confessions of a design geek
confessions of a design geek is an award-winning blog established in 2010 by Katie Treggiden to discover, champion and inspire new designers. Katie also writes for Design Milk, We Heart, London Design Guide, LivingEtc and Ideal Home.
Posts tagged "graphic design"
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...
interview :: jessica walsh

interview :: 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 fan of their work, so I was delighted when Jessica agreed to do an interview for the blog. What’s the most important thing to know...
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...
out and about :: designs of the year

out and about :: designs of the year

The Designs of the Year exhibition at the Design Museum is one of the highlights of my year. Now in its seventh year, it showcases all the nominations for the Design of Year awards and includes architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphic, product and transport design from around the world. I love seeing things there that...
interview :: stack magazine

interview :: stack magazine

Stack is such a refreshing concept in these days of online algorithms constantly narrowing what we’re exposed to in line with what we’ve expressed an interest in before. The premise is that you pay £5.50 a month and every month you’ll receive a different independent magazine in the post. Founder Steve Watson doesn’t promise that...
interview :: petter johansson

interview :: petter johansson

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 stroke of luck, a couple of days before I was due to fly out to Stockholm, a book called ‘PJADAD, Selected Work 2008 – 2013′ landed on my doormat....
interview :: kristina dam

interview :: kristina dam

I met Kristina Dam at Home London and again a week later at Maison et Objet in Paris. I was really struck by her work – it’s refreshing to see someone doing something really different in surface pattern design and to see Kristina’s graphic design and architectural background coming across so strongly in all the...
design for good :: a better a&e

design for good :: a better a&e

It might seem strange but A&E departments are places where normally rational people often become aggressive and in some cases physically violent. Briefed with finding a solution to this phenomenon, PearsonLloyd looked into the causes of this aggression. They found that patients and their families and friends, in an already highly stressful situation, were getting...
out and about :: imprint

out and about :: imprint

I was excited about Imprint at Craft Central, billed to be “a cross-disciplinary exhibition of printed design,” and it didn’t disappoint. I am a bit of a print-nerd, and I loved the different ways that “print” had been interpreted by the exhibitors. I hope to write more detailed posts in the future, but here are...
creative spaces :: studio dempsey

creative spaces :: studio dempsey

I was recently honoured to interview the graphic design legend who is Mike Dempsey. I like the biography on his website, so much, I’m going to let him introduce himself: ”Mike Dempsey has been has been around the block a bit. A graphic designer for over 40 years. He worked in publishing for 10 of those....