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Founding a Design Festival

An interview with
Daniel Alcorn & Luke Tonge


One of the best ways to keep up to date with what's happening within the design space is to attend design events and conferences. This is also a great way to network with and get to know other designers who you could collaborate with.

But what if there's no events in your area? Why not take the lead and create a design event of your own, to play a role in your local design community.

To inspire you, Ian interviews Daniel Alcorn & Luke Tonge who founded Birmingham Design Festival. In this interview we discuss how they first got involved with events, how they founded Birmingham Design Festival, and how you can get involved too.

Daniel Alcorn & Luke Tonge Interview Transcription

Ian Paget: So you've obviously come onto the Logo Geek podcast and typically, conversations are around logo design, but something that I find important is to attend events and conferences for numerous reasons. And I thought it'd be fun to get you guys on to talk about all of the events that you've been working on, and hopefully that might inspire some other designers out there to do something similar to what you have.

So I think it's probably worth starting off by asking you to briefly introduce yourselves. So, Luke, do you want to go first?

Luke Tonge: Sure. Thank you for having us, firstly, Ian.

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