Fuse x Design Manchester 2019

Fuse x Design Manchester 2019

We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be at this year’s Design Manchester 2019 conference: SMART! We’ll be exhibiting ‘Creating Space’ and hosting a panel on inclusive creative spaces, alongside Do That Thing. More info to come soon. 22nd of November, save the date. Tickets: http://designmcr.com/events/conference-smart

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Urooj Ahmad

Urooj Ahmad

Urooj is part of the University of Salford graphic design alumni. Working with a balance of design, which is tangible and digital - primarily focusing in illustration and editorial. Urooj wants to build on her experiences and invest more time into her own practice. Recently, Urooj has collaborated with Venture Arts to create a zine, featured in Tate Liverpool.

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Urooj Ahmad

Urooj Ahmad

Urooj is part of the University of Salford graphic design alumni. Working with a balance of design, which is tangible and digital - primarily focusing in illustration and editorial. Urooj wants to build on her experiences and invest more time into her own practice. Recently, Urooj has collaborated with Venture Arts to create a zine, featured in Tate Liverpool.

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Hawwa Alam

Hawwa Alam

Hawwa is currently a second-year History student at the University of Manchester, who takes on freelance art and photography work in her free time. Her illustrations often focus on issues such as identity, race, and faith. Recent projects conducted have ranged from the role of both Producer and Live Exhibiting Artist for the event 'Eighteen in Twenty Eighteen, V2' alongside Adam Ali as curator, Student Artist for the University of Manchester Student's Union, and University of Manchester Communications and Marketing Team, and as a Creative Exec for In:Colour Mag.

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Hawwa Alam

Hawwa Alam

Hawwa is currently a second-year History student at the University of Manchester, who takes on freelance art and photography work in her free time. Her illustrations often focus on issues such as identity, race, and faith. Recent projects conducted have ranged from the role of both Producer and Live Exhibiting Artist for the event 'Eighteen in Twenty Eighteen, V2' alongside Adam Ali as curator, Student Artist for the University of Manchester Student's Union, and University of Manchester Communications and Marketing Team, and as a Creative Exec for In:Colour Mag.

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Tayiba Altaf

Tayiba Altaf

Tayiba is an artist, illustrator and designer currently studying at the University of Salford.

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Tayiba Altaf

Tayiba Altaf

Tayiba is an artist, illustrator and designer currently studying at the University of Salford.

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Yusf Ali

Yusf Ali

Yusf Ali is a freelance graphic designer and artist, exhibiting work all across the UK, showing his progression.

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Vimla Appadoo

Vimla Appadoo

Vimla likes helping people and organisations understand their purpose and value, whilst having a positive impact and putting humans at the heart of their innovation. Often fuelled by cake and tea, she enjoys meeting new people and talking things tech, design thinking and social impact.

One of the faces behind SheSaysMCR, MCR Jams, DrinkaboutMCR, Manchester Social Entrepreneurs and Experience Matters..

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Kazna Asker

Kazna Asker

Kazna Asker is a menswear fashion designer. As the daughter of Yemen-born immigrants, Kazna’s family’s journey from Yemen to Britain has always been inspiring and motivating. Also, considering Yemen is currently facing the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, Kazna thought it was extremely important to use her collection as a vehicle to overlook negative perceptions and to educate people on Yemeni and Muslim culture through a positive perspective. As a result, I created a heavily printed 6-look menswear collection that focuses on changing the narrative of the next generation of British Muslims and showcasing all the positive things that our community has contributed to Britain.

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Kazna Asker

Kazna Asker

Kazna Asker is a menswear fashion designer. As the daughter of Yemen-born immigrants, Kazna’s family’s journey from Yemen to Britain has always been inspiring and motivating. Also, considering Yemen is currently facing the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, Kazna thought it was extremely important to use her collection as a vehicle to overlook negative perceptions and to educate people on Yemeni and Muslim culture through a positive perspective. As a result, I created a heavily printed 6-look menswear collection that focuses on changing the narrative of the next generation of British Muslims and showcasing all the positive things that our community has contributed to Britain.

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Chebo Besa

Chebo Besa

Chebo is a graphic design graduate from University of Salford. Chebo’s practice is constantly ongoing, and a work-in-progress. Exploring typographic approaches and print-making elements like: foiling, risography, screen-printing and more within projects, develops and challenges his skillset.

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Chebo Besa

Chebo Besa

Chebo is a graphic design graduate from University of Salford. Chebo’s practice is constantly ongoing, and a work-in-progress. Exploring typographic approaches and print-making elements like: foiling, risography, screen-printing and more within projects, develops and challenges his skillset.

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Yafet Bisrat

Yafet Bisrat

Yafet, currently designing for Rose, creates design solutions to help brands reach the potential they can. Yafet also likes to express his interests, like Rap, through design matter - featuring a project called Rhythm and Poetry; exploring parallels and out-of-context rap.

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Yafet Bisrat

Yafet Bisrat

Yafet, currently designing for Rose, creates design solutions to help brands reach the potential they can. Yafet also likes to express his interests, like Rap, through design matter - featuring a project called Rhythm and Poetry; exploring parallels and out-of-context rap.

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Saidul Choudhury

Saidul Choudhury

Saidul is a former graphic design student from University of Salford, who enjoys working with layout, bright and vivid palettes to create dynamic designs. With a primary interest in typography and editorial design, he expresses motion and contrast through visual elements. Recently, he has collaborated with Venture Arts to create a zine, featured in Tate Liverpool.

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Saidul Choudhury

Saidul Choudhury

Saidul is a former graphic design student from University of Salford, who enjoys working with layout, bright and vivid palettes to create dynamic designs. With a primary interest in typography and editorial design, he expresses motion and contrast through visual elements. Recently, he has collaborated with Venture Arts to create a zine, featured in Tate Liverpool.

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Caitlin Clancy

Caitlin Clancy

Caitlin is part of the Manchester School of Art alumni. Currently a designer and art director, working internationally for The New York Times - working with print and digital, featuring a project from Caitlin’s collaboration with T Brand Studio.

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Caitlin Clancy

Caitlin Clancy

Caitlin is part of the Manchester School of Art alumni. Currently a designer and art director, working internationally for The New York Times - working with print and digital, featuring a project from Caitlin’s collaboration with T Brand Studio.

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Jessica El Mal

Jessica El Mal

Jessica El Mal is part of MIF Creative Lab 2019, lead artist on a six-month project with Journey’s Festival International with past and future exhibitions at Signal Film and Media (Barrow-in-Furness), Manchester Museum and Left Bank (Leeds). She also co-founded LighUp Collective which saw exhibitions in the public space, featuring in People’s History Museum, Leeds’ FemFest’17 and Reclaim the Night.

Jessica aka ElMalArt undergoes a collaborative art practice which places social context at the route of all artists works. Whether working with youth groups and charities to other artists and cultural institutions - to installations, photography, film and performances.

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Jessica El Mal

Jessica El Mal

Jessica El Mal is part of MIF Creative Lab 2019, lead artist on a six-month project with Journey’s Festival International with past and future exhibitions at Signal Film and Media (Barrow-in-Furness), Manchester Museum and Left Bank (Leeds). She also co-founded LighUp Collective which saw exhibitions in the public space, featuring in People’s History Museum, Leeds’ FemFest’17 and Reclaim the Night.

Jessica aka ElMalArt undergoes a collaborative art practice which places social context at the route of all artists works. Whether working with youth groups and charities to other artists and cultural institutions - to installations, photography, film and performances.

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Fresh Magazine

Fresh Magazine

Fresh are run by a collective of female designers, determined to help the industry become more inclusive and diverse. Currently on the third issue of Fresh, their work shines a light on minority creatives within the industry. Having been featured on the likes of LWD Manchester, Fresh are a group to look out for this year.

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Fresh Magazine

Fresh Magazine

Fresh are run by a collective of female designers, determined to help the industry become more inclusive and diverse. Currently on the third issue of Fresh, their work shines a light on minority creatives within the industry. Having been featured on the likes of LWD Manchester, Fresh are a group to look out for this year.

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Usarae Gul

Usarae Gul

Usarae is a creative soul with a perpetual love for all things textiles! Inspiration for her work stems from a colourful childhood which touched on in various projects of hers. Usarae’s sketchbooks are bursting with mark-making experiments, and hand painted artwork - featured in It’s Nice That, Burnt Roti and more.

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Usarae Gul

Usarae Gul

Usarae is a creative soul with a perpetual love for all things textiles! Inspiration for her work stems from a colourful childhood which touched on in various projects of hers. Usarae’s sketchbooks are bursting with mark-making experiments, and hand painted artwork - featured in It’s Nice That, Burnt Roti and more.

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Leo Hermitt

Leo Hermitt

Leo Hermitt is an artist and designer from Manchester UK. They are currently doing an MA in Graphic Design and Art Direction at Manchester School of Art with a focus on storytelling and abstract publishing. They also write, perform and make music.

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Leo Hermitt

Leo Hermitt

Leo Hermitt is an artist and designer from Manchester UK. They are currently doing an MA in Graphic Design and Art Direction at Manchester School of Art with a focus on storytelling and abstract publishing. They also write, perform and make music.

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Summer-May Henry

Summer-May Henry

Summer-May is part of the Graphic Design alumni from the University of Salford. Summer’s main practice is a more minimalistic, collage style. Personality is huge in all of Summer’s concept creating, helping to bring movement and fun to all diverse projects she’s passionately involved within.

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Summer-May Henry

Summer-May Henry

Summer-May is part of the Graphic Design alumni from the University of Salford. Summer’s main practice is a more minimalistic, collage style. Personality is huge in all of Summer’s concept creating, helping to bring movement and fun to all diverse projects she’s passionately involved within.

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Aliyah Hussain

Aliyah Hussain

Aliyah’s practice is quite varied, focusing on abstract, traditional ceramic sculptures and visual communication. Exploring different methods within her practice, helps evolve the visual narrative Aliyah wants to portray. Aliyah’s always around in print fairs across Greater Manchester, selling defined, quirky pieces.

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Aliyah Hussain

Aliyah Hussain

Aliyah’s practice is quite varied, focusing on abstract, traditional ceramic sculptures and visual communication. Exploring different methods within her practice, helps evolve the visual narrative Aliyah wants to portray. Aliyah’s always around in print fairs across Greater Manchester, selling defined, quirky pieces.

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Jaheed Hussain

Jaheed Hussain

Jaheed is a freelance graphic designer. He’s also part of the Salford University alumni and curator of Fuse. Jaheed’s practice is quite multi-disciplinary varying from editorial illustrations to art direction or curation. He likes to keep the conversation going about important topics within design like ethnic representation and inclusion so design becomes more equal for all.

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Jaheed Hussain

Jaheed Hussain

Jaheed is a freelance graphic designer. He’s also part of the Salford University alumni and curator of Fuse. Jaheed’s practice is quite multi-disciplinary varying from editorial illustrations to art direction or curation. He likes to keep the conversation going about important topics within design like ethnic representation and inclusion so design becomes more equal for all.

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Stina Jones

Stina Jones

Stina is a freelance Illustrator, Graphic Designer and doodler of quirky characters, working on everything from exhibitions, campaigns and animations. Stina’s work has been commissioned by many, like BBC, Creative Boom, Design Week and more.

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Stina Jones

Stina Jones

Stina is a freelance Illustrator, Graphic Designer and doodler of quirky characters, working on everything from exhibitions, campaigns and animations. Stina’s work has been commissioned by many, like BBC, Creative Boom, Design Week and more.

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Usman Khalid

Usman Khalid

Usman Khalid is a visual artist and photographer known for taking pictures around the Muslim world. He uses visual arts and photography as an escape from reality and a way to express himself.  

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Usman Khalid

Usman Khalid

Usman Khalid is a visual artist and photographer known for taking pictures around the Muslim world. He uses visual arts and photography as an escape from reality and a way to express himself.  

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Saffa Khan

Saffa Khan

Founder of Tender Hands Press. An upcoming risograph press, created with inclusiveness and engagement in mind. Saffa is also a freelance illustrator, exploring cultural and identity narratives through printed matter - helping Saffa’s practice continuously progress.

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Saffa Khan

Saffa Khan

Founder of Tender Hands Press. An upcoming risograph press, created with inclusiveness and engagement in mind. Saffa is also a freelance illustrator, exploring cultural and identity narratives through printed matter - helping Saffa’s practice continuously progress.

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Maaya Lad

Maaya Lad

Maaya is a digital designer who also dabbles in illustration, book binding, photography and all other things, art and design. Constantly looking for her next project, Maaya enjoys creatively working through her problem-solving attitude.

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Maaya Lad

Maaya Lad

Maaya is a digital designer who also dabbles in illustration, book binding, photography and all other things, art and design. Constantly looking for her next project, Maaya enjoys creatively working through her problem-solving attitude.

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Jimmy Lee

Jimmy Lee

Jimmy is currently a UX Designer in the BBC’s R&D department - having worked on Taster, which is the home of the BBC’s experimental ideas. Jimmy’s also worked on BBC Live, which is the online platform for live sports and news reporting.

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Jimmy Lee

Jimmy Lee

Jimmy is currently a UX Designer in the BBC’s R&D department - having worked on Taster, which is the home of the BBC’s experimental ideas. Jimmy’s also worked on BBC Live, which is the online platform for live sports and news reporting.

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Joyce Lee

Joyce Lee

Joyce, also known as Artsynibs, injects handwritten, traditional elements into every project she works with - creating bespoke stationery with confidence, while curating events and workshops all over the world.

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Joyce Lee

Joyce Lee

Joyce, also known as Artsynibs, injects handwritten, traditional elements into every project she works with - creating bespoke stationery with confidence, while curating events and workshops all over the world.

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Des Lloyd Behari

Des Lloyd Behari

Des Lloyd Behari is a graphic designer with a non-compartmentalised approach to his practice, which includes, but is not limited to: art direction, editorial / publication / book design, illustration, infographics, visual identity / branding, and web design – all underpinned by a solid knowledge of typography. He has worked with organisations such as: BBC, Cornerhouse Publications, Cubitt Gallery, Greenpeace, HOME (formerly Cornerhouse), Manchester Art Galleries, Manchester Modernist Society, Metal Culture, National Trust, and V&A Museum.

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Des Lloyd Behari

Des Lloyd Behari

Des Lloyd Behari is a graphic designer with a non-compartmentalised approach to his practice, which includes, but is not limited to: art direction, editorial / publication / book design, illustration, infographics, visual identity / branding, and web design – all underpinned by a solid knowledge of typography. He has worked with organisations such as: BBC, Cornerhouse Publications, Cubitt Gallery, Greenpeace, HOME (formerly Cornerhouse), Manchester Art Galleries, Manchester Modernist Society, Metal Culture, National Trust, and V&A Museum.

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Akram Miah

Akram Miah

Akram is a graduate Graphic Design student from Salford University. He has a passion for packaging design as he hopes to incorporate different principles into every project he places himself in. Akram also has a minimalistic style he’s familiar with.

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Akram Miah

Akram Miah

Akram is a graduate Graphic Design student from Salford University. He has a passion for packaging design as he hopes to incorporate different principles into every project he places himself in. Akram also has a minimalistic style he’s familiar with.

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Ciann Mistry

Ciann Mistry

Ciann’s a former Graphic Design student from Salford University. She’s interested in branding, editorial and print-making. Ciann also likes to illustrate in different styles, creating meaningful pieces of design for an array of important topics.

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Ciann Mistry

Ciann Mistry

Ciann’s a former Graphic Design student from Salford University. She’s interested in branding, editorial and print-making. Ciann also likes to illustrate in different styles, creating meaningful pieces of design for an array of important topics.

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Zahra Nawaz

Zahra Nawaz

Zahra is currently a second year Graphic Design and Illustration student at De Montford University whose main passion is portraiture illustration however also enjoys creating abstract art as well as playing with layout and design. Her inspiration comes from a mix of South Asian culture, traditional art from around the world, people and places. She has recently featured in Halcyon magazines online digital art exhibition.

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Zahra Nawaz

Zahra Nawaz

Zahra is currently a second year Graphic Design and Illustration student at De Montford University whose main passion is portraiture illustration however also enjoys creating abstract art as well as playing with layout and design. Her inspiration comes from a mix of South Asian culture, traditional art from around the world, people and places. She has recently featured in Halcyon magazines online digital art exhibition.

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Kofi Nelson

Kofi Nelson

Kofi is currently a second-year graphic design student at the University of Salford, who enjoys using his design skills to raise awareness for social issues like plastic pollution and homelessness. Featured here is one element of a campaign titled ‘Check Your Prostate before It’s Too Late!’ - encouraging black men to look after their prostate due to their extremely high risk of developing prostate cancer.

Hafsa Patel

Hafsa Patel

Founder of The Flower Box Co, based in the North-West. Primarily an instagram-based brand, creating personalised handmade and bespoke floral frames for various occasions.

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Sirah Quyyom

Sirah Quyyom

Sirah Quyyom was born and raised in a tiny town in the north of England called Rochdale and currently resides in Manchester. Over the years Sirah expressed their creativity in many ways, but they keep returning to hand embroidery. Sirah loves the intricacy, the detail, In fact the whole process, as it’s therapeutic. Through a love of embroidery, Sirah wants to change perceptions and challenge stereotypes of Muslim women, a section of society very often spoken about but rarely given a chance to speak for themselves.

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Sirah Quyyom

Sirah Quyyom

Sirah Quyyom was born and raised in a tiny town in the north of England called Rochdale and currently resides in Manchester. Over the years Sirah expressed their creativity in many ways, but they keep returning to hand embroidery. Sirah loves the intricacy, the detail, In fact the whole process, as it’s therapeutic. Through a love of embroidery, Sirah wants to change perceptions and challenge stereotypes of Muslim women, a section of society very often spoken about but rarely given a chance to speak for themselves.

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Amrit Randhawa

Amrit Randhawa

Founder of taxi cab industries, a studio set up by Amrit. Primarily involved with exhibition design, publication print material and design and art. Amrit’s work parodies political and societal perspectives, constantly aiming to produce work that engages others.

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Amrit Randhawa

Amrit Randhawa

Founder of taxi cab industries, a studio set up by Amrit. Primarily involved with exhibition design, publication print material and design and art. Amrit’s work parodies political and societal perspectives, constantly aiming to produce work that engages others.

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Danielle Rhoda

Danielle Rhoda

Danielle is a maker of things, merging illustration and animation to create collected pieces. Characters are prominent in Danielle’s illustration, due to her being inspired and influenced by all surroundings.

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Danielle Rhoda

Danielle Rhoda

Danielle is a maker of things, merging illustration and animation to create collected pieces. Characters are prominent in Danielle’s illustration, due to her being inspired and influenced by all surroundings.

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Venessa Scott

Venessa Scott

Venessa is a visual artist and facilitator who has a passion for people, places, and education. Venessa is inspired by world cultures, nature, and indigenous crafts. When not delivering workshops, Venessa can be found drawing and painting in her home studio, with her Staffordshire Terrier, or on location installing one of her many public artworks.

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Venessa Scott

Venessa Scott

Venessa is a visual artist and facilitator who has a passion for people, places, and education. Venessa is inspired by world cultures, nature, and indigenous crafts. When not delivering workshops, Venessa can be found drawing and painting in her home studio, with her Staffordshire Terrier, or on location installing one of her many public artworks.

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Kyle Soo

Kyle Soo

Kyle is a lawyer and organiser of PechaKucha Night Manchester, a series of events which invites participants to tell a story using only 20 images with 20 seconds per image. Since starting in 2016, PechaKucha Nights in Manchester have been used to showcase the wealth of local talent in the city as well as its rich mix of spaces.

Kyle’s prime focus is on cultivating a wide network of designers, artists and inspiring individuals to help foster a strong spirit of empathy, community spirit and action to tackle the challenges facing the city.

If you would like to speak at a PechaKucha event, get in touch via the links below!

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Kyle Soo

Kyle Soo

Kyle is a lawyer and organiser of PechaKucha Night Manchester, a series of events which invites participants to tell a story using only 20 images with 20 seconds per image. Since starting in 2016, PechaKucha Nights in Manchester have been used to showcase the wealth of local talent in the city as well as its rich mix of spaces.

Kyle’s prime focus is on cultivating a wide network of designers, artists and inspiring individuals to help foster a strong spirit of empathy, community spirit and action to tackle the challenges facing the city.

If you would like to speak at a PechaKucha event, get in touch via the links below!

*Image taken by Fiona Finchett

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Roxanna Tafazzoli

Roxanna Tafazzoli

Roxanna specialises in editorial, branding and typographic design. Roxanna challenges herself to keep up with trends, as she constantly evolves with the modern-look of design.

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Roxanna Tafazzoli

Roxanna Tafazzoli

Roxanna specialises in editorial, branding and typographic design. Roxanna challenges herself to keep up with trends, as she constantly evolves with the modern-look of design.

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Diana Tap-F

Diana Tap-F

Diana is an artist, writer and activist. Using tactile mediums to express emotions within her practice, while her activism influences her written elements. She also runs a blog called howl, featuring interviews with like-minded creatives, offering insights to their creative work.

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Diana Tap-F

Diana Tap-F

Diana is an artist, writer and activist. Using tactile mediums to express emotions within her practice, while her activism influences her written elements. She also runs a blog called howl, featuring interviews with like-minded creatives, offering insights to their creative work.

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Jasmine Thomas

Jasmine Thomas

Jasmine is mainly an illustrator and printmaker, but describes herself as a bit of an all-rounder and seriously work driven. Jasmine’s recent dotwork portraiture posters helps creatively express her inspirations and influences.

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Jasmine Thomas

Jasmine Thomas

Jasmine is mainly an illustrator and printmaker, but describes herself as a bit of an all-rounder and seriously work driven. Jasmine’s recent dotwork portraiture posters helps creatively express her inspirations and influences.

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Yun

Yun

Yun is a graphic designer and photograph enthusiast, very interested in the Greater Manchester creative scene and community. Yun’s heavily inspired by and passionate about curation, showcasing and in general, creativity itself, constantly finding work to explore.

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Sasha Wates

Sasha Wates

Sasha is a multi-disciplinary communication designer who specialises with editorial and illustrative work. Due to Sasha’s keen interests, her layouts are creatively made to entice and communicate any audience.

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Yun

Yun

Yun is a graphic designer and photograph enthusiast, very interested in the Greater Manchester creative scene and community. Yun’s heavily inspired by and passionate about curation, showcasing and in general, creativity itself, constantly finding work to explore.

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Theo Watt

Theo Watt

Theo is a senior copywriter currently writing for Social Chain. Ensuring leading brands influence trends using emotive and bold use of language on social campaigns. While also hosting a weekly podcast.

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