On Friday 2 September, over 1,200 of the most creative and technical minds in the digital industry teamed together for the first ever Dept Festival.
Hosted by Dept's network of agencies in Amsterdam, the Festival was a celebration of digital innovation and included talks by industry speakers and leaders from across the Dept network, including Building Blocks' CTO Jonathan Whiteside.
Dept colleagues and clients joined together for an afternoon of inspiration, followed by an evening of music and dancing, with Dutch hip hop group De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig headlining the evening's set.
At the Festival, it was publicly announced that Studio Dumbar has joined the Dept family. With a heritage stretching back over forty years, Studio Dumbar has become synonymous with iconic branding and design in the Netherlands. Studio Dumbar joins sister agencies TamTam, Expand Online, a friend of mine, Second Degree and Building Blocks.