A Tiny History is a collaboration between Hong Kong based illustrator Kylie Chan and Belfast based multidisciplinary creative Karishma Kusurkar bringing to life visionary historical figures - some well known and others less-so - through captivating illustrations, printmaking, audio and augmented reality.
Karishma has been invited to speak at Birmingham Design Festival this June and will be speaking on the festival’s theme of “Truth” in relation to the design industry and product design.
About Birmingham Design Festival
For years Birmingham’s vibrant creative scene existed with a festival-shaped hole – a design festival. In 2017 a group of Midland’s based designers got together and decided to remedy this. The following year Birmingham Design Festival debuted with dozens of talks, workshops, screenings and exhibitions, inviting the local community and beyond to immerse themselves for four days of a jam-packed programme that was sure to delight and surprise.
Adobe XD's Anita-Mai Goulding (XD Strategic Development, EMEA) will be talking about designing experiences for users and telling us about her story as a designer. This talk is perfect for you if you are interested in UX, CX, HX and Service Design or want to know more about how to design well-rounded products and services.
Adobe XD is a vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc. for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps. The software is available for macOS, Windows, iOS and Android. XD supports vector design and website wireframing, and creating simple interactive click-through prototypes.
Anita-Mai has over 10 years' experience in human-centred design and works with her customers to revolutionise their ways of working with Adobe XD. She loves working with design teams on creating meaningful and intuitive products, apps and services. Anita-Mai has had a lifelong infatuation with technology, innovation and the impact it has on people. She is always keen to learn how she can optimise her craft and is a classically trained Opera singer.
I’ve been invited to speak at From Home’s event and looking forward to it immensely.
It's dark and cold.
Winter is well and truly upon us.
That's ok though. It's an excuse to slow down and relax. Listen to some stories, from good people, in good company.
Five different perspectives and backgrounds.
Five stories based on the theme of "Stories From Home".
An evening run by From Home and kindly supported by Turf & Grain, Best of Belfast and Town Square.
Charity donations will be welcome on the evening.
Belfast Design Week (BDW) is an annual industry-led design festival which brings together designers, design enthusiasts and the wider NI community to learn, engage with and celebrate design.
Design is integral to economies, innovation and education worldwide. Closer to home, design offers Northern Ireland a unique opportunity to respond and lead on challenges facing society such as productivity, the rise of AI and pressingly, Brexit.
Belfast Design Week will return for its fourth year from the 6th – 11th November 2018 with a week-long series of events and activities to celebrate contemporary design in Belfast.
Build Peace brings together practitioners, activists, academics, policy makers, artists and technologists from around the world to share experience and ideas on using technology, arts and other innovations for peacebuilding and conflict transformation.
Karishma will be speaking on a panel on Day 3 of the conference on "The role of creative industries in reconciliation and peaceful coexistence."
Make it work for your business. With locations across Ireland, Mind Over Matter will take place on 10th October 2018. For a fee of €75(£70) anyone from an established business to a start-up or an entrepreneur can book a consultation hour with a top creative professional. During that time, you’ll receive expert knowledge and ideas, create new opportunities and with the entire fee going to Aware, you’ll be raising money for a great cause too.
I'll be sharing my design knowledge during this year's Mind Over Matter in Belfast. If you are a business looking for creative strategy in turn for a donation to Aware - a mental health charity, make sure you book a slot and I'll bring my A-Game.
Quarterly is a curated breakfast inspiration and networking event held 4 times a year with invited creative speakers talking on a theme and with delicious coffee by Cubist Coffee. The aim is to get inspired and learn about a new project or ideas as well as to meet with other fellow creatives in Northern Ireland.
We are excited to announce our first theme "Living" with a talk by The Holding Project's Dearbhaile Heaney.
Dearbhaile Heaney is a designer and entrepreneur from Derry. She is Co-Founder of The Holding Project and helps young people to start their own businesses at The Prince’s Trust. She received a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship in 2017 which took her across the globe researching new approaches to housing and is now working with her team on establishing Northern Ireland’s first independent housing lab in East Belfast.
For the first time, the highly influential Shape Europe conference will be hosted outside of mainland Europe with the core element delivered between 17th-19th August 2018 in and around Belfast's most iconic venues.
Karishma is part of the Belfast Global Shapers Hub who have co-ordinated Shape Europe 2018.
Join Blick Studios, Graeme Watson and myself for an informal evening exploring Belfast’s global creative potential.
The live show is being hosted for our new podcast, Small Town Big Dreams. We will be chatting with a panel of talented local creatives to hear their stories. Small Town Big Dreams is a collaborative project aiming to encourage and inspire Belfast’s creative entrepreneurs to reach their global creative potential.
This event is sponsored by Creativity NI.
I've been invited to be on the panel for this event. I hope you can join us!
Interactive panel discussion on encouraging female entrepreneurship within young female designers in Northern Ireland. There has long been a disparity between the number of men and women involved in Design and Entrepreneurship. In this event we will discuss how we can encourage and support young female design entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland.
Join us for an afternoon of Game Testing at Synergy Studios, Newcastle. We would love your feedback on our *brand new* homegrown card game Espionage. It's our first game and we would love for you to be a part of the journey, PLUS we'll provide some delicious treats and a chill soundtrack.
Synergy Studios is built on ideas and creativity. It aims to support and showcase new craft and design, especially from younger makers alongside more traditional work reflecting the Mourne Mountains, the sea and forests. The exhibition space is free to use, and regularly showcases exciting new work and ideas. Their further aim is to invite and welcome people from the city to come and try shopping and browsing in an amazing rural setting for a different design experience.
Join me for this half day session and create vibrant, eye- catching, contemporary Indian textiles whilst exploring the trends and influences of modern India. Participants will leave with original, India-inspired prints to use for fashion or interiors.
This session will cover:
– contemporary Indian textiles and influences
Materials and refreshments included. No previous textile or design experience necessary. Bring an apron/old t-shirt and your ideas.
In our second design meetup, we look at bringing our ideas around urban design to life. We look at Belfast as a city for the locals and how we can make the everyday more creative, exciting and interesting as well as turning it into a destination for tourism.
Join us for the first in a series of sessions where we focus on specific ideas brought up in our Design Salon meetings and turn them into live projects.
With 2016 being the Year of Food & Drink in NI, Food + Design takes a look at creating a bespoke event for Belfast Design Week, at food trucks, plate design and more.
Join us for an evening of discussion and collaboration and to help bring the ideas from the previous session to life. If you missed the previous one, don't worry, check the ideas out here and new ideas for potential projects are welcome to be added the mix.
Designers and design enthusiasts are all very welcome!
The Design Salon is a group of makers, creators, design enthusiasts and connectors who strive to draw attention to the creative design industry, across all sectors in Northern Ireland. The Design Salon are connectors; we believe strongly in working together in order to create opportunities for everyone within the industry, we are stronger when we work together. We aim to provide support to students, graduates designers, makers, gallerists, shop owners and entrepreneurs.
I will be speaking at "Cutting It" - an event organised by Larissa Watson Creative Consulting to inspire and engage with students, startups and small businesses in Fashion and Costume. I will be speaking about using Digital Resources for your stattup fashion brand and how to tell your story creatively. Other speakers include Grainne Maher, Jude Cassidy, Lewis Robert Cameron & Roisin Murphy.
Join me at the Essence of Design exhibition at the Leitrim Design House in Carrick-On-Shannon. This splendid building will host a range of designers and makers from disciplines including Fashion, Accessories, Wood-Turning, Ceramics and Stationery Design. My new One Square bags will be featured alongside my existing capsule collections.
Karishma Kusurkar is helping to curate Belfast's first ever Design Week as part of a collective called The Design Salon. The members of The Design Salon are all creatives of various kinds, wanting to bring to the fore all of the exciting things happening all over Belfast and Northern Ireland in terms of Contemporary Design. We also want to help, support, collaborate and create exciting new projects.
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