This month, Workwhile Design Talks chats with Manuel Toscano of Zago to explore the role of the designer as changemaker — and the responsibility that comes with it.
Despite the all-encompassing dominance of digital communications, we are seeing an ever growing sensitivity to physicality in design. Maybe, in response to rising screen time, people are seeking physical experiences as a counterpoint to redress the balance. The counter-intuitive rise of vinyl records, and enduring commercial success of cook books are just two examples of this dynamic at play – they are functionally redundant yet still desired. In this talk Mark will explore whether this observation holds true and consider the implications for different design disciplines.
Workwhile are back at The Hox for another round of their sell-out Design Talks series. In celebration of The Hoxton, Williamsburg opening its doors, ‘Broken Land’ will explore the connections between Brooklyn (‘breukelen’ in Dutch) and the Netherlands, through the eyes of Dutch designers.
To help us explore Dutch Brooklyn, we invited four incredible designers to take us on a neighborhood tour through design: Calvin Sprague of Pavlov Visuals, Yael Weiser, Marta Veludo, and Ivo Brower.
Neigbhorhood by neighborhood, our designers will uncover Dutch history and influence in Brooklyn, and will unveil their final poster design in an exhibition. At the end of the talk, browse the exhibition and buy a piece to take home.
As always, the night will include a borrel to meet and mingle with the creative crowd.
From GIFS to Boomerangs, we can't get enough out of animating everyday life. Everything our apps let us do in seconds, however, is nothing compared to the true craft of moving images.
At this month's event, we're bringing in three outstanding designers in the fields of animations and motion design: freelance animator Lieke Milder, freelance illustrator Karan Singh, and Woodwork founder Marvin Koppejan. They'll break down their inspiration and process to show us how it's really done. We're talking frame to frame breakdowns – you'll leave with a detailed understanding of how a static image becomes something wonderfully dynamic. Boomerang, what?
As if that's not enough to convince you that you need to be here, you've got all the makings for a night of networking, with like minds, beers and snacks, thanks to The Hoxton Amsterdam. Can you ask for more?
Get your tickets by clicking this link. Hurry, they sell out fast!
We're back at The Hoxton Amsterdam on Wednesday 28th February to dive deep into the world of digital design! Digital designers have a massive task at hand: to design experiences for an infinite number people in multiple contexts, with infinite interaction points across multiple devices. So when designing for an ever-expanding set of possibilities, where does one possibly begin?
Following two successful design talks at The Hoxton, Amsterdam, creative collective Workwhile presents its first Open Studio Night. Take a look behind the scenes of some of the city's best and brightest designers, as they showcase the nitty-gritty behind their designs in miniature pop-up versions of their Amsterdam studios. Mix and mingle with the creative scene in The Apartment while browsing through products and learning about the processes behind each piece.
Illustration is one of the oldest, and most versatile, forms of design: you take pen to paper, and go. With new tools and technology, however, the boundaries of illustration have changed shape entirely. So, what is illustration today, and what role does technique play in defining it?
WHAT INFLUENCE DOES A CITY HAVE ON DESIGN?
The city: it's a place with many personas. From a thriving metropolis with rhythm and order, buzzing with people, culture and inspiration, to a giant tangle of chaos, teeming with crowds, concrete and distractions, there's no doubt that the cities we live in are living, breathing characters that influence their citizens, denizens and visitors alike. And that influence can inform, change and elevate design.
Illustration: Karin Schwandt | Schwandt Information Design