London Design Festival – Graphic Design Day

rendering of please be seated

Today London Artists looked through the London Design Festival Guide (which you can download here.)  and decided to attend The Business of Design talk.

That talk is described as follows:

The business of design can be one of the biggest challenges for any designer to navigate. This panel will explore the relationship between creative practice methods and the tools and skills required to function effectively as a practicing designer today, sharing insights into different models, approaches and operational scales of practice.

Who is talking for this event? The Panel includes:

  • CHAIR: Alec Dudson, Intern Magazine
  • Sarah Boris, Sarah Boris Studio
  • Susanna Edwards, Course Coordinator Falmouth University’s flexible MA Graphic Design Online
  • Theo Inglis, Designer and Design Writer
  • Alex Ostrowski, Founder, Lovers
  • Neef Rehman, Adventure Lead, ustwo

The workshop attached to the talk is sold out but I promise to come back and share with you any tidbits that may be useful to your artistic and/or design practice.

Right now, I will be hunting for a sculpture entitled Please be Seated created by Designer Paul Cooksedge which is located in Broadgate, London’s largest pedestrian neighbourhood. Below is a rendering of the art piece.

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Rendering of Please be Seated at Broadgate by Designer Paul Cocksedge

Because there are so many venues and things to see, I decided to plan my week using the guid and following the Global Design Forum themes as follows:

  • Sunday 15 September: Graphic Design
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  • Monday 16 September: Biodesign: Engineering a Future
  • Tuesday 17 September: Design for Change
  • Wednesday 18 September: Digital Futures
  • Thursday 19 September: Sustainability: Revolution and Solution
  • Friday 20 September: The Theatre of Experience

If you have a venue that you would like me to visit or a workshop that you would like me to attend, please email me at