New #DesignersClub Event for Nottingham
Simpkin Burley collaborated with co-working space, Works Social, to hold a new #DesignersClub event for the design community in Nottingham.
Setting the challenge of designing a movie or music poster, local designers and illustrators were invited to submit their entries. The work was celebrated at an evening of fun where like-minded creatives could celebrate the work.
Pitching their pencils, palettes and pantones against each other were a range of local creatives, all with their own unique style and take on the brief. From The Long Good Friday to Pan’s Labyrinth and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, all genres of movie and music posters were given a makeover. Each posters was shown on screen and chatted through during the evening in an encouraging and informal way.
Dan Simpkin from Simpkin Burley, who co-hosted #DesignersClub said: “It’s something we’ve been thinking about for a while. We wanted to see if there was an appetite for this sort of event in Nottingham. We’ve been blown away by everyone’s enthusiasm and the standard of all the entries. We’re really lucky to have such diverse talent in Nottingham.”
A Creative Community
People shared their stories and inspiration behind their designs. Many people said how much they enjoyed working on a project because it was purely for fun and for their design merit.
Hosting the Event
Han van Oudheusden co-founder at Works Social and freelance designer said: “All entries were to such a high standard. They all made it onto the Works Social wall of fame in our outdoor space. The winning three, got extra exposure and were posted by the designers themselves in the culmination of the event, a live fly posting.
The feedback from all who attended was overwhelmingly positive and we think we’ll have more events in the future. Keep ‘em peeled for details of our next event.”
Shoutout to the Designers…
A big shout out to all those who entered and supported the first #DesignersClub event in Nottingham.
Check out more of their talent on the following Instagram profiles:
Simpkin Burley Attends Big House EXPO Event in Nottingham
Simpkin Burley were delighted to attend the Big House EXPO. The event was held at in St Mary’s Church in The Lace Market in Nottingham on September 10th.
The Creative Quarter event, was a wonderful opportunity to meet people in the creative community, as well as potential clients and collaborators from around the East Midlands.
What is The Big House?
The Big House is a support programme for SMEs in the creative and digital industries sector in the D2N2 area, which covers all of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
The Purpose of The Big House
The project is aimed at assisting creative businesses in their infancy. It does this by providing access to talks, workshops, mentorships and business development grants. The Big House is partnered by Creative Quarter, Nottingham Trent University, New Art Exchange and Derby Quad. This allows them to pool their recourses and deliver more.
The Big House EXPO
An Opportunity to Shine
The Big House decided to hold an exhibition to celebrate all of the businesses that they have helped so far. The expo was billed as a Meet the Buyer and Meet the Supplier event. It gave everyone the chance to showcase their talent, explore opportunities to work together, promote services, and celebrate their achievements.
The Nottingham Creative Industry
A spectrum of creative businesses were represented, with 100 businesses exhibiting in the splendour of Nottingham’s St Mary’s Church. In total the event also had over 300 attendees. As well as exhibitors, there were masterclasses, talks and makers retail stalls.
Simpkin Burley at the EXPO
A Celebration of Our First Year
We took stock of all our creative projects from our first year in business. Creating a simple and elegant book, we showcased some of our favourite work. Most importantly the book let us talk about our ideas and what they have enabled our clients to achieve.
We printed this book as a limited edition for potential clients and collaborators, and we received lots of positive feedback, and a number of leads! If you’d like to get your hands on a copy, please email us and we’ll pop one in the post. Big thanks to The Big House team for hosting such a great event.