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.
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interview :: zoe attwell

interview :: zoe attwell

Zoe Attwell launched her homewares and stationery brand at Home London just last month. She cites 50s design, Lucienne Day, Miró and Scandinavian design amongst her influences, but to be honest she had me at yellow and grey! It was lovely chatting to her at the show, and I was pleased as punch when she agreed...
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...
photos of numbers :: D99A, 2 & 48

photos of numbers :: D99A, 2 & 48

Hello and happy Friday! This week’s selection of numbers comes from right across London. D99A was spotted at West Brompton tube station just as I was running away from the last day of Home London. Following on from last week’s numbers, the 2 is another Eames number, this time on a mug in the Design...
out and about :: home london 2014

out and about :: home london 2014

After months of hard work making the confessions of a design geek bursary happen, it was really lovely to step back, leave the shortlisted designers to man their stand and take a stroll around Home London. Now in its third year, it seems to have grown-up. It was much bigger this year, but the selection...
out and about :: coadg bursary at home london

out and about :: coadg bursary at home london

The big day has finally arrived and the confessions of a design geek 2014 bursary shortlisted designers are all at Home London. We’re on stand A55, right next door to winner Fanny Shorter on B55. Set-up day was one of those if-it-can-go-wrong-it-will-go-wrong sort of days, but we got there in the end with a lot...
coadg bursary :: stand design mentoring

coadg bursary :: stand design mentoring

Jo Robinson, the driving force behind one of my favourite design brands, HAM, won Best Stand at Home London in 2013, so I was delighted when she agreed to be the stand design mentor for the confessions of a design geek bursary. She and bursary winner Fanny Shorter have already been hard at work designing...
out and about :: design geekery at the homegrown café

out and about :: design geekery at the homegrown café

I have always dreamed of having my own café and shop. Somewhere that sells amazing coffee and awesome cakes, but more than that, somewhere that is the heart of a creative community. I have spent so long thinking about it, I can even tell you what colour the flooring is(!) but the key things that...
coadg bursary :: southbank centre shop

coadg bursary :: southbank centre shop

Hello – and happy New Year! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas break and you’re back feeling full of energy and inspiration for 2014. One of the things I am most proud of is the confessions of a design geek bursary, as part of which Fanny Shorter has won a prize worth £10,000, including...
confessions of a design geek :: the best of 2013

confessions of a design geek :: the best of 2013

2013 has been a year of incredible highs and some fairly massive personal lows. It was a year in which my career choice has enabled me to be there for my family, for which I’m really grateful. And it’s also the second year I’ve been able to make a living doing what I love. But...
coadg bursary :: seo, social media and a film

coadg bursary :: seo, social media and a film

It’s a full post this week, as we hear from bursary partners; Daniel Nelson from October Communications, who will be giving 2014′s winner Fanny Shorter mentoring in SEO and e-commerce; Justyna Sowa from Decorum, who will be providing social media mentoring; and Richard Foot from R&A Collaborations, who will be working with Fanny to make...
coadg bursary :: wallunica

coadg bursary :: wallunica

wallunica has been a huge supporter of the confessions of a design geek bursary since day one, even jumping in to save the day at very short notice last year(!), so I was delighted when Ingo Claus agreed to take part again this year, offering bespoke wall coverings for both the winner’s stand and the...
coadg bursary :: business coaching

coadg bursary :: business coaching

I was absolutely thrilled when Patricia van den Akker, Director of The Design Trust, agreed to be involved in the confessions of a design geek bursary again this year. The Design Trust helps people to start, run and grow design and crafts businesses. Patricia said: “It was great to be able to offer the 2013...