The second Birmingham Made Me took place in June at Millennium Point; driven by Birmingham City University, it was even more ambitious and high profile than its predecessor!
Birmingham Made Me Design Expo is a project of the ‘think and do’ tank, Idea Birmingham and developed to promote innovative products and brands from the Midlands.
The Design Council today announced that three new trustees have joined its board: Steve Pearce from Skype, Annika Small from the Nominet Trust and Terry Tyrrell of the Brand Union. This coincides with the launch of a brand new group, a ‘sounding board’ of industry experts and design champions, which will reach out informally to the design community. Birmingham City University are delighted that Beverley Nielsen, Director Employer Engagement, at the university has been appointed as part of this newly formed group.
The Design Council’s sounding board, as a new initiative which will act as an open and inclusive platform to discuss design and contribute ideas and expertise. It comprises design champions from all aspects of design, the built environment, business and technology. The 36 initial members giving their time voluntarily to this informal group include the likes of designers Harriet Vine and Morag Myerscough, architect Sarah Wigglesworth, structural engineer Hanif Kara, as well as Alice Black from the Design Museum and Rodney Mylius, Brand Guru for Marks and Spencer.
John Mathers, CEO, Design Council said:
“We’re delighted to welcome new input and ideas from such a wide range of industry experts. Our trustees and the sounding board members are all passionate about design and will bring a fresh perspective to activities at the Design Council. We are very fortunate to be able to draw on such expertise and talent.”
The full list of members of the “sounding board” below:
The biographies of the sounding board members can be found below: