Guest blog: Design/Build/Market’s mini-conference is back this February

The Bristol-based meetup that brings together designers, developers and marketers will be talking all things virtual reality
16th February 2017

Interested in designing, coding or marketing for VR? Then get down to the next Design / Build / Market (DBM) event at Bristol’s Engine Shed!

Following the success of the first DBM event on crowdfunding last October, CookiesHQ is planning a series of exciting events for 2017, starting with one on virtual reality.

DBM is a series of mini-conferences, that aims to bring designers, developers and marketers together to discuss trends, tools and share knowledge. Each event follows the same simple rules: 3 exciting talks by leaders in their field, a limited number of attendees to allow the audience to engage with the speakers, and plenty of networking opportunities.

The talks will cover all 3 aspects of a single theme, as implied by the name of the event: design, development and marketing.


Crowdfunding: attendees networking at DBM’s
launch meetup on crowdfunding last October


Virtual Reality being such a hot topic at the moment, especially in Bristol where the next VR World Congress will take place in just a couple of months, they have decided to focus on this topic for their next event, in February.

They have 3 excellent talks lined up:

  • Jack Norris, Director, and Chris Price, Senior Designer at Zubr VR will share their experience of directing immersive content and talk to us about the challenges of being a graphic designer for an unestablished medium.
  • Scott Fletcher, Director at Play Nicely, will give his perspective on the reality behind consistently delivering cutting-edge digital experiences for the public and home market, in particular the team skills that are required and why VR is going to succeed where AR did not.
  • Dan Page, Marketing Manager at Opposable VR, will talk about brands using VR as a marketing tool and discuss future trends.

They also have a fantastic sponsor for the night, Chillblast, who have offered to bring 2 HTC Vive kits to give all the attendees a chance to experience awesome VR demos.

The event takes place on Thursday 23 February at the Engine Shed. Places are limited, so grab your ticket now!