Design Week at 71a | 19 - 24 September, 2016
Do you want to gain exclusive insight into the techniques used by superstar stop motion animators, Andersen M? How about having your work seen by leading design agency JELLY LONDON, or learning how to turn your patterns into design for textiles with 2D print expert, Laura Beren Baker?
71a is the home of award-winning magazines Huck and Little White Lies, and Design Week pulls together a range of influential experts to provide audiences with the invaluable opportunity to attend a series of design workshops, talks and masterclasses and interface with some of the world’s most creative people.
These sessions are aimed at those looking to learn from the best. Dan Mumford will head up an instructive class on using digital tablets for illustration. Illustration Unplugged is a workshop with Miss Led offering advice on stepping away from the screen and improving analogue drawing skills.
Whatever your skill level, Design Week at 71a will be packed heavy with valuable industry tips and give you the confidence to experiment with new techniques and methods.
As a bonus, our very own Creative Director, Timba Smits, will round up the week with essential advice for design professionals in a free talk: How to Make Friends and Influence Art Directors. A must-attend session for anyone looking to get their foot in that big industry door.
Interested in more than one? Use the code: MAGIC3 to receive a 20% DISCOUNT when you book three workshops throughout the week.
Browse through our exciting lineup of workshops below:
THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
10AM - 1PM
When it comes to hard-working illustrators, few are more more dynamic than Dan Mumford, who uses crisp and highly intricate line work to create strong designs full of vibrant colours and contrasts. This hands-on workshop will offer a journey through his unique drawing and colouring process using digital tablets, touching on lighting and colour and covering the hows and whys of creating great composition. By the end of the session, your group will have worked together, with the guidance of Dan, to create a collaborative piece of digital art that features your own style and spin.
Dan Mumford is a freelance illustrator working from Studio100 in London. Over the past 10 years, he has worked within the pop culture and music scene creating everything from album covers and screenprints to new interpretations of classic film posters. Clients include Disney, Sony, Iron Maiden as well as many other bands and record labels from around the world.
6 - 9PM
We live in an age of digital image making and sharing, where hundreds of thousands of images are uploaded daily to websites, blogs and social media apps. Miss Led has a foot in both worlds, choosing to draw both traditionally and digitally when creating her captivating works. New, experienced and advanced artists and illustrators will learn new approaches to drawing, painting, playful mark making, and how to choose the right tools and techniques to bring something really fresh to their own illustration work. Miss Led will deliver group demonstrations, one-to-one feedback and offer a collection of art material samples to take away.
Miss Led aka Joanna Henly is an artist and illustrator based in East London. She is known for obsessively detailed and lushly rendered pieces across a wide range of media and scale including paper, canvas, murals, installation and digital. These have earned her recognition including selection for ‘Best of British Illustration’, exhibition in London’s Saatchi Gallery and a client list spanning fashion, consumer and media brands.
FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER
2 - 5PM
Movie lovers! Capture the essence of your favourite films in this workshop by Sharm Murugiah. He’ll push you to think outside the box, discussing ideas of abstraction, surrealism and juxtaposition through illustration and art. By the end, you’ll have learnt how to add that little bit of magic into your own playful and clever movie poster.
Studio Murugiah is an award winning creative studio founded by Sharm Murugiah in 2012 and based in London. They specialise in illustration, art direction, typography and have worked with clients such as Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm.
SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER
Often you get only one shot out of the gates, so you'd better make it count. That's the advice on offer in art director Timba Smits' talk How to Make Friends and Influence Art Directors. Self-taught and experienced in promoting his own brand of creativity, Timba will share his own secrets on grabbing people's attention and holding on to it. He’ll also be offering backstage insights into what art directors are looking for in budding illustrators and designers out to make a name for themselves in what is fast becoming an over-saturated industry of creative talent.
Timba Smits is an award-winning designer, artist, illustrator and part-time crime fighter based in East London. He's also the Creative Director of iconic movie magazine Little White Lies and Huck, the bible for youth culture.