History

 

Formerly Design Symposium North, the concept was conceived in 2008 by Liverpool creative agencies Smiling Wolf, Black & Ginger and Uniform.

And now, as Designival, it is the most established design festival in the North.

Previous events in 2008, 2009 and 2010 have been held at St George's Hall and the LJMU Design Academy attracting some of the industries biggest names including Michael Wolff (Wolff Olins), Matt Pyke (Universal Everything) and James Bull (Moving Brands). Attendance of the one day events has grown consistently over three years to over 500 delegates from Liverpool, the North West and beyond.

 

2013 Speakers

Erik Kessels

Erik Kessels

Creative Director of KesselsKramer

Matt Webb

Matt Webb

CEO, Principal and co-founder of BERG

Paul Davis

Paul Davis

Illustrator

2012 Speakers

James Jarvis

James Jarvis

Illustrator and Toy Designer

Lance Wyman

Lance Wyman

Award winning US Designer

Sara De Bondt

Sara De Bondt

Graphic designer

Simon Manchipp

Simon Manchipp

Creative Director & Co-Founder of SomeOne

2010 Speakers

Adrian Shaughnessy

Adrian Shaughnessy

Graphic designer and writer

Ann Rimmer

Ann Rimmer

North West Head for the DBA and Founder of Clock Creative

Chris Conlan

Chris Conlan

Managing Director, Love

David Palmer

David Palmer

Creative Partner, Love

James Bull

James Bull

Director and Co-founder, Moving Brands

Jonathan Kirk

Jonathan Kirk

Consultant, Up to the Light

2009 Speakers

Andy Chambers

Andy Chambers

Director, Digit

Deborah Dawton

Deborah Dawton

CEO, Design Business Association (DBA)

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Creative director, Thompson Brand Partners

Michael Wolff

Michael Wolff

Co-founder, Michael Wolff & Company

Peter Mills

Peter Mills

Consulting Director, The Team

2008 Speakers

Bruno Maag

Bruno Maag

Typographer. Founder of Dalton Maag

Matt Pyke

Matt Pyke

Founder of Universal Everything