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Partners & Supporters

Infinite Eye

Infinite Eye is a website design and development agency based in Glasgow. They have been taking care of the technical development of the GDFS website for 5 years now and nothing phases them!

Whether you’re looking for a brand spanking new content managed website, a bespoke web app, or the reworking of a website that’s creaking at its digital seams, the Infinite Eye team will work closely with you to understand exactly what you want to achieve. Once they’ve got under the skin of your brief, they’ll come up with a plan to develop an online presence tailored for the perfect business fit.



Mohawk has been taking care of our paper needs since 2015.

Mohawk is North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and speciality substrates for commercial and digital printing. Signature brands including Mohawk Superfine, Strathmore, Inxwell, and proprietary i-Tone for digital presses are sold in over 60 countries around the world. Mohawk papers are chosen for commercial printing, photo specialities and high-end direct mail. Products and samples are available through leading paper distributors and at mohawkconnects.com.


Warriors Studio

Warriors Studio are the creative directors and producers of Graphic Design Festival Scotland. They curate the programme each year and ensure the brand remains fresh and is continually developing through collaborations with different designers each year. Warriors designed the website, all promotional material and direct all campaigns across print and digital.

Warriors Studio is an award-winning graphic design and creative agency, working with clients around the world.


City of Glasgow College

This is a truly exciting time to join City of Glasgow College.

Since our merger in 2010, we have transformed the delivery of college education in terms of our physical estate, our performance levels and our reach. The quality of our learning and teaching is sector leading and our new twin site super campus development is heralding a new era in college education.

We are Top in the UK for WorldSkills and composite overall number one in the Scottish sector for success in student attainment in combined Further and Higher Education.

City of Glasgow College, like Scotland as a nation, is a real melting pot of diversity, equality and excellence. Our innovative approaches to teaching and learning enable personalised development for all our students – and our college is designed for 40,000 of them – across a range of nearly 2,000 courses from Access Level to Masters.

To date we have delivered 420 modern apprenticeships; 3162 work experience placements; 3467 work-based learning projects and we work directly with 1500 industry partners.

So, whether it’s full-time, part-time or distance learning, we’ll help find you a course that suits you and equips you to succeed.

GF Smith

G . F Smith is the world’s most respected and remarkable fine paper company, obsessed with the simple beauty and limitless possibilities of paper. Today, more than ever, paper’s simple beauty has reasserted its importance in our lives. In a world of transient communication and fleeting digital memories, paper offers texture and feeling, weight and sensation.

G . F Smith believes that paper remains a profoundly important and valuable material for the twenty-first century, as relevant today as it was when the company was founded in 1885. G . F Smith are custodians of a remarkable legacy: 130 years making and curating the world’s finest, most distinctive and innovative papers available. They work in partnership with brands, creatives, designers, and specialists providing the foundation for those that seek to create. They believe that people are and will always remain the fabric of G . F Smith and have built a team of passionate and loyal paper experts in a thriving independent British company.


Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.

They enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping develop great ideas and bring them to life.


Creative Review

Creative Review has been bringing the creative community together since 1980, first as a print magazine and now across more platforms than ever. It delivers the sharpest opinion, analysis, and advice on life in the creative industries.

Creative Review celebrates the work that matters. And digs into how and why it gets made. It shares insight and inspiration across disciplines and borders, connecting brilliant minds to make brilliant things happen.


Creative Jobs Board

We are creative matchmakers!
We believe finding and advertising creative jobs should be easier. So we created a platform to showcase exciting opportunities around the world. Free for those searching – flexible and affordable for those advertising.

For opportunities and updates follow the socials below and keep your eyes peeled for the site launching soon!


Front Page

We’ve been designing, writing, thinking, developing and building long-lasting relationships for nearly 30 years – collecting a few awards along the way. We work with some of the world’s biggest brands, as well as companies just down the road, so you’ll see our creative on Disney’s Little Big Book of Magic and across Glasgow for the 2018 European Championships.

There’s around 20 of us in Glasgow’s Templeton on the Green, making the most of the leafy view and working hard for our clients – some of which we’ve had for more than 20 years.

When we’re not creating for others, we’re creating for ourselves – whether it’s in our spare time or for Poster Project. It’s something we do because we’re good at it, and we like doing it.


Cass Art

Cass Art is on a mission. A mission to fill every town with artists, underpinned by the company’s long-standing manifesto. Cass Art is committed to encouraging everyone to realise their creative talents by providing the world’s top quality materials at the guaranteed best prices.

Mark Cass, CEO, and Founder is a trustee of the Cass Sculpture Foundation, a British charity devoted to the promotion of 21st British sculpture through public commissions and exhibitions. His family have been involved in art over many generations – his great uncle, Paul Cassirer, was an important art dealer in the 1920s and was a promoter of the Impressionist movement in Europe.

Cass Art not only partners with some of the leading art brands across the UK, including The National Gallery, The Royal Academy of Arts, National Galleries Scotland and Sky Arts, it also works with local galleries and art institutions.



We’ve been on a journey of babies, burritos, studio moves, awards, and speedy growth — all started by a man who decided to start a business with a 2-week-old baby at home and only £1000 of personal cash to kick things off. It’s true what they say: fortune favours the brave.

We’ve got all the expertise you need to make your brand work hard across everything you do. So whether you’re a startup looking to set yourself up for success, or an established household name looking to kick-start something new, everything you need is right here.



With over 30 years of best practice in stamping foils, Foilco strive to inspire the use of the most varied and diverse range of stamping foils in the industry. It is our genuine aim to keep hot stamping foils as relevant and impactful as possible. This is achieved through educational programmes, design events, offering high level technical support and a continued dedication to developing new colours, patterns and themes. By offering such a wide and unrivalled spectrum of colours from stock, we endeavour to remove the restrictions to creativity to open up the freedom of choice and individualism when considering stamping foils. Specialist in-house facilities allow for complimentary testing of our product portfolio on any chosen material. Working alongside the industries print fraternity, we have developed a robust catalogue of technical grades that work on almost every type of application; to optimise not just the right colour or shade but to enhance the result achieved with the artwork and material for each project. An eco-conscious company, Foilco supply and support those in the luxury product markets, FMCG packaging sector, label makers and graphic arts community.


Newspaper Club

Newspaper Club helps everyone print their own newspapers. There’s no minimum order, 24/7 online ordering, and fast worldwide shipping.

Since 2010, they’ve printed more than 20 million newspapers for some of the most creative individuals and brands around the world. Together they’re reinventing newsprint to make it more exciting, versatile and affordable than ever.



Physical is a production and distribution structure offering independent brands the opportunity to focus on innovation while Physical takes care of all their needs in distribution, promotion, logistics. We believe the future of distribution is not leveling down, but leveling up!