The West of England Design Forum was formed in 2006 by a small bunch of passionate designers and design industry people who wanted to create a place for designers, and those interested in design, to come together, share ideas, be inspired and get connected…
Seven years on, we've built a reputation for inspiring talks by brilliant designers, and great training by people who know our industry. But we want to do more!
We believe in the power of design as a creative catalyst to help other businesses, organisations and people achieve their full potential.
Our vision is to create a dynamic, vibrant and engaged local design community. And through that; promote the value and power of design; create opportunities in the region; help you grow your skills and design businesses; and create lasting change.
Creating a strong local voice also gives us more influence at a regional and national level.
WEDF is one of seven design forums across the South West, making it the strongest and most organised region for design activity in the UK. Representatives from each of the seven local design forums - Cornwall Design Forum, Designed in Devon, Dorset Design Forum, Gloucestershire Design Network, Somerset Design Enterprise Network, West of England Design Forum and Wiltshire Design Network - meet regularly to exchange ideas and create a regional voice as Design South West.
We also meet regularly with national organisations including The Design Council, Design Business Association, The Arts Council and with Government to campaign and influence decision making that affects design.
So by getting involved locally, you are helping strengthen the design industry as a whole.
Together, we are stronger. We need you to get involved to help create a thriving design community. To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org.