Leeds College of Art
FutureRising headed up to Leeds College of Art with a range of creative industry professionals. From advertising, design, public relations to branding, marketing and technology the speakers passed on inspiration and advice for starting out a career in the industry.
We began with talks from each of our industry guests before setting a creative challenge for the students to get stuck into. After presenting their ideas back, each group was able to get some feedback from the professionals (with a prize for the winning group!)
Will Awdry, Creative Director, Big Fish
Will has worked at BBH, Leagas Delaney, Publicis and DDB London. Throughout his career has produced work for over 50 clients, has an indecent clutch of gongs (creative, effectiveness, media for self and teams). Has pitched 48 times, won 20. Coach for D&AD Writing For Advertising Workout since 2002.
Isabelle (Linnéa Margareta) Bärgh, Designer, ustwo
Isabelle holds a degree in psychology. Her desire to investigate digital technologies led her way into the MA Digital Media Management in Hyper Island. Her genuine interest in health apps brought her to ustwo where she completed her dissertation and was soon offered a full time position. She is very competitive when it comes to games and as a Swedish, she is great at ping pong.
Georgios Maninis, Designer, ustwo
Georgios, who studied in a Greek sunny island, comes from a traditional product design background. During his undergraduate diploma he was attracted by human-technology interactions that's why he came to London to study Human-Computer Interaction at UCL. Georgios (aka the never resting Greek) is now working in end-to-end user-centred design projects designing for web, mobile and public interfaces.
Gemma Germains, Founder, Well Made
Gemma has been working in the creative industries for almost a decade (not counting that awful year in arts marketing). In that time she’s been called a creative producer, head of communications, new business manager and PR assistant. Whatever the name, it’s her job to sell creativity.