Design are a Wessex pop art band co-fronted by Evolver editor Simon Barber on bass and vocals and Helen Stickland on guitar and vocals.

They released their debut album ‘Black Marker Red Marker’ in 2015, which gained them BBC6 Music airplay and an invitation to play last year’s New York Popfest. Following the success of last year’s Bridport and West Dorset Open Studios launch event at Eype Church, they have now augmented their line-up to include sound interventions by Emma Kingston on cello and vocals, and James Thornton on guitar and keyboards.


Design will play after the Bridport Open Studios’ Opening Event which starts at 5.30pm.