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Your Dream Design Business
Nov
7
10:30 AM10:30
7th

Your Dream Design Business

Find out how to get support for your design business with this special event as part of Belfast Design Week. We’ll be joined by a range of advisors from creative and entrepreneurial backgrounds to help you figure out how best to create your dream design business.

Our fair will be drop-in and we will also have talks throughout the day.

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Lunchtime learning: Data Visualisation for Business with SheSaid Design
Nov
7
12:30 PM12:30
7th

Lunchtime learning: Data Visualisation for Business with SheSaid Design

We collect it, we collate it, we have spreadsheets galore. How do we make an impact with our data? SheSaid Design’s workshop is for you!
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In simple terms, it's your data brought to life in a visually engaging way. It could be your strategic objectives, your annual accounts, your achievements for the past 12 months or mapping the demographic of your customers.
Organisations and businesses are constantly being asked to report their data, whether it be to their funders or as part of a piece of research conducted in a particular field.
SheSaid works with charitable organisations and academic institutes to interpret their data and tell their story in a unique way.
Join us for a workshop to understand how you can bring your data to life.
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Belfast Design Week 2019 is delighted to collaborate with Destination Cathedral Quarter BID (Business Improvement District) on these daily lunchtime learning sessions throughout Design Week

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Fringe: Trade: Digital tools for traditional artists
Nov
7
2:00 PM14:00
7th

Fringe: Trade: Digital tools for traditional artists

Trade is about exchange, providing a place where skills and experience can be shared.

Join Boom! resident Bob Price for a morning introducing and discussing how to bring digital into your creative practice.

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BOOM STUDIOS

Inspired and informed by their individual experience at Project 24, Bangor, Boom! Studios was established in December 2014.  A small group of local creative practitioners wished to create a vibrant workspace where they could develop their individual enterprises. Boom! Studios is a crafted,  social enterprise that provides a vibrant workspace and head-space for our local creative industry.

Boom! took over a vacant town centre building (the old Clinton Cards building) in December 2014….. a “blank canvas”. It now provides 18 studio spaces and 4 desk spaces, housing a variety of artists, designers and makers, a workshop space and a small gallery space. By placing creativity bang in the centre of town, Boom! makes a positive contribution to the regeneration of Bangor Town Centre, creating opportunities to link traditional local businesses with the local creative industry. Boom! is a social enterprise and it's impact centres on the increased activity in the community by local artists and creative practitioners, therefore increasing participation and understanding by the wider community in arts.  It achieves this by being open to the local community and offering a range of creative workshops, activities and events.

This creates a stronger, more confident creative sector and will lead to a more cohesive community, improved civic pride and contribute to a vibrant town centre. There is the benefit to the individual of improved mental health and well being. Northern Ireland’s creative industry is thriving, however the next few years will pose many challenges for the arts and creative sector, forcing organisations to become inventive in the way in which they develop and fund their work. Boom! Studios hopes to present an innovative business model for sustainable arts and creative activity.

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Your Dream Design Business: Getting Retail Ready
Nov
7
2:00 PM14:00
7th

Your Dream Design Business: Getting Retail Ready

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Have you got an idea for a new or small fashion, jewellery, homeware or product design business whose products you would like to sell through retail outlets?

Join us for this clinic, with Patricia McGinnis from Maven and Emma Jackson from Hunter Paper Co., that aims to help you get your product ready for a retail environment. The clinic will begin to cover topics including:

- How to present your products and yourself
- How to get a foot in the door with retailers
- How to go about building successful relationships with retailers
- Pricing your work

There will then be the opportunity for Q&A with the panel and short one-on-one sessions with Patricia and Emma who will review your product and give you some guidance on how to successfully get your product ready for retail.


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Patricia co-owns Maven, just off Belfast’s Lisburn Road, along with her sister Catherine. 

After graduation, Patricia spent 10 years in London working in event management.  A role as tour manager for a record company specialising in jazz and world music enabled her to work with many Scandinavian musicians and so a great love of all things Nordic began.  Patricia returned home to work in the family building company where she gained a sound knowledge of the technical aspects of the building industry. 

This winding path led to the eventual creation of Maven, a shop which offers something truly different to the Northern Irish marketplace.  It was the first shop to introduce many international brands such as Hay, Menu, Muuto, Gubi and Ferm Living to Northern Ireland.  Maven also takes pride in stocking the very best of Irish talent as well, including makers such as Kathryn Davey, Derek Wilson Ceramics, Mourne Textiles and Helen Faulkner Ceramics.

Now open almost 6 years, the shop has regularly been featured in publications such as Monocle magazine, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, Cara magazine and was recently voted Independent Retailer of the Year 2019 at the Image Interiors and Living Design Awards in Dublin.



EMMA JACKSON - HUNTER PAPER CO

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Hunter Paper Co. is a stationery brand based in Belfast. Combining playful modern design and illustration with the beautiful tactility of traditional letterpress printing, designer and printer Emma Johnston produces a range of greetings cards and stationery in-house.

Hunter Paper Co. started just a few years ago in 2014. Fresh out of uni, Emma’s side project quickly grew to stock shops around the UK, Europe and America, including Selfridges and Oliver Bonas, and in 2017 it was awarded a Paper Award for Engaging Print at Top Drawer London.

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Service Design Clinic
Nov
7
2:00 PM14:00
7th

Service Design Clinic

Businesses are increasingly using service design to solve challenges, from accessing new markets to adapting to the new ways in which consumers use their services. Service design is about making a service meet the user’s needs for that service. It can be used to improve an existing service or to create a new service from scratch.

If you have a business challenge that you’re struggling with and you’d like to see if service design can help, book a slot at the Service Design Clinic to chat to us. The clinic will be run by Elizabeth Meehan and Tony Young from the Innovation Lab, Department of Finance and forms part of the USER-FACTOR project, a three-year project funded by the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme, aiming to strengthen innovation in SME’s.

Further details: elizabeth.meehan@finance-ni.gov.uk

This is a free event but as there are limited places available booking early is advised.

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Big Motive Service Design & Drinks, Flatiron
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30
7th

Big Motive Service Design & Drinks, Flatiron

in partnership with Big Motive

More information available shortly!


BIG MOTIVE

Big Motive collaborate with progressive teams to create digital products and services that transform brands and business. They also help our clients to unlock their creative potential and develop a culture of innovation.

https://www.bigmotive.com


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Innovation After Hours, with Ben Craig (Root & Branch)
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00
7th

Innovation After Hours, with Ben Craig (Root & Branch)

Hosted by The Graduate School at Queen’s University


BOOKING WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON


The Graduate School opens its doors to invite you to Innovation After Hours with Ben Craig, Co-Founder of Root & Branch Coffee Roasters.

Innovation After Hours is a chance for people who are interested in innovation and entrepreneurship to network and be inspired by individuals working on innovative projects and ventures. It's a monthly casual meet-up open to QUB students, staff and the general public. Come after hours to make interesting new connections over drinks and food.


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Fringe: Kukoon in conversation - Rug Design
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30
7th

Fringe: Kukoon in conversation - Rug Design

Kukoon Rugs welcome you to a design talk and Q&A session with our fabulous in-house design team.
Hear about the highs and lows of design for rugs, the manufacturing process, how they find inspiration in a fast evolving world and keep up with all the latest trends.

Kukoon Rugs sell online worldwide and onsite in our Newry and Belfast showrooms posing unique challenges to the design team. An event that is sure to be of interest to emerging and established designers, come along to the Belfast showroom at Boucher Crescent for an exclusive insight into our process.

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Homegrown: A celebration of local design
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30
7th

Homegrown: A celebration of local design

£5 / General Admission

We are bringing back one of our most loved events - Homegrown - for its 5th year as part of our 2019 schedule to celebrate our island’s design talent and hear from different types of designers - emerging and established.

In a series of talks, we will hear from:

  • Macy Stewart (Photography)

  • STAND (Wearable Tech)

  • Cheah Rothe (Interior Design)

  • Deepa Mann-Kler (Immersive Design)

  • Koto Cabins (Architecture & Product)

Join us for a chilled evening, get inspired and meet other design enthusiasts!


Image: Ryan Richards at BDW18

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FRINGE: Kintsugi Zine Workshop - SOLD OUT
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00
7th

FRINGE: Kintsugi Zine Workshop - SOLD OUT

DIY Zine workshop based around mental health and creative therapy. 

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

All Materials will be provided.

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

Places are very limited so pre-booking is essential.

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

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

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As part of Belfast Design Week, Big Motive is delighted to be hosting an exclusive screening of 'The Frontiers of Design' – an inspirational documentary film about the world we're in and design's role as an agent of global change.

This amazing piece of work by Swedish design firm Doberman amalgamates 20 interviews with influential organisations and designers about what’s next for Design. Together, the interviews form a diverse patchwork of perspectives across industries, disciplines and markets. 'Frontiers' isn't a quest for 'the answer – because there is no holy grail. On the contrary, it's the beginning of a journey to uncover clues and spark an industry-wide dialogue about the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities at the Frontiers of Design.

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

Check out a preview!

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HomeGrown - SOLD OUT
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00
7th

HomeGrown - SOLD OUT

A Design Week favourite, HomeGrown returns for it’s 4th year. This year we will hear from Fiona McDonnell, Hannah Vail, Alice Kearney & Patricia McGinnis.



FIONA MCDONNELL

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

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


HANNAH VAIL

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

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


ALICE KEARNEY

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


PATRICIA MCGINNIS

Patricia co-owns Maven, just off Belfast’s Lisburn Road.  

After graduation, Patricia spent 10 years in London working in event management. A role as tour manager for a record company specialising in jazz and world music enabled her to work with many Scandinavian musicians and so a great love of all things Nordic began. Patricia returned home to work in the family building company where she gained a sound knowledge of the technical aspects of the building industry.  

This winding path led to the eventual creation of Maven, a shop and interior design practice which offers something truly different to the Northern Irish marketplace. It was the first shop to introduce many international brands such as Hay, Muuto, Gubi and Ferm Living to Northern Ireland. Maven also takes pride in stocking the very best of Irish talent as well, including makers such as Kathryn Davey, Derek Wilson Ceramics, Bricolage and Helen Faulkner.


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A Noteworthy Design - The story of the design of the new Ulster Bank £5 and £10 Polymer notes
Nov
7
5:00 PM17:00
7th

A Noteworthy Design - The story of the design of the new Ulster Bank £5 and £10 Polymer notes

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The story of the design of the new Ulster Bank £5 and £10 Polymer notes. Featuring an introduction from Ulster Bank on the brief, followed by an overview of the service design element of the project by Jeni Lennox, Project Manager from Nile HQ. Then Colin McCadden, Independent Design Consultant and Lisa Smyth from Shesaid will discuss their roles as Creative Directors responsible for representing the voice of Northern Ireland on the notes.

The event will then end with an open panel discussion with Jeni, Colin and Lisa along with some of the artists and young designers involved with the project.

About Jeni Lennox

With a wealth of experience in user centric research and design, Jeni delivers customer research, product and service design expertise to clients across a range of sectors; retail, manufacturing, healthcare, finance, 3rd and public sector. 

Her folio includes footwear for Clarks, Lawnmowers for Flymo, Hairbrushes for Trevor Sorbie,  community public art (she plasters faces) and service design for dementia that involves dogs and tin openers.

Jeni also worked with the GSA Institute for Design Innovation, operating at the leading edge of innovation development with businesses and organisations across Scotland. Here she gained experience in ski lifts and fabric drains, 3 D glass weaving and how to convince sceptics of the value of community visualising with customer journeys created on public walls.

Her strength is developing effective design-driven insights from a commercial perspective and managing teams of creatives (herding cats) Her skill is the strategic use of design activity to deliver the maximum impact for clients and stakeholders, from initial customer engagements to post-launch evaluation. Most importantly she collects creative pals along the way who she then persuades to help her run ridiculous projects, you have been warned!

About Colin McCadden

Educated at Methodist College Belfast and then what was the Belfast College of Art and Design, Colin worked in various aspects of design, print and exhibition design before becoming a Senior Lecturer in the School of Art &Design, Ulster Polytechnic.

Having loved teaching, but becoming frustrated with academic meetings, he left to establish the Graphic Design department of Building Design Partnership, a multi-disciplinary organisation employing architects, interior designers, landscape architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and town planners.

After three years Colin felt that he needed a new challenge.

McCadden Design was established in 1983 and over the following years secured a wealth of clients including Laganside Corporation a non-departmental public body formed with the goal of regenerating large sections of Belfast adjacent to the River Lagan. He was convinced that knowledge gained from his former times working with town planners helped to secure the contract.

Having to tender every three years, McCadden Design managed to retain the Laganside account until it’s completion in 2006.

In the same year, after a planned period covering four years, Colin engineered a Management Buy Out, selling the business to three loyal employees who had been with him for a collective 41 years!

Travelling around Ireland with friend and National Geographic photographer Chris Hill over the following three years culminated in the production of four coffee table books featuring Chris’s pictures with supporting text written by Colin.

Still working, designing and consulting, Colin was delighted to have been chosen by Jeni Lennox to be involved with the Ulster Bank notes project.

About Lisa Smyth

Lisa Smyth is a creative design consultant and business owner with a 1st class honours degree and almost 20 years of professional experience in the field of graphic design and branding design. Lisa previously worked for large design and advertising agencies in Northern Ireland, Scotland and London. 

Previous to shesaid Lisa Smyth has been a sole trader at mrssmyth.co.uk for the past ten years. Lisa works with business and organisations who like to build a relationship with a dedicated designer to turn their business goals into reality. Mrs Smyth’s aim is to assist the growth and success of a clients business through great design. 

Lisa has been providing design and branding services to a diverse range of clients across the Voluntary and Private Sector. Lisa has collaborated with other design agencies working on branding projects for Channel 4 and Discovery Channel. 

In 2017 Lisa was part of the core design team in the redesign of the new polymer Ulster Bank notes. Working for service design agency Nile (Edinburgh) and branding agency O Street, Lisa worked as part of the design team in accumulating insight and developing networks of Northern Ireland expertise. Lisa was also integral to the creative direction from the concept phase through to sign off. 


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

FRINGE: Blick Academy: Pricing Your Design Work SOLD OUT

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

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

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

Design Skills: Products & Experiences - SOLD OUT

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

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

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

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

  • Andrew Fulton - Managing Director

  • Cameron Stewart - Head of Strategy

  • Jordan Moore - Director of Design

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

This event is now sold out, but you can join the waiting list below:

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Design Business Bootcamp (closed for applications)
Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00
7th

Design Business Bootcamp (closed for applications)

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

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

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

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

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

To apply for a place please fill in this online form

Closing date for applications is Sunday 4th November at 5pm

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

FRINGE: Invest NI - Design for Export


DESIGN INSIGHTS TO DRIVE YOUR EXPORT SUCCESS

A unique opportunity to hear from Invest NI Clients on Designing for Export.

Invest Northern Ireland's workshop takes place at Titanic Belfast starting with breakfast and followed by talks from Nuprint Technologies, Suki Tea, Hamill Bosket Design & Bag of Bees.

The workshop will include:

  • An overview of the export opportunity

  • The importance of branding/naming/story

  • Logistical factors - packaging, transportation & routes to market

  • Cultural implications, language considerations and messaging strategy

  • Raising awareness of IP, International Trademarking and Legislation

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

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

The Design Salon Quarterly: BOUNDARIES

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

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

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


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FRINGE: On the Head - Function and Form
Nov
6
to Nov 11

FRINGE: On the Head - Function and Form

Come and see a display of millinery paraphernalia and parts, photographs and illustrations.

Fashion Photographer Trazanne McCready and Fashion Illustrator Gillian Monaghan will present views of my millinery work in their own styles, alongside examples of Graínne Maher’s pieces. 

The show will run throughout the week with a special event on Saturday from 2-5 pm.

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FRINGE: Rebranded: The Refugees Welcome T-shirt Challenge Exhibition
Nov
6
to Nov 30

FRINGE: Rebranded: The Refugees Welcome T-shirt Challenge Exhibition

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A year ago, Refugees Welcome Northern Ireland joined forces with Belfast Design Week for the Refugees Welcome T-Shirt Challenge.


The brief for up-and-coming designers - to design t-shirts that communicated messages of welcome and inclusion.

See the results at BDW18 - with those chosen for print displayed in the Black Box’s Green Room from 6-30 November 2018.

About Refugees Welcome Northern Ireland

Refugees Welcome is a grassroots, volunteer-led organisation that aims to make refugees and aslyum seekers welcome in Northern Ireland. We organise educational events that build awareness about the challenges facing refugees and introduce hosts with spare rooms to destitute asylum seekers who need somewhere to live.

To find out more about what we do visit: http://refugees-welcomeni.co.uk/, email: rwnorthernireland@gmail.com, Facebook: refugeeswelcomeni

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Destination CQ Urban Design Challenge Exhibition
Nov
6
10:00 AM10:00

Destination CQ Urban Design Challenge Exhibition

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

This unique urban design challenge has asked entrants to create a concept that will make the area an inviting, welcoming and attractive space for events, activities, working, studying or living in the area. With the winning concept winning £1000

Pop along to PLACE throughout Belfast Design Week between 10am and 5pm to view the final design concepts


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FRINGE: Womenfolk Design Exhibition
Nov
6
to Nov 13

FRINGE: Womenfolk Design Exhibition

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

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

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

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

Fringe: Drink & Draw

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

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

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

Share 6 : Made in Northern Ireland

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

Speaker Number One:

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

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

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

Speaker Number Two:

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

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

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

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

www.brightstem.com

Speaker Number Three: 

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

http://www.printsbyjulz.com/

Speaker Number Four:

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

www.facebook.com/GMMGDesignStudio

Speaker Number Five:

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

ttp://belfastcoffeemap.azurewebsites.net/

Speaker Number Six:

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

http://blackstaffgames.com/

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

Fringe: Blockchain Should We Question the Hype?

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

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

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

Customer Journey for the Café Sector

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

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

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

 

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

Fringe: Walking and talking about Belfast's street art

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

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

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

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

Design Startup: Build Your Own

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


Project activity:

Day 1 - Ideation with Judith Gordon

Tuesday 7th November at Blick Shared Studios (Malone)

Time: 10 am - 1 pm

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

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


Day 2 - Prototyping & Manufacturing with FABLAB Belfast

Wednesday 8th November at FABLAB Belfast

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

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

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


Day 3 - Selling with Kaizen

Thursday 9th November at Blick Shared Studios (Malone)

Time: 10 am - 1 pm

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

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

- Kaizen


Spaces are limited to 12 and based on application.


This event is in association with Blick Shared Studios

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

Fringe: Getting to know your camera with Katrina Taggart

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

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

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

£25

Register now with katrinataggartphotography@yahoo.co.uk 

 

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

Design Breakfast: Transforming Public Sector services through great design

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

Facilitator: 

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

Panel:

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


Presenters: 

  • Damian Heavern: Senior Designer, Digital Services, Kainos
  • Rebecca Walsh: Service Designer, NI Innovation Lab
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Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30
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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