confessions of a design geek is an award-winning blog established in 2010 by Katie Treggiden to discover, champion and inspire new designers. It has been named as a top design blog by Dwell US, Elle Decor Italia and The Sunday Times. Katie also writes for the Guardian, Elle Decoration and Dezeen.
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Pick Me Up showcases new graphic artists

Pick Me Up showcases new graphic artists

Pick Me Up, the annual festival for the graphic arts, is back at Somerset House for its seventh year. Showcasing illustration, animation, 3-D installations, stationery, and for the first time this year – ceramics, the show is in town until 02 May 2016. confessions of a design geek founding editor, Katie Treggiden, popped in to check...
Weaver Rowenna Mason breathes new life into the ancient craft

Weaver Rowenna Mason breathes new life into the ancient craft

Kate Brewer, founder of Look Like Love, profiles a different new designer every week. With the tagline “support, nurture, promote” echoing confessions of a design geek’s own “discover, champion and inspire” and a similar commitment to advocating for emerging talent, the parallels between Look Like Love and confessions of a design geek are clear. Watch out...
Venn Creative wins Media Innovation Award for Cedar Juice branding

Venn Creative wins Media Innovation Award for Cedar Juice branding

Cornish graphic design agency Venn Creative has won the coveted award for their brand identity for the Canadian cold pressed juice. Working closely with another Cornish company, content studio Stranger Collective, Venn Creative created the brand identity, which included logo, packaging and e-commerce website, around a series of large numbers designed to communicate the fact that...
fiera :: issue 2

fiera :: issue 2

I am delighted to announce that Fiera Issue 02 is just weeks away. We go to print this week, but I wanted to give you a sneak preview of the front cover – featuring a number I spotted at Ambiente Frankfurt, and like the rest of the magazine, designed by magCulture. Issue 01 has now completely sold...
interview :: jessica walsh

interview :: jessica walsh

This month I’m sharing my favourite posts from 2014, and this is one my favourite interviews of all time, with the incredibly talented Jessica Walsh… Sagmeister & Walsh are a top New York graphic design agency run by Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh. Quite aside from having some serious studio envy (#creativespaces!), I’m a big...
interview :: petter johansson

interview :: petter johansson

I’m sharing some of my favourite post from this year all throughout December – I loved meeting Petter and am still really inspired by his experimental approach to creativity… Whenever I visit a city for Design Week, alongside the organised events, I always try to meet up with some locally based new designers. By a...
creative spaces :: sagmeister and walsh

creative spaces :: sagmeister and walsh

If you’re going to install a video camera in the ceiling of your studio and use the live feed as the homepage of your website, your studio better be pretty damn nice. And Sagmeister & Walsh’s studio is certainly that. I have been cooing over their space ever since I interviewed Jessica Walsh, so I...
out and about :: temple of agape

out and about :: temple of agape

Martin Luther King said, “I have also decided to stick with love, for I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind’s problems. And I’m going to talk about it everywhere I go. I know it isn’t popular to talk about it in some circles today. And I’m not talking about emotional bosh...
interview :: rob ryan

interview :: rob ryan

I have been a Rob Ryan fan since his entire studio decamped to Somerset House for the very first Pick Me Up, a graphic art exhibition now in its fourth year. So I was very excited to finally get the chance to interview the man himself… What’s the most important thing to know about you?...
interview :: sam osborne

interview :: sam osborne

Graphic designer and illustrator Sam Osborne has been on my periphery for a little while now, so it was really exciting to finally see her designs properly and get to know her a little better. We talked colour, science fiction B-movies, and plain old hard work… What’s the most important thing to know about you? I...
photos of numbers :: 12-25, 1-10 & 20-24

photos of numbers :: 12-25, 1-10 & 20-24

Hello and happy Friday! This week’s selection of numbers have a bit of a retro vibe! The top and bottom images are from a fabulous 2013 diary I dug out recently. And the middle image is of a wonderful archive system at the British Library – you can pull any one out to see what’s...
design for good :: sowhow

design for good :: sowhow

I believe that design has the power to make people’s lives better. Sometimes that’s something profound, like Maggie’s, sometimes, it’s something quite simple. Bristol-based Paul Matson launched SowHow last weekend to help people grow their own vegetables for the first time. He says, “A few years ago I got an allotment plot in Bristol having...