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Building bigger brands

  • Andre Jay Meissner

    Adobe XD

  • Jennifer Daniel

    Google

  • Laura Pol

    OLIO

  • Richard Small

    Sony

Date

Sat 8th June 2019

7pm

Venue

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Duration

180 minutes

Our final event sees four designers working for some of the biggest brands in the world delve deeply into our festival theme ‘Truth’. Expect refreshingly honest talks from Laura Pol (TBWA\Media Arts Lab, Apple), Jennifer Daniel (Google), Andre Jay Meissner (Adobe XD) and Richard Small (Sony Design).

Sony: Design and Technology – Richard Small

Sony has always been at the forefront of design by keeping true to the founding principles that brought together both artists and engineers and encouraged them to ‘think differently’ and ‘always stay one step ahead’.

Since its inception in 1961, Sony Design has forged its reputation as a leading and award-winning global Design Team.
With a background in typography and graphic design, Richard works as Sony Design’s European Art Director, responsible for the corporation’s appearance from typeface to TV advertising – including brand, retail, product and online communications.

Adopt An Unknown Unknown – Andre Jay Meissner

When designing for emerging technologies like AR, VR, Voice and AI, we tap deep into fundamental issues of trust, communication and human relationships.

In times where democracy and decency are under threat all over the world, the current backlash against tech giants strongly suggests that design happily disregarded a few crucial blind spots for too long.

We are supposed to be experts at the intersection of the humanities and technology, but do we actually realize our impact and apply this to our responsibility? Do we ever go beyond the surface of “how does it work”, to ask ourselves “is it good”?

In this thought-provoking talk, Jay Meissner challenges predominant ideologies that are as much a threat to the design industry as to our planet. He explains why transparency, designing for trust and attempting to predict the future could be the way forward to prevent history from repeating itself.

Jennifer Daniel and Laura Pol talk details to follow.

 

 

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Speakers

Andre Jay Meissner

Adobe XD

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Andre Jay

Meissner

Adobe XD

Jay is a Metalhead working on Adobe XD. Prior to joining Adobe, he designed and developed complex web apps and human friendly enterprise workflows with his own software company. In his spare time Jay is building his own furniture. He runs http://IxDAberlin.de, co-chairs World Interaction Design Day (IxDD) and fuels http://OpenDeviceLab.com, a nonprofit helping to establish and promote Open Device Labs to ultimately help the web and user experience forward.

Jennifer Daniel

Creative Director for Google emoji

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Jennifer

Daniel

Creative Director for Google emoji

Jennifer Daniel is a designer for a small ad company called google. Her work explores the divergence of communication and messaging through verbal, written, auditory and visual expression. She hates writings bios and her work has been recognized by many fancy awards, yadda yadda yadda.

Laura Pol

Founder of OLIO

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Laura

Pol

Founder of OLIO

Laura Pol is a creative who specializes in branding and design strategy.

A bulk of her professional career has been dedicated to creating global campaigns for Apple.

Her latest creative endeavour involved the opening of OLIO Studio.

Richard Small

Art Director at Sony Design

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Richard

Small

Art Director at Sony Design

With a background in typography and graphic design, Richard works as Sony Design’s European Art Director, responsible for the brand’s appearance from typeface to TV advertising, and including brand, retail, product and online communications.

Sony has always been at the forefront of design and was founded on principles that brought together both artists and engineers and encouraged them to ‘think differently’ and ‘always stay one step ahead’.

Since its inception in 1961, Sony Design has forged its reputation as a leading and award-winning global Design Team.

Sponsors

Birmingham Conservatoire Adrian Boult Hall

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is a world class institution providing exceptional training for the musicians, actors, stage managers and performers of the future. Their outstanding facilities attract the best and brightest students to Birmingham, along with internationally renowned performers and teachers. With a history dating back to 1859, the Conservatoire has a longstanding reputation for producing high calibre graduates who fulfil their creative and professional aspirations.

A short walk away from both New Street and Moor Street train stations, the Conservatoire has a central city location. Designed by the award-winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCB), the venue is the first of its kind in the digital age and is the perfect fusion of traditional and contemporary.

Facilities
  • Nearby Parking
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Access Seating Available
  • Toilets
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Hearing Loop
Address

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire,
Jennens Road,
Birmingham, UK

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