Thursday 5th October 2017


From designing textiles to engineering gearboxes, Huddersfield has a rich history of world class design. Wilson’s Republic #6 celebrates these roots and looks to the future.

For one day, The Huddersfield design conference will bring together the design community to chat, work, listen and learn.

Whether you are an established design company, freelancer or student, we have a series of inspiring guest speakers and a programme of seminars and workshops chosen to help you run your creative business.

James Sommerville (Live weblink)

Craig Oldham

Eve Warren

Christopher Nunn

John Lee

Tom Foley

Workshops and seminars

A life in design...

If you are planning on a life long creative career, this is essential listening  Read more…

The business of design

Being a designer is about being a designer. Running a design business is about so much more. Read more

Logo refinement

This design workshop provides practical tips on what to look out for when assessing a logo or wordmark. Read more

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Accounting for creatives

There is a school of thought that creatives don’t run good businesses because they don’t understand money. Read more

Know your (copy)rights

Copyright, design right and trade marks, this interactive workshop will cover the basics of what you need to know. Read more


Set on the outer ring road of Huddersfield town centre, Bates Mill beautifully echoes Huddersfield's industrial past whilst playing a key role in its creative future. Still home to a working textile mill, our venue also houses a diverse collection of creative businesses. Bates Mill, Colne Road, Huddersfield HD1 3AG. Download directions.

Bates mill

Bates Mill, Milford Street, Huddersfield HD1 3DX

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