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"
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....
photos of numbers :: 65, 30,480 & 18

photos of numbers :: 65, 30,480 & 18

I actually went out number hunting today – usually I just spot them on my travels, but I knew I needed three for today’s post and so I kept my eyes peeled all day and I’m pretty pleased with my finds…! I love the grey 65 underneath what looks suspiciously like the confessions of a...
photos of numbers :: 13, 8 & 8

photos of numbers :: 13, 8 & 8

I had one of those fabulous days in London last week – the sun was shining, I had inspirational meetings with inspirational people and there were numbers everywhere! This big proud number 13 was on the side of a building in Southwark – you’d never believe there are those who believe this number is unlucky...
out and about :: pick me up 2013

out and about :: pick me up 2013

Pick Me Up returned to Somerset House from 18th – 28th April 2013 and for the fourth year showcased a stunning selection of contemporary graphic art, design and illustration. I went along to check it out and here are some of my best bits… Print Club London always have a treat in store and this...
out and about :: designs of the year

out and about :: designs of the year

I went along to the Design Museum‘s Designs of the Year last week – for the sixth time a panel of industry experts has got together to decide on the world’s best designs across seven categories – architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphics, product and transport. This year the jury comprised Ilse Crawford (who I interviewed...