Workshop Free

Friday Night Sketch | Visual Metaphors

A new free drop-in evening of drawing throughout the museum on the first Friday of the month.

Please note that the illustrator's introduction is now fully booked. Visitors are still free to join the event and sketch.

Supported by

MOO is an online print and design company headquartered in London, England. Passionate about great design and the difference it can make to the world, MOO offers a variety of premium print products including business cards, postcards, notebooks and more. With six locations across the United Kingdom and United States, MOO serves over 190 countries and was founded in 2006 by CEO and Founder, Richard Moross MBE.

What to expect

Please note that the introductory presentation by designer and illustrator Cat O’Neil is now fully booked. Visitors are still free to join the event and sketch, however, only those who have pre-booked will receive a MOO gift pack and attend the workshop with illustrator, Cat O’Neil.

During the first Friday of each month, a professional designer or illustrator sets a sketching task inspired by the museum’s permanent collection or most recent exhibition. Participants are then invited to tour the museum and sketch what excites them about contemporary design and architecture, before sharing their finished work at the end of the evening.

This month’s sketch will focus on the theme of Visual Metaphors. Led by designer and illustrator Cat O’Neil, the event will begin with a short presentation in which Cat will share her work and approach to illustration. After this, you are invited to explore the Design Museum’s permanent exhibition and to create drawings that use imagery to convey other meanings or emotions. All drawing abilities are welcome.

With thanks to MOO, the first 100 people to sign up for the evening will receive complimentary MOO products to sketch on and the opportunity to join a 15-minute workshop at the start of the evening.

Image | Financial Times Collapse

Image | Personal Work Healing Hands

Image | Scientific American Testosterone

Friday 7 December

Cat O’Neil

Cat O’Neil is an illustrator based in Glasgow, with a focus on editorial work. Winner of the V&A Illustration Awards in Editorial (2018) and the Cheltenham Illustration Awards (2013). Her clients include The New York Times, Variety, WIRED, The Financial Times, The Economist, Scientific American, Libération, Revue XXI and more.

Background image | RSA Benefits in Libération