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:
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 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.
So we’re all aware that the world of events can have its moments. That’s what makes it special, right?! One minute you can be sobbing into your Matcha Green Tea Crème Frappuccino and the next laughing like a loon. Somewhere often in between these two states and providing blessed relief and support can be found the producer or designer, the animators and 3D modellers, the lighting folks and all the other great people and organisations we rather generally call our ‘freelancers’ or ‘suppliers’.
I’m Raj, a content designer and one of the founding members of SomeBrightSpark. I am also a British Sikh man of Punjabi descent. I’m proud of being Punjabi and belonging to the Sikh religion as it’s my heritage and is part of what makes me who I am. My grandfather arrived from India in 1956 and worked at Dunlop in Leicester up until his retirement in 1982. Today we are now three big families, well established in this country, and we all feel part of this melting pot. Read More
Early last week a team of ten designers, creatives and video editors received details of the 434 official winners of the coveted D&AD Pencils for the 2018 award ceremony. The team had around 50 hours to create a short video sting for each winner, which had to include their profile, award-winning work and professional credentials.
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
February gave us two of the biggest global events, The Winter Olympics and the BAFTA Awards. As a live events agency February was an inspiring month for the team as we eagerly awaited to see who would do what. But as with all of our Sevenses blogs we don’t just cover events. Throughout the month our creative teams also put forward things that have sparked their interest. So let’s take a look at this month’s event and design inspiration. Read More
Working for SomeBrightSpark
We’re a thriving business (recently cited as one of the top 5 agencies to look out for) located in Leicester working with local businesses and global brands to effectively communicate their brand message through live events and creative content. We strive to produce work that is of an exceptional quality which is maintained by our work hard, play hard culture and we’re looking for a talented operations manager to join our team.
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.
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.
Last year we lovingly restored an old shop which had stood for more than 5 decades in the centre of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter. If you followed the transformation you’ll know that we were eager to retain the some of building’s quirky historic features to provide a contemporary multi-functional creative work space; in hope of connecting with the community and other businesses within the area.
For many of our (older) live event producers a lot has changed over the past 20 years. As an industry we’ve evolved in response to the changes in consumer behaviours and technology. Change has been encouraged by political and economical uncertainties. All of these factors have shaped, influenced and redefined the event industry. Now, clients demand more bang for their buck and audiences no longer expect to simply attend an event. Instead, they arrive with high expectations of being entertained with distinctive and highly provocative experiences. Welcome to the era of experiential marketing!
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.
November is a busy month and is typically dominated by Bonfire Night, Thanksgiving and whispers of Christmas
Thankfully the November edition of our ‘Sevenses blog’ is devoid of any of these things and is instead, a simple appreciation of all things design and arty. If you’re enjoying our new Sevenses blog then make sure you checkout the other design inspirations that have caught our eye in recent months. Enjoy!
Advertising is an inescapable part of our lives. Everyday we’re bombarded with adverts, messages and discounts. On the internet our behaviour, purchases and browsing history is monitored and used by advertisers who target us in our personal spaces when we least expect it.
October has been a pretty incredible month for design enthusiasts like us! If you’re not familiar with our ‘Sevenses blogs’ yet, here’s a reminder of what they’re all about. Each month, we curate our 7 best and most loved bits of art, design, architecture and animation and compile them into a beautiful summary of design inspiration. Don’t forget to check out our September edition. It’s a feast for the eyes!