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The Design Bridge Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards 2020: The Brief

Please note that our Dog’s Bollock’s Student Awards competition 2020 deadline has now passed. Keep an eye on our blog and social media for our winner announcements. ...

A Belgian Burns Night in Amsterdam

The poet Robert Burns wrote about whisky: O thou, my muse! guid auld Scotch drink! Whether thro’ wimplin worms thou jink, Or, richly brown, ream...

Design Bridge Visits: CES 2020

This year I had the pleasure of joining over 170,000 people at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Spread over 3 main sites, across 4 days,...

Creativity is… inspiration from this year’s D&AD New Blood SHIFT-ers

What does “creativity” mean to you? We’ve been working with the brilliant team at D&AD New Blood SHIFT for a few years now, and we...

It’s chocolatea time at Design Bridge Amsterdam!

Ever wondered who makes the chocolate in your chocolate? Most people don’t. That’s why it’s a surprise when we tell them Barry Callebaut ingredients are...

At The Bar Year Finale: Fashion For Good

Did you know that, on average, we buy 60% more clothing than we did 15 years ago, and yet we only keep each item half...

We’re agile, are you?

Our Group Innovation Lead David Helps shares his 5 golden rules for making “agile” work for agencies, clients and any business committed to embracing a...

Made in Amsterdam: Sinterklaas at Design Bridge

The season of Sinterklaas has officially begun in the Netherlands. How do we know this? Well, Sinterklaas has arrived by boat, in great style, on...

At the Bar with Dan Austin of 88bikes

At our last ‘At the Bar’ evening – a programme of inspiring talks in our Amsterdam Studio – Dan Austin, Founder & CEO of the amazing...

All Hallows’ Eve at Design Bridge in Amsterdam & London

Darkness descended upon our Amsterdam Studio this year with the arrival of the Design Bridge Crypt… Our mournful congregation, shrouded in black, gathered to hold...

Proud to Pride: Design Bridge creates bespoke totes to support Stonewall

You may remember that, back in the summer, our London Studio came together to support Pride in London and show what “Pride” means to each...

Happy Diwali from Design Bridge Singapore

Also known as the “festival of lights”, Diwali is a popular festival observed by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists around the world. This year...

#YouMeTeaNow – Design Bridge supports Lipton to help tackle loneliness

Loneliness can affect people of all ages and, right now, 1 in 3 of us is feeling lonely. Loneliness can be a physical feeling that...

Stories from Design Bridge: Meet Lisa Mathews, Strategy Director at Design Bridge Amsterdam

The latest in our ‘Stories from Design Bridge‘ series is with Lisa Mathews. Having worked in 3 of our Studios, we caught up with Lisa to find out a little...

Design Bridge collect 2 Silver awards at Pentawards 2019

This week we’ve been at the Pentawards Conference, part of the annual Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging event at Olympia in London, checking out the...

Branding a cause: The D&AD New Blood Academy x Design Bridge winners

A collaboration between D&AD and WPP in London, D&AD New Blood Academy is a 4-week creative bootcamp open to all of the Graduates that win...

The winner of our Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards competition 2019 is…

  2020 winners coming soon! In the meantime, see what won through in our 2019 competition below… The wait is over. It’s time to find...

Design Bridge supports Dance4Life at Pride Amsterdam 2019

Based in the Netherlands but operating all over the world through an international education programme, we’ve been working with Dance4Life for over 10 years in our Amsterdam Studio to...

Stories from Design Bridge: Laura’s journey from London to Amsterdam

“Life in Amsterdam is quite different to life in London.” Have you ever thought about moving to a different country for work? With 5 Studios around...

Design Bridge x Amsterdam Pride: Real People, Real Stories

The theme for Pride Amsterdam 2019 is “Remember The Past / Create The Future” and, here within the walls of Design Bridge Amsterdam, we’re paying...

Design Bridge Singapore welcomes graduates at its Open House 2019

Supporting young creative talent is incredibly important to us, and that’s why our Singapore Studio holds an ‘Open House’ event every year for final year...

Play Days: the Design Bridge London Juniors go on a screenprinting adventure

One of the great things about working at Design Bridge is the ‘Play Day’ programme for the Junior Designers in the London Studio. A series of events that runs...

We are Proud to Pride

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, last weekend our New York team marched proudly alongside Smirnoff (our client and long-term supporter of the...

Design Bridge partners with Cadbury to help find the next Dairy Milk bar

An afternoon of chocolate sampling? Now who could possibly say “no” to that… Last year our clients at Cadbury launched a national competition for the...

Introducing our “Welcome Home” Limited Edition Smirnoff bottle for Pride 2019

Our clients at Smirnoff are long-time supporters of the LGBTQIA+ community, and for the past few years we’ve worked with them on some of their...

Design Bridge and Fortnum & Mason win Illustration for Branding award at Design Week Awards 2019

Following on from receiving the D&AD Design Agency — Client Collaboration of the Year 2019 at D&AD last month for our on-going partnership with Fortnum &...

5 Silvers for Design Bridge at the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2019

Awards season is in full swing, and last night we were at The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2019 ceremony in London. What makes this awards programme...

Getting crafty: Leather painting workshop with Cherin Sim at Design Bridge Singapore

On a constant quest for creative inspiration, and a great excuse to flex our creative skills outside of client work, we’ve been arranging a series of...

Design Bridge and Fortnum & Mason win Agency-Client Collaboration of the Year at D&AD 2019

This week has marked one of our favourite weeks in London: D&AD Festival, and we’ve been over at The Truman Brewery attending talks, getting hands-on with some new...

Design Bridge Shanghai and Starbucks Mooncakes win at Marking Awards 2019

This week the city of Hangzhou played host to China’s FBIF2019 Food & Beverage Innovation Forum, an event dedicated to the food & beverage industry...

Truth & Dare: the Design Bridge Singapore Showcase exhibition

As part of Singapore Design Week 2019, our Design Bridge Singapore Studio put on a showcase exhibition at the Substation Gallery, with the theme being “Truth &...

Chinese New Year: celebrating the Year of the Pig at Design Bridge Singapore

One of the favourite traditions in our Singapore Studio, one that we look forward to every year, is celebrating Chinese New Year. Similar to past years,...

Claire Parker reviews new identity for 100% NL by SuperRebel

As part of Marketing Tribune’s DesignPanel, last month Claire Parker (Executive Creative Director in our New York and Amsterdam Studios) judged a new identity created by SuperRebel...

The DB Student Awards competition 2019: The Brief

The deadline for the 2019 Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards was 31 May 2019. The 2020 brief will be launching soon. If you want to know...

An evening of empowerment: Design Bridge London hosts Ladies, Wine & Design

It’s been widely reported that the number of women in creative leadership positions is incredibly low – “12% of Creative Directors are women” is one...

The garden of sound – Design Bridge Amsterdam supports start-up Timio

What does it mean to design for a start-up brand that is about to launch through Kickstarter? It means clear articulation of an idea. Simple,...

Claire Parker reviews identity for Jeugdfonds Sports & Cultuur

Claire Parker, Executive Creative Director of our Amsterdam and New York Studios, is part of the Marketing Tribune “design panel”, and every month she judges a new...

Design Bridge Shanghai celebrates its first award winning project – Starbucks Mooncakes

Yesterday we were at the ONEOF100 Summit in NYC; a gathering of 100 brand leaders to explore innovation, sustainability and design. Woven into the day...

Making art: team bonding in the Design Bridge Singapore Studio

In celebration of a great year of team work and to bring everyone together, rather than our usual trip to the pub, the Mondelēz and Unilever...

The Design Bridge London Client Servicing & Strategy Graduate Scheme 2019

Applications for this scheme have now closed. Stay tuned for 2020. We’ve kept the rest of the application information below for applicant reference. If you graduated in...

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

A little while back Claire Robertshaw, Executive Creative Director in our London Studio, sat down with the lovely folk at Creative Boom to talk women in...

Get out of that rut – creative inspiration to beat the January blues

Holly Kielty, our London Studio’s Creative Director of Brand Language, wrote a column for Computer Arts Magazine a while back about how to escape the hell of...

Which brand would you love to redesign? Part 3

We’ve been asking around our Studios to find out which brands people would love to get their hands on and redesign. This time round Ben suggests...

The Design Bridge London Charity Christmas Breakfast 2018

One of our favourite festive traditions in London is the annual Charity Christmas breakfast. Every year we host a breakfast for the London team, cooked...

Branding at Christmas – who’s been naughty and who’s been nice?

Design Bridge Amsterdam’s Executive Creative Director Claire Parker served up some festive advice for brands looking to get in on Christmas branding. Originally published in...

Design Bridge, Durex & World AIDS Day 2018

Founded in 1988, and the world’s first global health day, tomorrow is World AIDS Day (1st December). As the official website explains, “It’s an opportunity...

Celebrating our first year at Design Bridge Shanghai

Would you believe that last week marked 1 year since our Studio opened in Shanghai? Time certainly does fly and, of course, we couldn’t let this pass by...

Which brand would you love to redesign? Part 2

We’ve been asking people around our Studios which brand would love to get their hands on and redesign. This week Laura, Jason and Lizzy chose a British...

Which brand would you love to redesign? Part 1

Every designer has their favourite brands; the clients they dream about working on because they admire them, or because they believe that they haves untapped...

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...