“One of the leading worldwide incubators for new, cutting-edge art.” New York Times, 2017

The Manchester International Festival returns this July for 18x extraordinary days of performances from global artists including Yoko Ono, Skepta and Janelle Monáe.

Bert has again designed for MIF, this year creating a campaign to communicate the special relationship between MIF and headline partner Bruntwood.

Bruntwood’s 12 year partnership with MIF has enhanced Manchester’s reputation as a thriving, world-class city. Festival performances have been seen by over 1m people in over 30 countries, and have helped expand pop culture, visual and performing arts to a broader, increasingly diverse audience.

The festival runs from 4th to 21st July. Our work will be shown around the city during the festival dates.

See our full campaign video here.

Designing for MIF 2019

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Careers at Bert

5 June 2019

Careers at Bert

We’re always on the look out for exceptional people to join our team.

Emotion versus Logic

23 January 2018

Emotion versus Logic

It’s an old debate: head versus heart. What you think versus what you feel. These two forces within our psyche are often portrayed as clashing; creating an inner tension and disagreement within our everyday decision-making.

Can places be purposeful?

9 January 2018

Can places be purposeful?

The idea of purpose is rapidly changing global commerce, but what impact will it have on the places where we live, work and play?

Creativity With a Deadline

12 December 2017

Creativity With a Deadline

Up against it! Understanding the value of deadlines in the creative enterprise.

Productivity, Motivation & Place

6 November 2017

Productivity, Motivation & Place

Exploring the links between where we work, why we work and how much we work.

The Intention-Behaviour Gap

25 October 2017

The Intention-Behaviour Gap

Emily Adams, planner at Bert, on why what people say they’re going to do and what they actually do do aren’t always the same thing (and how you can bridge the gap!)

A new home for Bert HQ

31 January 2017

A new home for Bert HQ

As some of you know we recently upped sticks to our new home in Ancoats where, in between enjoying the delights of Rudy’s and Second City, we’ve squeezed in some exceedingly exciting plans.

Tate Britain and Tate Modern

22 January 2017

Tate Britain and Tate Modern

Bert was commissioned to create a series of animated trailers to preview upcoming exhibitions at the Tate and Tate Modern.