And that’s a wrap folks! It’s been a blast but sadly Leading Design is over for 2017. Follow us on Twitter and put 10 - 12 October 2018 in your diaries… we’ll see you then!


Become a sponsor

If you’re interested in sponsoring Leading Design, please get in touch, we’d love for you to be involved.

Sponsoring Leading Design connects your brand with design leaders from influential companies across the globe. The type of people who make hiring and purchasing decisions, define process and tool use, and promote design at all levels of the organisation.

Join us at Leading Design and let your brand be a great part of an industry-leading experience.

For more details, download our sponsorship pack

Premier sponsors

We're pleased as punch that InVision can join us as Premier Sponsor for this years Leading Design. They're the world’s leading product design collaboration platform empowering teams of all sizes to prototype, review, iterate, manage and test web and mobile products—all without a single line of code. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in New York City, InVision helps millions of designers at companies like Disney, Netflix and Twitter unlock the power of design-driven product development. You can visit them here and be sure to drop by their stand and say hello at the event.

Intuitive, beautiful, user-centred design is key to the success of Google’s products. Our passionate, interdisciplinary UX specialists and designers work across platforms to create powerful visuals that highlight each of our product’s unique personalities. The team’s work touches billions while exemplifying one of Google’s core principles: “Focus on the user and all else will follow" - it goes without saying that we're over the moon Google can be part of this years Leading Design, make sure you say hi to them and for more information you can visit them here

Executive sponsors

We're very happy that the folk from Atlassian will be joining us as Executive Sponsor this year. Atlassian's portfolio of products includes JIRA, our flagship product, which helps teams to assign, track, and manage tasks for any project, no matter how complex. Confluence, our solution to create and share content, organise results, and bring team members up to speed. BitBucket, a Git repository management for enterprise teams. And, Trello for organising projects in a fun, flexible, and visual way. Atlassian is helping teams in every industry, from start-up to enterprise, make great ideas real. As Atlassian continues to evolve into an experience-led organisation, we're continually seeking forward-thinking designers to help guide us through the transformation. Over the last few years, our design team has grown from a handful of design thinkers & talented tinkerers to almost 200 people globally, but we're only just getting started. In search of top designers, we hire (and relocate) candidates from around the world. They're a 'must meet' so give them a wave and say hello.

Futureheads are lovely, and extremely good at what they do, which is digital recruitment. They’re not like other folk, and work hard to help you navigate the digital industry – to help find the right role for you, or the right people for your team. When you talk to a Futurehead you talk to a specialist who ‘gets’ what you do and what you’re looking for. Insightful, helpful, and refreshing. So if you’re looking to hire or be hired, for temporary, contract or permanent roles, have a chat with them at their stand.

Associate sponsors

Tito is a design-led, self-funded company, aiming to provide a stress-free registration experience for organisers and attendees. We have steered clear of startup mania, but we’re okay with that. We like doing things a little differently. We’re focused on building a great product that our customers love, and laying the foundations of a solid, sustainable business for ourselves in the years to come. They sponsored Leading Design last year and are back for more - so give them a wave when you see them.

We're ever so pleased that MailChimp are joining us this year as associate sponsor. More than 16 million people and businesses around the world use MailChimp’s marketing automation platform to reach their customers and grow their business. Our features and integrations give e-commerce retailers the power to send beautiful marketing emails, automated messages, and targeted ad campaigns, and our detailed reports help them keep improving over time. Our quickly growing team loves empowering small businesses, so that’s what we focus on every day.