Please see below for a COVID-19 update regarding PDF events.


Following government guidelines on COVID-19 we have temporarily postponed the physical monthly socials and planned events until such a time that it is safer for large groups of people to meet.

Our event with Studio.Build and G.F Smith that was scheduled to take place on 26 March 2020 will be rescheduled at an appropriate time. All tickets purchased for the original date will be valid, we will let you all know as soon as a new date is fixed.

Thanks for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you all in the future.


PDF is a monthly social event that brings the creative community together to discuss, debate and promote design thinking in Plymouth.


Generally, the last Thursday of every month. From 6.00pm until the chips go cold.

I’m interested


Venues with character.


Anyone who loves design and wants to connect with the wider Plymouth creative community is welcome.

Past Speakers


Anthony Burrill, Graphic artist, print-maker and designer – Anthony Burrill


Mr Bingo, Artist, Speaker and Twat – Mr Bingo
Emma Hewitt, Building Plymouth Skills Co-ordinator – Building Plymouth
Sean Thomas, Executive Creative Director – Jones Knowles Ritchie
Richard Baird, Designer & Author – BP&OLogo Archive
Hannah Sloggett, Co-director – Nudge Community Builders
Kassia St Clair, Author & Cultural Historian – Kassia St Clair
Ben Watkinson, Director of Sales – G.F Smith
Mark Jessett, Paper Consultant – G.F Smith


  • James Edgar co-founder
  • Darren Foley co-founder
  • Josh Fathers
  • Mark Jessett
  • Steve Prior
  • Dave Hallett
  • Nick Warren
  • Kate Arbon
  • Adam Holland
  • Owen Jones
  • Sue Lewry
  • Paul Bird
  • Steve Leard
  • Nick Dell ’Anno
  • Lewis Haddock
  • Jordon Hill
  • Dave Tetley
  • Miles Noble
  • Dave Hallett
  • Alan Qualtrough
  • Alex Rogers
  • Nick Halford
  • Jess Halford
  • Harry Richards
  • Calum Campbell-Coles
  • Gareth Tutt
  • Jacob Dodsworth
  • Nathan Gale
  • Amanda Duffin
  • James Brocklehurst
  • Shayne House
  • Sarah Smalldon
  • Vince Hadford
  • Peter Clayton
  • Melrose Noble
  • Tish England
  • Ben Walsh
  • Tara Ashe
  • Suzy Davies
  • Carly Rice
  • Tim Burley
  • Gary Meadowcroft
  • Levi Rees-Williams


Get in touch with us

If you’d like to ask a question or two, email us using the form below and one of the team will get back to you.