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WWLTTW #18

Welcome to the 18th ‘What We’re Listening To This Week’ playlist, put together by Andy K. If you’re looking for some musical inspiration, listen along to...

Why design awards judges should be nicer

Earlier in 2015, DB’s Asa Cook spent a day judging this year’s Pentawards. Having judged several creative awards in the past, Asa wrote an article for Design Week on the generosity...

Stories from Design Bridge: A day in the life of a Brand Strategist

Natalie Prout is an English Brand Strategist working in our Amsterdam Studio. If you’re interested in working with us in Amsterdam, or how our Strategy...

What we’re listening to this week #17

Curated by Andy, the WWLTTW playlist takes you on a weekly audio tour of the Design Bridge Studios. Listen to what we listen to. We hope you’ll find...

What we’re listening to this week #16

This week’s playlist has a bit of a travel theme. Here’s Andy, our playlist curator, to introduce the tunes that make up this week’s Design...

What we’re listening to this week #15

This week’s Studio soundtrack contains music to inspire, music that might confuse, and music to sing along to. Andy K (our WWLTTW curator) describes it...

Stories from Design Bridge: From Strategist to Teacher

It’s always sad to say goodbye, and this month we’re sadly saying goodbye to Dan Parkinson. Dan is a Brand Strategist who has been based...

What we’re listening to this week #14

Each week, Andy K puts together the WWLTTW playlist – music and sounds that inspire the Design Bridge Studios. This week’s musical selection has been entirely...

What we’re listening to this week #13

Unlucky for some, this week marks the thirteenth WWLTTW playlist, lovingly compiled by our in-house playlist curator, Andy. Ready to listen along with us? WWLTTW #13 Extended by...

The Design Bridge Book Club: The Golden Gate

Welcome back to the Design Bridge Book Club. This week it’s the turn of Copywriter Caroline Slade to tell us why we should all read...

What we’re listening to this week #12

The WWLTTW playlist is put together each week by Andy, who seeks out the songs, sounds and inspirational noises from around the DB studios. Think...

Simon Black on the importance of storytelling for branding and design

As we say here on our website, we believe that brands need a unique story that connects with people, and we need that story to...

Cocktails go airborne!

Here at Design Bridge we work with a variety of interesting and innovative drinks brands. David Helps, our Group Director of Innovation, has made it...

What we’re listening to this week #11

Welcome to the latest instalment of the Design Bridge WWLTTW playlist. Put together each week by Andy K, WWLTTW takes you on sonic tour of the...

At the Bar with Print3D Matter

Our regular readers will know by now that our Amsterdam Studio often hosts an event called ‘At the Bar’ where we welcome people from all...

The Design Bridge Book Club: The Great Gatsby

Welcome to our new book club blog series. Here’s Holly Kielty, Creative Director Brand Language, to explain all… Because to be a writer means being a...

Stories from Design Bridge: Life as a young design expat

Ever wondered what it would be like to pack your suitcase, hop on a plane and move abroad for a career opportunity? We caught up...

What we’re listening to this week #10

Happy tenth edition of the WWLTTW playlist. If you’re new to WWLTTW, let us explain. If you strolled around one of our studios, you’d hear all sorts...

What we’re listening to this week #9

Time for your afternoon coffee break? From audiobooks to ambient cafe noises via sounds to enhance your sense of taste (not forgetting the music, too) we have...

Design Bridge Visits: Design Derby in Rotterdam

At Design Bridge we immerse ourselves in everything design. So when we got the opportunity to visit the beautiful Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, we...

What we’re listening to this week #8

WWLTTW is the unofficial soundtrack to life at Design Bridge. Each week, our resident playlist curator Andy K puts together the songs and sounds from our 4 Studios....

Claire Parker reviews new visual identity of Spotify

Claire Parker, Executive Creative Director of our Amsterdam Studio, is part of the ‘Corporate Design Panel’ of Marketing Tribune magazine, so every month she critiques a...

What we’re listening to this week #7

Curated by Andy from the sounds heard across all 4 of our Studios, WWLTTW is the unofficial Design Bridge playlist. This is week #7. WWLTTW #7...

“I wish I’d written” part three, by the Design Bridge Strategy Team

In the final part of our “I wish I’d written” series, we asked 6 more Design Bridge Strategists “What do you wish you’d written and why?”. Here’s...

Design Bridge Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards 2015 – the winners

It’s the blog post you’ve all been waiting for – the winners of this year’s Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards! The brief was simple: redesign a...

What we’re listening to this week #6

Who needs Glastonbury when you have the Design Bridge WWLTTW playlist? Curated weekly by our very own Andy Kirk, listen to what’s been inspiring us below, and catch...

“I wish I’d written” Part Two, by the Design Bridge Strategy Team

From a beautifully crafted book to an insightful article on design thinking, in this week’s instalment of “I wish I’d written” four more people from...

Gypsy, juggling and diablo: The Amsterdam Summer Away Day

“and the winners are…the dish washers!” Soul crushing words for some, a life affirming win for others. Those were the results of this year’s Summer...

What we’re listening to this week #5

The ‘What We’re Listening To This Week’ (WWLTTW) list is curated each week by Andy Kirk with suggestions from across the Design Bridge studios. In Andy’s words:...

“I wish I’d written” – thoughts from the Design Bridge Strategy team

We’ve been delving into the minds of our Strategy team, asking them to select a piece of writing that they wished they’d written and to...

Design Bridge at the FAB Awards plus Student Awards Update

It’s time to sound the awards klaxon again! Continuing our recent winning streak for our work with Fortnum & Mason, we’re incredibly pleased (as the...

At the Bar with Jaap Biemans aka Coverjunkie

‘At the Bar’ is our series of thought-provoking talks hosted in our Amsterdam Studio each month. Our most recent guest speaker was with the multi-award winning...

Crafted Refreshment – a soda fountain for KFC

If you follow the sound of whirring machines, all the way down to the basement in our London Studio, you’ll find yourself in our Workshop....

Most Awarded at D&AD plus New York Festivals awards

Last night we attended not one but two awards ceremonies and, we’re pleased to say, came home armed with some shiny new trophies. Over in...

First place for Karhu in The Dieline Awards 2015

Here’s a good pub quiz fact: the Karhu bear is the most tattooed brand marque in Finland. Here’s another good fact: our work with Karhu...

Johnnie Walker: What Design Can Do for Sensory Storytelling

How do you use design to capture the sensory story of Johnnie Walker Whisky? We are hosting a session at What Design Can Do  alongside acclaimed artist Arran...

Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards 2015: Call for Entries!

This year’s Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards 2015 is underway. We want you to redesign a famous brand. We’re inviting you to choose a famous brand and redesign...

Claire Parker reviews new visual identity for Transavia

Executive Creative Director at DB Amsterdam, Claire, is on the online corporate design panel of Marketing Tribune magazine. Each month she judges a corporate design alongside Stefan...

Award-winning week for Design Bridge

We’re incredibly proud of everything we create at Design Bridge, so it’s always nice to see our hard work recognised in the industry, and this...

At the Bar with Carolien Glazenburg, Graphic Design Curator at the Stedelijk Museum

‘At the Bar’ – a night set up for guest speakers at our Amsterdam studio – has brought in a huge variety of people who have...

One month left to enter our Dog’s Bollocks student competition

Are you a design student? Got a big idea for redesigning a famous brand? We want to hear from you. From the far corners of...

Exquisite Amsterdam Typography: De Amsterdamse Krulletter

Recently, three of us from the Amsterdam studio went to a lecture at the University of Amsterdam. The subject was a little known typographic asset...

Q&A with Claire Parker about the ADCN Awards

Claire Parker, Executive Creative Director in our Amsterdam studio, chaired this year’s Product & Packaging design jury of the ADCN Awards which took place on Tuesday...

The Great Dutch Bake Off

Here at DB we love a good bake off. Recently the Amsterdam office split into teams to finally establish who really knew their choux from...

Claire Parker reviews new visual identity for the Dutch National Military Museum

Executive Creative Director in our Amsterdam studio, Claire Parker, is part of the online ‘corporate design panel’ of Marketing Tribune magazine. This means that every...

Award Winning Work in Design Effectiveness

You’ll find a whole lot of smiles in our studios today, as we brought home 4 shiny new trophies from the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards...

A christmas toast with Trip Trap special edition

After the fun we had with the original Trip Trap beer back in September, we thought there could be no better way of finishing the...

Design Bridge Amsterdam goes back in time for Christmas

It’s that time of year again, and with another award winning year coming to an end, what better way to let our hair down than...

Sinterklaas at Design Bridge: a celebration of type and tradition

Happy Sinterklaas everyone!

Skating into the Christmas spirit

Flutz, death spiral, crossover, axel jump, choctaw turn. We’re not talking F1. We’re talking ice. At DB we tend to jump (or skate in this...