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Graphic Design Festival Scotland, 20-26 October, 2017

GDFS, 20-26 Oct, 2017


Join us for a series of insightful talks and discussion with six international creative industry leaders.


Pentagram is the world’s largest independent design consultancy. The firm is owned and run by 21 partners, a group of friends who are all leaders in their individual fields. They design architecture and interiors, books, branding and identities, digital installations, exhibitions, films, products, posters, and websites from offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Berlin and Austin.

Speaking on behalf of Pentagram is Partner Harry Pearce.


Based in London and established internationally, Spin are known for their strong ethos and reductive approach to design, working across a range of platforms. Spin’s creative director, Tony Brook also founded Unit Editions, an independent design- led publisher which creates beautiful books that furnish the design community and those with an interest in visual culture.

Speaking on behalf of Spin is Design Director, Claudia Klat.

Wolff Olins

Based in London, New York and San Francisco, and founded in 1965, Wolff Olins is an industry leader in branding and work on innovative projects with some of the biggest brands in the world.

Speaking on behalf of Wolff Olins is Design Director, Stephen McGilvray.

Studio Dumbar

Studio Dumbar’s colourful history began in 1977 as an international design agency specialising in visual branding and online branding, located in Rotterdam and Seoul. They are known for their innovative work for the Dutch Police, European Universities, worldwide airlines and major charities.

Speaking on behalf of Studio Dumbar is Creative Director, Liza Enebeis.


Rob Lowe, also known as Supermundane, is an artist, graphic designer, typographer, illustrator and writer with over 20 years experience in the creative industry. “He has been responsible for designing some of the most groundbreaking independent magazines of the last decade including the alternative children’s magazine Anorak and the award-winning food quarterly Fire & Knives.”

Speaking on behalf of Supermundane is Founder, Rob Lowe.


Pantone is the world-renowned authority on colour and provider of colour systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of colour across a variety of industries. The PANTONE name is known worldwide as the standard language for colour communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.

Speaking on behalf of Pantone, Director of Business Development, Carola Seybold.

Carola will be leading her talk with: “In 85% of all our purchasing decision Colour is the main driver – understand better which factors regarding colour influence the consumer behaviour!”

Friday 20.10.17
Doors open: 10.00am

Standard: £60
Student: £40

Mitchell Library
North Street
G7 7DN