Gallery Talk: Book now

Jon Abbott (Barnbrook) and Brian Studak (Plaid)

Join designers Jon Abbott and Brian Studak on an exclusive after-hours tour of the Design Museum exhibition ‘California: Designing Freedom’.

What to expect

Graphic Designer Jon Abbott (currently Senior Designer at Barnbrook), and Brian Studak (partner at the London-based cross-disciplinary studio, Plaid) led the 2D and 3D design of the museum’s current exhibition ‘California: Designing Freedom’.

Join Jon and Brian on an exclusive after-hours tour ‘California: Designing Freedom’ where the designers will offer insight into the design process and spatial narrative behind the exhibition. After the tour, there will be an opportunity to explore the exhibition independently.

Why not stay on for dinner at Parabola. Guests who book an evening reservation after the talk are entitled to a free glass of champagne at the restaurant.

The event coincides with the Design Museum exhibition ‘’California: Designing Freedom’.

Image credit | Luke Hayes

Image credit | Luke Hayes

Image credit | Luke Hayes

Image credit | Luke Hayes

Image credit | Luke Hayes

Image credit | Luke Hayes

Image credit | Luke Hayes

Image credit | Luke Hayes

Book online

Booking information

Adult £30, student/concession/Members £22.50

Ticket includes exhibition entry

Speakers

Brian Studak

Brian Studak is a founding director at Plaid, a London based studio specialising in designing immersive brand and museum environments. Clients include Nike, Bauhaus Foundation, The Imperial War Museum and the British Library. He has lectured at ECAL, Lausanne, Brighton University, The Design Museum and Kingston University.

Jon Abbott

Jon Abbott graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2004 with a BA (hons) in Graphic Arts and Design, working at various studios before joining Barnbrook in 2007. He works across a multitude of graphic disciplines including print, identity, editorial, exhibition, type design and design for digital platforms.

Related exhibition

California: Designing Freedom

This is the first exhibition to examine California's current global reach. Picking up the story in the 1960s, the exhibition charts the journey from the counterculture to Silicon Valley’s tech culture.