Design BridgeDesign Bridge

 

Welcome to Design Bridge London: meet our 2018 Grads

September brings with it many things. The end of summer (au revoir short sleeves and al fresco drinking), there’s a chill in the air (hello knitwear and cosy...

At the Bar with Geert Van Kerckhove: A lesson in well-beeing

Our latest At the Bar speaker (a regular event in our Amsterdam Studio where we invite people from a variety of creative and inspiring backgrounds to share their...

Diversity drives creativity: Design Bridge joins Creative Mentor Network

Diversity in the creative industry is a much-debated topic. In fact, it’s more than just a topic. It’s a challenge, and one that can feel...

Friday Favourites

In our regular Friday Favourites blog posts we share some of our favourite creative inspiration finds from the past week. Ready for the latest edition?...

Stories from Design Bridge: Say hello to Jason, Partnership Creative Director in Amsterdam

In the latest installment of our “Stories from Design Bridge” series of interviews with the people we work with every day, we sat down for...

Design Bridge Wins Silver at Pentawards 2018 for Karhu Limited Edition

I don’t know about you but, since September kicked in and the holidays came to an end, there’s been a bit of a ‘back to school’ feeling...

Friday Favourites

You can read a physical book. You can listen to an audiobook. And now you can experience some of your favourite literature in a new and innovative way,...

Design Bridge Visits: The Art of Campari, London

After finishing last week’s Friday Favourites I switched off my laptop and set off for the Estorick Collection for a long overdue gallery visit, and a little creative inspiration. Set...

Friday Favourites

In the mood for a touch of colourful inspiration this weekend? In NYC? Well, earlier this week Color Factory opened in Manhattan – an immersive, interactive colour-themed...

Stories from Design Bridge: creatively inspired from Singapore to Amsterdam

This summer Dutch industry magazine Marketing Tribune is running a series of interviews profiling creatives in the Netherlands, which includes our very own Yvonne Eng...

Cascabel Studio Landing Project – creative inspiration from Argentina & London

Supported by the British Council and organised by Cascabel Studio (a multidisciplinary creative studio founded in Buenos Aires and based in London), Landing Project is a...

Friday Favourites

Reducing our use of disposable coffee cups and creating new recyclable materials are two hot topics at the moment. Enter Kaffeeform, a Berlin start-up that...

Stories from Design Bridge: Wildlife Rescue Volunteering in Singapore

Getting to live in the amazing cities we call home all around the world is brilliant for creative inspiration, but there are all sorts of...

Friday Favourites

We’re heading towards the end of our working week, the sun is shining, and the weekend is very much in sight. But first, here are a...

At the Bar with Lucien Spee, Pride Amsterdam

Last week we were lucky enough to welcome Lucien Spee, Managing Director of Pride Amsterdam, as our latest At the Bar guest speaker. He came...

Design Bridge Visits: Art From The Streets at The ArtScience Museum, Singapore

There’s nothing like a good art exhibition to kickstart creative thinking, and a group of us from the Singapore Studio recently took a trip to...

Design Bridge Visits: Summer Exhibition 2018, Royal Academy of Arts, London

This year celebrates the 250th anniversary of the RA Summer Exhibition, an art exhibition originally founded to be open to artists of all merits to...

Stories from Design Bridge: Meet Claire Robertshaw, Executive Creative Director at DB London

Earlier this year Claire Robertshaw, Executive Creative Director in our London Studio, sat down with the lovely folk at Creative Boom to talk women in...

Friday Favourites Summer Soundtrack

Summer soundtracks are one of life’s ultimate pleasures. Whether you’re sunning yourself on an exotic beach with a cocktail in hand, burning meat at a...

The winner of The Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards competition 2018

With entries from far flung places that included Barcelona, Texas and Norwich, the 2018 edition of our annual student competition – you may also know...

Design Bridge Visits: London Tech Week 2018

June has been a month of excitement and anticipation. The creative industry partied hard at Cannes, the World Cup kicked off, and London Tech Week...

Friday Favourites

Football fever has hit – and for some of us more than others it would seem! Take our Ingrid’s husband as an example. The brains behind...

Design Bridge Singapore Open House for Students & Grads on 22/06/18

Save the date! Between 4-6pm on Friday 22nd June we are inviting design students and recent graduates to visit our Singapore Studio and meet our...

Design Bridge wins Physical Product Design award at The Drum Design Awards 2018

Awards season 2018 is in full swing and last night we were at the Emirates Stadium for The Drum Design Awards, where DB Creative Director Chloé was part of...

Design Bridge London supports Beauty Banks

We’ve built a significant and moneyed industry around looking good. We talk quite freely about grooming, nourishing, moisturising and spritzing. We’re encouraged to prime, invigorate,...

Friday Favourites

With our Friday Favourites hero Anna being on a well deserved holiday, this week’s Friday Favourites is coming from our Amsterdam Studio. We have collected...

Design Bridge wins Design Agency of the Year at The FAB Awards 2018

Now in its 20th year, last night we were back at the fabulous Hurlingham Club in London for The FAB Awards – an international Awards program...

The Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards Competition 2018: The Brief

Can you win us over? Please note that the deadline for entries has now passed. Results will be posted on the blog later this year....

A very Dutch Bake Off at Design Bridge Amsterdam

One of the things we do best at Design Bridge (outside of brand design, that is) is combining creativity with food, which is why our...

Friday Favourites

This week’s Favourites theme is exhibitions, which are by their very nature creatively inspiring. Now, we’re a big fan of Yayoi Kusama here at DB...

At The Bar with Studio Yukiko: letting loose in the playground

For our latest edition of At The Bar (a regular get together in our Amsterdam Studio, each time with a different with a special guest speaker),...

Friday Favourites

Our Friday Favourites this week have a theme: short films. First up is straight 8, who we came across at D&AD Festival last week. Founded in 1999, straight...

Design Bridge Visits: T-SHIRT – CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION Exhibition, London

Dare to Wear I recently visited the T-SHIRT – CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION exhibition at the London Fashion and Textiles Museum, which celebrates the...

Friday Favourites

We’re always partial to a little illustration inspiration, and earlier this week The V&A announced its shortlist for the 2018 V&A Illustration Awards, which covers...

Friday Favourites

We’ll begin our Friday Favourites with a little illustration inspiration courtesy of Creative Bloq, who have profiled 32 up-and-coming illustrators this week. Here are some...

Friday Favourites

Our first favourite this week is the work of Zara Picken, who creates bright, bold and graphical “Paper Cut Illustrations”. You can find more of Zara’s work...

Design students, can you win us over to your point of view?

If you’re a keen follower of the Design Bridge blog then you’ve probably already seen the brief for our Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards 2018 competition....

Supporting SOSD – Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us at Design Bridge Singapore

As part of the annual Chinese New Year celebrations in our Singapore Studio (read more about those here), we have a tradition of sending a...

Year of the Dog: Celebrating Chinese New Year at Design Bridge Singapore

There are quite a number of traditions here in the Singapore Studio, but one of our favourites is the annual Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration....

Friday Favourites

We’ll begin our Friday Favourites this week with 2 lovely craft stories we found on Fubiz. First up is Ekaterina Lukasheva’s incredibly intricate geometric origami,...

#IWD2018 – how inspirational messages and hollow brand gestures don’t cut it anymore

2017 marked a watershed moment for public conversation about women’s issues around the world. The #MeToo and the Time’s Up movements united millions of voices...

Friday Favourites

As regular Friday Favourites readers will know, we love a good photography story, and this week Creative Boom has covered two photography prize shortlist announcements...

Stories from Design Bridge: Interning in Amsterdam

Meet Sam. Originally from Belfast, Sam is a 3rd year Graphic Design student at The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), and for the past 6 months...

Friday Favourites

Welcome to our latest Friday Favourites – a weekly collection of some of our favourite creative stories from the past week. We’ll begin with these...

Silver & Bronze for Design Bridge at The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2018

Last night we were at our first awards ceremony of 2018 – The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2018. What makes this awards programme a little different to...

Friday Favourites

Welcome to our latest Friday Favourites. We’ll start this week by sharing the work of Sándor Vámos (aka vamosART or Drawing 3D Art) whose 3D...

Design Bridge Visits: Legendary Trunks – The Exhibition

As a designer, I often find myself conflicted; between the half of me that values all things tasteful and considered, and the half that takes...

Friday Favourites

This week the UK has marked 100 years since women won the right the vote, and Laura F points us towards a lovely short film...

Friday Favourites

As regular Friday Favourites readers will know, we love discovering new and inspiring photographers, and our latest find – and first Favourite of the week...

Is Advertising Radical Enough?

The answer, of course, depends how we define the term ‘radical’ and how we quantify ‘enough.’ But the other night, three of Amsterdam’s top Strategy...