The European Design Festival and Conference


This year’s ED-Festival in Rotterdam was awash with some of the brightest talent from Europe’s Design Industry. The conference included a series of seminars and talks from a wide selection of agencies and individuals – the variety of aesthetic was immense, my personal favorites were:

Gert Dumbar – Studio Dunbar, Netherlands.
Erwin K. Bauer – Bauer concept & design,Vienna, Austria.
Yurko Gutsulyak – GStudio, Kiev, Ukraine.
Astrid Stavro, Barcelona, Spain
Nenad Kovacic and Christian Haas – Raffinerie, Zürich, Switzerland.

I was lucky enough to be invited to be a keynote speaker on the Saturday at the ‘Willem Burger Hall’ in the prestigious ‘De Doelen’ centre. The hall was flooded with expectant people – all with loads of interest in our work and our approach with questions lasting a further 20 mins.

I found the whole thing really inspiring – and I was taken aback at how well known and respected we are across Europe. It further affirmed to me that the Moving Brands “Creativity for a Moving World” philosophy and approach is truly differentiated and that we are respected as the early creators and now leaders in the new-school approach to branding and design.