Our Design NOW! symposium takes place at the Northern Design Centre with a stellar line up of speakers including MORAG MYERSCOUGH, PAUL BELFORD, DANIEL SCHOFIELD, ELLEN TURNILL MONTOYA and ANDREW BYROM.
Andrew Byrom is a designer and educator who recently returned to the North of England after almost twenty years living and working in Los Angeles and Chicago. His clients include The Museum of Latin American Art, The New York Times Magazine, Penguin Books, Sagmeister Inc. and The Getty/Architecture + Design Museum.
His interdisciplinary work has been recognized by the AIGA and the Type Directors Club. It has featured in many design related publications and has been exhibited in venues across the United States, Europe and Asia. In 2012 he was elected as a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale.
Daniel Schofield is a product designer who believes that ‘no detail should exist without reason.’ He takes a reductive approach to materials, form and function; distilling ideas into a clean, honest, understated aesthetic resulting in useful timeless products.
Daniel has won numerous awards for his work including Best Northern Designer, Elle Decoration Award and New Design Britain Award. Daniel is currently working with some of the world’s leading brands and manufacturers, including – Conran, Decode, Woud, Skandium and Benchmark.
Ellen Turnill Montoya is Senior Creative at Anyways – a creative agency that helps brands be more adventurous and meaningful.
Anyways explores new ways for brands to communicate, working closely with clients to find the right solution for each brief. They then work with an extensive network of collaborators to bring each project to life with the best creative talent in the world.
At Anyways Ellen has led projects for Google, Nike, Converse, Anya Hindmarch and the BBC, amongst many more. Anyways is part of The HudsonBec Group alongside It’s Nice That and Lecture in Progress.
Morag’s mantra is ‘make happy those who are near and those who are far will come’. Born and Bred, London, Morag has always lived in the city and has been fascinated by how colour and pattern can change urban environments and peoples perceptions of spaces into places.
From schools and hospitals to cultural hubs and town centres Morag transforms public spaces by creating engaging experiences for everyone.
Her strong visual approach is instantly recognisable and elevates every context in which it is placed. Her work is rooted in creating a sense of joy and belonging for all those who encounter it. Morag creates specific local responses to each distinct audience that will see and experience the work, using it to create community and build identity.
Never one to choose the obvious route, Paul gave art school a miss in favour of a PhD in biochemistry. He then, inexplicably, found work as an art director and creative director in some of London’s best ad agencies before setting up Paul Belford Ltd in 2012. He has won hundreds of creative awards for his work in both advertising and design.
Paul also writes for Creative Review magazine.
Friday 26 October 2018
10.00am – 18.00pm
Northern Design Centre
This event is supported by Different and Newcastle College.