Designival is the North’s biggest and most established design festival of 2012. Taking place in Liverpool on November 22nd – 23rd at some of the coolest new venues in the city, Designival will feature a whole host of must-see events intended for the design obsessed. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, an architect or a web designer – all we ask is that you appreciate every aspect of design, from the intricate balance between concept and creation, to digital and print.

From keynote sessions with icons of the design industry, the festival will also feature a design-themed Breakfast, Masterclasses, Portfolio Surgeries, Open Studio tours, BLAB with Kin2Kin, Networking, Exhibitions, The Designist, as well as a RIBA archi-tour exploring the design gems of the city and an After-Party running into the early hours. On top of all this we’ll be openly discussing what design means to you. Book your tickets today and join the conversation.


Day 1

Open Studios
10.00 – 18.00
RIBA tours
14.00 – 15.30
D&AD Workshop
11.00 – 15.00
BLABMini meets KIN
18.30 – 21.30

Day 2 (Delegate pass only)

Design Breakfast
8.30 – 10.00
10.00 – 16.15
Designist Exhibition
Throughout the day
Portfolio Surgeries
10.15 – 15.45
Business Development with David Parrish
11:00 – 15:00
Keynote speakers
11.00 – 20.15
21.00 till late

What to expect?

This year marks the biggest design festival in the event’s history, with an anticipated 500 creatives from across the UK attending two days, packed with events across the city. Attendees include some of the largest creative companies in the north here to see and learn from some of the biggest names in the design world.


The full day delegate pass for Day 2 will include access to the Keynote speakers, a Design Breakfast, Masterclasses, Portfolio Surgeries, Exhibitions and the After-party. Please note the following sessions in Day 1 will not be included in the delegate pass and should be booked separately:

BLAB – To book click here
D&AD – Tickets sold out
RIBA – To book Call Anna Johnson on 0151 703 0107 (proof of delegate pass purchase should be provided via email)

To book your tickets click here or for further information please email