Design Week at 71a | 19 – 24 September, 2016
A week of inspiring talks, workshops and masterclasses at 71a, London.

Do you want to gain exclusive insight into the techniques used by superstar stop motion animators, Andersen M? How about having your work seen by leading design agency JELLY LONDON, or learning how to turn your patterns into design for textiles with 2D print expert, Laura Berens Baker?

71a is the home of award-winning magazines Huck and Little White Lies, and Design Week pulls together a range of influential experts to provide audiences with the invaluable opportunity to attend a series of design workshops, talks and masterclasses and interface with some of the world’s most creative people.

These sessions are aimed at those looking to learn from the best. Dan Mumford will head up an instructive class on using digital tablets for illustration. Illustration Unplugged is a workshop with Miss Led offering advice on stepping away from the screen and improving analogue drawing skills.

Whatever your skill level, Design Week at 71a will be packed heavy with valuable industry tips and give you the confidence to experiment with new techniques and methods.

As a bonus, our very own Creative Director, Timba Smits, will round up the week with essential advice for design professionals in a free talk: How to Make Friends and Influence Art Directors. A must-attend session for anyone looking to get their foot in that big industry door.

Browse through our exciting lineup of workshops below:

WORKSHOPS: Tickets available HERE

Behind the Scenes: Stop Motion Animation with Andersen M

Siblings Martin and Line work together as Andersen M studio who create stunning, craft-intensive stop-motion animation with a real ‘how-do-they-do-that?! type quality. In this interactive workshop, Andersen M will deliver insight into some of their one-of-a-kind techniques, offering indispensable tips and advice for fledgling stop motion animators.
Andersen M
Andersen M is a creative studio. A partnership between siblings Martin Andersen (MA, RCA) and Line Andersen (MA, CSM). They work in the areas of art direction, graphic design, photography, animation and film.

How to Create a Little White Lies Cover with Timba Smits

As an Art Director and lead cover illustrator for Little White Lies, Timba Smits knows how to cut an eye catching cover design. In his workshop ‘How to Create a Little White Lies Magazine Cover’, Timba will guide participants through the art of discovering conceptual ideas hidden within a the themes of a film and how to boil them down into a single, thought-provoking design that is bold, original, and sends a clear message about the film and the unique qualities of Little White Lies. Bring your thinking cap, this is one for all those that dare to be different.
Timba Smits
Timba Smits is an award-winning designer, artist, illustrator and part-time crime fighter based in East London. He’s also the Art Director of iconic movie magazine Little White Lies and Huck, the bible for youth culture.

GIF Making 101 with JELLY KITCHEN

In this GIF Workshop, aimed at all levels, Jelly Kitchen will explore the diverse range of styles and techniques used to craft high- quality creative content. From turning existing illustration work into GIFs using Photoshop, to creating original content using stop motion techniques, this practical, hands-on session has something for everyone.
JELLY London
Jelly London is a unique production agency representing a collection of the world’s finest creators. They work with renowned directors, animators, illustrators, lettering artists and designers to create fluid content across all media.

Designing for Textiles with Laura Berens Baker

Have you ever wanted to make your own t-shirt or scarf but didn’t know how to get from A to B? 2D Print Technician Laura Berens Baker will provide you with the skills to apply your patterns to textiles by demonstrating placement design, sizing and resolution, with important tips on where and how to get them printed. By the end of this workshop, you will have learnt how to turn your design into something you or your friends can wear!
Laura Berens Baker
Laura is a Central Saint Martins Short Course Tutor, teaching Digital Print on Textiles, Laser Cutting for Fashion and Textiles and Textiles Portfolio courses. Laura’s professional practice lies in bespoke shirt design, with a focus on injecting the unconventional into the usually conservative world of formal shirting. In 2000 she was shortlisted for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries art prize, and awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship in 2004. In 2012 she collaborated with the V&A for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. She is currently working on a scarf range with Fenwick’s to celebrate their 125th anniversary.

Fashion Illustration Masterclass with Caroline Tomlinson 

Often taking inspiration from fashion, style, and music icons, Caroline has become particularly interested in the world of In uencers. In this exclusive, hands-on workshop for 71a, Caroline will explore the importance of In uencers within art and fashion, and demonstrate the many practises she uses to create her in uencer-inspired work, including mixed media, painting and digital techniques. Just in time for Fashion Week!
Caroline Tomlinson
Since graduating from her MA at Central St. Martin’s London, Caroline has worked as an illustrator for clients all over the world. She exhibits internationally, and this summer her work will be on show at Somerset House. Her most recent clients include: Rankin, Rolex, Condé Nast, Creative Review, and The Washington Post. Caroline currently resides in beautiful Cape Town. Sometimes she misses London… But never the weather!

Portfolio Reviews with JELLY LONDON
Aimed at illustrators, designers and typographers, Jelly London, along with special guest FACE37, will host a series of interactive portfolio reviews at 71a Design Week. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re already on your way and looking to work in advertising or editorial, this session will give you the ideal opportunity to get your portfolio in front of one of London’s leading agencies.
JELLY London
Jelly London is a unique production agency representing a collection of the world’s finest creators. They work with renowned directors, animators, illustrators, lettering artists and designers to create fluid content across all media.

Digital Tablet Illustration with Dan Mumford

When it comes to hard-working illustrators, few are more more dynamic than Dan Mumford, who uses crisp and highly intricate line work to create strong designs full of vibrant colours and contrasts. This hands-on workshop will offer a journey through his unique drawing and colouring process using digital tablets, touching on lighting and colour and covering the hows and whys of creating great composition. By the end of the session, your group will have worked together, with the guidance of Dan, to create a collaborative piece of digital art that features your own style and spin.
Dan Mumford
Dan Mumford is a freelance illustrator working from Studio100 in London. Over the past 10 years, he has worked within the pop culture and music scene creating everything from album covers and screenprints to new interpretations of classic film posters. Clients include Disney, Sony, Iron Maiden as well as many other bands and record labels from around the world.

Drawing from Imagination with Toby Melville-Brown

We make thousands of decisions in the creative process, many of them are subconscious. Being made aware of these decisions means we can start doing things differently, get ahead of the competition, and use our imagination to influence and inspire others. This workshop will consist of hands-on exercises and informal discussions, and will allow participants to gain an understanding that the creative mind always has options.
Toby Melville-Brown
Toby Melville-Brown is a London based illustrator, represented by Pocko. He creates highly detailed and imaginative environments and has worked with Burberry, Architectural Review and Nike.

Illustration Unplugged with Miss Led

We live in an age of digital image making and sharing, where hundreds of thousands of images are uploaded daily to websites, blogs and social media apps. Miss Led has a foot in both worlds, choosing to draw both traditionally and digitally when creating her captivating works. New, experienced and advanced artists and illustrators will learn new approaches to drawing, painting, playful mark making, and how to choose the right tools and techniques to bring something really fresh to their own illustration work. Miss Led will deliver group demonstrations, one-to-one feedback and offer a collection of art material samples to take away.
Miss Led
Miss Led aka Joanna Henly is an artist and illustrator based in East London. She is known for obsessively detailed and lushly rendered pieces across a wide range of media and scale including paper, canvas, murals, installation and digital. These have earned her recognition including selection for ‘Best of British Illustration’, exhibition in London’s Saatchi Gallery and a client list spanning fashion, consumer and media brands.

Drawing the Magic of the Movies with Studio Murugiah

Movie lovers! Capture the essence of your favourite films in this workshop by Sharm Murugiah. He’ll push you to think outside the box, discussing ideas of abstraction, surrealism and juxtaposition through illustration and art. By the end, you’ll have learnt how to add that little bit of magic into your own playful and clever movie poster.
Studio Murugiah
Studio Murugiah is an award winning creative studio founded by Sharm Murugiah in 2012 and based in London. They specialise in illustration, art direction, typography and have worked with clients such as Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm.

Tickets available HERE

Bringing Characters to Life with Martina Paukova

Martina Paukova’s illustrations combine technical skill with a sheer sense of fun. In this workshop, Martina will challenge participants to shed established vocabularies and conventional methods. She will encourage you to take visual risks, to fuse a bit of silliness with rational thinking in order to bring characters to life.

Martina Paukova
Martina hails from Slovakia where she originally studied politics. Attracted to all things visual, she changed course and moved to London to study Graphic Design and then Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts. She works as a freelance illustrator with clients including Bloomberg, Pull&Bear, Converse, Google and The Guardian. Martina finds that ‘illustration is the best job in the world!’

How to Make Friends and Influence Art Directors with Timba Smits

Often you get only one shot out of the gates, so you’d better make it count. That’s the advice on offer in art director Timba Smits’ talk How to Make Friends and Influence Art Directors. Self-taught and experienced in promoting his own brand of creativity, Timba will share his own secrets on grabbing people’s attention and holding on to it. He’ll also be offering backstage insights into what art directors are looking for in budding illustrators and designers out to make a name for themselves in what is fast becoming an over-saturated industry of creative talent.
Timba Smits
Timba Smits is an award-winning designer, artist, illustrator and part-time crime fighter based in East London. He’s also the Creative Director of iconic movie magazine Little White Lies and Huck, the bible for youth culture.


Tickets available HERE