Julie Holgate

Event and Engagement Design


October 2016

Sir John Soane’s Museum

I'm currently researching ideas relating to experiential events and portable exhibition design and was reminded of Sir John Soane's Museum in London...



Keeping it clear and simple. I recently visited Grand Designs Live at the NEC, Birmingham and was struck by the contrasting size and scale of the exhibition stands on display.   What surprised me most however, was that I found the simpler,... Continue Reading →


Our first group study trip took us down to London to gain inspiration from the capital's buildings, urban design and plethora of galleries. Spending most of the three days on foot navigating the meandering streets from Euston, to the Southbank,... Continue Reading →

Autumn – nature’s design 

Walking in one of my favourite spots at the weekend I was captivated by how seasonal changes affect an environment.  How the light and colours of Autumn transform a woodland into a cozy warm cavern.  The curves of trees envelop... Continue Reading →

New Horizons

So after procrastinating for over a decade, I've finally taken the plunge and decided to study for my MA.  Having seen the work produced by the graduating students at this year's MA degree show, I'm not sure how I'll manage to... Continue Reading →

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