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Why Design Matters – Talks from Michael Johnson, Rejane Dal Bello & Tina Touli

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Join us on the 28th of September for an afternoon of talks with three of the UK’s most well-respected designers.

When the SomeBrightSpark designers discussed who would be in their dream line-up to come over the SBS studio to give a talk, three names came top of everyones list. Michael Johnson, Rejane Dal Bello and Tina Touli.
Luckily for us, and you, they all said yes to make the trip up to Leicester.

This talk is open for all to attend, as part of Design Season 2.

Tickets are FREE, all you need to do is sign-up using this link:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/why-design-matters-tickets-72911202369

Michael Johnson

Michael founded the influencial design studio johnson banks back in 1992, after learning his trade in brand consultancy, design and art direction across the globe in Tokyo, Sydney, Melbourne and London.He has judged design competitions from San Francisco to Beijing, and has been a D&AD judge eight times, four times as jury president.He was a member of the D&AD Committee for four years before serving as its President in 2003, one of the youngest ever. D&AD named him as the seventh most awarded designer in its history during their fifty-year celebrations in 2012, and in 2017 he won the prestigious D&AD presidents award for his service to the creative industries.The Independent Newspaper selected him as one of the 10 most notable British Designers and The Guardian Newspaper named him as one of the UK’s top 50 designers.

Rejane Dal Bello

London-based designer Rejane Dal Bello creates bold, typographic identity systems that aim to communicate complex ideas in their simplest form.Originally from Brazil, she began her career working for renowned branding & design agencies over the world, Studio Dumbar (NL) and Wolff Olins (UK), before setting up her own practice ‘Studio Rejane Dal Bello’.Rejane is regularly featured in international publications as well as giving workshops and lectures around the world, she is also creative editor of UPO magazine (FR).

Tina Touli

Tina Touli is a creative director and graphic communication designer living and working in South East London. She has worked in different studios, such as Pearlfisher, Blast Design and Nalla Design. She currently runs Tina Touli Design, her own multidisciplinary studio, and teaches at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.Tina works in a great variety of design fields including branding, typography, editorial design, web design, animation, etc.She was selected by Print Magazine as one of the 15 best and brightest young designers in the world, aged under 30.She has spoken at conferences all over the world, including; the Adobe Live Stream at OFFF Festival in Barcelona, the Adobe Creative Meet Up in London, the “Be our guest” in China and the Design Toolkit in Greece.

Sevenses: March Creative Inspiration

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Besides the start of the Easter holidays and the clocks ‘springing’ forward, March is also the month of International Women’s Day. Not only is the day important for obvious reasons, but our design team always take a particular interest in how brands mark the occasion. We’ll be featuring some of our favourite in our Sevenses blog this month. We’ll also be taking a look at the other things that really caught our attention over the last month, from new movies, websites, shows, campaigns and anything else deemed worthy as being creative inspiration.  Read More

Advanced design studio for Jaguar Land Rover.

Building Immersive Experiences and the Role of Creative Technology

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We’re pretty much live in a virtual world where we can do almost anything online. We consume our content digitally, book holidays, and even shop in virtual stores. Well let’s be honest, shopping with kids in toe or during a national holiday is horrible!

It’s no surprise then that brands are increasingly looking for ways to reconnect with audiences and consumers in inventive ways. In our previous blogs we explored the power of event marketing and experiential marketing as effective ways of building brand engagement and today we wanted to give credit to the unsung hero behind these emotive experiences – technology.

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EE interactive touch screens

Sevenses: January Design Inspiration

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January. Let’s be honest it’s a pretty depressing month. We’re all cold, tired, ill or feeling depressed having broken or failed at all of our New Year’s resolutions. But we’re here to inject a little big of joy back into your lives. As always with our Sevenses blogs, we’ve concocted a medley of our most favourite art and design related niceties that cropped up throughout the month. 

So sit back, indulge and feel happier.

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Hand drawn Christmas Car Design for 2017 by SomeBrightSpark

Sevenses: Christmas Edition

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Whether you’re a lover of all things ‘arty’ or just looking for some Christmas design inspiration then you’re in for a treat. Our Sevenses blog this month is getting festive and features inspiring Christmas creations from some of our best-loved retailers and institutions. We have a whole host of delights for you, including our favourite Christmas adverts, animations, exhibitions and book releases. We hope you all have a great Christmas and a very happy New Year. 

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A side view of the Honda EV car concept

What’s been intriguing the SomeBrightSpark design team?

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Earlier this week our creative design team at SomeBrightSpark were huddled round a computer… in silence.  With heads tilted in critical evaluation, the office fell into a unusual silence unnerving the rest of the team. Normally, this kind of behaviour means one of two things. Either they were struggling to decide where to go for lunch or they had found something they liked. What had caught their attention? The new concept car from Honda.

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Vacancies at SomeBrightSpark

New year, new job.

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We’re looking for a talented mid-weight graphic designer to boost our team.

Due to a number of exciting new client wins, we’re looking for a mid-weight graphic designer to join our growing creative team.
You’ll ideally have a minimum of two year’s agency experience and a great portfolio of work. Read More