love meeting new people. I love the whole process of photography from connecting with new stylists, models, designers to the whole photo shoot process!

I love shooting with agency signed models and street cast models! There’s something really special when it all comes together with a great team and that’s what keeps me motivated.

Speaker Number Five: Sorcha McGlinchey

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Sorcha is a first class graduate of Animation BA(des.) Sorcha was the president of the Animation Society at Ulster University, and currently the events manager of Toody Threedy (2D3D) a monthly networking event for animators across Northern Ireland. Sorcha’s student films have been nominated for awards, including her short film “Cope” which was nominated for Best Art Direction at Dingle Animation Festival. Her final year film “Nami the Last Witch” was featured on the CGBros youtube channel, nominated for awards at Dingle, going to be played at Amsterdam’s Halloween Festival, and is currently in the festival circuit. Sorcha works in development at Paper Owl Films as a designer. Sorcha helps bring ideas to life by drawing, testing and designing characters, backgrounds and animated content for pitches. She helps get these ideas funded and moved into production.

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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Lean UX at Allstate - SOLD OUT
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00
8th

Lean UX at Allstate - SOLD OUT

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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