Next event: Tuesday, March 10th 7pm, @ Lyst Studios,
48 Hoxton Square, London, N16PB Get your ticket now.


Basic details

Is it Spring already?

February was "blink and you missed it short" so that means it's already time for another Design+Banter. And boy have we got something special for you in March.

We're moving to the beautiful surrounds of Lyst Studios on Hoxton Square — a two-storey, pristine, white cube that we are going to fill with talk of sound, explosions and discussion of what the title of "Designer" actually means these days. This is shaping up to be a vintage event.

As usual tickets will go like hot cakes, so get yours while you can and stay tuned to twitter for further announcements.

Two years & counting...

Over the last 2 years, we've brought 17 design events to over 3500 attendees, featuring more than 50 great speakers. If you want to get involved in the future of Design+Banter (speak, sponsor, host, or helping on the night), just drop us a line. We're dead friendly.

  • 7pm — 10pm
    (doors open 18:45)
  • Tuesday, March 10th
  • Lyst Studios,
    48 Hoxton Square, London, N16PB


We're chuffed to have Lyst — an innovative way to shop for fashion online that’s used by millions every month — supporting the seventeenth Design+Banter. They have an amazing team, a beautiful office and are one of the London startups we've always wanted to work with.


Tom Vek

Recording Artist & Designer

Making his own CD inlays got Tom into design in his early teens. He studied Graphic Design at CSM in the early ‘00s while releasing bits of music on an indie label. After a brief stint of design employment he was offered a recording contract by Island Records and his career focused on music. In the last few years he has been combining music and design creating an artwork-focused digital music format called Sleevenote.

Joseph Steele

Conceptual artist

Joseph Steele is a conceptual artist and designer based in London. Since achieving a First in Fine Art from Newcastle University Steele has produced a range of works with explosives, short film, and performance. Leading to a 2013 collaboration with accessories designer Lulu Guinness. His work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Vogue, and the Evening Standard. Steele also produces work as an illustrator and graphic designer for Sage Software. In 2013 his illustration work was shortlisted for the international Association of Illustrators award.

Tessa Steenkamp

Designer @ Umbrellium

Tessa is a Dutch designer, based in London, with a great affinity for science, cultures, design and cities. She is passionate about approaching architecture and urbanism from a user-centered perspective, just as when designing interactive products. Tessa is highly interested in what new technologies and digital tools can do for architecture and urbanism, and likes to experiment.

Special guest speaker

Lyst Design Team


Lyst Studios

Our March event will take place at Lyst Studios, 48 Hoxton Square, London, N16PB. This is 3 minutes from Old Street underground station and a brisk walk from Liverpool Street.

  • Please bring your ticket one your phone or on paper
  • Doors open at 18:45
  • Latecomers may not be admitted