The 2019 festival will once again present an eclectic programme of world-class designers who will be descending on the city for 3 days in June, sharing their experience in the industry and creating a lasting community that will help educate the next generation of designers.

The speakers includes some of the biggest names in the industry from a broad range of disciplines, including Head of 4creative at Channel 4 Alice Tonge, Founder of Johnson Banks Michael Johnson, Director and Photographer Liam Wong, Founder and Creative Director at Hey Studio Verònica Fuerte, and Senior Manager for Adobe Type Development Dan Rhatigan.

The line-up boasts over 60 designers from around the world all touching upon the theme for this year's festival – Truth. Truth was chosen as a relevant and timely theme for this year's festival and one which promises an honest and open festival that will challenge, inspire and surprise audiences.

Festival Coordinator Luke Tonge said, "In an age which has seen truth questioned and deception utilised in many areas, we’re more passionate than ever about truth… About finding honest insights and sharing them, about confronting difficult subjects head-on, and shining a light on topics which might be uncomfortable. We hope by setting truth as our central theme for BDF2019 we’ll be playing a small part in helping our corner of the creative industries become more transparent, helpful and genuine – a responsibility we all feel."

Birmingham Design Festival 2019 will take place across multiple venues across the south-east side of the city centre in Digbeth, one of the city’s most creative quarters, and curated into three Design Districts (Graphic, Digital & Product). There will be over 80 hours of free talks, combined with low-cost headline events, workshops and exhibitions, allowing people of all incomes to learn from the best in the industry.

To find out more about the festival visit: http://birminghamdesignfestival.org.uk