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Get the low down on your fav Manchester creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
We thoroughly enjoyed chatting with the hilarious Joe Bowker from Gorilla (we think we got a pretty good deal for 25 bananas). This interview is packed full of some super relevant advice for new grads as Joe takes us through the ups and downs of his design journey. He's not afraid to tell it how it is and have a good laugh while doing it. Cheers Joe!
We were over the moon excited to catch up with Intern's founder and Editor in Chief, Alec Dudson, when we were up north in the UK. Wanting to champion young creatives Alec started Intern Magazine —read on to hear how he got there, some grreeaaaat tips on folio's and awesome advice for those starting out (and the more experienced too!)
Keep your eye on this amazing lady from Manchester, she's going places :D From an obsession with her crayola products to struggling with the structure of typography and then being featured in The New Yorker last month! Deanna Halsall shares how she discovered her path for illustration and some great tips for those starting out (and possibly struggling with the idea of specialising)
In the middle of Engine House amongst all the bits and bobs you'll find Vicky Carr and Chris Shearston of Texbook Studio creating awesome things (and drinking beer). Vicky and Chris are strong believers in giving back to the design community—working in design education regularly, doing work shops, studio tours and portfolio advice, get on it!
Alphabet, not just known for their youthful good looks ;D but also for their forward thinking, geared towards a millennial audience. They want to peek into your brains and see how you work creatively and looking at how you evoke emotion and stimulate the senses through the design. Read on to hear some sound advice from Sam Lane, _Co-Founder and Creative of __ Alphabet._
Check out the industry standard of work in Manchester - how it is shot, what do they present?
Our top picks for recommended articles, blogs and companies in Manchester.
The World Symbol Festiv…
The inaugural World Symbol Festival took place in Ostend, Belgium, in 1994, and was organised by Belgian designer Paul Ibou.
D&AD exists to stimulate, enable and award creative excellence in design and advertising. Now D&AD, its members represent the creative, design and advertising communities, not just in Britain, but worldwide.
Neon Moiré is a curated event guide of the world's most interesting design conferences and events on our digitized world. The agenda will focus on graphic, typography and interaction design conferences, not to forget design film festivals and an overview of the top design summer schools.
Birmingham Design Festi…
Designed by Luke Tonge, Ash O’Brien, and Paul Felton, Birmingham.
LogoArchive #1 is the new zine format to accompany the online study of form language in logo design, conceived and designed by Rich Baird. Rich shared some thoughts on the print production and his independent publishing plans.
The Two Anchors
Designed by John & Jane, Cardiff.
Hobo signs and symbols
To cope with the uncertainties of life, hobos developed a system of symbols they’d write with chalk or coal to provide fellow “Knights of the Road” with directions, help, and warnings.
Roger the Barber
Designed by Cast Iron Design, Boulder.
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