Talk: Illustrator Paul Ryding


Belfast Design Week is hosting a new series of design talks, PRESENT, with the first event in the series set to take place on Saturday 08 June at the Root & Branch Roastery in Portview Trade Centre.

Due to be held in the morning from 10am – 12pm, the design talk will welcome professional illustrator Paul Ryding as its speaker. With a career spanning 18 years working with an international roster of clients in editorial, advertising and publishing, Paul’s work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Die Spiegel, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, Harper Collins, Empire Magazine to name a few.

Specialising in portraiture; Paul’s work looks to focus on the narrative that each face can communicate unintentionally.

Guests will also enjoy a talk from Root & Branch founders Ben Craig and Simon Johnston on their approach to specialty coffee – from sourcing to roasting – and all in situ at their newly opened roastery in Portview Trade Centre.

PRESENT is supported by Belfast Design Week, the city’s annual design festival which takes place 04 – 10 November 2019.  

Karishma Kusurkar, co-founder of Belfast Design Week said: “Belfast Design Week is delighted to support this new series of design talks, PRESENT. We encourage members of the local community to attend the event and enjoy a talk from one of Belfast’s top international illustrators, Paul Ryding. PRESENT is focused on bringing people together and celebrating Northern Ireland’s local design talent.”

Admission is £10 per person and this includes a signature filter coffee from Root & Branch. Students may avail of a 50% discount using discount code: STUDENT.

For further information on the PRESENT: Paul Ryding event and to purchase tickets visit

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