Represent Joins Right Aligned, A Series of Talks from Coventry Design Festival
We’re teaming up with Right Aligned, the sister platform to Coventry Design Festival, to offer a portfolio-focussed online talk with an interactive Q&A included too, you lucky things, on Wednesday 21st April.
In it we'll be talking all things PDF, interview, email, and Zoom, hosted by James McLearie, our junior and middleweight design consultant, and resident do-gooder.
A couple of weeks ago, we spoke to Chris, founder of both CDF and Right Aligned, to find out more about the schedule of events, and how they’ve had to adapt in the last 12 months.
Talk to us about Right Aligned, what it is, and who it's aimed at?
Right Aligned is a series of monthly, creative conversations. It’s designed to inspire people of all ages and abilities. However, we fully understand the difficulties students, graduates and early–stage professionals face right now. Right Aligned gives us the opportunity go behind the curtain and explore some of the most exceptional creative teams working in the UK today.
It's in association with Coventry Design Festival; is there a reason for splitting out the two, and how have you had to adapt during COVID?
Yes, Right Aligned is the sister–project of the Coventry Design Festival (CDF). We have a number of projects running as part of the festival and Right Aligned is one of them. They are all designed to support creative communities and we see CDF as a culmination of them all. It’s a celebration before we do it all again in 2023.
What can we expect from both Coventry Design Festival and Right Aligned in 2021?
The Coventry Design Festival will bring together inspiring talks, hands–on workshops and educational mentoring. We want to develop a social, inclusive environment that everyone feels comfortable in. The Right Aligned sessions are designed to go behind the studio curtain to discover what goes on inside.
Where should people be following your schedule and how can they get involved?
You can follow the Coventry Design Festival on Instagram and Twitter @cov_design_fest and the Right Aligned sessions on Instagram and Twitter @RightAligned1.
Right Aligned begins on March 19th, with an ever evolving line-up. There's some big-hitters scheduled already, starting with industry heavy-weights Studio Koto and Two Times Elliot, as well as range of other diciplines including writer Lisa Hassell, and author Anu Verma.
Tickets are a mixture of early bird freebies, as well as donations. All can be found in the links below!
As for our own involvement, we'll be giving our portfolio & CV advice on Wednesday 21st April.
You can pick up your tickets here:
You can see more on CDF here:
As well as the Right Aligned schedule and Eventbrite page here:
Words: Joe Cooper