Hiten leads a 20-strong, multi-disciplined team at RAPP UK’s offices in London. Over a 23-year career, he’s guided many prestigious global brands, including American Express, British Airways, IBM, Mercedes-Benz, Ralph Lauren and Virgin Media. He’s also amassed over 60 design awards and nominations, from the likes of D&AD, Cannes, Creative Circle and the DMA.
As well as setting the benchmark for award-winning design and creativity at RAPP, Hiten is passionate about nurturing under-represented grassroots talent and achieving greater diversity within the industry. He’s collaborated with the DMA on ‘The Campaign for Great British Creativity’ and launched a design initiative entitled, ‘Command Shift Design’, which aims to disrupt our conventional understanding of strategic design thinking.
With over 15 years experience, Kristin has spent her career working for some of the top agencies in London, New York and Reykjavik.
Coming from a traditional background in graphic design, Kristin has worked across numerous disciplines within visual communication: systematic, branding, product, gaming, editorial, and OOH. Currently Creative Director at Huge Inc, specialising in branding and product.
Indy is an Executive Design Director at IDEO's London studio, helping clients imagine new futures, experiences and business models.
He has more than 25 years of experience across digital innovation, human-centred design, marketing communications and business strategy.
He has had client and agency roles at some of the most creative companies in the world such as adidas, Xbox and TBWA. He co-founded Google Creative Lab, London and has also been an associate partner at McKinsey Design.
Prior to joining IDEO he was a partner at Brunswick, advising c-level leaders
on creative communication strategy.
He's into football, road cycling and trainers, and is a board trustee at Shakespeare's Globe and Football Beyond Borders.
He studied Engineering at Cambridge University.
A red haired Scottish lass through and through with over 17 year experience in the creative industry (Brand Union, Designbridge, big fish) and showing a real passion for the big idea beautifully executed Chloé has an impressive client list and accolades to match. Also known for always giving back through mentoring programs to help try diversify the industry as well as to support more females into leadership roles.
Daljit led the charge to distinguish the mobile bank ANNA’s brand and unique visual identity in the burgeoning world of challenger banks and admin apps. He brings a design-led approach to the AI powered business, product development and marketing.
A prolific creative director and business strategist, Daljit founded Digit, a pioneering digital design agency in 1996 - bought by WPP in 2005 and subsequently founded Conran Singh with the late Sir Terence Conran. He was then snapped up by Accenture’s design and innovation group as Global Head of Design Strategy.
He’s launched his own British-Indian sausage brand, won a D&AD Black Pencil, two BAFTAs and twice appeared in the FT’s “Top 50 Creative Minds”. He was a founding member of the London Olympic 2012 Legacy Trust, the National Youth Theatre and Design Council’s Advisory Boards.
Eve Lee founded The Digital Fairy in 2012 when brands investing in digital media was in its infancy. She has been responsible for leading a decade of growth which has seen the business evolve from a one-woman consultancy to a full-service agency servicing tier 1 brands, turning over 7-figures with increased YoY growth. Eve has built the business on passion, and has been the driving force behind The Digital Fairy’s globally recognised work, standards and reputation, with a personal interest on progressive work that continually pushes important conversations forward and deconstructs aesthetic standards. Eve places huge importance in collaborative, transparent and directional leadership which has resulted in a high performing culture and team. Under Eve’s vision The Digital Fairy has also become an industry authority and brand in itself, ready to launch its own multiverse platform with the intention of empowering audiences to change how brands act and behave to better contribute to culture and the wider world.
Helen leads design across ustwo Europe to create award wining work that not only resonates with audiences, but helps grow businesses and organisations. She has been working within digital design for over 25 years and has always believed that diverse teams are stronger teams. Throughout her career she has been involved in lecturing and mentoring new talent within digital design as well as championing diversity within the creative industries.
Punk Works is built on James' philosophy that meaningful brands are intentional and conscious of their impact on people & planet, a thesis that underpins his book Use Design To Design Change. That book has been the foundation for the brand co-pilot Future Cards that leverages the power of AI to give every business tools to build something worth building. Recently he joined the Future Work crew as a human partner helping shape how brands leverage AI to accelerate and amplify their impact.
Mira Felicia Malhotra is a visual artist, illustrator and graphic designer from Mumbai. She enjoys being endlessly challenged by image-making problems, especially when they support alternative narratives, using a wide range of techniques to find relatable, accessible visual solutions. Her broader interest in DIY cultures: south asian politics, feminisms, subcultures, publishing, collectives and independent music inform her work and ethic.
Mira was trained in a BFA in Illustration at Mumbai University before she graduated in a Master's in Graphic Design at National Institute of Design. She is also a founding member of Kadak, a global collective of South asian women graphic artists.
With almost 30 years of working with a variety of large and small brands and businesses in marketing and advertising, Srija is passionate about building businesses that our conscience can live with . In today's world, we need brands that stand for a meaningful social purpose, thereby doing their bit to driving actions where both people and planet thrive and work together and not at the cost of one another.
Susanna Foppoli is a creative director with experience spanning from branding to print and digital design for cultural, commercial and corporate clients. Informed by her background in philosophy, Susanna’s approach is research driven, conceptual and strategic.
Now running her own independent design practice, Susanna previously worked for a number of respected design studios in London including Pentagram, Browns, Studio Frith and Wolff Olins.
Susanna has worked for clients such as National Portrait Gallery, Mary Duggan Architects, Phaidon Press, Laurence King Publishing, Sadler’s Wells, Walter Knoll, Waitrose, McKinsey, British Airways and Uber.
She has guest lectured and mentored at LCC, Shillington, LCCA and the University of Greenwich.
Kim Boutin is an interdisciplinary practitioner and thinker focused on digital technology’s impact on our world. Operating as a creative strategist, designer, educator, and researcher, she navigates a wide range of fields with a transversal approach.
With 15+ years of experience working in digital, Kim started her career designing e-commerce websites for fashion and luxury brands (Repetto, Carven, Sandro, Alain Ducasse). She then joined the KENZO Paris team as a digital art director. After redesigning kenzo.com's e-commerce experience, she relocated to London and co-founded DVTK →↓↑←, a digital design agency (2015-2023). Her studio has been commissioned by renowned brands in lifestyle, beauty, and fashion (Bottega Veneta, Dior, Coperni, Apple, Nike, Farfetch) and received nominations and awards FWA, Webby, and Awwwards.
In 2023, she has launched KBS, a new creative direction studio, combining strategy and interactive design to design bespoke digital languages for visionary clients.
Over the last 30 year my journey has taken me through many doors from McCanns, Saatchis, Proximity to becoming a founding manager at Elvis and building an award-winning team at Rapp. My passion for creativity and every aspect of design has lead me to one thing and that was launching Tallulah in 2017. We are an independent award winning agency with offerings in London, Los Angeles and Berlin.
As Executive Creative Director at Nexus Studios's Immersive division, Alex brings an exceptional level of craft and detail to every brief he meets and takes a holistic approach to projects ensuring every experience has meaning and contextual value. Inspired by a passion for interactive storytelling, Alex places the protagonist and their motivations at the centre of every experience, whether that is the character or user, creating an emotional relationship with the medium and subject matter.
Alex’s work is carefully considered and informed by his multidisciplinary background in graphic design, illustration and character animation. While at Nexus Studios, he has led some of their most pioneering immersive projects, including the ground-breaking 'Gorillaz Presents' AR concert which took the XR and music entertainment worlds by storm. He also led the BAFTA-nominated 'Big Bang AR' with Google Arts & Culture telling the story of the birth and evolution of the universe, created a regenerating coral reef in AR to highlight the plight of the world’s oceans and transformed a UNESCO world heritage site into an immersive historical tour where visitors could visit and interact with members of the Joseon Dynasty.
Alex's talents have been called upon by some of the most prestigious tech clients in the world, including Meta, Google, Apple, Disney and more, and his work received industry recognition from Cannes Lions, The One Show, The Webby’s and The Art Directors Club, amongst others.
A good few years spent; learning fast at Fitch, expanding skills at Brand union, now Sue Daun is Executive Creative Director at Interbrand, where her expertise lies in helping brands lead through creativity and establishing strong relationships with both clients and audiences. With a diverse range of clients spanning from local start-ups to global corporate organisations, Sue harnesses her creative experience to assist brands in making iconic moves and delivering meaningful experiences across all channels.
By fostering a diverse team, embracing fresh perspectives and skillsets, Sue continually enriches the Interbrand family and wider industry. Furthermore, taking the lead in spearheading inclusive design approach inside Interbrand, ensuring accessibility for all in the realm of creativity.
Born in Lautoka, Fiji, Shabnam Shiwan grew up by the Pacific Ocean, near tropical rainforests and colourful marine reefs. Being Indian, her family carried with them traditions of a place journeyed from generations ago, no longer home, but forever in their hearts. Emigrating to South Auckland, New Zealand, in the 1980s, Shabnam experienced a rich melting pot of cultures, within a city that was beginning to evolve in new and culturally diverse ways. This continues to influence her work today.
Shabnam champions ethics, sustainability and social good, helping shape Osborne Shiwan’s innovation and strategy so that it resonates with positive mindfulness to a global audience.
As creative director at Alt Group and Saatchi & Saatchi Design Worldwide, Shabnam has created memorable work for clients including New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Fisher & Paykel, Better by Design, Spark NZ and ASB Bank. Her work has been recognised in New Zealand’s Best Awards and AGDA (Australia), for which she has also been a judge, as well as internationally, in the Red Dot Awards (Germany), Clio (USA), ADC (USA), TDC (USA), AIGA (USA) and One Show (USA).
Shabnam’s work has been exhibited in Objectspace and published in Graphis (USA), I.D. (USA) and Page (Germany). Her most recent projects include Auckland Art Gallery, Allpress Espresso, Tourism Fiji, Godavari Diamonds, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery rebrand and brand strategy for Taupō Tourism. Shabnam was a participant in Here Now, an international mentorship programme for BIPOC creatives and represented New Zealand on the One Club’s Young Guns 17 (USA) jury.
Emily Woollett is a thinker, doer and out-and-out optimist who loves nothing more than helping individuals, organisations and brands transform and grow.
After graduating from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in 2002, Emily gained extensive experience in brand strategy, art direction and design working for leading brand agencies in London.
In 2007 she made the move down under to join the team at Paper Stone Scissors where she is Creative Director. With over 18 years of experience working in the design industry within the UK, Australia and China, she has helped create engaging brand stories and creative campaigns for iconic brands such as Uniqlo, McKinsey & Company, Peter Alexander, Herman Miller and Nike.
Emily is passionate about supporting the next generation of inspiring creatives. She is a big believer in sharing knowledge and has been actively involved in the design community as a mentor, guest speaker, awards judge and workshop facilitator.
I am a multidisciplinary senior graphic designer and design lead specialised in branding, publishing and campaign, working across the many platforms of art and fashion. I took part in both Burberry and Kenzo's full rebrands, collaborating in house with talents from all disciplines to create inspiring narratives. I also worked in several branding and art direction studios, including Spring Studios, Construct, DVTK and Amyris Creative Studio. Rooted in editorial design, my work is fueled by an ongoing engagement with contemporary culture and arts, social sciences and humanities, as well as new technologies.
Gayatri, CMO Peak XV (formerly known as Sequoia India and SEA) is a seasoned marketing leader with experience across CPG (P&G, General Mills), Media (Disney Star) and Venture Capital (Sequoia, Peak XV). She's built brands like Pillsbury, Star TV, launched the Hotstar brand and worked across brands in the startup ecosystem.
Howard founded Experience Futures (XF) to advance digital inclusion through ethical and accessible AI. He's led global design and product teams at companies like IBM and MetLife, as well as founding and leading several startups. XF's nonprofit arm, ExperienceFutures.org, partners with organizations to use AI to create inclusive digital experiences. A commercial software platform, XF.works, is reimaging design systems for the AI era. Howard’s background spans startups, academia, Fortune 100 companies, and social impact organizations.
Lauren is an award-winning Creative Lead & Art Director at Accenture Song. Throughout her career, she’s made social-distancing benches, illustrated a book on Breasts – an owner’s guide and created wallpaper out of supermarket leaflets. In her 9-5 she creatively leads integrated campaigns for some of the country’s most-loved brands. In her spare time, she dedicates her skills to projects and organisations that support a more equitable world. Lauren continues to strive for more female leadership and representation in the ad industry and was very proudly part of 2023’s Cannes Lion’s See It Be It cohort, a creative leadership accelerator program with the mission to achieve equal gender representation of creative directors and leaders across the global industry.
During Sophie's career she has helped to shape the futures of both challenger & iconic brands including Microsoft, GSK, Unilever, Waitrose, Jo Malone and the Soho House group. She has also taken the stage for TEDx, London Design Week, Food Matters, Marketing and Cosmoprof amongst other leading global platforms, has written for Luxury society, The Huffington post, Fortune, Monocle and Elle and is a regular contributor to Branding magazine and PSFK.
Shiloh is a team and brand builder across B2C and B2B. A creative and business leader with deep experience in creative strategy, brand marketing, visual design, experience design, and identity. He approaches brand-building through a creative lens, and understands the impact that differentiated strategy, compelling messaging, and visual expression can have on all facets of a business.
Tanja is the Global Innovation, Brand and Communications Director at Essity and passionate about growing businesses by building brands with a purpose that are worthy being invited into culture. She believes in brand bravery, championing change and creative effectiveness. Her brands Libresse/Bodyform are part of the advertising archives of the MOMA (NYC), the Louvre (Paris) and received 400+ awards incl. Cannes Lions Grandprix for Glass, Titanium, Film, Strategy, D&AD black pencil of the decade. In her current role, she redefined the global brand positioning, developed the distinctive, shamefree global V-Brand Identity, disrupting the Feminine Care category forever. The taboo-breaking campaigns like #bloodnormal, Viva La Vulva, #wombstories, #periodsomnia tackled toxic stereotypes around periods, vaginas and women’s bodies to create a new normal. Libresse/Bodyform are not only the fastest growing FemCare brand globally but also among the top5 most creative brands in the world (WARC 2019, 2020, 2021). That's bloody lovely but even better, it's improving millions of woman+ lives worldwide.
Jolene Delisle is the Founder and Creative Director of the branding agency The Working Assembly based in NYC. Her design work has been recognized by Print, D&AD, Dieline, The One Show, and Fast Company. She has been named to the Forbes Next 1000 entrepreneur list and Adweek's Creative 100, honoring the most innovative and inspiring individuals. Jolene is passionate about bridging the gap in creativity and tech by investing, advising, and prioritizing founder diversity. In 2022, Jolene became the owner of a 1950's ice cream shop in Stone Ridge, New York, called Cherries.
I'm a Creative / Strategist from London who is passionate about getting under the skin of what makes people tick, exploring cultural shifts and using those insights to help brands better understand themselves and the world around them. My experience in the creative industry spans a broad range of sectors and for the last 7 years, I have enjoyed flexing between different roles, with experience in graphic design, brand and content strategy and art direction. I am currently a Creative at London-based studio Anyways, which is part of The HudsonBec Group — a company focussed on impacting culture through creative collaboration.
Martin Magner, the Pop Sensation, Creative Director at Virtue Worldwide, Adweek's Creative 100, Business Insider Rising Star, #28 The Drums 100 Best Creative Directors on the Planet, The Drums Future 50, Cannes Lions Jury 2023. In the business of attention, raised by pop culture, here to get the world talking.
Right now, he’s based in NYC and has been instrumental in evolving the category defining work in Web3, AI and beyond for Coca-Cola® Creations and part of the team behind the impactful Backup Ukraine project.
In the past year he has been honored with several awards including Cannes Grand Prix, LIA Grand Prix, Drum Award Grand Prix, Clio Grand Prix, One Show Grand Prix, D&ADs, NY Festival Awards and more.
Ritesh Gupta is the founder and CEO of Useful School, a virtual pay-what-you-can school for creatives of color. If you want to learn more, apply, or get involved as a partner, go to www.usefulschool.com.
Cameron, 35, founded SharpEnd / io.tt in 2014 as the industry’s first IoT agency with a mission
to create the biggest ever digital unlock for brands, where their products become interactive
media. He has since grown SharpEnd / io.tt to a team of 50+ people,
across two continents. Together, the team proudly supports a wide range of the world’s most
ambitious brands across fashion, beauty, drinks and FMCG such as Estée Lauder Companies,
PepsiCo, Levi’s and Balmain.
Himanshu's experience spans Product design, branding, and advertising in New York city. Himanshu has created a unique process for designers to become creative, enhance their quality of life, and infuse joy in creations by connecting feelings with features. He uses it to inspire teams to create scalable, compassionate products for startups and large enterprises in the US.
Prior to her time at COLLINS, Morgan worked with an array of international clients in the fields of fashion, art and technology on brand identities and packaging.
Her many clients have included Apple, Target, Nasa/JPL, A24, Space10, Cloudflare, BET Networks, Turner Classic Movies, BowFlex, Athena Club, Wild One, Bubble and Kin.
Morgan's work has won numerous awards, including an Emmy, and has been showcased by the AIGA, Fast Company, and It's Nice That.
In his role as Chief Design Officer, Olof leads Song’s efforts to boldly reimagine products, services, and experiences with clients across industries and markets, with world-class design. Olof is a visionary, an entrepreneur, and a design leader, and he is the global leader for Song’s award-winning design team consisting of thousands of designers and creators, with presence in 6 continents.
Senior Product Designer focused on impact on business and users. Currently helping Miro empower teams to create the next big thing
Ashleigh Axios is a speaker, strategic creative, and an advocate for design's ability to break barriers and create positive social change. She is Chief Experience Officer and an owner of Coforma, a digital consultancy and design firm that crafts creative solutions and builds technology products that support communities. She is also a term trustee of the board of directors to Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Prior to her current roles, Axios formed and led the in-house creative agency at Automattic, served as the creative director and a digital strategist in the Obama White House, separately served as president of AIGA and of AIGA Washington D.C., and more.
I’m a dyslexic, working class Mum, and Global ECD of Wolff Olins, I head up the creative for some of our most significant transformations, working very closely with CEOs and their teams to create better brands and experiences.
As an atypical creative I try and use my voice in industry to open up and further the conversations on diversity, to help talent thrive and find their place as creatives.
As Chief Experience Design Officer at VMLY&R Health, Walter Geer is responsible for leading Experience Design globally for VMLY&R Health. His role is to bridge technology, design, storytelling and user experience together to create meaningful experiences. A veteran of the digital advertising space, Walter holds a total of six U.S Patents for digital ad formats, and has developed ad products and implemented creative strategies for a variety of publishers and leading technology and media companies
Eric Ng is Executive Creative Director at DesignStudio. In his role, Eric helps create the ideal conditions for both creatives and creative to thrive, driving agency and client teams to deliver world-class work. Over the last decade, he has helped build brands for Riot Games, Tommy Jeans, Google, Virgin, AT&T, GetYourGuide, and HelloFresh. Previously, Eric worked at Wolff Olins, Moving Brands, and Interbrand.
Throughout his career, Eric has been fortunate to receive recognition from Cannes, D&AD, Tokyo Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club of America, Brand New Awards, and the AGDA Biennale.
Eric currently resides in New York. He is also a part-time professor at Section and Useful School.
Balpreet is an Integrated Brand Experience specialist, with over 15 years experience working across a strong portfolio of consumer brands including Coca-Cola, Cisco and Facebook.
Having worked in house and in agency within entertainment, PR and film, she has been instrumental in delivering high impact, PR led experiential throughout her career, consulting for clients Burberry, 20th Century Fox, Disney and Adidas.
She is Managing Partner, responsible for the experiential capability at dentsu Creative. She is also an active member of MEFA, helping black, Asian and ethnic talent thrive in the creative world, a Facebook Fast Forward member championing Women in Leadership and our DEI Lead for dentsuCreative.
Having started her career at BBH London, followed by Droga5 London in 2016, Charlene has been working with her creative partner, Dan Morris for almost 15 years.
Their experience across a breadth of brands, most notably for St John Ambulance, Axe, Barclaycard and Paramount, has had their work recognised at every major award show.
They are now currently the Executive Creative Directors at The Or London.