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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...

Friday Favourites

On your wanders around London, have you ever noticed the old, fading signs painted on the side of buildings, hinting at the history of its...

Stories from Design Bridge: catching up with Sam in Singapore

Last year we interviewed Sam Foster for the blog. Sam was a Senior Designer, originally based in our London Studio, who was on secondment in our Singapore...

Meet the new faces of DB London

If you’ve visited our London Studio in the past few weeks then you might have spotted some new faces about the building. As September welcomes...

What we’re listening to this week #59

Neglect (and Being Victorious). I feel that I haven’t been attentive enough to your needs. I haven’t taken seriously enough the incredible responsibility of finding...

Photography + Storytelling = Portrait Project 365

Storytelling can be applied to all sorts of creative disciplines, and photography can be an incredibly effective way to tell the story of an object,...

What brands can learn from Stranger Things

Our obsession with TV is a lasting and ongoing love affair. However, online streaming, the ability to watch what you want (when you want, where...

What we’re listening to this week #58

Serendipity. Sometimes lists throw themselves together without any intervention from me. On a recent trip to New York, I sat in on a client meeting...

What we’re listening to this week #57 – La Musique Française Part Deux

Welcome to the weekly Studio playlist, alson known as “What we’re listening to this week”. We’re continuing on the French music theme this week (listen...

D&AD New Blood x Creative Review: Interview with DB’s Melissa

If you’ve seen this month’s Creative Review (The Learning Issue) then you might have spotted an interview with our very own Melissa Preston – current designer...

Friday Favourites

In 1969, Salvador Dalí was commissioned to create 12 heliogravures for a rather exclusive limited edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. As the book turns 150...

At The Bar: Letterheads 2016 Special

With the heat as intense as a hot metal printing press, last Thursday a scorching Amsterdam evening welcomed the beginning of Letterheads 2016, presented by our...

What we’re listening to this week #56 – La Musique Française

Un, deux, trois, quatre… Francophonie. Madames et Messieurs – a France-inspired playlist. We asked our French-born colleagues here in London to give us a few...

Friday Favourites

This week’s Friday Favourite begins with one of our favourite “F” subjects – fonts. If you’re looking for a gift for a small person then we’ve...

Marooned on a Desert Island in Singapore

At the end of July, our Singapore team was whisked away and marooned (just for the day) on the island of Sentosa. Here’s Alison to...

What we’re listening to this week #55

Close your eyes. Listen very carefully. This is the sound… Sonic Degradation is not my new favourite metal band. It is, in fact, part of...

Friday Favourites

With only a few days left until the closing ceremony, we thought we’d share one of our favourite Olympics-related design stories in this week’s Friday Favourites. Spotted...

Vote for Graham Shearsby as D&AD Trustee

As well as being a born-and-bred East Londoner, collector of curious objects, and self confessed “talkative attic”, Graham Shearsby is our Chief Creative Officer. He’s...

Pokémon GO: Augmented Reality, Rekindled Childhoods, Adaptive & Experimental Thinking

If you’ve not heard of Pokémon GO, or if you’re not really sure what relevance it has outside of just being a game, then please...

Friday Favourites

Even though it’s the middle of August and lots of people are away on their summer holidays (gratuitous photo of a pineapple on holiday above),...

What we’re listening to this week #54 Mercury Prize 2016 Special

The shortlist for the Mercury Prize 2016 was announced last week and, as our usual playlist curator (Andy) is on holiday, it falls to me to put the WWLTTW...

A steady hand and the patience of a saint

We see a lot of student portfolios here at Design Bridge – some good, some less good, and some that are plain brilliant. Just a...

Friday Favourites

As well as our day jobs at Design Bridge, many of us have creative alter egos and side projects. And one side project that we wanted...

Claire Parker talks about love at CreativeMornings Amsterdam

CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community, taking place in 152 cities all around the world. The global theme currently being discussed...

Friday Favourites

Much like this week’s WWLTTW playlist, our Friday Favourites are a bit of a pick-and-mix of things we’ve come across this week. Let’s start with a...

Stories from Design Bridge: Meet the (extended) DB family

We often describe ourselves as one big family at Design Bridge, and you can often tell a lot about someone by their family. We’ve noticed that a...

What we’re listening to this week #53

Sometimes it’s really hard to think of a theme, or anything that might glue together the tunes and sounds in The List. So I gave...

Design Bridge x D&AD New Blood 2016

D&AD New Blood is a very special thing. Inspiring and showcasing the next generation of creative talent, D&AD New Blood really can help kickstart your career in the...

Interview with Claire Parker: essentials for building a branding career

Recently, Claire Parker (Executive Creative Director of our Amsterdam Studio) was interviewed by Chuck Kent from Branding Magazine for a Branding Roundtable eBook, alongside the likes...

Friday Favourites

Who said you need to spend lots of money on expensive photography kit to create amazing images? The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAwards for short) proves...

What we’re listening to this week #52

This is what happens when you put the Strategy Team in charge of the music… WWLTTW #52 Work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work,...

the 27th letter of the alphabet

Claire Parker, Executive Creative Director at our Amsterdam Studio, is a regular contributor to Amsterdam Ad Blog, and her latest piece is about the 27th letter of...

Design Bridge Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards Competition 2016 – The Winners

The entries are in and the judges have deliberated. We’re almost (almost!) ready to reveal this year’s Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards competition winner. This year,...

Friday Favourites

Welcome to this week’s Friday Favourites – our weekly round up of creative stories to ease you gently into the weekend… Barbican Residents Combining Brutalist...

The What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge: (H)OURbank

Since its launch in February 2016, the What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge has called on the global creative community to submit ideas to improve...

What we’re listening to this week #51

Now that we’ve reached 50 instalments of WWLTTW (count them, folks) and we have contributors from all around the world, we run the risk of...

Stories from Design Bridge: the life of a Senior Designer in the Amsterdam Studio

Born and bred in the UK, Brendan Conn is currently a Senior Designer, based in our Amsterdam Studio. If you’re interested in working with us in Amsterdam (or...

The Beautiful Game

Football and fashion: both adored by millions of people, from all walks of life, the world over. As the Euro 2016 Championship heads towards the grand...

Friday Favourites

This week’s Friday Favourites include rebranding art, travel photography with a different perspective, and fun with Facebook. But first, Christo. You may have come across...

What we’re listening to this week #50 The Deluxe Golden Anniversary Edition

Today marks a momentous occasion for our weekly WWLTTW studio playlist – it’s our 50th edition and we’re in the mood for a party. Here’s Andy,...

Claire Parker reviews new identity for de Melkweg

Claire Parker, Executive Creative Director at our Amsterdam studio, is part of the online ‘corporate design panel’ of Marketing Tribune magazine. Every month she judges a...

The story behind our Limited Edition Love Wins Smirnoff design

Love can come in all shapes and forms – and this is exactly what we’re celebrating with our clients at Smirnoff. Inspired by (and teaming...

What we’re listening to this week #49

It’s our 49th “What we’re listening to this week playlist”, and this week we’ve been inspired by a word, idea, way of working  – collaboration. Here’s...

Friday Favourites

Graphic design and movies are two of our favourites things, so the #amovieposteraday project was a natural choice for this week’s edition of Friday Favourites. Graphic...

Stories from Design Bridge: Bacteria Typography by Bursary winner Raven

It’s amazing to see that many of our current Senior Designers, Design Directors and Creative Directors started here on placements or as graduates, and have since gone...

Design Bridge Visits: Magnum Contact Sheets exhibition

A little while back, Foam in Amsterdam exhibited the contact sheets of some of the greatest photographers that have been represented by Magnum Agency spanning a...

What we’re listening to this week #48

A walk through the forest… this is how Andy would describe this week’s Studio playlist. Here he is to introduce you to the music we...

Design Students, meet Design Bridge Singapore!

Following on from our recent visit to Nanyang Technological University, School of Arts, Design and Media (ADM), and for the second year running, we invited...

Friday Favourites

Welcome to our weekly round up of the stories, events and people that have inspired us, plus a couple of recommendations for places to go for inspiration over...

At the Bar with Colleen Geske: Stuff Dutch People Like

‘At the Bar’ is our series of thought-provoking talks hosted in our Amsterdam Studio each month. Our most recent guest was Colleen Geske, blogger and author...