Did you know that Leicester has one of the UK’s most exciting design clusters? The inaugural Design Season took place in 2018 and now DS2 on the horizon again and if you have a creative eye you can get involved with the Open Brand Collaboration.

Design Season will put Leicester and Leicestershire’s internationally renowned designers and businesses in the spotlight, allowing them to promote and celebrate design through a series of events, workshops, exhibitions and specially curated displays.

Do you think you have what it takes to bring your design ideas to life? If you already work in design or simply have a creative eye then you can now download the DS2 brand templates and get to work on your own brand concepts, which will be displayed during DS2.

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The brief is simple. Creatives can produce whatever artwork they wish, however they want to create it, but it must sit within the confinements of the DS2 templates, which feature two circles. Those two circles are the only rules, everything else is completely up to the individual designer.

The Open Brand Collaboration is being run by city-based agency Some Bright Spark. Mat Bartram, Design Director, commented, “We’re delighted to be involved in DS2 and wanted to offer an opportunity for the city’s design community to have an impact on how the season is communicated. The templates keep the concept of two circles throughout, however everything else is entirely up to the individual designer to create their own ideas, be it artwork or animation.”

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Those interested in taking part in the Open Brand Collaboration can download the templates HERE and designs should be submitted to [email protected] Full information on file formats can also be found at www.designseason.uk.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 28 August 2019.