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Sarah boris

After working for over ten years with world leading arts organisations and publishers such as Phaidon, ICA (London), the Barbican, Sarah Boris set up her design studio in March 2015. Clients include The Photographers' Gallery, Tate, Christie’s, Thames & Hudson, Laurence King to name a few. Projects include art direction, visual identities, books, magazines, exhibition graphics, signage and websites. Notable projects include the redesign of the ICA's visual identity and the design of JR's first monograph published by Phaidon. Her work has been acquired by the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and exhibited at the Design Museum in London. She was judge foreman for D&AD professional awards and has spoken and exhibited her work internationally.

Twitter: @sarahboris_LDN


dalton maag

With Bruno Maag at the helm, Dalton Maag is an international team of 40 type designers, font developers, creative directors, software engineers and support staff, spanning 20 nationalities and speaking 12 languages. With an agile team structure and workflow, they can reliably handle custom font projects that are both sizeable and complex, in collaboration with global brands and against tight deadlines. You might have come across their work for Rio 2016, Google, Amazon, Intel, and Nokia. But you might not know that they work with clients large and small, local and global, on a range of type-related services including logo refinements, font modifications, as well as small, medium, and large bespoke custom fonts.

Twitter: @DaltonMaag


D&AD New Blood

In 1962 a group of designers and art directors came together to celebrate creative communication and raise standards within their industry. Amongst the group were David Bailey, Terence Donovan and Alan Fletcher. Calling themselves British Design & Art Direction, the following year they organised their first Awards event. And they were picky. From 2,500 entries they selected just 16 pieces of work to receive the soon-to-be coveted Yellow Pencil; the first of its kind. Today, British Design & Art Direction has grown mightily, but slimmed down its name. Now D&AD, its members represent the creative, design and advertising communities, not just in Britain, but worldwide. And it's much more than just awards. Members join a vibrant global community…programmes such as New Blood inspire the next generation of creative talent and stimulating the creative industry to work towards a fairer more sustainable future.

Twitter: @DandADNewBlood



Glassworks is a cutting-edge VFX & post-production company with modern studios in London, Amsterdam and Barcelona. They create award winning digital VFX and photo-real CGI animation for commercials, television, film and digital media. With 20 years experience as pioneering artists, creators and innovators, they relish visual challenges that push creative and technological boundaries. Glassworks recently had the pleasure of working with renowed Stink Films director Salomon Ligthelm on the latest music video for Young Fathers 'Toy', as well as multiple work for Nike, and the creation of the two animated stories embedded in J. A. Bayona’s movie, “A Monster Calls”.

Twitter: @glassworksvfx



Jelly London is a production company and illustration agency representing a collection of the world’s finest creators. We work with renowned directors, animators, illustrators, lettering artists and designers to create fluid content across all media.

Instagram: @jellylondon


Juliette Larthe

With a CV that reads more like a novel, Juliette Larthe, the founder and executive producer at PRETTYBIRD UK, was recently voted one of the 100 most influential people in creative industries. With a Grammy award under her belt for Rihanna's 'We Found Love’ and music videos for both Kanye West and M.I.A, Larthe has produced installations with Jon Glazer – including a retrospective of his and Anton Corbjin's film work – as well as stills for Corinne Day and moving image for Nick Knight. Her commercial clients include companies like Coca-Cola and BMW.

Twitter: @prettybirduk


dan joyce

Dan Joyce is an accomplished Director, Director of Photography and Editor. An award winning 360 film maker. Drone operator, animator. Former cast of Dirty Sanchez on MTV. He now runs creative and content shop, Joyce Divison; an agency that delivers exciting and innovative content for brands, artists and businesses.

Instagram: @danbuckjoyce

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Jay Pond-Jones

Colour TV was established by Jay Pond-Jones in 2005, following the success of the Flipside TV series on Channel 4. Since then, they have created and produced entertainment shows and popular factual formats for TV, radio and online, in the UK, US and Canada, including KSI Demolished and The Bobby Mair Show for Comedy Central, and Hot Mess. They specialise in comedy entertainment for TV, online, social, periscope – you name it. Jay moved into entertainment via a prolific career as an ad agency creative director at BMB, HHCL, Mother and GGT. His best known work was always as much about ‘content’ as communication. Creating the FCUK campaign, launching Pop Idol and The Premiership, working with Jack Dee on John Smiths, and getting people to stick limes in their bottles of Sol are just a few examples. Coming from this background it’s easy to see why brands looking for content, and platforms and channels looking to engage audiences in new ways are now so keen to work with Colour TV. Get the funny stuff out there and get it seen. Make people think. Make people laugh. That’s it.



Posterscope is the world’s leading location-based marketing specialist. We have a deep understanding of what people think, feel and do out of the home, making us experts in reaching and influencing audiences in the physical world. We combine insight, data, technology, capabilities and people to create compelling, creative and quantifiable solutions which make a meaningful difference to businesses and brands. The possibilities of what can be achieved creatively to engage the consumer with this medium through a variety of technology platforms are endless. In unison with the seismic changes we’re witnessing across the media, marketing and communications world, out-of-home is also transforming at pace and is presenting many new and exciting opportunities.

Twitter: @Posterscope


Jack Renwick

Jack Renwick is a multi-award winning designer running an independent branding and design agency based in Whitechapel, London. With an approach driven by strong ideas, grounded in strategic thinking, Jack Renwick Studio work closely with their clients across every touchpoint of their brand – finding solutions for complex problems, and opportunities to express themselves in unexpected places. With over 17 years experience working for brands big and small – eBay, BBC, Penguin, Nokia, Royal Mail and Stella McCartney to name but a few – Jack has received recognition along the way from some of the world’s most prestigious awards including D&AD, Design Week, Benchmarks, NYF, ADC, Creative Review, Clios and 2 Gold Lions from Cannes. Originally from Glasgow, educated at Duncan of Jordanstone, Jack is a strong supporter of design education in the UK, is on the education board of ISTD (International Society of Typographic Designers), where she is also a Fellow, and is frequently sought out as an awards jury member for her ‘refreshingly frank’ views.

Twitter: @JRS_London


RSA Films

In 1968, Ridley Scott and Tony Scott created a film and television advertising commercials Production Company in the United Kingdom where they, and other directors, could create ground breaking commercials. RSA Films, with offices in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong is one of the leading commercial production companies in the world. With a current roster of over thirty directors, RSA Films has established a reputation for excellence and innovation that is revered throughout the industry. Among the prestigious awards RSA Films has garnered, is the Emmy Award for Best Commercial Nike Move and the announcement in TV Guide that Ridley Scott’s 1984 Apple Computer spot was voted the Best Commercial of All-Time. A family owned company, RSA Films works closely with its sister motion picture and television production company Scott Free, also owned and operated by the Scott family. This relationship aims to further enhance the directors careers by providing directing opportunities and working with the directors to further develop on-screen projects.

Twitter: @ridleyscottcg

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St. Luke’s

St Luke’s are a top 25 independent creative agency, owned and run by the management team. They do advertising. They do branding. They do experiential. What sets them apart is their ability to help clients set powerful new agendas in their market. Any good creative agency can provide you with a good campaign. St Luke’s will help you set a new agenda.

Twitter: @StLukesLondon


louise sloper

Louise Sloper is Vice-Chair of the TypoCircle. Passionate about supporting the next generation of designers, she is the host of Generate 2018, aimed at giving students and grads the opportunity to chat to their peers, learn important skill sets not often on the curriculum, and ask those burning questions about life in the creative industry to a number of leading names. Louise was most recently Head of Art at BMB overseeing the agency's visual output across all creative platforms, and has worked as an award-winning design director, creative director and graphic designer in a number of leading London ad and design agencies, as well as being a regular contributor for Computer Arts magazine and writing occasional opinion pieces for Campaign. She is a Pitch 100 ‘SuperWoman’, has been included in The Drum's Designerati (a Top 100 list of influencers in the UK's Design industry) and Campaign’s 'Hall of Fame’. She has been a Chairperson for D&AD (Black Pencils jury) and Kinsale, a Gold judge for Creative Circle, DesignWeek and LeBook Connections, as well as being regularly involved with D&AD's New Blood scheme. She’s looking forward to seeing you there!

Twitter: @louisesloper


jim sutherland

Jim Sutherland has won over 150 professional awards. In 2001 he co-founded Hat-trick Design, consistently one of the top three most awarded design agencies in the UK (and number one in 2011). In 2017, Studio Sutherl& won D&AD's most awarded design agency. The studio was founded to be agile and personal, building teams from the best artists, architects, writers, strategists, fashion designers and others to suit each project. There is great creative potential in collaboration. And great joy. Jim is a member of the TypoCircle committee, and an active supporter of design education, speaking at events such as New Blood and running hotly-anticipated training workshops.

Twitter: @andSutherland


Sam Winward

Sam is a design talent specialist who has helped numerous designers get their foot in the door of top agencies and brands. These include Adam&Eve DDB, Apple, BMB, Karmarama, and many more. Gemini is the first recruitment agency in the advertising, digital and media markets that gives you the best of both a large corporate, and a small boutique. Gemini was launched in June 2011. Its mission was simple: to be the leading recruiter in its chosen creative industries, with the ambition to compete internationally.

Twitter: @SamW_Gemini

a huge thanks to our ‘creative speed-dating’ pros… come and pick their brains!

Antony Long, Creative Director (MediaVita) | Bruno Maag, Founder & Type Designer (Dalton Maag) | Ben Lunt, Digital Creative Director (Blunt) | Simon Warden, Design Director (Line Form Color) | Della Lawrence, Creative Director (Jones Knowles Ritchie) | Matteo Alabiso, Designer (Droga5) | Ali Augur, Head of Art (VCCP) | Simon Tomlin, Senior Advertising Designer | Carly Randall, Senior Art Buyer & Freelance Director

AND a Thank you to…

Dom Hands, graphic-design-future-superstar, for his input in the naming for this event :)


and a shout out to our sponsor :)

We would like to thank G. F. Smith for allowing us to host Generate 2018 at their fantastic and inspiring Show Space. Make sure you go to visit another time to see all their new products and find out more about the latest innovations.

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