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Breakfast talks: Womenfolk Junior. Senior.
Nov
8
8:00 AM08:00
8th

Breakfast talks: Womenfolk Junior. Senior.

For this year’s Belfast Design Week, Womenfolk are hosting a very special Junior.Senior. breakfast event featuring some of the Mentors and Mentees from our mentoring program that has been running over the last 6 months.

We will hear about their journeys over the past 6 months in their businesses and as part of the mentoring program. There will also be the opportunity for coffee, cake and connecting with other like-minded women designers. The perfect way to start your Friday! In association with shesaid – a female led design and branding studio in the heart of Belfast.

Our speakers include:

LISA SMYTH (SHESAID) & LAURA CRAIG - Graphic Design Mentor & Mentee

GEMMA O’NEILL & KATHRYN McGRANE - Illustration Mentor & Mentee

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Portfolio Review Club with Design Talent IE
Nov
8
12:00 PM12:00
8th

Portfolio Review Club with Design Talent IE

hosted by Aiden McGale, Design Talent IE

Portfolio Review Club is a monthly event organised by Design Talent IE – the job board for design careers in Ireland. Each month we bring together mentors from the leading design teams in the country with up and coming designers in a relaxed and informal setting.

This is an opportunity to network with your peers and get impartial expert advice and feedback on your design portfolio and any challenges you’re facing in navigating your design career. So whether you’re currently studying, starting out in design, making the move into a new field of design or just looking to learn from experienced mentors, this an opportunity not to be missed.

We will be selecting 30 designers from a diverse range of backgrounds to attend.



ABOUT AIDEN

Aiden McGale is a design recruiter based in Dublin, working with some of the leading design studios globally to identify and hire designers. He launched Affinity, a specialist design recruitment agency, back in 2016 after leaving his role as global head of recruitment for Accenture Interactive – home to Fjord and at that time holding the accolade of largest digital creative network in the world. Aiden is the host of CreativeMornings/Dublin and creator of Design Talent IE and Portfolio Review Club. He is passionate about building communities and curating events that support and inspire.  

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Lunchtime learning: Designing Experiences with Fathom
Nov
8
12:30 PM12:30
8th

Lunchtime learning: Designing Experiences with Fathom

Hosted by Fathom, this workshop will give you an insight into how you can design experiences around your businesses, product or service.
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We are now living in an experience economy.
Both consumers and businesses want more than just the delivery of products and services; they expect a memorable and positive experience. For new and existing businesses to be successful it’s important they adapt to this shift.
Experience Design is the practice of designing products, processes, services, events and environments with a focus placed on the quality of the user experience and culturally relevant solutions.
This ‘Designing Experiences’ workshop, hosted by Fathom, will give you an insight into how you can design experiences around your businesses product or service.
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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 as part of Belfast Design Week

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Service Design Clinic
Nov
8
2:00 PM14:00
8th

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’ve a business challenge 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.

Book your place by using the booking link: http://bit.ly/2oYYfJN


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Your Dream Design Job: Advice for Emerging Designers
Nov
8
3:00 PM15:00
8th

Your Dream Design Job: Advice for Emerging Designers

As part of “Your Dream Design Job” at this year’s Belfast Design Week, we will be joined by design recruitment expert Aiden McGale for some top notch advice for getting your dream design role. There will be a chance for Q&A with Aiden at the end of the session.


AIDEN MCGALE

Aiden McGale is a design recruiter based in Dublin, working with some of the leading design studios globally to identify and hire designers. He launched Affinity, a specialist design recruitment agency back in 2016 after leaving his role as global head of recruitment for Accenture Interactive – home to Fjord and at that time holding the accolade of largest digital creative network in the world. Aiden is the host of CreativeMornings/Dublin and creator of designtalent.ie and Portfolio Review Club.

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

Destination CQ Urban Design Challenge Exhibition Opening

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

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

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

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


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

DESIGN X SCIENCE

Design x Science / Visualising Science

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


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

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


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


Our panellists and mentors:

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

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

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ANDREW MCCREA, FATHOM (UX DESIGN)

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

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DAVID KANE, FARSET LABS (SCIENCE & TECH)

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

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KARISHMA KUSURKAR, BELFAST DESIGN WEEK (DESIGN)

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

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With thanks to venue sponsors Farset Labs.




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

Late Night Design Tour - SOLD OUT

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

This year’s studios include Creative Exchange, McGonigle McGrath, Lines & Current, The Makeup Dept & Callan.

CREATIVE EXCHANGE

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

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



LINES & CURRENT



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

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

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


MCGONIGLE MCGRATH

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


CALLAN

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

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

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


THE MAKE UP DEPARTMENT

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

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

FRINGE: The Edit 2018

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


RSVP to hello@atelier-design.co.uk

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

FRINGE: Womenfolk - The Time is Now

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

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

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

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

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

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

Speaker Number One: Kezie Todd

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

Speaker Number Two: Katie Ireland

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

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

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

Speaker Number Three: Lucinda Graham

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

Speaker Number Four: Macy Stewart

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

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

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

Speaker Number Five: Sorcha McGlinchey

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

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

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

Lean UX at Allstate - SOLD OUT

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

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

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

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

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

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

FRINGE: ASTRL Fibres Macramé Tea Light Workshop

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


Tickets cost £35

Places are limited and booking in advance is required.

Email astrlfibres@gmail.com to book your place.

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

Design Skills: Content Creation Workshop - SOLD OUT

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

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

Delivered by Michael Purcell, Senior Content Producer at Smarts Communicate

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

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

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

This event has now sold out join the waiting list below


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Design Skills: Portfolio - SOLD OUT
Nov
8
12:00 PM12:00
8th

Design Skills: Portfolio - SOLD OUT

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

Bring your best 3 projects to speak about and share with our design experts from Fathom, Mammoth, The Foundation, CME and Smarts. This event will help you get some advice and guidance about your work to help progress it and give you new opinions and insights from an industry perspective.

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

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Our design experts include:

MARIE-THERESE MCCANN /// FATHOM

With over 12 years industry experience and a First Class Hons in Interactive Multimedia Design, Marie–therese has held various roles within the digital sector during her career. In her role at Fathom she now leads the delivery team, developing the roles of those within it and ensuring projects are properly structured and delivered on time and to budget.

After a university placement in Intel Dublin, Marie–therese’s career formally began as a Front End Designer & Developer within Eyekiller and MadebyMint, and progressed onto Senior UX Designer in Etain and Head of Digital Creative in Mammoth. Since joining Fathom, Marie–therese has had immense experience shaping UX projects for clients such as Permanent TSB, Police Service of Northern Ireland, Vita Liberata and Tesco Mobile.

In her spare time, Marie–therese organises & hosts the local meet up Ladies that UX Belfast, a part of the global group that encourages women within the industry to get together monthly, help mentor each other and discuss how user–centred design and its application is progressing within the community in Northern Ireland.

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CARA D'ARCY /// CME GROUP

“Having joined the CME Group back in 2012, I head up the UX Design team here in Belfast, where I work with an enthusiastic bunch of designers, researchers and all-round user experience specialists. We focus primarily on customer-facing enterprise applications and our myriad of web assets - and strive to create intuitive solutions for our users - both external and internal. 

I took a meandering path to a career in UX. My degree is in Psychology, including Human Computer Interaction – which somehow led to a post grad in IT (it was still called ‘IT’ back then ☺ ). Prior to joining CME, I worked my way through various technology roles - web development, systems analysis and solutions architecture – focusing more and more on problem solving and workflow design as I went. So, with UX I feel like I’ve kind of come full circle and love applying both my academic background and industry experience in my day-to-day job.”

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PATRICK COYLE /// MAMMOTH

Patrick attended the University of Ulster Art College, Belfast and Virginia Commonwealth University in the US and is a graduate in Visual Communication. Patrick has been working as a graphic designer for 10 years, working for Slater Design, as freelance and the Northern Ireland Civil Service before joining Mammoth five years ago. Patrick has worked on brand, design and advertising campaigns for the likes of Sony, Budweiser, Paul Costelloe, Bank of Ireland, Rory McIlroy, Victoria Square, Queen’s University and Ulster University.

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ANDREW CAMPBELL /// SMARTS

Andrew is a cultural magpie, a collector of bright and shiny ideas who is as likely to be inspired by album artwork or live theatre as he is by anything marketing related.  With over 25 years industry experience, Andrew leads the award-winning Smarts’ Creative Services team of designers, copywriters and digital media experts.

He has delivered communication campaigns, brand identities and digital media solutions for some of the world’s biggest consumer brands and not-for-profit organisations including Guinness, Bushmills Irish Whiskey, Johnnie Walker, Lidl, Save the Children and Dell.

ALAN DAVISON /// THE FOUNDATION

As a specialist in identity design, Alan’s sole focus for the last 30 years has been to develop design that lasts for the clients he has worked with. As a passionate designer in search of 'the great idea' he loves every brand challenge and relishes the opportunity to work with designers who think outside the box. Having rolled out brand programmes for Ireland’s largest public and private sector organisations, he has been the recipient of several industry awards for his work – most notably an Irish Design Effectiveness Award for the design and implementation of the identity for the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Now working with organisations and designers Alan encourages a blend of memorable creativity and strategic thinking to solve any challenge.

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

Your Dream Design Job Fair

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


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

Exhibitors include:

Deloitte Digital

Ulster Weavers

Italic Pig

Billygoat Entertainment

Graffiti Recruitment

Women Who Code

Terry Corr

Puppet

Ulster University


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

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

FRINGE: 0 - Data Art Belfast

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

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

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

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

FRINGE: LIFE DESIGN 101

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

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

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

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

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

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

FRINGE: Hustle Conference

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

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

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

Fringe: Helvetica Film Screening with Kaizen Brand Evolution

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

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

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

— CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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HomeGrown
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00
8th

HomeGrown

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

LARA & TERRY | TERRY DESIGN

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

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

 

ANDREW TODD | TANDEM DESIGN

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

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

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

 

DR RACHEL GAWLEY | APPATTIC

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

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

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

 

PHILIP MCCRILLY | ARTIST & CURATOR

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

 

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

Fringe: Fashion Illustration Night with Melt Collective

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

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

BOOK HERE

 

MELT FASHION COLLECTIVE

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

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

Designers : 

- Marky Marc

-Sean Henry

- Inspire The Sound

- Senan ONeill

Stylists :

- Geri Doherty

-Lucy Graham

Instagram : 

- @meltfashioncollective

www.facebook.com/meltfashioncollective

 

 

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Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00
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.

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Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00
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
4:00 PM16:00
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
12:00 PM12:00
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
10:00 AM10:00
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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