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Northern Quarter Tuesday Talks
Tue 18 October 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
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Kelly Dawson | Design Project Leader at Unilever
A Senior Design Project Leader for Home Care Design in Unilever. Kelly has been in the design industry for thirteen years. For the majority of her career she has been a hands-on designer in both product and packaging design creating and helping to get to market award-winning products for an array of companies such as Samsung, Lowe Alpine, Sainsbury's, BT, Belkin. Kelly graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in Product Design.
Kelly believes Being able to identify an unmet need,create a product to solve that need and then see it being used by people is the most rewarding part of the design profession. One of the leading product designers in the World.
Why Product Design? The breadth of sectors product design can cover is really exciting.
Sara Tate | MD Mother London
One of the top creatives in the World Sara Tate has spent the last ten years at Mother London. The agency's philosophy is "To make great work, have fun and make a living. Always in that order." Before joining Mother, Sara Tate was at Bartle Bogle Hegarty.
Since leaving Oxford University 15 years ago, Sara has carved a successful career within the advertising and communications industry. A strategist, her focus has evolved from leading client’s businesses to leading one of the world’s foremost creative companies: Mother London. She has worked on some of the UK’s best-loved brands including Coca-Cola, Boots, Sainsbury’s and British Airways; winning two APG Awards for planning excellence along the way. APG subsequently invited her to sit on the APG Committee, which promotes excellent advertising and communications strategy.
Kosmos & Kaos | Design Agency Reykjavík, Iceland
Full service digital agency focusing on design, usability, development and online. In the beginning there was Kaos - a void where all creation came. And Kaos could form a Kosmos - the universe. Kosmos & Kaos is well versed in their attacks in all projects with the heart of the weapon. With a penetrating eye for design, good workmanship and systematic dissemination, they have for many years designed websites and marketing for clients.
Founded in 2010 by Gummi Sig and Kristján Gunnarsson. In the short time they went out to his work at the kitchen table to open two branches tissue tofu staff - one in Reykjanes and the second in the capital. As well as awards for excellent work, Kosmos & Kaos have been approved to be a business and attracted attention for high level personnel who continually being developed.
Snohetta | Oslo and Worldwide
Snøhetta (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈsnøːˌhɛtɑ]) is an international architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and brand design office based in Oslo, Norway and New York City with studios in San Francisco, California, Innsbruck, Austria, Singapore and Stockholm, Sweden. Craig Edward Dykers and Kjetil Trædal Thorsen are the two Founding Partners of the company. Snøhetta has approximately 150 designers working on projects around the world.
Snøhetta has received the World Architecture Award for the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Oslo Opera House, and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Since its completion in 2008, the Oslo Opera House has also garnered the Mies van der Rohe Award and the EDRA (Environmental Design Research Association) Great Places Award, as well as the European Prize for Urban Public Space, the International Architecture Award and the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture in 2010.
Zurb | Product Design, Interaction Design & Design Strategy | Silicon Valley
ZURB is a product design company that has helped millions of designers create better products, websites and services since 1998. We’re a team of T-shaped product design experts with a bold mission: Change the way people design connected products and services. We lead by design through our consulting, product design tools and training. Over the last two decades, we’ve developed Progressive Design, a system that helps us create consistently impactful work that touches millions of people around the globe every day.
Code Computerlove | Digital Product Agency | Manchester
Founded in 1999 by Tony Foggett with fellow directors Louis Georgiou and Wini Tse, the agency has grown from a multimedia business to an award winning full service digital firm working with clients including Oxfam, Hovis, NUS, Chester Zoo, BBC, Brother and First TransPennine Express.Brilliant people making brilliant things.
They love it when things are working beautifully. But they won’t stop looking for ways to make them better. They ask better questions, then provide you with your own team of experts to answer them, a mix of strategic consultants, product managers, engineers, experience designers, performance optimisers and search & content marketers.