25 Pop Up
Nov
4
to Nov 10

25 Pop Up

25 is a design led pop-up store retailing in affordable local & international design products. We'll have Graphic Design, Fashion, Stationery, Textiles, Illustration, Product, Print & more. Our list of independent designers will be released shortly.  Products are all priced at £25 & under. 

25 will pop up at Belfast Design Week on the 4th-10th November 2017 at Ulster Museum & beyond.

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Design Camp
Nov
4
10:00am10:00am
4th

Design Camp

Belfast Design Week's conference is taking place on Saturday 04 November at the beautiful Ulster Museum. We are excited to hear from 6 international and local design speakers sharing their Design Connections stories.

If you're one of the first 50 to purchase a ticket, you'll get a beautiful limited edition #BDW17 tote bag on the day.

 

CARLY AYRES | NEW YORK

Carly is a writer, creative director, and, most recently, a partner at HAWRAF, a freshly minted design studio based in New York. Born out of Google's Creative Lab, the studio focuses on creating compelling branding, marketing & communications that engage audiences in new ways. 

 

MARINA ESMERALDO | BARCELONA / LONDON

Marina Esmeraldo is an illustrator and tropical child from Brazil, living and working between London and Barcelona. After working several years as an architect, she had a quarter life crisis and set up her own illustration practice in Europe, creating work for fashion, music, publications & brands.

She has exhibited around the world, including in the Venice Biennale, and been awarded honours in Europe, the U.S. and Latin America. Her witty and vibrant illustrations continue to attract a range of commissions and her style is bursting with experimental shape, pattern and composition, counting among her clients Google, Adidas, Haagen-Dazs, Refinery29, Lenny Letter, Wired, Women's March and many others.

 

KIERAN & AIDAN, MCGONIGLE MCGRATH ARCHITECTS | BELFAST

McGonigle McGrath is an RIBA Chartered architectural practice based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, established in 2012 by Kieran McGonigle and Aidan McGrath, both previously the architect directors and owners of the award winning studio, Twenty Two Over Seven. 

The work of McGonigle McGrath is informed by a sensitivity to context and place, a consideration of form, materiality and craft, and an understanding of the quality and simplicity of buildings well made. A passion for the contemporary is moderated by their experience in conservation and a respect for the vernacular. Knowledge of proportion and a fascination with composition through modern art and photography are constants that help the practice navigate through the process of making architecture, from landscape to building to detail, returning again to the landscape, observed as a translation of lines. 

The work of the practice has been recognised with success in RIBA Awards and RSUA Awards programmes, and ongoing studio work has been exhibited in both Belfast and Dublin. 

Current and recent projects include a contemporary extension to a listed townhouse to provide a second Home from Home in Northern Ireland for the cancer charity Clic Sargent, a new rational brick dwelling in a natural clearing of ancient oak within a listed and part walled demesne, a new dwelling on the steep banks of the Shimna River in the foothills of the Mourne Mountains, and a restoration of a 18th century Sail Loft at Belfast Docks. 

McGonigle McGrath have also featured in the final stages of reviews for UK’s most prestigious architecture prize, reaching the midlist of the RIBA Stirling Prize for their House at Maghera in 2015. The work of the practice has been widely published.

 

KEELIN COYLE | DUBLIN

Keelin is part of WorkGroup, the Dublin based studio who create useful, beautiful visual identities, websites, publications and design for print and environments. Our clients are a diverse group; from startups to large and established organisations.

With experience in award-winning studios in Amsterdam and New York, she has also acted as Assistant Lecturer in Visual Communication at Parsons School of Design, New York.

 

DAMIAN CRANNEY | BELFAST

Damian is Founder and Partner of Big Motive – a digital design and innovation studio with offices in Belfast and London. Throughout his career, he has advised a wide range of brands, businesses and technology startups – advocating design thinking approaches to create products, services and experiences that solve business problems while addressing the needs of users, audiences and customers. Past clients include Diageo, Unilever, Honda Motors Europe, Nike, Oracle, Hertz, MTV, TG4, BBC, Channel 4, National Trust and Net-a-Porter.

Damian leads his team at Big Motive to deliver expert services spanning user experience research and design, service design, digital product design, digital transformation and innovation consulting. Big Motive’s mission is to help and empower visionary teams to design products and services that inspire growth and make the world work better.

 

For student tickets, a valid form of Student ID must be shown at event.

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FRINGE: ASTRL Fibres and Best Buds Belfast
Nov
4
12:00pm12:00pm
4th

FRINGE: ASTRL Fibres and Best Buds Belfast

A combined workshop by ASTRL Fibres and Best Buds Belfast. Participants will join us in Best Buds Blackstaff Mill Studio for an afternoon session where they will learn to create a macramé and plant based seasonal wall hanging in which to take home with them.

Cost and booking details to follow. Time subject to change.

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Design Dinner
Nov
4
7:30pm 7:30pm
4th

Design Dinner

Join us for a culinary feast provided by the superb The Edible Flower and venue styled by Grace & Saviour.

We're delighted to have Mark Reihill well known for his work with The World's Best Bar, The Dead Rabbit, join us as our guest speaker.

Digital illustrator Mark Reihill began his career with a Belfast-based advertising company. Seeking to utilise his abilities in a more fulfilling way he left to pursue a career as a freelance artist. This transition allowed him to work with a diverse clientele - Coca Cola, McVitie's, Jacob's, Empire Magazine - on an eclectic range of projects, from character design to album covers, which have broadened his skills palette and added to his ever-burgeoning portfolio.

Rendered in his own inimitable, digital design language, Mark's work is fluent and intoxicating, teasing out the individuality of his subjects, each piece possessed of the charismatic energy that has become a signature of the artist.

 

THE MOUTH WATERING MENU

Upon arrival you will receive a Prosecco cocktail and wine will be served throughout the evening. 

 

Starters to Share

Cucumber Raita & Beetroot Houmous & Homemade Flatbreads with Nigella Seeds for dipping//  

Bhel Puri – A Sour, Spicy & Crunchy Indian Street Food Snack//  

Beef & Lemongrass Lettuce Wraps//  

Spicy Mushroom Lettuce WrapsThai Fishcakes or Sweetcorn Fritters , Served with a Sweet & Spicy Dipping Sauce  

 

The Main Event

Slow Cooked Beef Brisket with Cumin Homemade Falafels, Both served with Tahini & Yoghurt Sauce//  

Bejewelled Persian Rice, Roasted Squash & ‘Ginger’ tomatoes Salad with Cashews & Lime and Cardamom Yoghurt//

Wilted Kale with Burnt Spring Onion Dip and Pickled Chilli, Za’atar Roasted Beets with Shallots, Thyme & Goat’s Cheese//

 

To Finish

Caramelised Pomegranate & Carrot Cake with Citrusy Mascapone//

Coffee or Mint Tea//


Tickets are limited and priced at £50.

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FRINGE: Paper Circuits with Women Who Code
Nov
5
10:00am10:00am
5th

FRINGE: Paper Circuits with Women Who Code

Did you know that you have everything you need to be an engineer, a coder or a designer? What happens when we mix all 3 together? Something brilliant that involves YOU!

Come and see as we celebrate Belfast Design Week!

We are holding two workshop sessions on 5th November 2017, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. So book your place and see for yourself that YOU can code, engineer and design - even if you never tried before. We will put our creative heads together to design our own circuits making LED light up cards.

All materials are provided FREE by Women Who Code (Belfast) to celebrate Belfast Design Week.

This is an open event for boys and girls ideally from 8+. As we are working with coin batteries, children must be supervised. So bring your adult & your imagination!

Book below:

Paper Circuits with Women Who Code (10.00 - 11.00) 

Paper Circuits with Women Who Code (12.30 - 13.30)

 

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Designers of the future
Nov
5
10:00am10:00am
5th

Designers of the future

We’re launching an exciting new design event for designers of the future.  This mini-conference and series of workshops will cover design thinking, animation, illustration, maker culture, tech, design entrepreneurship & more to give a taste of the vast array of areas covered by design. 

Please note, each workshop will require separate booking. Click below for further details & to book. 

10.00 - 12.00 - GAMES DESIGN WORKSHOP with Kippie (Ages 8-12)

11.00 - 12.30 - ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP 1  with Clive McFarland (All Ages)

13.00 - 14.30 - ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP 2 with Clive McFarland (All Ages)

14.00 - 16.00 - STOP MOTION ANIMATION WORKSHOP with CanDo Academy (Ages 11-14)

14.30 - 16.30 - FUTURE MAKERS WORKSHOP with FabLab Belfast (Ages 11-14)

 

 

 

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Your dream design job
Nov
5
10:00am10:00am
5th

Your dream design job

Join us for a day of inspirational talks and workshops around how to take the steps to achieve your desired design career.  You'll get design skills training to provide industry-specific skills and knowledge - perfect if you are interested in working within the design industry!


AIMS:

  • To improve the skills of those interested in securing employment within the design industries
  • To give an insight into the breadth of skills required to work within the design industry in Northern Ireland
  • To help develop the creative and problem solving skills required to work within the design industry in Northern Ireland
  • To inspire and encourage innovation, collaboration and creativity within Northern Ireland
  • To encourage conversation, collaboration and connections within design in Northern Ireland

Please note, each session requires separate booking, all details are below:


SESSION #1 - FASHION 

TIME: 11.00AM - 12.30PM

 

"The UK’s Fashion industry is worth £26 billion & 800,000 jobs to the economy , making it the UK’s largest creative industry. Textile and fashion exports alone are estimated to be worth over £6.5 billion (UKFT Manifesto, UKFT 2012), and the majority of British fashion businesses export to other countries (The Value of Fashion, BFC, 2012). Foreign investment has been rising with multinational conglomerates investing heavily in young fashion businesses." (British Council)

Join us at #BDW17 as we run a special workshop on how to prepare yourself and your work for the fashion industry and to help you get the type of job you desire. You'll get practical advice and tips, learn from other designers and get a chance to network with other like-minded fashion design enthusiasts.

FACILITATORS: 

SIOFRA CAHERTY of Jump The Hedges

Síofra Caherty is founder of multidisciplinary design studio Jump The Hedges.  Jump The Hedges focuses on sustainability, functionality and local manufacturing.  Siofra has experience working in luxury fashion in New York, designing wearable technology on Ireland's West coast and designing performance clothing for Adidas in Germany. Síofra's creative identity has evolved due to a constant pursuit of innovative design and an addiction to solving problems.  A recipient of the Design and Craft Council of Ireland Future Maker Awards in both 2015 and 2016, Síofra currently has work on display as part of the Shape The Future exhibition in NCAD in Dublin.  Shape The Future is a curated exhibition of some of the most up and coming designer makers to have won Future Maker awards.


SESSION #2: MULTIDISCIPLINARY DESIGN 

TIME: 1.00 - 4.00PM

ABOUT:

Join us for a multidisciplinary talk followed by sector specific workshops on the breadth of skills required to work within the design industry in Northern Ireland. 

FACILITATORS: 

CHRIS MURPHY - UX & Multidisciplinary Design -  Monographic, Tiny Books

Christopher Murphy is a writer, designer and educator based in Belfast. Adrian Shaughnessy, writing for Creative Review, described him as, “a William Morris for the digital age,” an epithet he aspires to fulfil, daily.  The author of numerous books, he has written for a wide variety of publications worldwide, including: Five Simple Steps, Offscreen, 8 Faces and The Manual; in addition to publishing the world’s most compact typography journal, Glyph, one of the inaugural publications approved for BERG’s Little Printer. For five years, he was one half of tweed-clad duo, The Standardises.  Informing his role as an educator, Christopher is a practicing designer whose work spans a variety of media, both analogue and digital.

He is a co-founder of Get Invited, a platform for beautiful, social, event registration and ticketing. His work has also featured in numerous magazines and books including Eye Magazine, widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading design journals.  An internationally respected speaker, he is regularly invited to talk on a range of topics, including: the importance of improving design education; exploring how design is changing in a connected world; and the importance of growing ‘ideas cultures’. He has spoken at conferences worldwide, including: Build, New Adventures and on the topic of mental health in the technology sector, at Brooklyn Beta. Christopher also recently organised and ran Break, an international design conference that “Questioned the edges of design.”

Tiny Books 

STEPHEN MCGILLOWAY - Product / Industrial Design - Big Small Design

Product / Industrial Designer based in N. Ireland with 18 years' experience in industry, research and academic environments. Established bigsmall in 2012 and has grown the company to have a cross-sectoral client base (i.e. Consumer Goods; Medical; Scientific and IOT Devices), working with high-growth pre-enterprise start-ups to established multi-nationals. Stephen's practice focusses on cutting the distance between ideas and manufactured objects.

Big Small Design

TERRY CORR - TV & Advertising Design- Navigator Blue

With over 25 years’ experience of building brands and businesses, Terry reaches audiences via the best platform or media mix, from offline toonline, across digital and social, via TV, outdoor, press, print and radio.Having helped to found, establish and grow Navigator Blue back in 1990, his experience spans every business type, from public to private, and in every sector.He is experienced in activating and engaging audiences in the most affordable way, developing the idea and guiding its most effective execution. Whether that’s in finance, retail, health or creating campaigns for social change.

Terry Corr

BENJAMIN DONOGHUE - Games Design & Animation - Blackstaff Games

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.

Blackstaff Games

IAN BENNINGTON - Graphic Design - Part Two Design

BA Honours in Visual Communications

Ian was founding partner of Triplicate Design Limited in 1982 when he decided to form his own business immediately on leaving Belfast College of Art. As Managing Director, he grew Triplicate to become one of Ireland’s leading design and marketing consultancies.

He demerged that practice in Dec 2013 and formed Part Two Design Limited in January 2014 and this smaller, highly specialised branding consultancy, operates from the stunning and historically significant Meter House in Belfast Gasworks.

He has 35 years experience of managing a design practice and of conceiving and directing branding and marketing strategies for large companies as well as SMEs.

With Creative Director Sebastian Willis, he has created a highly respected consultancy whose work can be viewed at www.parttwodesign.com

Ian provides business mentoring to young people for the Prince’s Trust and SMEs for Business In The Community. Throughout his career he has lectured for Ulster University, LEDU, IDB, Invest NI, SRC and many others.

Part Two Design


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Fringe: The LPK Experience - food, fiz & friends
Nov
5
11:00am11:00am
5th

Fringe: The LPK Experience - food, fiz & friends

Description: Little Pink Kitchen, the new food sensation taking Belfast by storm, is here for a special Belfast Design Week 2017 treat. Reimagining the way we gather to have food by focusing on the the whole experience: friends, food & fiz (and not just the amazing food). For the perfect weekend morning if you fancy an experience, something different or just a lot of fun, come along. With a menu designed especially for the occasion expect the best of Belfast, traditional and contemporary. 

Location: Mystery, it could be indoors, could be outdoors…location revealed closer to the time!

For more info and to book your place, get in touch with Sarah : sarah@littlepinkkitchen.co.uk

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Fringe: Silversmithing Workshop alongside the Queen's Silver Collection
Nov
5
11:00am11:00am
5th

Fringe: Silversmithing Workshop alongside the Queen's Silver Collection

Sun 5th Nov, 11am-5pm, £40 per person

Silversmithing Workshop alongside the Queen's Silver Collection

Expert silversmith Diane Lyness will lead this full day workshop in the surroundings of the Naughton Gallery at Queen's. Gallery staff will give you an insight into the University's prestigious Silver Collection during the afternoon, including an introduction to the individuals who owned, and created the objects.  All materials and tuition are provided to take home your own pair of sterling silver stacking rings.

Contact r.brown@qub.ac.uk to find out more information.

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Service Design Jam
Nov
5
12:00pm12:00pm
5th

Service Design Jam

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

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Belfast Design Week is bringing to our beloved city, its very first micro service design jam to tackle a challenge facing our city today. This is an opportunity for Belfast residents, designers, students and everyone in the community who cares about our city, to work together and find solutions for some of the greatest challenges facing us.

Like all great global jams the big issue remains a mystery and is revealed on the day, but one thing you can be sure of, is that it affects everyone. The final outcome can be a scenario for a service concept, a prototype, and so on, it’s entirely up to the individual teams.

With limited places available, book early to ensure your place, by completing and submitting the booking form here: http://coffeenosugar.co.uk/service-design-jam

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Womenfolk: Take5
Nov
6
8:30am 8:30am
6th

Womenfolk: Take5

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

Design Science: On Artifical Intelligence

On Artifical 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. 

Speakers and further information will be announced shortly.

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FRINGE: McCadden & the Belfast Brand Identity
Nov
6
6:30pm 6:30pm
6th

FRINGE: McCadden & the Belfast Brand Identity

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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Refugees Welcome                T-Shirt Challenge
Nov
6
6:30pm 6:30pm
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. Selected designs will also be exhibited at Blick Shared Studios following Belfast Design Week and will be shared on Blick social media and website

Sign up here to get involved

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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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Design Breakfast: Transforming Public Sector services through great design
Nov
7
8:30am 8:30am
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: Getting to know your camera with Katrina Taggart
Nov
7
10:00am10:00am
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 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: Walking and talking about Belfast's street art
Nov
7
12:00pm12:00pm
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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Customer Journey for the Café Sector
Nov
7
3:00pm 3:00pm
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: Blockchain Should We Question the Hype?
Nov
7
5:30pm 5:30pm
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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Share 6 : Made in Northern Ireland
Nov
7
6:30pm 6:30pm
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: Drink & Draw
Nov
7
7:30pm 7:30pm
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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Fringe: Fashion Illustration Night with Melt Collective
Nov
8
6:00pm 6:00pm
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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HomeGrown
Nov
8
6:00pm 6:00pm
8th

HomeGrown

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

 

RACHEL GAWLEY 

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.

 

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.

 

Moe speaker details to be announced.

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Fringe: Helvetica Film Screening with Kaizen Brand Evolution
Nov
8
6:30pm 6:30pm
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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FRINGE: Hustle Conference
Nov
8
6:30pm 6:30pm
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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GPS Print Tour
Nov
9
10:00am10:00am
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: Service Design Clinic
Nov
9
10:00am10:00am
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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Late Night Design
Nov
9
5:30pm 5:30pm
9th

Late Night Design

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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FRINGE: Human Centred Design at Allstate
Nov
9
6:00pm 6:00pm
9th

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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Fashion Tastemaking
Nov
9
6:30pm 6:30pm
9th

Fashion Tastemaking

Indulge in an evening of fashion talks at Belfast wine library OX Cave on Thursday 09 November 2017. Sip on some of OX’s finest wine while our panel of experts serve up some food for thought on the current state of play for the local fashion industry and what it takes to flourish within the sector.

Following last year’s successful Fashion Roundtable event, Belfast Design Week is back with an extended panel of speakers for 2017’s focal fashion event. Guests will enjoy the company of leading Fashion and Retail Consultant and Chair of the Council of Irish Fashion Designers,Eddie Shanahan, Founder of ready-to-wear label Theo + George, Katie O'Riordan, and top NI stylist Rebecca McKinney.

Tickets include a complimentary glass of wine and nibbles by OX.

Meet The Speakers

Eddie Shanahan

Eddie Shanahan specialises in business and product development for the fashion, craft and retail industries.

His clients include designers, retailers, state agencies, blue chip corporations and emerging talent, in both the Irish and international marketplaces.

He is Chairperson of the Council of Irish Fashion Designers and sits on the Boards of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and the Leitrim Design House. He is a guest lecturer on the Retail Degree Program at LYIT.

He developed the ‘Create’ project in association with Brown Thomas. This is an on-going process to identify and develop Irish fashion and accessories designers with the potential to sell in the store alongside the world’s leading fashion brands.

He has delivered Business and Product Development programs for the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Derry & Strabane Council, Local Enterprise Offices, business organisations and individual clients.

He regularly contributes to business and lifestyle programmes on radio and television.

Rebecca McKinney

Rebecca has taken her passion for fashion and injected it into her life at every possible opportunity. Graduating from law school and armed with her Masters degree, Rebecca wanted more than simply letters after her name and embarked on a life in the fashion and media world.
 
Three years as the lead fashion stylist at Victoria Square in Belfast, led to 2014, where Rebecca landed one of her ‘bucket list’ dream roles as a presenter on ‘The Breakfast Show’ at Cool FM. 

Spending the last 5 years as one of the most respected fashion stylists in Northern Ireland, Rebecca has made a career of making women feel good about themselves and helping them embrace every single part of their figures. Her clients range from male sporting stars and television personalities, to new mums, glamorous grannies, young professionals and women who just need a little push to show their wardrobes, and themselves, a little more love. 

In 2017, Rebecca and her friend Stevey Lennox launched a unique fashion and beauty event in Belfast called The Style Edit. 

Katie O’Riordan

Irish based Philadelphia native Katie O’Riordan is the driving force behind Theo+George – a lifestyle brand rooted in simplicity and minimalism. Simplicity represented by beautiful, contemporary and responsible products. Theo + George was started to help people get more from life with less, by providing timeless solutions that can be either dressed up or dressed down and that make everyday effortless.

Progressive, and ambitious, Katie was determined to create a collection that shares her own values of simplicity and sustainability, while also being durable and easy to wear. As a busy mom of two, she recognises the value of a life made easier and was driven to share this principle with others, with a curated crafted collection of clothes that work together to reduce the need for unnecessary consumption.

With a degree in physics and a background in architecture and fashion, Katie has taken her unique skills and applied them to her life’s passion. She has received increasing recognition for her work in the fashion industry – in 2015 she made the shortlist for the IDI Universal Design Award and was awarded the title of 2017 IFIA Fashion Designer of the Year.  She has collaborated with the likes of Paul Smith, L.A.M.B., and Disney. She was also part of the design team that produced the US Snowboard Team uniforms for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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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: UX Design - The importance of human-centric thinking
Nov
10
12:00pm12:00pm

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 Thinking
Nov
10
1:00pm 1:00pm

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

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 Salon Pub Crawl
Nov
10
8:00pm 8:00pm

Design Salon Pub Crawl

Pub crawl through some of Belfast's best bars with a group of fellow design enthusiasts as part of Belfast Design Week 2017!  

The Design Salon is a community for people in the design industry here, in Northern Ireland, to discuss projects and plans that are contemporary, cutting-edge and promote design locally and internationally. 

Join our forum on http://facebook.com/groups/thedesignsalon

We'll be adding venue and meetup details soon.

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Nov
11
9:00pm 9:00pm

Afterparty

AFTERPARTY

LET'S DANCE OUR SOCKS OFF.

Join us as we wrap up Belfast Design Week at one of Belfast’s newest and swankiest venues - The Marcus Ward.  With gorgeous type and print inspired design throughout, the Marcus Ward pays homage to internationally renowned Belfast based printing firm Marcus Ward & Co. based on the same site in the 1800s. Let's sip on our Wes-Anderson inspired cocktails and party the night away! 

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Nov
11
5:00pm 5:00pm

Design Film Night: The Grand Budapest Hotel (with special guest Annie Atkins)

£15 Students & £20 General admission

DESIGN FILM NIGHT: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

Join us as Belfast Design Week brings Wes Anderson’s masterpiece 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' back to the big screen for one night only with very special guest Annie Atkins

Lead Designer on the film Annie Atkins will join us for a very special talk on her work with Wes Anderson on the film. From the Mendl’s packaging, to the intricate Telegrams, to the patterns of the carpets, Annie will take us through the behind-the-screens process of creating props for film. Annie will also give some insight on her other works including Steven Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’. A great night for Wes Anderson fans, design enthusiasts and those wishing to break into the industry.

We really encourage you to come dressed as your favourite Wes Anderson character! Prize for best costume!


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              SCHEDULE

5—6pm Welcome Reception

6—7pm Annie Atkins Talk

7—9pm The Grand Budapest Hotel

9—Late The After Party @The Marcus Ward

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Tickets are limited so book early. Each guest will receive a keepsake ticket designed by Co.Lab.

Strictly ages 15+

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A little bit of info on Annie Atkins:

Born in Snowdonia in rural North Wales, Annie Atkins spent four years working in advertising in Iceland before making the leap in to film design in Dublin, Ireland, which is now her home.

Annie cut her teeth in filmmaking when she joined the crew of the historical drama The Tudors. She began to specialise in the creation of antique graphic props for the actors to use on set, and went on to make stained glass, royal scrolls, telegrams, vintage cigarette packaging, book covers, signage, and calligraphic documents for all kinds of period filmmaking. Annie was just finishing work on the Oscar-nominated animation The Boxtrolls when she got a call from Wes Anderson about ‘a movie set in a fictitious European country between the Wars’. She then spent the winter on the German-Polish border as the lead graphic designer on The Grand Budapest Hotel, gaining critical acclaim for her work from journals such as The Creative Review and Michael Bierut at Pentagram.

Annie now works from her studio in Dublin, where she has created graphics for Spielberg’s Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies as well as Ang Lee’s upcoming feature Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Her studio is now also open for workshops, where she teaches commercial graphic designers and graduates how to translate their skills to filmmaking. 

Read more about Annie on her site: www.annieatkins.com

Annie's thoughts of working with Wes Anderson:

"Wes Anderson is the most experimental and hands-on director I’ve ever worked with, and I worked closely with him and his production designer Adam Stockhausen every day. The whole job was an incredible rollercoaster from the moment I got the first call from the producers, to the winter I spent with the cast and crew in the fictional Empire of Zubrowka, to the day I sat down in the cinema to watch The Grand Budapest Hotel for the first time. I doubt I’ll work on a more beloved film that pays so much attention to graphic design again in my lifetime, so not a day goes by when I don’t thank my lucky stars (and Wes and Adam!) for that opportunity."

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Nov
11
4:00pm 4:00pm

Crafting Collaborations *SOLD OUT*

Free admission

CRAFTING COLLABORATIONS *SOLD OUT*

GOING GLOBAL AND WHAT IT TAKES.

In association with Craft NI and Blick Studios, Tactility Factory joins Belfast Design Week over beer and pizza to explore innovation through collaboration and the practicalities behind an internationally renowned creative business. Innovative and award-winning company Tactility Factory was founded through the collaborative practice of Trish Belford and Ruth Morrow. 

 

 

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Nov
11
8:00am 8:00am

Designer Breakfast

  • The Thinking Cup Cafe / The Book Reserve (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free admission

DESIGNER BREAKFAST

BUSINESS TIPS FOR DESIGNERS.

Learn how to protect your ideas with Cleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors’ networking breakfast.  Over coffee and croissants, speakers and delegates will discuss the importance of Intellectual Property for designers from all backgrounds.

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Nov
10
8:00pm 8:00pm

Fringe: Urban Sketchers Pub Crawl

Urban Sketchers are an all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to fostering a global community of artists who practice on-location drawing.

Their mission is to raise the artistic, storytelling and educational value of on-location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location where they live and travel.

The schedule for the evening:

20:00 Duke of York

20:30 The MAC

21:00 Hudsons Yard 

21:30 The Sunflower

www.urbansketchers.org

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Nov
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

A Social Gathering *SOLD OUT*

  • The Thinking Cup Cafe / The Book Reserve (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free admission

A SOCIAL GATHERING *SOLD OUT*

TAKING A LOOK AT CREATIVE SOCIAL INNOVATION

An informal gathering exploring the role of design in social innovation. Social Innovation focuses attention on the ideas and solutions that create social value – as well as the processes through which they are generated. A Social Gathering will explore design in social innovation within Northern Ireland.

Our speakers are:

  • Roger Warnock / The Book Reserve - Our generous hosts
  • Derv Heaney / The Holding Project
  • Marianne Kennerley / Boom Studios
  • Paul Smyth / Nextdoor 
  • Debbie Craig/ Boop
  • Meta Auden / Spectra Sensory Clothing
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Nov
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Fringe: CodeCoop NI

FRINGE: CODE COOP NI

CodeCoop NI: A regular code club for adults in Belfast. For beginners to the advanced, to anyone who just wants to hang out & learn a bit more about technology, design, and development, or just wants a new challenge!

Code Co-op: Design Week Edition   

Get ready for a themed challenge on Design Patterns - an essential tool in your coding arsenal. 

We're a regular code club for adults in Belfast. From beginners to the advanced, open to anyone who just wants to hang out & learn a bit more about technology, design, and development, or just wants a new challenge!

Put your coding skills to the test by completing the this month's challenge. You can either work solo or team up.  

Alternatively, bring a laptop and a project to work on, or if you've never coded before, come on down and we'll point you in the right direction. Or just come and see what the others achieve in the challenge. 

We can sort you out with a computer if you need one / forget yours. 

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Nov
10
1:00pm 1:00pm

Collectively Speaking *SOLD OUT*

Free admission

COLLECTIVELY SPEAKING *SOLD OUT*

CELEBRATING BELFAST'S COLLECTIVES

Forum exploring the future of collective working for designers. Collectively speaking brings together individuals who are part of creative hubs, collectives, networks and clusters aiming to build stronger connection across Northern Ireland.

We will be joined by:

  • UsFolk - Also our kind hosts

Usfolk are an in-house team of creatives designing everything from responsive websites to bespoke branding and everything in between. We specialise in brand identity, print, website design and packaging. We work closely with clients, listening to them and working collaboratively with them to produce work creative work that perfectly reflects and represents their needs.

  • Farset Labs

Farset Labs are an inclusive group of students, professionals, academics, freelancers, artists, hackers, and organizers that believe strongly in experimental learning and the Do-It-Yourself ethic. They facilitate technology initiatives and encourage hands-on learning by maintaining a workshop and creative space that is available to members. In short, they are an immersive experiment into the hacker ethic.

  • Blick Studios

Blick is a non-profit social enterprise that uses any profits generated from its workspace and business services to help build community and provide events and support for start-up creative and digital businesses. Working on events such as Blick Academy for creative start-ups, Share 6, Belfast Pitch Night, projects such as Another Belfast design map, Belfast Design Week and working on putting together a free mentor network and better online resources and sign posting for the creative and digital industries in 2016!

  • LOFT Collective

Loft is an artist studio and collective in Belfast which came out of a need for work space after leaving university. Since 2012 the collective has grown to encompass a wide range of artistic practices with common goals:

To develop our individual practices and widen the scope for collaboration.

Loft Belfast members encompass a wide range of Artists and creative practitioners from varying backgrounds. Including, Painting, installation, sculpture, illustration, web, photography and design. The wide range of skills and expertise enabled the group to develop a presence within the city’s art circle without the aid of funding.

Loft is passionate about supporting other creative ideas. We have opened our doors to collaborations with local students, emerging artists, comedy groups and other art organisations. Loft aims to leave a positive impact on the local and wider art community in Northern Ireland.

  • Boom! Studios

In December 2014, newly established Boom! collective took over a vacant town centre building (the old Clinton Cards building) .. a “blank canvas”. Since then it has crafted a social enterprise that provides seventeen studio spaces housing a variety of artists, designers and makers, a workshop space (for community participation) and a small gallery space.

  • Young Influencers

YI are a network of creators, innovators and influencers across Northern Ireland.  YI believe that by 2030 Northern Ireland will be one of the world’s best places to create, work, live and visit.

  • The Design Salon - Unfurling a new format for the collective

The Design Salon is a group of makers, creators, design enthusiasts and connectors who strive to work together to put Northern Ireland on the map for design.

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Nov
10
12:30pm12:30pm

The Internet of Things *SOLD OUT*

Free admission

THE INTERNET OF THINGS *SOLD OUT*

EXPLORING OUR CONNECTED WORLD.

Join us for talks and an ideas workshop in collaboration with the Internet of Things Alliance and Women Who Code.  From connected appliances to smart cities, IoT is already all around us and becoming an increasingly important part of our world.  Yet how many of us actually know about what’s going on currently in the IoT arena and what to look for in the future? Join us to get inspired, get creative and to start thinking about how your products could fit into the IoT.

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Nov
10
10:00am10:00am

Fringe: Co.Lab Launch

  • Studio 73, Bill & Coo Paper Co. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free admission

FRINGE: CO.LAB LAUNCH

Co.Lab is a paper & interior products brand born from a collaboration between multidisciplinary designer Karishma Kusurkar and stationery brand Bill & Coo Paper Co. Join us to celebrate our collaborative venture! 

 

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Nov
9
7:00pm 7:00pm
9th

Fringe: Drink & Draw

Drink & Draw is a monthly gathering that has filled the void of an informal drawing session in Belfast since 2011. Supplied by the Inkmonkey store & Framewerk the night is a relaxed atmosphere where people can drink and draw to their hearts content with some great prizes up for grabs! 

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Nov
9
6:30pm 6:30pm
9th

Share 6 : Handmade in a Digital World *SOLD OUT*

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SHARE 6: HANDMADE IN A DIGITAL WORLD *SOLD OUT*

NO KEYNOTE OR POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS, WE'RE GOING OLD SCHOOL WITH THIS ONE.

6 designers share their stories over 60 minutes with a panel Q&A. No powerpoints, no keynotes; just our speakers and their products, prototypes and sketches! This special Share 6 focuses on some of the great and diverse products being made here in Northern Ireland.

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Nov
9
5:00pm 5:00pm
9th

Fringe: Showcasing UX Design at Allstate NI

Free admission

FRINGE: SHOWCASING UX DESIGN AT ALLSTATE NI

Join the Allstate NI User Experience and Design Team and learn what it means to create products used by millions of Allstate customers and Agents each year.  The night will be very informal with pizza, beer and live music, allowing you to chat with members of the product teams and experience our state of the art CompoZed XP lab.  Ask questions and learn from our UI Engineers and Product Designers who work side-by-side with software engineers and Product Managers to create engaging digital solutions.  Hear from members of our team on how applying lean UX principles bring user empathy throughout the product lifecycle.

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Nov
9
12:00pm12:00pm
9th

Fringe: Frameworks Workshop UX Design

To mark this year's Belfast Design Week, do come along to UX Design, a Connect Frameworks Workshop with member company Ulster University.

Optimising the user experience is critical to the success of many digital products since intuitive user journeys will increase the desirability of a product and increase its widespread adoption.

In this workshop, Dr Raymond Bond will outline how to measure and quantify the usability of a digital product (an app, software or a device). 

This workshop will be of interest to those who design and build digital products with any form of user interface and those who use or procure digital platforms.

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Nov
9
10:00am10:00am
9th

Design Thinking *SOLD OUT*

DESIGN THINKING *SOLD OUT*

EXPLORING CURRENT AFFAIRS THROUGH DESIGN.

Design Thinking takes current affairs topics and moves them beyond discussion to designing solutions. In this bitesize invention session, we design new products and services to create social cohesion to help solve issues arising from immigration as well as celebrating the benefits of it to our island.  Our introduction is by the NOW group on their exciting new project“JAM” - invented to help people with learning difficulties / disabilities cope with everyday social tasks to give them that extra minute of time or patience.  Bring your ideas and let’s build some prototypes!

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Nov
9
10:00am10:00am
9th

Designing Brand Stories *SOLD OUT*

Free admission

DESIGNING BRAND STORIES *SOLD OUT*

THINKING CREATIVELY ABOUT YOUR BRAND.

A talk on how to design creative branding campaigns and create digital brand advocacy.

Speakers include: Andi Jarvis ( The Tomorrow Lab ) discussing Digital Marketing, Jessica Fok ( Belfast Design Week ) will showcase her Jawbox collaborative video and talk about brand relationships, Sarah Hughes ( AVA Creative Consulting ) will cover telling your story creatively & videographer and photographer Ross McConaghy will talk about his experiences and tips creating still and moving images for brands.

Andi Jarvis

Andi is the Senior Account Manager at The Tomorrow Lab, a Belfast-based digital marketing agency. Andi started his career working in professional sport, as Marketing Manager for Durham County Cricket Club marketing domestic and international sports events alongside concerts for major artists like Elton John and UB40. Moving to Belfast in 2009, Andi worked in media with UTV, helping to raise the profile on the channel and launching new programmes.

After moving to work in agencies in 2011, Andi has worked heavily in marketing of the drinks industry, working with Budweiser, Beck’s, Tennent’s, Blossom Hill, Yellow Tail and Corona. Andi holds a MSc in Marketing and at The Tomorrow Lab is involved with digital strategy development for a range of clients, including Expedia, Tantastic and a number of professional services.

Andi is also a barbeque fanatic, creator of the fledgling blog about sports business, Eximo Sports Project, and contributor to Irish Tech News. You can find him on Twitter @andijarvis and LinkedIn

Jessica Fok

Jess is a Junior PR Consultant in Belfast. Outside of her agency job, she’s a philanthropic project coordinator for fashion, food, and arts ventures. Some of Jess’ loves include millennial marketing, minimalist design, travelling and the cascara tonics from Established. Jess joined Belfast Design Week to help promote local fashion designers and start a stylist portfolio. Events in the 2016 programme that she’s managing include the Designed By. runway show and Designer Breakfast. 

http://www.jessicafok.co.uk

Ross McConaghy

Ross McConaghy is a film-maker and photographer based in Northern Ireland. After graduating with a degree in Cinema & Photography from the University of Leeds; he moved back to Northern Ireland to set up his own business.  In the past 3 years, he has worked alongside many clients from corporate to independent businesses to artists and helped them promote their brands in a visual way.

'Their Home, Our Heart' YMCA North Down
https://vimeo.com/167858505

'From Burgundy To Bangor' Open House Festival Event
https://vimeo.com/173629136

'The Belfast Manifesto' BCTC
https://vimeo.com/181669006

'Moira Calling' Music Festival
https://vimeo.com/182341371

'£4million Investment' W&G Baird
https://vimeo.com/157854946

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Nov
8
7:00pm 7:00pm
8th

Designed By.

DESIGNED BY.


Tuesday 8th November
The Mac


Belfast Design Week invites you to a curated exhibition of fashion designed by native Northern Irish clothing and accessory artists. Staged at the contemporary arts centre, The MAC, Belfast, DesignedBy will take place on Tuesday 8th November 2016.

Kindly supported by Cleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors, the event is one of Belfast Design Week’s core fashion events and hopes to inspire guests to purchase local and sustainable style.

Models from Maureen Martin Model Management will flaunt the latest collections from local designers including:RUEDITamsin BlackbournAttune WomenswearMarie Claire FergusonJeremy HuddelsonKyree Forrest, Gordon Donaldson and Paperhat by Marie Claire Ferguson and Lucy Turner.  

Runway styles will be accompanied by hair and beauty designed by Hair Artist Kelly White and Chief Make-up Designer Joanne Gray.

With a drinks reception generously poured by Belfast drinks designer, Jawbox Gin, guests of DesignedBy. can look forward to cocktail of prêt-à-porter and minimalist show stoppers.

Age 18 and over only.



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Nov
8
6:00pm 6:00pm
8th

Discussion: The Business of Design *SOLD OUT*

Free admission

DISCUSSION: THE BUSINESS OF DESIGN *SOLD OUT*

SHAPING DESIGN EDUCATION.

Do you believe that entrepreneurship and business skills need to lie at the heart of a rounded design education? If so, join Christopher Murphy, Christine James - and other guests - for an evening of discussion on the business of design. Working together, we can improve design graduates' business skills, let's share examples of best practice and improve design education together

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Nov
8
4:00pm 4:00pm
8th

Homegrown

£4 Students /£8 General admission

HOMEGROWN

CELEBRATING SOME OF THE MOST EXCITING NORTHERN IRISH DESIGNERS

Our region has a wealth of talent and this event celebrates emerging and established designers from a variety of design disciplines. At HomeGrown we want to celebrate our local designers to inspire a new generation of talent and have invited them provide a series of inspirational talks.

We are delighted to have the following creatives join us for HomeGrown:

Colin Williams; Creative Director at Sixteen South

Derek Wilson, Owner & Maker at Derek Wilson Ceramics

Kathryn, Film Director & Fashion Film Research Fellow

Paul Kelly, Design Director at Wandering Bear

HomeGrown will be hosted by Sara O'Neill, Illustrator & Stylist

Unfortunately Danni Barry is no longer able to able to join us for HomeGrown, due to circumstances beyond her control. 

 

Colin Williams

Founder & Creative Director, Sixteen South Television Visiting Professor, Ulster University School of Art

An EMMY® nominated and BAFTA winning producer, Colin is passionate about creating and producing quality television for children in every part of the world and his shows can be seen on networks across the globe.

A creative, graduating with a first class degree in Design, Colin spent his early career in advertising followed by seven years of running his award winning commercial production house, Inferno in Belfast. With a passion for storytelling, Colin founded Sixteen South in 2007 to make world-class television for children all over the world. Colin is the Creative Director and Showrunner on all of Sixteen South’s productions while also leading the company’s development team. In the last eight years, Sixteen South has gained an international reputation for top quality work and exceptional storytelling, and has already created and already produced over 300 episodes of award winning children’s television for broadcasters around the world.

Colin has partnered with some of the biggest names in television on his shows including: Sesame Tree, a new version of Sesame Street for CBeebies in partnership with Sesame Workshop, Big City Park, a coproduction with BBC Scotland, for CBeebies, and the BAFTA award winning Big & Small in partnership with Kindle Entertainment, also for CBeebies.

 

Derek Wilson

Ceramicist & owner at Derek Wilson Ceramics

Derek Wilson established his studio after graduating with an MA in Fine & Applied Arts. He introduced his tableware range to support and complement his sculptural objects. His pieces are sold in Ireland, UK, France, Switzerland and Japan.

His practice as a ceramicist centres on the making of a diverse range of contemporary objects – from the functional to the sculptural. He always starts with the same process, the potter’s wheel being his predominant tool, but Derek’s work is never static or fixed and in some ways reflects the multifarious identities of contemporary ceramics – a twenty-first century hybridization of studio potter and conceptual artist.

Ideas spring from a complex blending of the abstract to the familiar, evident in both the functional ware and sculpture that he makes. The objects, in their colour, shape and materiality, reference the ideas of restraint, containment and minimalism. Derek’s search for a simplicity of form draws inspiration upon a diverse range of sources from mid-century British Constructivism to the history of the ceramic industry in Europe and Asia. He works in celadon glazed porcelain and stoneware and his objects, whether they are made to be used or not, tend to be placed in groupings – evoking communality and sociability. Derek aims to push the boundaries of a traditional and diverse artform through playing with its aesthetics, materiality and processes. Fundamentally, Derek’s work is essentially made to be used in everyday life.

 

Kathryn Ferguson

Award-winning Film Director, Selfridges Resident Film Director & Fashion Film Research Fellow, currently living and working in London.

Belfast born Kathryn Ferguson has made many films for fashion designers, international brands and musicians including Chloé, Selfridges, Vogue, Air France, Dev Hynes & Neneh Cherry, Nike, Sinead O’Connor, Sony, Lady Gaga and SHOWstudio. Kathryn creatively re-imagines storytelling by stretching the conventions of cinéma vérité. Her work is focused around creating more positive representations of women, identity and diverse casting within fashion, music and advertising. Her films have been screened globally at film festivals around the world and on platforms such as MTV, Dazed Digital, Nowness, Twin, the BBC, Vogue Video and appeared on BOF’s Top 10 Fashion Films of the Season. Film festivals, screenings and group shows include OneDotZero, the Berlinale, the V&A, ASVOFF at the Pompidou Centre,

As well as working as a freelance director, Kathryn works in-house as the Resident Film Director & Consultant for Selfridges, where she directs and oversees all moving image content for the brand. She also works as a Fashion Film Research Fellow at London College of Fashion & a Visiting Practitioner at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and the Royal College of Art.

In conjunction with her filmmaking practice, Kathryn also works as a Curator. She began curating the annual Birds Eye View Film Festival’s ‘Fashion Loves Film’ strand at the Institute of Contemporary Arts & British Film Institute in 2008 where it continued until 2013. Since then she has been working with the British Council & The British Fashion Council as a curator specialising in the emerging genre of fashion film.

Paul Kelly

Design Director, Wandering Bear

Paul has a broad experience of working with brands in many sectors, his knowledge is based in strong design process – whether applying complex identity systems across a chain of hotels, developing packaging for games, creating user interfaces for engaging experiences – he is committed to communication that inspires and enables. His work has been recognised and awarded by industry peers.

Paul has a broad experience of working with brands in many sectors, his knowledge is based in strong design process – whether applying complex identity systems across a chain of hotels, developing packaging for games, creating user interfaces for engaging experiences – he is committed to communication that inspires and enables. His work has been recognised and awarded by his industry peers.

Having completed his degree at the National College of Art and Design, Paul began his design career in Dublin, with Carton LeVert. Following a year with Parkhouse in Melbourne, Australia, Paul returned to Belfast to take up design roles firstly with Positive Design and then AV Browne – one of Ireland’s leading Design and Advertising groups – where he was responsible for brand management through both their Belfast and Dublin offices.

Paul has worked on major design projects including; RSPB, The Princes' Teaching Institute, Leaders' Quest, Rory's Story Cubes, Hastings Hotels, Invest NI, InterTradeIreland, Irwins, Meath Tourism, Project Arts Centre, Trans Festival

 

Sara O’Neill

Illustrator & Stylist

Drawing has been an obsession for Sara from a young age. A few years ago, inspired by her work in the fashion industry, she turned her hand to illustration, and quickly had her work published in magazines and in ad campaigns. Sara works predominantly in pencil, often exaggerating the interplay between light and shadow, and adding soft washes of colour to bring the images to life.

Most recently Sara has combined her two passions- fashion and art- with her love of the coast to create a range of luxury printed textiles.Beloved of musicians and models, artists and A-listers, ÉADACH is influenced by Ireland’s cultural heritage and blends Sara’s signature pencil drawings with abstract imagery and coastal colours to create richly coloured contemporary patterns, printed on silk or linen, a nod to Ireland’s textile history. The outcome is a precious piece of wearable art- limited edition scarves, kimonos, dresses. In the words of Oscar Wilde, ‘One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art’.

Since graduating from the University of Ulster, Belfast with a BA Hons in Fashion and Textiles almost ten years ago, Sara has established herself as NI's top stylist with a host of ad campaigns, magazine editorials and catwalk shows to her name. 

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Nov
8
12:00pm12:00pm
8th

Roundtable Lunch: Fashion’s Future *SOLD OUT*

£7.50 Students & £10 General admission

ROUNDTABLE LUNCH: FASHION'S FUTURE *SOLD OUT*

FROM BURBERRY TO BELFAST.

Roundtable Lunch: Fashion's Future

Join Arvind V. Lall, a Digital Creative from Burberry for an exclusive round table talk on designing digital campaigns for fashion brands. Taking place at the stylish new Belfast hotel, Bullit, the lunch is set to whet the appetite of the city’s style enthusiasts before the Designed By. runway show. 

With career credits that include Alexander McQueen, Mary Katzantrou, and more recently Burberry, this is a superb opportunity for members of the local fashion scene to be inspired by Arvind V. Lall's experiences and pose their questions to him. He’ll be discussing his perspective on what makes a successful digital creative campaign for fashion brands and the digital elements surrounding the most recent Burberry runway show. 

Places at the roundtable are limited so book your space today.

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Nov
8
10:00am10:00am
8th

Design Business Bootcamp *SOLD OUT*

Free admission

DESIGN BUSINESS BOOTCAMP *SOLD OUT*

AN INTENSIVE MASTERCLASS TO HELP YOU REALISE YOUR DESIGN DREAMS.

Have you ever dreamed of running a design business, but never quite managed to turn it into a reality? Join Christopher Murphy for a one day masterclass to fix this. He’ll explore: refining your idea using creative visualisation; building a brand; sharing product stories; business blueprinting; and pricing and positioning.

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Nov
7
6:30pm 6:30pm
7th

Design Science *SOLD OUT*

  • The Thinking Cup Cafe & The Book Reserve (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DESIGN SCIENCE *SOLD OUT*

CELEBRATING MULTIDISCIPLINARY THINKING

Design Science explores the innovative projects happening in each area and the exciting potential projects that can arise from combining the two. We celebrate the multidisciplinary, collaboration and the crossover of ideas in this talk and panel Q & A. Our speakers - some startup and some established - will cover everything from products for natural disasters, designing a perfume, an app for lucid dreaming and designing products to help improve the lives of those with disabilities.

Eve McClelland from EmBed

"From the moment I stepped into University in September I was determined to throw myself into every business opportunity that would come my way. As an entrepreneur I strongly believe that my business ideas are not restricted to just being a crazy dream or something to be put off until after education. During school I was involved in the following numerous design and business competitions; Sentinus Young Innovators Winner, BT Science Fair, Big Bang UK National Runner Up, CREST Creativity Award, Young Enterprise Managing Director, IET Young Female Engineer Runner Up, and being a finalist in the Student Category of Invent15. In September 2014, I began to design and develop my product Em-Bed which quickly I began to develop into a potential start up business. I was driven to ensure that my business idea would not be forgotten as I moved into further education. 

My business idea is developed from my product Em-Bed (emergency bed). It's made entirely of cardboard, inside packed with canned food and health supplies that can be shipped out to victims of natural disasters. The bed opens out to provide a bed firstly, but also access to compartments and storage where I can ship food and emergency supplies such as a mosquito net. The vision of Em-Bed is to be a refuge unfolding relief, aid and hope in natural disaster and a product that reduces the costs of our customers, NGOs and charities.As a second year of International Business with Spanish at Queen’s University Belfast, I am learning the theories and knowledge behind business every day, however the skills and hand on experiences outside the classroom are what set an entrepreneur apart in today's society." - Eve

Patrick McNicholl from ELIXSR

Patrick McNicholl is one of the founders of Elixsr, a creative studio that focuses on crafting cutting edge Apps, Webapps, Websites and other emerging products too. They originally began by creating websites and graphics for clients but have moved onto developing apps that stand out for their design, creativity and reliability.

Recently, they released 2 apps for Android on the Google Play Store that have been very well received:

– Fwd: A network utility app
– Somnio: A cloud-based dream journal

And with several more products in the pipeline, they have only just begun!"

Fiona Bennington from LECKEY

Fiona has been at work in the design engineering industry for about 8 years, but has always been interested in using design thinking to improve lives. She started her career developing disaster relief and suicide prevention products, and is currently working as lead designer for Firefly who make fun, therapeutic products for kids with special needs. Along with a band of friends from her uni days she set up the Potting Shed, a team of designers, creatives, and engineers who offer services pro bono to companies who are using design to change lives, create jobs, or educate kids. Outside of the day job She also has also launched ‘Hug’ a warm, wearable heatpack designed for period pain relief, which is available on pharmacy shelves throughout the island of Ireland. Not just passionate about design, Fiona also loves yoga, swimming, studying mandarin, cooking (and eating) food.

Dr. Nimal Gunaratne from QUILL

Nimal received his B.Sc (Special degree in Chemistry), at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and his PhD from Queen’s University Belfast. He joined QUILL, an institute dedicated to Ionic Liquid Research, 13 years ago as a Senior Research Fellow where plans and carries out research and supervises number of undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has vast experience in all forms of organic synthesis and his current interests include ‘Ionic liquids platforms for perfume delivery’.  He has published 84 peer-reviewed journal articles (with over 10000 citations) and 12 patents, including a paper in Nature. Our research has been highlighted in popular science magazines and journals such as Chemistry World, New Scientist and Chemical Engineering News and in other media (BBC radio and National newspapers).

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Nov
7
to Nov 11

Fringe: 20 I 10

Free admission

FRINGE: 20 I 10

20 | 10 is a celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Craft & Design Collective, the 10th Anniversary of Space CRAFT and a relaunch of Space CRAFT in its new prime location.

With a special late night opening on Thursday until 20.30

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Nov
6
to Nov 12

“Failure” Exhibition

Free admission

"FAILURE" EXHIBITION

F-F-F-AILURE!!!

Failure! Is it something to be ashamed of? Or something to learn from? We ask creatives all over Belfast about their most embarrassing failures, failures which led to revelations and display all their failings all across Belfast in a celebration of Failure as part of the creative process!

Join us throughout Belfast Design Week and add your failure to our exhibition curated by designers Linda Byrne and Shauna Woods in conjunction with Blick Shared Studios.

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Nov
6
3:00pm 3:00pm
6th

Fringe: My Journey — A Faculty Lecture with DMC

Seedhead Arts have been fortunate enough to get to work with the enigma that is artist DMC for several years now, and we were thrilled when he agreed to reveal a little of the man behind the paint during the recent Hit the North conference. Arguably he revealed a little more than we expected, but after a wee lie down and some expert psychological intervention, we all feel reasonably prepared for another run at it during Design Week.

Join Dermot as he gives an awkward insight into his creative process, hatred for onions, paintings in the city and his ongoing love affair with traffic wardens and privately owned carparks.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions about his practice, artwork and that infamous lazy-river incident with Pam St Clement at Lisburn pool.

“I had the flu ages ago and seen DMC’s piece on North Street, Belfast. It moved me. I felt a real sense of happiness, like a pot noodle in a hot tub kinda buzz.” –Gerard, Lisburn


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Nov
6
1:00pm 1:00pm
6th

25 Pop Up

Free admission

25 POP UP

AFFORDABLY YOURS FOR £25 & UNDER, SUPPORTING THE MAKERS AND CELEBRATING DESIGN

The 25 Pop–Up Store returns for Belfast Design Week at Blick Studios, Malone Road on Sunday, November 6th, retaining its celebrated store layout. 

Returning for its fourth time 25 will proudly showcase and sell specially selected local and international design products, from an array of new and established designers. Previously we have sold product from Hay, Ferm, The First 47, Best Buds, Maven, Karishma Kusurkar, Bill & Coo Paper Co. 

25 aims to make design accessible to all, championing affordable, high quality design; you can enter a 25 Pop–Up secure in the knowledge that no single item will be priced above £25. 25 have also omitted the traditional stall set up, allowing you to shop in comfort, engaging with product in a store setting with no obligation to buy. 

With an eclectic array of product you can expect to shop textile, fashion, graphic, furniture and product design at a 25 Pop–Up.

Designers this year include:

Dollybirds Art, Lines & Current, F A W E, printsbyjulz, Mosley London, The Bearded Candle Makers, The First 47, Hunter Paper Co., Starling Bridge, Rachel McKnight, DaVinci Toys, Kelsey Tyson Designs, CRUX Belfast, Sara Fox, Emma Knight Design, Martina Scott, Paper Amy, Karishma Kusurkar, Bill & Coo Paper Co. Co.Lab, The Print Handbook, Nua Jewellery, Blackbird Artwork, A Rose Cast, Usfolk, Ciaran Monaghan & Chris McNicholl.

Food & Drink will be sold by Little Pink Kitchen

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