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Branding & Design
Barcelona & Amsterdam
18-22 Oct.2017

Passionate about defining and communicating brands? Join CreaCities in Barcelona & Amsterdam and enter the the world of Tarek Atrissi, acclaimed brand & graphic designer.

Join the 1 week International Program, and choose to add optional Online Sessions and Capsules for continued support after your trip.
(check the full program for online sessions details and costs)

Innovation is impossible in isolation. Learn from the minds behind the brands.

1 week International Program + 7 weeks of online sessions (optional)
15 Participants
Price International Program: €1000 (excluding travel costs)
Price 7 Online sessions: €1000 (optional)

International Program details /10.00am -17.00pm daily/



  • Tell us about yourself
  • 4h. Portfolio review: from a creative and business perspective
  • 2h. Talk & Tour: Design Museum Barcelona



  • Design & Entrepreneurship
  • 2h. Workshop with Tarek Atrissi on Branding and Design, Part 01
  • 1h. Talk & Tour: Lo Siento - Graphic Design Studio
  • 3h. Workshop: Running a design Business - Design Thinkers



  • Designing Brands / Find your identity & style
  • 2h. Workshop with Tarek Atrissi on Branding and Design, Part 02
  • 1h. Talks & Tours: Hey Studio
  • 3h. Workshop: Branding - Mayuscula



  • The Power of Dutch Design
  • 2h. Workshop with Tarek Atrissi on Branding and Design, Part
  • 2h. Talks & Tours: Stedelijk Museum - Design Collection Focus
  • 2h. Talks & Tours: Amsterdam's leading branding agencies.



  • A Tradition of Design
  • 2h. Workshop with Tarek Atrissi on Branding and Design, Part 04
  • 2h. Talks & Tours: Expo: Modernism in Print - University of Amsterdam
  • 2h. Talks & Tours: Boutique design studios.
  *Program subject to updates & modifications. For information or help in travel and accommodation, contact us

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Meet your guides

Over 29 million people work in the creative industries globally. CreaCities puts you in the room with successful industry leaders, giving you the opportunity to learn, collaborate & connect.

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Jorge Rodriguez

Business & Entrepreneurship
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Rocio Martinavarro

Branding & Communication
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Tarek Artrissi

Graphic & Branding Designer
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How it works

We believe that by blending experiential learning with online mentoring and personalised services, CreaCities offers creatives the ultimate scenario to fast-track their career. During the trips, you attend relevant industry events & workshops, gain hands on experience and physical inspiration from the cities themselves. In your home environment, you keep learning through personalised online coaching with the experts you met on your trip. With your clear creative vision, you can request a tailor-made capsule to pursue your professional ambitions. We generate valuable insight and knowledge transfer which fosters a space in which everyone learns from each other, promoting a real, rewarding and multidisciplinary development.

Get an edge

Programmes are geared towards emerging talent and professionals looking to expand their skills get a leading edge in their industry.

Step 01



Be inspired by skilled creative minds and guided through their cities.

Join us to meet your community.

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Continue the journey when you get home. Personalised online coaching. Stay connected and supported.

You’re not alone anymore!

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Keep up the momentum. On-demand, tailor-made Capsules. Achieve your goals faster.

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The CreaCities Journey

Inspirational experiences in creative hubs around the world

Portfolio reviews from technical, creative, financial & branding perspectives

Hone your skills with professional feedback and technical support

Learn how to communicate your brand & run your business successfully

Connect with innovators and gain insight into emerging trends

Build real relationships with industry leaders and collaborate with your peers

Persons CreaCities


Join a global network of successful creatives in the fields of architecture,
design, urban art, gastronomy and more.

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Jassim AlNasrallah - Arabic Calligrapher

“This program gave me the needed tools to merge between calligraphy and 3D pieces and products, I was always enchained by the 2D work of the calligraphy, moving forward was needed for me, CreaCities offered me this”
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Mona Al-Qanai

“Building these connections and memories will be with me for the rest of my life! The exposure, interactions, vast amount of knowledge and inspiration was amazing. I learnt where I stand as a creative and how I need to build myself in the business world”
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Nawar Al Kazemi - Square One Studio

On the behalf of myself all the participants, thank you! This has been a great place to start for some, a good evaluation for those whose career is escalating, and a pleasure for all of us to be exposed to this vast amount of knowledge and inspiration. I can’t wait to share this with everyone! Looking forward to more collaborations!”
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Rocío Martinavarro, Director & Founder Mayuscula

“I Just wanted to say it was a great experience to have you all here.I think CreaCities has a great future based on this first trip… I wish I were one of the participants ;)”