Blick was formed in 2007 by a group of creative entrepreneurs who wanted to create a great workspace in Belfast. Somewhere creative, inspiring and affordable. Somewhere to meet like-minded creatives and share resources, ideas and inspiration, to build a sense of community and encourage, support and inspire people to start up and grow their creative industry business.
Blick provides fully serviced shared workspace and private office space to more than 65 creative and digital small and start up businesses across 4 different locations within Belfast and Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland. We also provide virtual services, hire our meeting rooms and event spaces and run different events, workshops and courses to help build community and provide support for small and start up creative and digital businesses.
Blick is a non-profit social enterprise that uses any profits generated from its workspace and business services to help build community and provide events and support for start-up creative and digital businesses. Blick is involved with business support events and activities such as Blick Academy for creative start-ups, Share 6, Late Night Design, 25 Design pop-up, Faculty workshops, Womenfolk, Nest creative incubation, Grad residency programme and Belfast Design Week.
Christine has a background in fashion design and co-founded Blick Studios in 2007 after returning to Northern Ireland from Italy to set up her own fashion design business and spotting a gap in the market for creative workspace in Northern Ireland. Christine has had responsibility for managing Blick Studios since it was founded. Christine has overall responsibility for the management and development of Blick Studios and Eighty81.
Finance & Operations
Rosy studied Economics at University before moving into the financial side of business. Rosy has been working with Blick Studios since it began in 2007 and with Christine has worked to grow Blick from scratch into the organisation it is today. Rosy has responsibility for the finance and operations at Blick Studios. Rosy has a strong interest in entrepreneurship and the growth of small businesses.
Siobháin O’Reilly is an experienced event manager and project administrator with an extensive background across a variety of industries. Most recently she has held senior roles within the Happy Days Beckett Festival, CultureTECH Festival and as Events Officer as part of the inaugural UK City of Culture team and had the pleasure of working with an extensive list of diverse events and partner organisations, highlights include: The Turner Prize, The London Symphony Orchestra, Lumiere, Other Voices, Buena Vista Social Club, Chic ft Nile Rogers, Status Quo and the Royal Ballet.
Siobháin manages the day to day running of Eighty81.
Freelance Design, Events & Marketing
Karishma is a designer, collaborator, entrepreneur, lover of all things creative, avid podcast-listener and postcard enthusiast. She has been designing for over a decade on freelance work for clients, on collaborative projects and on her range of products. Karishma works freelance for Blick on design, events and marketing.
Admin, Operations & Community Support Officer
Alice is the newest member of the Blick team, she has joined us to help support the team through administration, managing our studios and the Blick community of residents, clients, stakeholders and the wider creative community. Alice has a background in English and a passion for crafts and creative writing.