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.
Creative Director of KesselsKramer
CEO, Principal and co-founder of BERG
Illustrator and Toy Designer
Award winning US Designer
Sara De Bondt
Creative Director & Co-Founder of SomeOne
Graphic designer and writer
North West Head for the DBA and Founder of Clock Creative
Managing Director, Love
Creative Partner, Love
Director and Co-founder, Moving Brands
Consultant, Up to the Light
CEO, Design Business Association (DBA)
Creative director, Thompson Brand Partners
Co-founder, Michael Wolff & Company
Consulting Director, The Team
Typographer. Founder of Dalton Maag
Founder of Universal Everything