Birmingham Design Festival – Process Characters

06th June 2024

‘Process: Characters’ – kicks off with an eclectic line-up of three fantastic speakers.

About this event

Jessica Hische is an American lettering artist, illustrator, author, and type designer. She was one of the first of a new generation of letterers and the present-day flourishing of the lettering arts can in part be traced back to her emergence.

Annie Atkins is a Welsh graphic designer and prop maker for film and television. She is known for her graphic design work in The Grand Budapest Hotel and has gone on to work with director Wes Anderson on Isle of Dogs and The French Dispatch.

Louis Henry Mitchell is the Creative Director of Character Design of Sesame Workshop. He started working on Sesame Street in 1992. He designed Julia, the first Sesame Street character diagnosed with autism, both as an illustrated book character as well as translating the design to a Muppet.

Getting to Millennium Point

Millennium Point is in the Eastside of Birmingham City Centre just 5-minutes walk from Moor Street and 15-minutes from Grand Central and the tram. There is also limited parking on-site which means we’re easy to find regardless of how you travel. For more information please click here.