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 Dezeen, Design Milk, We Heart, Telegraph, LivingEtc and Ideal Home.
Posts tagged "New Designers"
interview :: head & haft

interview :: head & haft

I spotted Head & Haft at Platform during Clerkenwell Design Week and then again at One Year On at New Designers and have been trying to pin founder Chris Thorpe down for an interview ever since, especially as he hails from my home county of Cornwall, and uses materials like found wood and local granite....
out and about :: new designers 2014 part 2

out and about :: new designers 2014 part 2

Last week I wrote about New Designers Part 1, and this week it’s time for Part 2. New Designers is an annual showcase of design graduates’ final projects and I was particularly keen to see the work that had come from the furniture, product, spatial and industrial Design courses. Here is what caught my eye…...
out and about :: new designers part 1 2014

out and about :: new designers part 1 2014

New Designers is the annual showcase of over 3,000 graduating design students’ final projects, split across two weeks. I went along to Part 1 specifically to see the textiles and ceramics. The first thing I spotted was Sophie Southgate‘s Landscape // Colour. Sophie starts a one-year graduate residency at Cardiff’s Fireworks Clay Studios in September....
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...
fiera :: we did it!!

fiera :: we did it!!

We did it! Fiera Magazine has just hit its Kickstarter target! I can’t quite believe it… Thank you so much to every single one of you who pledged, whether it was £1 or £1,000. Thank you for tweeting, Facebooking, emailing, and telling your friends. Thank you to everyone who’s given their time for free, often...
out and about :: rca degree show

out and about :: rca degree show

I headed down to the Royal College of Art’s Kensignton Gore campus to see Show RCA 2014, the final degree show for students graduating from Architecture, Interior Design, Design Interactions, Design Products and Innovation Design among other courses. Here are a few of the projects that caught my eye… From top to bottom, left to...
fiera :: 26 designs and 6 days to go...

fiera :: 26 designs and 6 days to go…

I am absolutely over the moon to announce that Fiera Magazine will be working with 26, a creative writing organisation with the aim “to inspire a greater love of words.” Following in the footsteps of 26 Treasures, I will be running a project called 26 Designs. I will pair 26 writers with 26 new designers...
out and about :: cass degree show

out and about :: cass degree show

The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art Architecture and Design, part of London Metropolitan University, or The Cass, as it is more affectionately known, opened its doors to showcase the final projects of its graduating students and I went along to take a look. From left to right, top to bottom, here’s what caught my...
fiera :: in the press again

fiera :: in the press again

Fiera Magazine has been getting more coverage in the press and on blogs, so I thought I would share some of it with you here. “A collaboration between MagCulture’s Jeremy Leslie and journalist Katie Treggiden, Fiera is a new model of design magazine crowd-funded by readers – but how will it stand out in such...
interview :: ola

interview :: ola

East London based designer maker Katy Goutefangea launched new surface pattern design brand, Ola, at Pulse London in May. I’m a big fan of Katy’s work, so I was eager to find out more… What’s the most important thing to know about you? Ola is about creating well made, timeless everyday objects. The aesthetic is...
out and about :: central saint martin's degree show 2014

out and about :: central saint martin’s degree show 2014

I love this time of year. Design students all over the country present their final projects in a grand finale of three years’ work. The excitement is palpable and it’s a real treat to meet the designers of the future. New designers still believe in the impossible, and that’s quite contagious! It’s also crucial if...
fiera :: launch event

fiera :: launch event

Last night was the official launch party for Fiera Magazine and it was fantastic! Over 100 people came along to The New Craftsmen and we broke through the £3k mark, putting us at 25% of our funding target within just four days of launching! Amazing! I want to say a huge thank you to those...