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Stories from Design Bridge: DB’s Gali Lucas preps for Amsterdam Light Festival

The annual Amsterdam Light Festival is a magical time in the Dutch capital. From November to January, 30 artworks light up the centre of Amsterdam and...

Internships, bursaries and a bright future in Amsterdam

Last month Design Bridge Amsterdam’s HR Director, Nicolien Zijp, spoke to DUDE magazine (a quarterly design-focused magazine published by the BNO) about the challenges of recruiting young...

Highlights from Dutch Design Week 2018

Dutch Design Week never disappoints with bright ideas – even when Eindhoven is characteristically grey. Here’s a snippet of some of our favourite pieces (as...

Design Bridge Amsterdam’s Christian Lank nominated for BNO Packaging Talent Award

As Christian Lank browsed the washing powder shelves at his local supermarket, he couldn’t help but think, “Why is it all so white?” Apparently Christian,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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),...

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...

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...

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...

At the Bar with Andrew Bainbridge: A Natural History of Letterforms

A tale of long lost artefacts discovered in a Jacobean farmhouse on the high fells of Westmorland. A trove of typographic specimens not seen since...

Happy Holidays from Design Bridge: the story behind our 2017 greetings card

December is a month full of traditions, and one tradition we have here at Design Bridge is our seasonal greetings card, which we create each year...

Sinterklaas has arrived at Design Bridge Amsterdam

The story of Sinterklaas Today is the 5th of December, and that means it’s a special day in the Netherlands. All year Sinterklaas (or St....

Making Good Design Great: it’s all in the (print) execution

Having an idea is all very well and good, but as long as it remains unexecuted, its goodness is rather theoretical. The recent Label Lab...

Stories from Design Bridge: Life in Amsterdam with Design Director Melinda

Time flies and years go by in the blink of an eye. You suddenly realise you’ve got an anniversary coming up: 10 years at Design...

Stories from Design Bridge: Re-branding the world’s largest car leasing company

At Design Bridge we work with all sorts of clients across a huge variety of sectors, and our philosophy of original thinking, brand storytelling and...

Design Bridge and Dance4Life celebrate collaboration

In our Amsterdam studio we’ve been fortunate to work with the amazing team at Dance4Life since 2008. Dance4Life is an Amsterdam-based NGO devoted to giving young people...

Design Bridge Visits: BNO Summer Class (and it’s all about packaging)

Sustainability. An incredibly interesting, important and relevant subject for anyone involved in Packaging Design, and the subject of this year’s BNO Summer Class: All About...

Celebrating Halloween 2017, DB style

It’s become a bit of a tradition to celebrate Halloween here at Design Bridge, with each of our Studios marking All Hallow’s Eve in their...

Design Bridge Visits: Adam Jeppesen – Out of Camp at Foam Photography Museum

This blog post started out as a review of the current Adam Jeppesen exhibition at one of my favourite Amsterdam spaces, Foam Photography Museum. But...

Stories from Design Bridge: our favourite spots in Amsterdam

Last week Katie took us on a tour of the best places to eat, drink, socialise, and soak up some creative and cultural inspiration near...

DB Amsterdam Tote Bag Competition 2017: The Winners

Uh oh, we’ve ran out of bags in Amsterdam. And we need bags. Nice environmentally friendly tote bags to carry our picnic gear to the park,...

From sports field to beach – it’s the annual Design Bridge Summer Away Day!

It’s quite possibly the best day of the year – our annual Summer Away Day! This year the London Studio kicked off the Away Day...

Friday Favourites

We have a short but sweet Friday Favourites this week, kicking off with some illustration inspiration. Earlier this week, The Association of Illustrators (AOI) announced...

Life is sweet at Design Bridge Amsterdam

Although we don’t really need an excuse for treats on work days, last week our Amsterdam Studio was overloaded with sugary deliciousness! Half way through...

At the Bar with Hans Brouwer of MassiveMusic

“It’s no secret that sound and music have the power to move us, trigger memories… and even make us fall in love.” It’s a Thursday...

Design Bridge Visits: What Design Can Do ’17

It’s that time of year again! The What Design Can Do (WDCD) conference has landed in Amsterdam. As always, WDCD’s main focus was on how design...

Friday Favourites

We’ll start this week’s Friday Favourites with “my London”, a photography initiative spotted by Brendan. Over 100 homeless people in London were given disposable cameras and...

Danerolles spoils Design Bridge Amsterdam with a delicious breakfast

It’s no secret that we love our food at Design Bridge, and a guaranteed way to see our Amsterdam colleagues arrive at the Studio bright...

Friday Favourites

Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Favourites – some of our favourite inspirational creative stories from the past week, and the odd thing that...

The Great Big Global Design Bridge Bake Off

We’re no stranger to a good old fashioned Bake Off here at Design Bridge, and this year we’re doing things a bit differently – we’ve...

Marking our 30th birthday: the Design Bridge family tree

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

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 2016

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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

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...

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...

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...

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),...

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...

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...