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Top Influencers: 101 UK Creative Director’s To Follow in 2022

Creative Director play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Creative Director role. We have selected these Creative Director’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Creative Director’s. The list is in no particular order!

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Mark Champkins

Creative Director @ The LEGO Group

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Mark Champkins is a designer and inventor at London. He was a Design Director at Kano Computing since February, 2016 and also a Director at Mark Champkins Ltd since April 2011 to present. Mark also lectures about Communication in Design Module at Dyson School of Design Engineering. He founded Concentrate Design Ltd. Mark won as the British Inventor of the Year, for designing Self-Heating Crockery, a range of plates, cups and bowls that heat up to sixty degrees at the touch of a button. Mark studied Manufacturing Engineering at Churchill College, University of Cambridge and Industrial Design Engineering at Royal College of Art. Learn more about Mark Champkins on Crunchbase…

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Alex Rigby

Creative Director @ Playdemic

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Alex is focused on making sure the company produces the best-looking, most fun and highly innovative social entertainment apps in the world. Learn more about Alex Rigby on Crunchbase…

Playdemic is a gaming company that develops social games for mass market audiences. Read more aboutPlaydemic on Crunchbase…

Alexandra Margolis

Co-Founder/Creative Director @ Carwow

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Carwow is a company that helps efficiently connect car buyers to car dealers. Read more aboutCarwow on Crunchbase…

Kevin Helton

Co-Founder & Creative Director @ Hello Love

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Hello Love is a forward thinking branding and design studio that has a passion for communicating ideas and creating captivating adventures. Read more aboutHello Love on Crunchbase…

Riz Smith

Co-Founder and Creative Director @ Riz Boardshorts

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Riz Smith is the co-founder and creative director at Riz. He is also a design tutor at Central Saint Martins. Riz is a former associate lecturer at London College of Fashion. Learn more about Riz Smith on Crunchbase…

Riz Boardshorts designs and produces sustainable boardshorts and swim shorts for men. Read more aboutRiz Boardshorts on Crunchbase…

Anthony Geffen

CEO and Creative Director @ Atlantic Productions

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Atlantic Productions is one of the world’s leading factual production companies. Read more aboutAtlantic Productions on Crunchbase…

Henry Graham

Creative Director & Co-Founder @ Wolf & Badger

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Henry Graham is Creative Director & Co-Founder @ Wolf & Badger. Learn more about Henry Graham on Crunchbase…

Wolf & Badger is a multi-channel retail platform for the finest independent, ethical and unique brands from around the globe. Read more aboutWolf & Badger on Crunchbase…

Bil Bungay

Founder, Creative Director @ Velocity Capital Advisors

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Bil co-founded Beattie McGuiness Bungay (BMB), an advertising agency that went on to become one of the fastest growing agencies and considered one of the most creative advertising and marketing agencies of the decade. BMB went on to create nationally famous, highly effective campaigns for brands such as: McCain, Tui, Carling, and Virgin Money. Within three years of their establishment BMB had won Marketing Agency of the Year. Bil has a lifelong passion for innovation and creativity. His entrepreneurial spirit, combined with almost 30 years of creative and marketing experience, has helped him bring many ideas to fruition, for example Purple Bricks, and mentoring numerous early stage businesses. As deputy chairman of BMB, Bil maintains a strong connection with the agency he co- founded. Bil is a member of the Investment Committee. Learn more about Bil Bungay on Crunchbase…

Velocity seeks to combine a deep consumer understanding with brilliant, innovative, useful business ideas. Read more aboutVelocity Capital Advisors on Crunchbase…

Joanna Przetakiewicz

Founder & Creative Director @ La Mania

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Joanna Przetakiewicz is a Founder, Creative Director, and Owner at La Mania. Learn more about Joanna Przetakiewicz on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutLa Mania on Crunchbase…

Richard Nockles

Creative Director | Sky VR @ Sky UK

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Richard Nockles has been at the cutting edge of 360º & VR innovation over the last 4 years. His company ‘Surround Vision’ in London produce award winning 360 projects for broadcasters and Agencies across the wide range of devices on the market. Learn more about Richard Nockles on Crunchbase…

Sky is an entertainment company, serving 22 million customers across satellite, OTT, and broadband in five countries. Read more aboutSky UK on Crunchbase…

Elizabeth Sampat

Studio Creative Director @ Future Games of London

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Elizabeth Sampat is an award-winning game designer and activist. At work, she designs blockbuster titles that are played by millions of fans every day; when she comes home, she crafts personal games that are intimate, revealing, and push the boundaries of the relationship between game and player. In her spare time, Elizabeth also works to make the industry she loves a better place for women and marginalized people. She was on the IGDA Women In Games steering committee for two years; Marie Claire called her “The Game Changer” when they named her one of “20 Women Changing The Ratio” in male-dominated industries. Elizabeth’s personal work has been in the LA Times and on Rock Paper Shotgun, and her advocacy and talks have been covered on Polygon, Kotaku, The Escapist, and more. She’s also an accomplished writer outside of the game industry, and was a regular contributor at The Yearbook Office. Her book “Empathy Engines: Design Games That Are Personal, Political, And Profound” was released in early 2017. She is kind of a feminist, and definitely trouble. Learn more about Elizabeth Sampat on Crunchbase…

We make iPhone, iPad and Android games for all you lovely people 🙂 Read more aboutFuture Games of London on Crunchbase…

Lawrence Whiteley

Creative Director @ Wond Design

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Wond Design provides annual reports, infographic, social, and web design services. Read more aboutWond Design on Crunchbase…

Jonathan Tustain

Creative Director @ Stardio

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Stardio is a fitness company driven by extensive focus group research. Read more aboutStardio on Crunchbase…

Daniel Efergan

Executive Creative Director @ Aardman Animations

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Aardman has a deserved reputation as a world leader in model animation. Peter Lord and David Sproxton began their animating partnership at Read more aboutAardman Animations on Crunchbase…

Doug Kessler

Creative Director & Co-Founder @ Velocity Partners

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The ⁦@metpoliceuk⁩ simply cannot change. The culture is too broken. Break it up and start over. Met officers involved in deaths of black men yet to be interviewed under caution https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/oct/01/met-officers-deaths-of-black-men-chris-kaba-oladeji-omishore-not-interviewed-under-caution?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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Doug is a displaced Yank who started his career at Ogilvy & Mather, New York. Soap and fabric softener bored him rigid so he jumped ship to specialise in B2B. Doug is a content marketing junkie. He’s a copywriter at heart but with a secret jones for analytics. And Lagavulin. Learn more about Doug Kessler on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutVelocity Partners on Crunchbase…

Cathal Berragan

Creative Director USA @ Social Chain

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Cathal Berragan is Drector of Content at Social Chain. Learn more about Cathal Berragan on Crunchbase…

Social Chain a social media marketing agency. Read more aboutSocial Chain on Crunchbase…

Jenny Tillotson

Founder & Creative Director @ eScent

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Jenny Tillotson is the creator and driving force behind eScent, an enabling platform technology and delivery device that emits precise doses of fragrances at the right time, in the right place, depending on context. This is highly scalable technology for sensing and dispensing scent and liquids, providing a new sensory awareness with wide‐ranging applications in fashion, fragrances for luxury brands, wellbeing, digital health, AR/VR, retail, sports, entertainment, learning and adult industry. Jenny spent 14 years at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London developing her award-winning eScent research and was made a Reader in Sensory Fashion in 2013. More recently Jenny has moved to commercialise her research. She formed a company that works at the intersection of fashion, fragrance, smell and wearable technology, co-founded with Professor Andreas Manz, a pioneer of lab-on-a-chip and winner of the EU ‘lifetime achievement’ inventor award for patents on microchip technology for chemical applications. Jenny’s involvement over the past year has specifically been in the area of fine fragrance for the fashion industry and digital health for stress and sleep disorders with a particular focus on leveraging disparate data sources to discover more accurate health-related correlations. The company holds 4 granted patents and 1 pending patent that creates an exclusive market position on wearable sensory data collection related to the sense of smell, pharma and insect control. Jenny has a degree in Fashion Communication from Central Saint Martins and a PhD in interactive olfactory surfaces (Printed Textiles) from the Royal College of Art. She has been a Fellow of the of the Royal Society of Arts since 2009, a Fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust since 2013 and an Associate of the British Society of Perfumers since 2005. Jenny is also a Visiting Scholar in the Institute of Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge and a STEM Ambassador. Prior to her academic work she was a fashion stylist in the media and worked as a Sensory Designer for Charmed Technology (MIT Media Lab spin-off). She has exhibited internationally, published in science and design journals, consulted for NIKE, Unilever, INTEL, Qualcomm, Toyota and worked with Philips, Cambridge Consultants, The North Face, Adeline André and International Flavours & Fragrances. Learn more about Jenny Tillotson on Crunchbase…

Wearable technology and sensory data collection for preventative healthcare. Read more abouteScent on Crunchbase…

Tom Seymour

Global Sr Creative Director @ Nike

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Alexander Ashworth

CEO & Creative Director @ Manifest

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Alex leads the Manifest team having spent over twenty years with global branding and design agencies including Wolff Olins. He has advised leading businesses on brand and strategy issues, including American Express, Citigroup and Visa, and designed brand identities for Churchill’s, IAC and Iveagh. An international speaker and writer on brand, design and marketing issues, his articles and work have been published in the Journal of Financial Services Marketing, B2B Business, Marketing Magazine and Boardroom and his work is featured in several published books. Alex is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Chartered Marketer. Learn more about Alexander Ashworth on Crunchbase…

Manifest is a brand, design and marketing consultancy that transforms the way brands are perceived to help make them more successful. Read more aboutManifest on Crunchbase…

Bruce Smith

Founder and Creative Director @ Anecdote

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Read more aboutAnecdote on Crunchbase…

Merlin Crossingham

Creative Director of Wallace & Gromit @ Aardman Animations

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Merlin Crossingham is Creative Director of Wallace & Gromit at Aardman Animations. Learn more about Merlin Crossingham on Crunchbase…

Aardman has a deserved reputation as a world leader in model animation. Peter Lord and David Sproxton began their animating partnership at Read more aboutAardman Animations on Crunchbase…

Mary Ann Dujardin

Co-Founder & Creative Director @ Style Code

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Co-Founder & Creative Director at Style Code Learn more about Mary Ann Dujardin on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutStyle Code on Crunchbase…

John Ribbins

Creative Director @ Roll7

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Roll7 make games that are Simple to Play. Read more aboutRoll7 on Crunchbase…

Dave Monk

Executive Creative Director @ Publicis Groupe

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Dave has worked at several top-notch agencies in the UK, spending 10 years at BBH London and 5 years at Grey London. He’s picked up awards at every major show for a multitude of long form branded content such as The Times Unquiet Film Series and Heineken ‘Worlds Apart’. Dave doesn’t care what shape or length or form an idea takes as long as the idea sticks in people’s minds for a long time. Learn more about Dave Monk on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutPublicis Groupe on Crunchbase…

Mark Orbine

Group Creative Director @ VCCP Group

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Mark started off at Ogilvy where he spent his first few years in advertising working on clients such as Ford, Lucozade and Guinness. He became a Campaign face to watch in 1995. He then bumped into Rooney Carruthers in the pub and has been with VCCP ever since. He helped launch O2 and worked on brands like Coca Cola, Dyson, Muller and More Than. With VCCP, Mark has produced award-winning work including the COI’s anti-binge campaign, Macmillan Cancer Care and the mullet-wearing Jean-Claude Van Damme campaign for Coors Light. His most recent pitch wins include Which?, Macmilllan and the AA. Learn more about Mark Orbine on Crunchbase…

VCCP Group provides directory for top marketers, agencies, media companies. Read more aboutVCCP Group on Crunchbase…

Alessia Affinita

Founder & Creative Director @ Idea 188

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Alessia has been passionately working in the advertising ir1JUSUV since 1996. Born copywriter and grown up as art director. she worked in well-known creative agencies in Italy and the UK for over 10 years. before becoming a professional freelancer. She won the Design S Art Directors Advertising Workshop in 2004. Alessia founded Ideai88 in 2008 and is enthusiastically leading the team. ty • Learn more about Alessia Affinita on Crunchbase…

Idea 188 is driven by experienced creative freelancers. carefully selected across the world. Read more aboutIdea 188 on Crunchbase…

Zara Juricic

Co-Founder & Creative Director @ Crumpet Cashmere

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Zara Juricic is Co-Founder & Creative Director at Crumpet Cashmere. Learn more about Zara Juricic on Crunchbase…

Designer Women’s Cashmere Introducing the Cruise collection – Introducing statement knits that are classically beautiful yet effortlessly Read more aboutCrumpet Cashmere on Crunchbase…

Julian Harriman-Dickinson

Founder and Executive Creative Director @ HarrimanSteel

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Graduating with a D&AD student pencil under his belt, Julian moved into the advertising industry where he worked for Lowe Howard-Spink as an Art Director for 4 years. During this time he worked with a number of high profile clients including Diesel, Reebok, Olympus, Vauxhall, Smirnoff and Whitbread. Julian then worked as a Freelance Art Director for various advertising agencies including Kessels Kramer & Mother in their infancies. Twenty years ago in 1999, Julian cofounded HarrimanSteel with Nick Steel in London, with the ambition of driving and affecting culture. Their mission remains steadfast to this day: to generate brand lust outside the constraints of traditional advertising. HarrimanSteel and Julian have had the privilege of working with a select bunch of prestigious clients including Nike, Patagonia, Sonos, Toms, Louis Vuitton, Eley Kishimoto, V&A, Philharmonia Orchestra to name a few. Occasionally Julian still directs commercials and content for HarrimanSteel campaigns for the likes of Nike & Pepsi. Learn more about Julian Harriman-Dickinson on Crunchbase…

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Amr Wanley

Creative Director,Co-Founder @ Braci

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Braci is a sound recognition application that analyzes unusual sound from the environment and alerts its users. Read more aboutBraci on Crunchbase…

Amanjit Dhami

Founder & Creative Director @ Ama Dhami

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SEP backed #traveltech specialist Dohop has partnered with Jazeera Airways to launch a new interlining platform allowing passengers to access to a network of airlines in one seamless transaction http://ow.ly/wu1j50KWFPn

Ama Dhami is a jewellery e-commerce store that provides earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets. Read more aboutAma Dhami on Crunchbase…

David Harris

Creative Director @ Deloitte

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Deloitte provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax, and other related services. Read more aboutDeloitte on Crunchbase…

Carl Guyenette

Creative Technology Director / Creative Director @ Layered Reality

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Thank you @hybridscores for spending 1,558 minutes with me this year on @Spotify. You are my #1. #2020Wrapped https://open.spotify.com/artist/2MYN7OKnlCiZ0wrwp2A1ox

Layered Reality is an entertainment company that uses a unique method to build experiences using three ‘layers’ of multimedia. Read more aboutLayered Reality on Crunchbase…

Kasia Bromley

Creative Director and Co-Founder @ Acai Activewear

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Acai Activewear is a clothing brand for the women’s outdoorwear market. Read more aboutAcai Activewear on Crunchbase…

Alexandra Hoffnung

Creative Director, Social Commerce @ Net-a-porter.com

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Net-a-porter.com is an online luxury fashion retailer. Read more aboutNet-a-porter.com on Crunchbase…

Mukhtar Sanders

Creative Director and Founder @ Inspiral Design

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Inspiral Design is an agency that combines contemporary craft-based British design, language, and culture. Read more aboutInspiral Design on Crunchbase…

Annette Albrecht-Wetzel

CEO, Creative Director and Co-Founder @ PIPPA&JEAN

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Annette complements with her female intuition, strategic creativity, and sense of style. As a Creative Director, she is responsible for the collections of PIPPA&JEAN. As Brand and Project Leader, she led large, multicultural, global teams and launched brands such as Dove in Europe, the USA, South America and Asia, where she also lived with her family. After the birth of her two daughters she found it shocking that the career of women stalls as a result of starting a family. That’s why she has been behind PIPPA&JEAN with full conviction from the very beginning. She takes a particular interest in fulfilling the wishes of many women who strive for a more flexible and self-determined working style – for Annette, a healthy work-life balance is vital. Learn more about Annette Albrecht-Wetzel on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutPIPPA&JEAN on Crunchbase…

Ivan Pols

Creative Director @ what3words

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Ivan is a Creative Director who likes to make lots of things, from logos and products, to global communication campaigns and greeting cards. He’s had the privilege of working with advertising powerhouses Ogilvy & Mather, and Adam&Eve DDB, creating countless campaigns for global brands including Dove, Audi, KFC, Philips and Unilever. He leads the creative for communication and design across what3words, building a team of very smart people who are creating amazing user experiences across the world. Ivan runs when the sun is shining and draws cartoons when it’s not. Learn more about Ivan Pols on Crunchbase…

what3words is a mapping technology startup that creates a proprietary geocode system for logistics firms. Read more aboutwhat3words on Crunchbase…

Matthew Snyman

Co-Founder and Creative Director @ Grass & Co.

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Grass & Co. is one of the leading CBD & wellness brand in the UK. Read more aboutGrass & Co. on Crunchbase…

Ian Styles

Executive Creative Director @ Design Studio

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With nearly 20 years of experience in the industry, Ian has built a reputation for the quality of his work, and transforming the agencies he works for. As well as forming his own studio, he has worked for some of London’s leading consultancies and loves the power of a simple idea to create and regenerate brands across any media. At DesignStudio he mentors the design team and ensures that innovation drives the work. Learn more about Ian Styles on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutDesign Studio on Crunchbase…

Marion Duncan

Creative Director (Liquid Studio London) @ Accenture

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It always feels such a privilege to host at the studio so many different teams and help them take on so many different topics! This one was another great exemple of collaboration at Accenture, thanks Rajib for the shoutout! #liquidstudio #accenturetechnol…https://lnkd.in/e3rUz63

Read more aboutAccenture on Crunchbase…

David Schneider

Co-Founder & Creative Director @ ThatLot

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Best known in the UK as an actor/comedian/writer, David starred in TV shows such as I’m Alan Partridge and movies such as Mission Impossible and 28 Days Later. In 2013, David Schneider set up That Lot with David Levin. An avid tweeter with 240,000 followers and counting, David and the team provide content for brands and businesses, as well as making viral videos and pictures, and he recently directed Josh Widdecombe’s sitcom for the BBC. David gives workshops on social media to businesses, agencies and brands as well as keynote speeches in both the academic and corporate sectors. Learn more about David Schneider on Crunchbase…

That Lot is a social creative agency. Read more aboutThatLot on Crunchbase…

Matt Campion

Founder & Creative Director @ Spirit Digital Media

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Matt is Founder & Creative Director of Spirit. Matt is a leading Content Producer for Television, Digital and Social platforms. He has extensive experience producing and directing highly successful interactive TV and multi-platform formats as well as managing a portfolio of successful Social Campaigns in the TV, Film and Gaming Industries. Previous to Spirit, Matt was an Executive Producer for Endemol where he launched and ran Gala TV, a 24/7 interactive Sky Channel for the largest national bingo brand, Gala Bingo. Matt oversees all creative output for Spirit, recently being responsible for a series of live spin-offs for C4 & E4 including: #WT4 (Channel4 News), Live in Chelsea (Made in Chelsea), GleasonFinale (Glee – Live from LA), Skins Live, T4 All-Stars and Home For The Holidays ‘Extra Stuffing’. Learn more about Matt Campion on Crunchbase…

Multi award-winning, dynamic content creation, social media & analytics company. Read more aboutSpirit Digital Media on Crunchbase…

Adam King

Creative Director @ Diagonal View

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Diagonal View creates entertaining video content that reaches mass audiences. Read more aboutDiagonal View on Crunchbase…

Andrew Sheldon

Creative Director & Founder @ True North Productions

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ndrew is an award winning journalist and film maker who leads the Documentaries and Current Affairs departments at True North. Having started his career in newspapers, he’s been telling stories that matter ever since. Andrew is constantly breaking new ground, often in the world of the police and crime. His genre-bending Big Sting brand took the best of Candid Camera and Crimewatch, working with police forces to catch up with criminals on the run. His eye for a story often takes him inside the stories that everyone is talking about – like One Man and His Canoe for ITV, which told the story of fraudster John Darwin as the police investigation unfolded. With a reputation for negotiating exclusive access and years of investigative experience, Andrew’s Executive Producer credits include the inside story of the disappearance of schoolgirl Shannon Matthews in Panorama: The Mother of All Lies, the UK’s first ever hand transplant in My New Hand and the expose of the UK’s biggest funeral company in Dispatches: Undercover Undertaker. Learn more about Andrew Sheldon on Crunchbase…

True North Productions is one of the biggest most dynamic TV production companies in the UK – a beacon for talent in the north of England. Read more aboutTrue North Productions on Crunchbase…

Katya Scott-Barrett

Creative Director @ Spin Brands

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The go-to Scale Up Social Media Specialists Read more aboutSpin Brands on Crunchbase…

Ranzie Anthony

Partner – Executive Creative Director @ Athlon

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Read more aboutAthlon on Crunchbase…

Ian Masters

Co-Founder & Creative Director @ QuizTix Limited

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QuizTix is a knowledge entertainment company. In May 2014 it launched QuizTix, a fun and original series of social quiz games. Read more aboutQuizTix Limited on Crunchbase…

Stefan Michalak

Founder, Creative Director @ Wantfeed

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My NFT project with @RobBiddulph isn’t about broken promises or hype. It’s about how we can use the power NFT technology to make a real world impact to kids lives. To help us realise our vision we’re about to partner with someone very special indeed 🥳…@Odd_Dogs_XYZ

Wantfeed lets you store and curate things from around the web into your own personal wantlist. Read more aboutWantfeed on Crunchbase…

Franki Goodwin

Creative Director @ Saatchi & Saatchi (Advertising Co.)

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Franki leads a double life as a Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi London and as Exec Producer at Western Edge Pictures and the Gennaker Group – a group of independent Feature Film Production and Finance Companies. In her first company, Franki&Jonny, she pioneered early integrated content and social media campaigns and won many awards, including a BAFTA interactive and a bunch of D&ADs. Franki was recently was named by the prestigious awards outfit the FWA as a ‘Digital Pioneer’ for her work in this period for Warner Bros, Disney, Skype and Film4. In 2013 she joined Saatchi & Saatchi London, bringing unique digital expertise and storytelling skills to an integrated advertising role working across clients such as Marie Curie, Asda, and Deutsche Telekom. In 2016 Franki won 9 Cannes Lions for “Sea Hero Quest” – the world’s first game to plug into Dementia research, which was named as one of the top 10 campaigns of 2016 by Creative Review and Campaign. In 2017 she was a Judge at the Cannes Lions, and also won 4 Lions, including one gold, for her latest work for DT “Magenta Unleashed”– a partnership with the band Gorillaz. Learn more about Franki Goodwin on Crunchbase…

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Sally Hart

Creative Director & COO @ Picfair

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Picfair is an open-to-all image licensing marketplace. Read more aboutPicfair on Crunchbase…

Will Stewart

Creative Director @ Bidstack

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Bidstack empowers brands to place advertising into spaces that sit naturally within video games. Read more aboutBidstack on Crunchbase…

Simon Deverell

Creative Director @ Crowdfunder

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Simon leads Crowdfunder’s platform team after two decades of disruptive digital work. He has led significant campaigns for Channel 4’s Big Brother and River Cottage plus its various campaigns including Hugh’s Fish Fight. Learn more about Simon Deverell on Crunchbase…

Crowdfunding is an alternative way of raising money for great ideas from the people happen all over the UK and beyond. Read more aboutCrowdfunder on Crunchbase…

Tamara Ralph

Creative Director and Co-founder @ Ralph and Russo

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Ralph & Russo is a European, privately held company owned and founded by Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo. Read more aboutRalph and Russo on Crunchbase…

Mark Miles

Founder and Managing Creative Director @ Rendermedia

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Mark Miles began his career using 3D Studio for the DOS platform 1994, where the idea of a 3D environment in which to play and explore was fascinating. His career has spanned educational computer software and television, with contributions on projects in the educational arena earning BAFTA nominations and a BAFTA Award. The idea of taking higher-end CGI (more traditionally used in Film, TV and Games) was a genesis for launching a studio that focused on B2B in bringing businesses to life. Today, with 18 years heritage in CGI, Mark and his business partner Nadine head up Rendermedia, a Virtual & Augmented Reality Studio serving UK FT100 and FT250 with global operations bringing their business to life across AR, VR and Real-time applications. Made up of CG Artists, filmmakers, sound designers, animators and developers, Rendermedia supports global businesses in developing tools that are used across the entire operational structure of the client’s business. Mark’s team works in both commercial applications and R&D, keeping them ahead of the curve and allowing them to provide cutting-edge solutions that utilise emerging technology. Learn more about Mark Miles on Crunchbase…

Rendermedia is a leading, creative virtual reality agency. Read more aboutRendermedia on Crunchbase…

Adrian Posteuca

Creative Director/CEO @ Concept Factory

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Adrian Posteuca is the CEO of Concept Factory Bucharest/London and partner in Immersive Studios (UK). Learn more about Adrian Posteuca on Crunchbase…

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Bridie Marshall

Founder and Creative Director @ BeSocial Media

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BeSocial Media is a creative content & social media management agency. Read more aboutBeSocial Media on Crunchbase…

Andreas Lane

Creative Director @ Smarter

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Andreas Lane is an award winning designer and has an extensive background in product design and manufacturing. Andreas has previously set up his own business in interior design and retail. As a founding partner at Smarter, Andreas works alongside the CEO, is responsible for the planning and management of product development and design. Andreas manages a team of manufacturers, engineers and developers in the UK and manufacturers in Asia. He oversees the entire product development cycle from concept, feature creation to design and mass production. Andreas is responsible for the development of Smarter’s brand and design. He has created the Smarter product range from physical products, packaging and print to the software and its apps. Learn more about Andreas Lane on Crunchbase…

Smarter develops connected kitchen products that bridge the gap between the traditional and smart kitchen. Read more aboutSmarter on Crunchbase…

Mark Howman

Creative Director @ Allen International

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Mark has now been with allen international for over 15 years, joining as a Design Director and now performing a diverse role as a board director with a still huge enthusiasm for the creative output and client relationships. During the last three years Mark has played significant role in delivering unique multi-sensory experiences. Learn more about Mark Howman on Crunchbase…

Allen International is a strategic design consultancy. Read more aboutAllen International on Crunchbase…

Hoon Kim

Co-founder / Creative DIrector @ Shopcade

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Shopcade is a leader in media commerce, now part of Lagardère Active (media group). Read more aboutShopcade on Crunchbase…

Matt Beveridge

Co-Founder and Creative Director @ Pebble Studios

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After working in the advertising industry on everything from global TV & cinema ad campaigns, to online content, digital out of home and events visuals, Matt co-founded Pebble Studios in 2011. A production company specialising in film, animation and Virtual Reality. He is our creative lead on all things moving image. Possessing a huge passion for technological advancement and the world of VR, he believes that well-crafted narrative is the only way for a piece of work to truly stand the test of time. Learn more about Matt Beveridge on Crunchbase…

Pebble Studios is a content production company. Read more aboutPebble Studios on Crunchbase…

Dan Pinchbeck

Creative Director @ The Chinese Room

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Dan Pinchbeck is the Creative Director of the UK based studio The Chinese Room. He is the writer and designer of their games, which include the multi-award winning Dear Esther, widely regarded as the key title in the emergence of the first-person storytelling/exploration genre; the cult horror Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, and the recently released Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. He is a regular columnist for gamesTM, authored the book Doom: Scarydarkfast, has a PhD in first-person shooters, sits on numerous award panels, and speaks internationally about game design and storytelling. Learn more about Dan Pinchbeck on Crunchbase…

The Chinese Room is an award-winning game development studio. Read more aboutThe Chinese Room on Crunchbase…

Freddie Lewis

Creative Director @ Maddox Events

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Maddox Events is the world’s only B2B company exclusively dedicated to creating large-scale conferences. Read more aboutMaddox Events on Crunchbase…

Aaron Hinchion

Executive Creative Director @ Kano

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Aaron Hinchion is the executive creative director at Kano Computing. Prior to this, Aaron has worked as a creative director at Hinchion & Sons for over 15 years. Aaron holds a bachelor’s degree in visual communications from Birmingham City University. Learn more about Aaron Hinchion on Crunchbase…

Kano provides a system of kits and coding platform that enables users to develop apps, games, and music. Read more aboutKano on Crunchbase…

Louis Persent

Creative Director @ Weirdo

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Weirdo is a creative agency that provides strategy, creative campaigns, and design. Read more aboutWeirdo on Crunchbase…

Chris Clarke

Art Director, Senior Art Director, and Deputy Creative Director @ Guardian Media Group

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Chris is responsible for building mobile apps and news products for the future. Passionate about sharing ideas on process and online reading consumption. Chris is also a course instructor for a short course on UX Design. Learn more about Chris Clarke on Crunchbase…

GMG is a leading multimedia business. The diverse portfolio includes national and regional newspapers, websites, radio stations, magazines Read more aboutGuardian Media Group on Crunchbase…

Caroline Marchal

Founder and Creative Director @ Interior Night

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Caroline is a narrative game designer with over 15 years of experience in the industry. She was lead Game Designer on Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls and has founded a narrative game studio called Interior Night, working on an unannounced new IP. Learn more about Caroline Marchal on Crunchbase…

Interior Night is an independent game studio of Quantic Dream and Sony veterans based in London. Read more aboutInterior Night on Crunchbase…

Cade Diehm

Creative Director @ CoinJar

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With a deep understanding of human computer interaction and behaviour, Cade has been involved in several large apps and websites during his 7 year career. He has advised on, conceptualised, designed and prototyped digital products for governments, blue chip companies, startups and other clients from all over the world. He won an Apple Scholarship in 2009 for his work in Human Computer Interaction and leads CoinJar’s Creative and Front End teams. Learn more about Cade Diehm on Crunchbase…

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Melissa Anne Klink

Creative Director @ Harvey Jones Kitchens

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Harvey Jones Kitchens designs and builds kitchen solutions. Read more aboutHarvey Jones Kitchens on Crunchbase…

Fura Johannesdottir

Group Executive Creative Director @ R/GA

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Fura joined R/GA 10 years ago after finishing her MFA degree from Parsons School of Design – Design & Technology. She was based in NYC her first 9 years with R/GA overseeing and managing creative for Nike and Samsung US Mobile. She started her career in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2000 as a digital producer and interaction designer, but moved quickly into a management role for the office. Fura oversees and leads the creative within R/GA Stockholm. She sets the creative and strategic vision for the team and manages a team of experience designers, visual designers, art directors and copywriters. She has worked on a variety of projects throughout her career, spanning everything from digital campaigns, to complicated web/mobile design, services, retail experiences and e-commerce. Her work has won a number of awards and recognition, placing her has one of the most lusted after creatives by rival agencies in 2012. Learn more about Fura Johannesdottir on Crunchbase…

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Matt Brown

Founder and Creative Director @ Double Visión

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Creative Director and Entrepreneur Learn more about Matt Brown on Crunchbase…

Fashion brand Read more aboutDouble Visión on Crunchbase…

Matt Brown

Founder and Creative Director @ Double Visión

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Creative Director and Entrepreneur Learn more about Matt Brown on Crunchbase…

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Mark Fleming

Creative Director @ Rosie Lee

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With a decade’s experience within the creative sector – working cross discipline for Virgin Group, Lego, MTV and various record labels – Mark founded Rosie Lee in early 2000. As Creative Director he saw the agency’s client base soon grow to include a diverse relationship with Nike UK, EHQ and Global. Developing projects spanning both brand and retail categories, performance and sportswear, campaigns include National and International team kit launches, Nike Sportswear 08.08.08, the NIKEiD launch at NikeTown London as well as grass-roots projects such as this year’s Run Dem Crew Youngers initiative. A keen collaborator, Mark is currently working alongside industrial designer Jasper Morrison to launch Swiss electronics brand Punkt, and with poet, producer and DJ Charlie Dark on a number of creative projects. In keeping with Rosie Lee’s ethos of celebrating diversity within creativity, Mark has become increasingly involved with mentoring aspiring creatives, sharing his substantial experience within the sector and giving hands on advice to business start-ups. Learn more about Mark Fleming on Crunchbase…

Rosie Lee are a hybrid creative agency. Read more aboutRosie Lee on Crunchbase…

Mark Fleming

Creative Director @ Rosie Lee

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With a decade’s experience within the creative sector – working cross discipline for Virgin Group, Lego, MTV and various record labels – Mark founded Rosie Lee in early 2000. As Creative Director he saw the agency’s client base soon grow to include a diverse relationship with Nike UK, EHQ and Global. Developing projects spanning both brand and retail categories, performance and sportswear, campaigns include National and International team kit launches, Nike Sportswear 08.08.08, the NIKEiD launch at NikeTown London as well as grass-roots projects such as this year’s Run Dem Crew Youngers initiative. A keen collaborator, Mark is currently working alongside industrial designer Jasper Morrison to launch Swiss electronics brand Punkt, and with poet, producer and DJ Charlie Dark on a number of creative projects. In keeping with Rosie Lee’s ethos of celebrating diversity within creativity, Mark has become increasingly involved with mentoring aspiring creatives, sharing his substantial experience within the sector and giving hands on advice to business start-ups. Learn more about Mark Fleming on Crunchbase…

Rosie Lee are a hybrid creative agency. Read more aboutRosie Lee on Crunchbase…

Alistair Campbell

Executive Creative Director @ Waste Creative

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Waste Creative is a digital creative agency solving marketing challenges with urgency, digital expertise & a no-fuss attitude. Read more aboutWaste Creative on Crunchbase…

Alistair Campbell

Executive Creative Director @ Waste Creative

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Waste Creative is a digital creative agency solving marketing challenges with urgency, digital expertise & a no-fuss attitude. Read more aboutWaste Creative on Crunchbase…

Sarah MacNeil

Creative Director @ Growth Capital Ventures

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Growth Capital Ventures is a technology led financial services business. Read more aboutGrowth Capital Ventures on Crunchbase…

Dave Ward

Founder & Creative Director @ CreateFuture

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Startups with less money often out-invent big companies since they have to come up with cheap approaches that break out of usual paths. This paper shows you can be as creative as a startup by starting your ideas sessions by imagining having less resources. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/282437243_Creating_When_You_Have_Less_The_Impact_of_Resource_Scarcity_on_Product_Use_Creativity

CreateFuture is a design and innovation firm that puts creativity to good use. Read more aboutCreateFuture on Crunchbase…

Antonia Bonello

Associate Creative Director @ BuzzFeed

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Read more aboutBuzzFeed on Crunchbase…

Simon Burman

Co-Founder & Creative Director @ Night Zookeeper

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Shocked by Graeme Souness’s commments today on @SkySportsPL twice referencing football as a man’s game. More should be done to correct this straight away on air. #skysports #kickitout

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Simon Burman is Co Founder at Night Zookeeper. Learn more about Simon Burman on Crunchbase…

Make Writing Magical Read more aboutNight Zookeeper on Crunchbase…

Matt Verity

Creative Director @ Gravity Road

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Gravity Road is a creative company bringing together marketing, entertainment and technology. Read more aboutGravity Road on Crunchbase…

Pascal Wheeler

Creative Director @ Digime

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Highly innovative, creative, and passionate about design, usability and the user journey, Pascal is responsible for all of digi.me’s application and user interface design, as well as the design of supporting websites and marketing material. Learn more about Pascal Wheeler on Crunchbase…

Digi.me allows consumers to gather their personal data and share it with businesses in a mutually beneficial value exchange. Read more aboutDigime on Crunchbase…

Previta Karthigesu

Creative Director @ AlfredLah

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Read more aboutAlfredLah on Crunchbase…

Joel O’Connor

Creative Director @ AB Communications

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Joel is a multi-award winning, multi-disciplinary designer who leads and inspires AB’s design team to challenge and push boundaries. He has launched magazines, campaigns, digital platforms, and brands – internally and externally – for some of the UK’s biggest companies. Before joining AB in 2011, Joel spent the best part of a decade working as art director for various publishing houses, design and content agencies. During that time, Joel was awarded the prestigious IPAC’s designer of the year award. He puts the audience at the heart of everything he does and strives to create meaningful work that cuts through the noise and tells our clients’ stories. Joel believes that while certain design rules can’t be broken, the rest is up for grabs. Learn more about Joel O’Connor on Crunchbase…

AB Communications helps organizations reach their full potential by engaging, informing, and inspiring their audiences. Read more aboutAB Communications on Crunchbase…

Glen Gathard

Creative Director @ Molinare

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High-end broadcast and feature post production Read more aboutMolinare on Crunchbase…

Sharon Cluett

Creative Director @ Dataloft

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Sharon is a talented graphic designer across a broad range of creative disciplines including; publishing, branding, marketing and web design and has been a key member of the Dataloft team for many years. Her universal understanding of the business allows her to create visually impactful and meticulous design solutions from illustrated property research reports, unique infographics, logos and brand identities to e-marketing campaigns. Learn more about Sharon Cluett on Crunchbase…

Dataloft is an established property market intelligence company with a long track record of analysing and reporting on the housing market. Read more aboutDataloft on Crunchbase…

Andy Cooper

Creative Director @ Draw and Code

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Draw and Code is a software company that is engaged in a variety of technology based projects. Read more aboutDraw and Code on Crunchbase…

Richard Bassett

Creative Director @ Fluxx

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Tricky has been designing interactions since the 90’s. After freelancing with design agencies in London and New York, he founded his first design studio, Tricky Business, and enjoyed life as a pioneer, designing user-experiences for clients such as Microsoft, Capita, easyJet, BBC and SKY. At Fluxx, Tricky and his colleagues work with client teams, using Design Thinking and Agile principles to develop products and services at such pace that they transform the way organisations work. Fluxx design with evidence, create propositions people want and ensure their clients can drive a model for repeatable innovation moving forward. As Creative Director, Tricky leads the creative capability and is responsible for delivering compelling customer propositions. Clients that he is most proud to have worked with in the last few years include: Mars, PepsiCo, Microsoft, Heathrow, GAME, giffgaff, News UK, The National Grid, HSBC, British Gas, Atkins and The Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Learn more about Richard Bassett on Crunchbase…

Fluxx is an innovation company that unlocks potential in organisations, helping them to change and innovate at pace. Read more aboutFluxx on Crunchbase…

Emily Short

Creative Director @ Failbetter Games

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Choice-based interactive stories online Read more aboutFailbetter Games on Crunchbase…

Jordan Daniels

Co-founder & Creative Director @ Original People

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Digital design and innovation studio, based in Soho, London Read more aboutOriginal People on Crunchbase…

Steven Anderson

Executive Creative Director & Co-Founder @ Future Kings

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Responsible for all strategy and creative work, Steven oversees the output of the whole team to ensure the highest possible strategic and creative standards. A multi-award winning designer and creative director, he led the team that won the coveted Grand Prix Award at the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards. Learn more about Steven Anderson on Crunchbase…

Future Kings is a marketing and advertising firm. Read more aboutFuture Kings on Crunchbase…

Asa Calow

Creative Director @ MadLab

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Welcoming our new international partners on board the next phase of our project - Making Spaces 2! @spark_gaza @AdaptiveDesign @kersnikova @FablabNepal join @madlabuk @of_Making and @kwmcthefactory in our project researching #equitable practice in #makerspaces 🤗🌍⚙️ woo!

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Alex Diaz

Creative Director @ Flying Tiger Productions

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Alex Diaz is the creative director of Flying Tiger Productions Learn more about Alex Diaz on Crunchbase…

Video and Film production Read more aboutFlying Tiger Productions on Crunchbase…

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