Creative Director - Dave Bramston
Dave Bramston is an author, speaker, academic, artist and designer. His numerous design books have been published internationally (Bloomsbury, London) and his design workshops illustrate extraordinary uses for waste materials through creative applications. Bramston has worked in London design practices for clients such as Christian Dior, Reebok and Motorola.
With Of Many Circles Dave has worked on a number of projects, from the Journey in Colour exhibition exhibited at the Bowes Museum to the development of a new community engaged artist workspace, Circle One, opening in Newark in Autumn 2023.
Bramston is a visiting Professor of Design for the Guangdong Polytechnic of Industry & Commerce Design School and the Teaching Advisor for the international foundation program at Tsinghua University Beijing. Bramston is also the International Design Consultant for the Tangshan Ceramics Studio and the Tangshan Ceramics Museum. He is a visiting academic at Xuzhou CUMT School of Architecture & Design concentrating on Color Creation with Chinese designer YeLi and is a co-founder of the Y&Bramston studio in Xuzhou – with YeLi. Bramston was an undergraduate and postgraduate Programme Leader in Design and Associate University Professor in the UK (2000-2012 and 2012-2018).
In 2019 Bramston was invited by the Chinese to exhibit a collection of works at the Guangzhou International Finance Center and he also created chandeliers using waste materials for the Guangzhou Opera House with the Harmony Foundation. He was the International Judge for the prestigious Xi’an Cultural Creativity Design Competition. In 2020 an exhibition of his work, called The Beautiful Less will tour China until 2022 and his Beautiful China exhibition will show at the China Tangshan Ceramic Museum, prior to a Residency at the Shang yuan Art Museum. Bramston is a regular visitor to China, especially Beijing, Tangshan, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xuzhou and Xi’an. He is an industrial design graduate from Manchester Polytechnic (1991).