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The Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards 2017: The Brief

It’s time. The brief for our annual Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards competition is here. Similar to last year, we’re asking students to win us over with...

What we’re listening to this week #74

“People take sound for granted but you would miss it if it wasn’t there” – Alyson Moore, Foley Artist. “You can change a life in...

Celebrating Chinese New Year, DB Singapore style

Over the years, we’ve acquired a number of traditions in our Singapore Studio around Chinese New Year, including the CNY “Trundle” along Chinatown Street. Here’s...

Friday Favourites

We’ve come across a fair few inspiring and creative food-based stories this week, so we’ll start today’s Friday Favourites with a delectable short film, shot...

Design Bridge Visits: Nicer Tuesdays at Oval Space, London

Kicking off its first monthly series of talks for 2017, Nicer Tuesdays (commissioned by It’s Nice That) returned to add some creative inspiration to the...

What we’re listening to this week #73 The New Zealand Edition

Another week, another WWLTTW playlist – and another special guest! This week Ashleigh Lambert, a Senior Designer in our London Studio, has taken the playlist...

Bonding over food at Design Bridge Singapore

Dry January? Not at DB Singapore! To help the team ease into 2017, the first floor (Client Servicing, Strategy, Finance, HR and Support) plus special...

Friday Favourites

Our first Favourite this week is Mirage (above) – an atmospheric animated image, created by NYC graphic designer, Leland Foster. We love the subtlety of his animation,...

What we’re listening to this week #72

This week we’re having a bit of a headphones moment for our WWLTTW playlist. And by that I mean that I have taken a sneaky...

At The Bar: The Backpacker Intern

“At The Bar with a really bad designer” That was the start of our latest At The Bar event in our Amsterdam Studio last week! Our first...

Friday Favourites

Our first Favourite this week is something we stumbled across just around the corner from our London Studio – a collaboration between Pantone and Airbnb...

What we’re listening to this week #71 Curated by Georgie from DB Amsterdam

This week we have a special guest curator for our WWLTTW playlist – Georgie Thompson! Georgie is a Client Manager, based in our Amsterdam Studio....

Stories from Design Bridge: Meet Martha, Client Services Director at DB London

In our latest blog interview, we caught up with Martha Hutchins to find out a bit about life at DB after working at other design...

Friday Favourites

To start this week’s Friday Favourites we thought we’d share a couple of inspiring events from the London art world, starting with a new piece...

Design Bridge Singapore celebrates the Year of the Fire Rooster

To celebrate Chinese New Year each year, our Singapore Studio has a rather lovely tradition of crafting a themed gift to be given to our...

What we’re listening to this week #70

“Emptiness as a human condition is a sense of generalized boredom, social alienation and apathy.” New Year blues? Existential crisis? Life feeling empty? Lost your...

Friday Favourites

Welcome to our first Friday Favourites of 2017, it’s good to be back! We shall start our this week by answering that age old question, “why does stepping...

Stories from Design Bridge: Volunteering in Bali

Last year, our Singapore Studio welcomed the brilliant Mafalda Manteigas on a 6 month internship with our 3D team (and we’re happy to say that Mafalda will...

What we’re listening to this week #69

A New Hope It’s a new year. Clean slate. Blank sheet of paper. (Maybe not too blank, otherwise you’ll have nothing to look forward to.)...

Friday Favourites

It’s very nearly time for us to wish you all season’s greetings. But first, the final Friday Favourites of 2016. Here are some of our...

What we’re listening to this week #68 The Winter Wonderland Edition

#WWWWTTW = What We’re Winter Wonderlanding To This Week Welcome to our Winter Wonderland. It’s a sort of Father Christmas Grotto where the piped music...

Design Bridge visits: The Dieline Packaging Innovations 2016 – Future of Innovation

No one can deny that 2016 has been a tough year. It’s taken from us beloved celebrities, unprecedented appearance of climate change, and increasing political...

Friday Favourites

It’s that time of year again… no, not Christmas, time to announce Pantone’s colour of the year for 2017! And, according to Pantone, next year...

Marking our 30th birthday: the Design Bridge family tree

The final few months of 2016 has been quite an exciting time for us. Not only is it the run up to Christmas, we’ve also just celebrated our...

Friday Favourites

It’s officially December and the countdown to Christmas is on, so we thought we’d start our Friday Favourites with a couple of seasonal stories to...

What we’re listening to this week #67 Special DJ A-Train Edition

This week you’re in for a musical treat as DB London’s resident Friday afternoon studio DJ Aaron D’Costa – aka DJ A-Train – has compiled this...

At the Bar: How to make a violin

On a very rainy day in November, we had a full house in our Amsterdam studio. There was a reason for that: our latest At...

Friday Favourites

Each week we put together our Friday Favourites – a selection of creative and inspiring stories we’ve come across over the past week. So before...

Design Bridge Visits: Dutch Design Week

Last month, 2,500 designers presented their design processes, experiments, ideas, answers and solutions in 100 locations across Eindhoven for Dutch Design Week (DDW) – the biggest...

What we’re listening to this week #66 Postcard from NYC

New York City. NYC. The Big Apple. A city with hundreds upon thousands of songs written about it, to it, for it. And this week we...

Friday Favourites

Just like us, Design Week turns 30 years old (or young, we prefer young) this year. To kickstart a year long programme of celebrations themed around...

What we’re listening to this week #65

Our chief weapon is surprise… surprise and fear… fear and surprise… our two weapons are fear and surprise… and ruthless efficiency… Our three weapons are fear,...

Stories from Design Bridge: designing for good

Design. It can excite, provoke, challenge, inspire, frustrate, delight. And design is what unites us at DB. It’s part of our DNA. But what if… you could...

Friday Favourites

It’s been quite a week this week so we thought we’d start our Friday Favourites with something heart warming from photographer Mehmet Genç (also knowns as...

What we’re listening to this week #64 Special DB Guest Edition

This week Chris Allan, Jonny Bateman and Mat Brown of the late, great DB Band Jam have pulled together a set of live in-studio performances...

At The Bar: The Genius of the Poor

Leaving your desk job in order to pursue a passionate dream has to be a thought that has crossed many minds at some point. As...

Design Bridge Singapore visits Guinness Batik Fridays

To launch the new Guinness Indonesia Limited Edition design, our clients held a party in Jakarta, Indonesia and what better way to end a busy...

What we’re listening to this week #63

Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us....

Celebrating Halloween, Design Bridge Style

31 October is one of our most favourite days of the year, and this year we’ve been celebrating Halloween in true DB style. Over in London,...

Friday Favourites NYC Special

This week our Friday Favourites are dedicated to our USA home of New York, a city that is home to some of the most iconic...

I spy a yellow tram from the fifties

On a surprisingly sunny Friday afternoon at the very end of summer, our Amsterdam studio gathered downstairs to await instructions of our Away Day. And,...

What we’re listening to this week #62

Today’s Special. Welcome, let me find you a table by the window. WWLTTW’s Executive Chef, Andy Kirk (that’s me, folks), has created a selection that comprises...

Friday Favourites

Had a tough week? Need to release some tension to help ease you nicely into a relaxing weekend? We have just the thing for you...

Design Bridge Visits: Unseen photo fair 2016

Amsterdam’s annual Unseen Photo Fair is an international showcase of emerging talents shown alongside ‘unseen’ work by established artists. It has become a leading industry networking...

Friday Favourites

Let’s start this week’s Friday Favourites with a story for type fans – Google and Monotype have collaborated on a brand new, digital-first typeface family,...

Team DB Singapore run The Color Run

Known as the “Happiest 5k on the planet”, The Color Run is a five kilometre, un-timed event in which thousands of participants – also known...

What we’re listening to this week #61

This week’s WWLTTW Studio playlist has a theme… “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish...

Design + craft = great packaging

A little while back, Asa Cook (Creative Director) wrote an article for Creative Review on collaboration in design, and how working with the right craftspeople can...

Friday Favourites

I’ve overhead lots of chat in our London Studio about going to weddings this weekend and, rather unintentionally, this week’s Friday Favourites fit with the...

Design Bridge success at Pentawards & Clio Awards 2016

Last Friday, Mark and Ollie from DB Singapore enjoyed an evening of Shanghai glamour at the annual Pentawards ceremony. But it wasn’t just about enjoying the food, drinks and...