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Process: Layers

Sue Murphy

Senior Global Director of Design, The Coca-Cola Company

Ren Rigby

Chief Design Officer and Founder, Proto

Christopher Doyle

Founder and Creative Director, Christopher Doyle Co.

Our third and final evening event in the Giant Screen at Millennium Point – ‘Process: Layers’ – showcases three of the world’s best designers, each with a unique and insightful personal story to share.

Sue Murphy, currently the Senior Global Director of Brand Design at The Coca-Cola Company, overseeing some of the world’s most iconic and beloved brands. She has worked at some of the best advertising and branding agencies in the world including Wieden+Kennedy, Gretel, Wolff Olins, and Ogilvy, across different continents and markets, creating award-winning campaigns and brand expressions for clients such as Airbnb, Nike, Chobani, Amazon, and IBM.

Ren Rigby, Co-Founder & Chief Design Officer at Proto, is regarded as one of the world’s leading thinkers and designers in the field of branding. Prior to Proto, Ren served as the Global Head of Brand for R/GA where they led major innovation projects for clients including: Nike, Google, Walmart, Samsung, and a host of start-ups. They began their 20-year career at one of Britain’s most respected and awarded design agencies – The Chase – later working for Pentagram, True North, Landor, and Interbrand.

Founder and Creative Director of Christopher Doyle & Co – an independent design studio based in Sydney, Australia – Christopher Doyle is an internationally recognised designer with over 20 years experience. He has worked at some of Australia’s leading brand and design agencies. His work has won numerous local and international awards, been used globally as the basis for educational material, and appeared in feature articles for Desktop Magazine, Creative Review, and Grafik Magazine.


Leaving the door ajar – Christopher Doyle
CD&Co. Creative Director and founder Christopher Doyle will give a candid account into his personal experience of how ideas, and the process of how to have them, reshaped his thinking and reoriented his design career. He will also step through a selection of project processes and outcomes, and have an honest conversation about the messy and pointless search of the perfect process, the importance of access to design and the pressures we all face trying to make great work. 

Reinventions – Ren Rigby
Ren Rigby (formerly known as Mike Rigby) was once described by the legendary founder of R/GA, Bob Greenberg, as the most positive and talented designer on the planet.

But what happens when that positivity begins to fade? When the career that once fueled you becomes a drain? When you fall out of love with what you do?

Join Ren as they share the sometimes painful lessons from the daunting reinventions that have helped to sustain them, both in work and in life, and how looking back through the history of creativity helped to rekindle hopes for the future.

It’s a story of moving from a place of fear and burnout to self-acceptance and ultimately a life of deeper meaning. Spanning two decades, three continents, and multiple design disciplines, it is a lifetime of learnings that can help you along your journey from where you are to where you want to be and remind you to savor the moments that shape us.

How Did I Get Here? – Sue Murphy
Hear how somebody who thought they were nobody built a career wanting the job they didn’t have by zig-zagging between the two opposing worlds.


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The Giant Screen

Millennium Point,
Curzon St,
Birmingham B4 7XG

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