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GDFS 19—25.10.18 5th Birthday!


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

Pentagram's Naresh Ramchandani

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 Naresh Ramchandani.


Established in 1996, KesselsKramer is an independent, communications agency in Amsterdam, London and now in Los Angeles with about 50 people of 10 different nationalities.

Speaking on behalf of KesselsKramer is Co-Founder, Erik Kessels.


GraphicDesign& is a pioneering publishing house dedicated to creating intelligent, vivid books that explore how graphic design connects with all other things and the value that it brings. Established by graphic designer Lucienne Roberts and design educator Rebecca Wright, GraphicDesign& partners graphic designers with experts from other fields to inform, educate, entertain and provoke – and to challenge perceptions about what and who graphic design is for.

Speaking on behalf of GraphicDesign& are Co-Founders, Lucienne Roberts and Rebecca Wright.

Noemie Le Coz

Noemie Le Coz is an Australian, independent graphic designer, illustrator and art director, living and working in New York City. While very diverse, her aesthetic approach often merges minimalism with a distinct sense of play. Strategically, her work aims to elevate brand offerings by pinpointing audience appeal and distilling core messaging down to its clearest and freshest visual form. Previously at Pentagram Design, RoAndCo Studio, Hugo & Marie, Partners & Spade, Google Creative Lab and Apple.

David Carson

David Carson is an American graphic designer, whose unconventional style revolutionized visual communication in the 1990s. He is best known for his innovative magazine design, and use of experimental typography. He was the art director for the magazine Ray Gun, in which he employed much of the typographic and layout approach for which he is known. In particular, his widely imitated aesthetic defined the so-called “grunge typography” era.


Noviki is a graphic design studio established by Marcin Nowicki and Katarzyna Nestorowicz, based in Warsaw, Poland.

Noviki studio’s signature is a content-driven approach based on the idea of design as a source for searching and exploring the borders of contemporary art expression. Noviki practise works across various media.

Speaking on behalf of Noviki are Co-Founders, Marcin Nowicki and Katarzyna Nestorowicz.

Friday 19.10.18
Doors open: 10.00am


Mitchell Library
North Street
G7 7DN


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