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Designers Fiesta- London 16th September

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Designer's Fiesta

If you are into design & development, want to learn more about your craft, and connect with interesting like-minded people, then perhaps the 
Designers Fiesta would be worth a visit.

Now in its seventh year, the Designers Fiesta 2016, created by new media training provider Academy Class, will take place on September 16th at the Hackney Picture House and will bring together a whole host of experts, mentors, designers, and developers.  Within one of the country’s most renowned creative spaces Designer’s Fiesta will deliver learning opportunities, expert workshops, and plenty of time to make new connections and be inspired by some of the amazing work created by your peers.

Some of the top names on the roster who will be running interactive workshops include Paul Thompson, Alex McGibbon, Mellisa Love, Conrad Taylor and Emma Sexton.  They will be joined by a whole host of other experts and speakers who will draw upon their own knowledge and experience of working within the creative world.  The workshops will offer guidance around the some of the industry’s hottest topics such as 3D animation, HTML banner advertising, animated pictures, stealth design and graphics.

Designer's Fiesta


Director of Academy Class Mark Young said, “The Designer’s Fiesta is a wonderful event, bringing together some of the brightest stars in the creative industry. We are very excited to have such an incredible line-up of speakers this year, and know they will draw on their many years of experience to deliver tangible insight as well as invaluable hints and tips that will leave attendees feeling inspired, armed with the skills need to continue – or commence – their creative journey.”

The Fiesta will also have a strong emphasis on small business and start-ups aimed at providing ambitious attendees with tried and tested tips for taking a business forward. Workshops such as ‘How to build your reputation as a small business owner’, ‘Working as a one-man-band filmmaker’ and ‘Market your design business to a niche sector and build a six-figure income’ will arm some of the increasing number of UK-based entrepreneurs with the skills needed to success in the ever-competitive business world.


Here is a comprehensive rundown of the sessions that will be taking place:

  • Animated photos - Mark Gatter

  • How fashion and accessories designers use Illustrator - Deborah Gruenberger

  • How to build your reputation as a small business owner - Alexis Liming

  • How to write the perfect brief and deliver - Michael Murdoch

  • Working as a one-man-band filmmaker - George MacCallum

  • Learn to draw anything in Illustrator - Martin Perhiniak

  • UX – creative challenge - Chakib Labidi

  • After Effects for motion graphics - Daniel Walter Scott

  • Stealth Design - How in-house design teams are the new influencers - Emma Sexton

  • Adobe Animate - Mark Gatter

  • Discover your inner designer and market it - Andreea Niculae

  • How to be a street artist - Paul Kemp

  • Market your design business to a niche sector and build a six-figure income - Mellisa Love

  • The world of patterns - Deborah Gruenberger

  • Biggest design pitfalls of 2016 - Rob Edwards

  • Photoshop mastery - Martin Perhiniak

  • Mind over matter: how to transcend awesome - Simon Jack

  • The World of Patterns - Deborah Gruenberger

  • Adobe Animate and HTML5 banner advertising - Daniel Walter Scott

  • Guide to front-end code and how to make a WordPress theme - Simon van Blerk

  • 50 InDesign tips and techniques: Part 2 - Paul Thompson

  • Photoshop Mastery - Martin Perhiniak

  • Philosophy of Design: real problem solving, not just decorative art - Conrad Taylor

  • Mind over Matter: How to Transcend Awesome - Simon Jack

In all the Designer’s festival will feature 24 talks across 4 screens and will bring together around 300 individuals working in creative roles.

The event takes place on Friday 16th of September.  Pop over to the event page to find out more info and to get your ticket!

Check out a short video of some of the stuff that went on at Designer's Fiesta 2014.


Designers Fiesta

Designers Fiesta 2014



This post was created with support from the team at Academy Class. 
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