Next week, our second Creative Change Makers event kicks off, this time online. The event will inform, engage and inspire creative thinkers to explore positive solutions for social and environmental IMPACT. Click here for tickets.
The programme is packed full with inspiration and creative visionaries. See the full-line up here for 25, 26 + 27 February.
About the speakers
Day 2 – Friday 26 February, 14:00-19:30 GMT
Sir Tim Smit
Sir Tim Smit is best known for his achievements in Cornwall. He ‘discovered’ and then restored ‘The Lost Gardens of Heligan’ with John Nelson, which is now one of the UK’s best loved gardens having been named ‘Garden of the Year’ by BBC Countryfile Awards (Mar 2018). Tim’s book ‘The Lost Gardens of Heligan’ won Book of the Year in 1997. Tim is Executive Vice-Chair and Co-founder of the multi award-winning Eden Project in Cornwall. Since its opening in 2001, over 22 million people have come to see a once sterile pit, turned into a cradle of life containing world-class horticulture and startling architecture symbolic of human endeavour. Tim is also Executive Co-Chair for Eden Project International which aims to have an Eden Project on every habited continent by 2025.
Chrissy Levett is a Creative Director who studied graphic design and communications at the Royal College of Art in London. Chrissy has won a number of industry awards for branding and is a TEDx speaker, educator and author, who believes creative thinking is vital for us to solve global challenges. Now Founder & CEO for Creative Conscience, she leads this global movement set up to encourage, reward and support creative thinkers to use their talents for positive social and environmental impact.
Rosa joined Creative Conscience via the awards scheme in 2017. She is a former social media editor at Dazed and Confused Magazine and founder of mental health platform Aware Online. With additional experience in creative direction and public speaking, Rosa is passionate about creating a change. Rosa has hosted and curated numerous events and panels for Creative Conscience and for her mental health platform. She continues to support the charity in its work to break the social stigma around mental illness.
Barlow is the founder and principal of L&Co, a London-based design and branding studio with B Corp certification. Paul is passionate about the huge potential the creative industry has to solve many of the world’s challenges. He sees the Creative Conscience awards and the agency’s role as chief supporter/sponsor of Creative Conscience as powerful and engaging forces for positive change.
Vineeta co-runs a London based ethics-driven, certified BCorp digital agency, Wholegrain Digital. They work with a diverse range of clients from Ecover to Unicef, and make first-class WordPress based websites that are high performance, accessible, and most importantly low in their CO2 emissions. Vineeta helps positive organisations solve problems and digitally amplify their message. The team at Wholegrain take the urgency of climate change incredibly seriously and have numerous strategies in place to reduce CO2 emissions in their everyday lives and operation of the business.
Graeme Robertson is a photographer who has worked for The Guardian since 2005. He has covered the Iraq war, Pakistan, the Middle East conflict, several humanitarian trips in Africa, three UK general elections and a World Cup, and he has photographed some of the most famous faces in the celebrity world. He previously worked for Getty Images, The Herald and The Scotsman, and his photos have appeared in many other publications, books and exhibitions. He has won several awards and been nominated for many others.
Nicole Yershon is an Author, Speaker, Judge, Non-Exec Director, Trustee and Maverick. Nicole is identified by The Drum as one of the 25 women who have shaped the British digital industry over the last 25 years. She is founder of The NY Collective, author of Amazon’s bestselling book, Rough Diamond, speaker and during her 16 years at global Marketing and Advertising agency Ogilvy, founded the Ogilvy Innovation Lab. She has an online course available to teach Intrapreneurship – this brings the entrepreneurial spirit into big business and is an Honorary Fellow at Ravensbourne University.
Keith is founder director of voodooh, a digital OOH content production company. Keith launched his first screen in 1999 and was immediately struck with the intelligent and creative potential of screen-based media. He has been involved in the technical, operations, creative, and delivery aspects of the digital OOH industry since its inception, working closely with suppliers, clients, creatives, agencies and media owners to continue to unlock the capabilities of the medium.
Designer, textile mark-maker and photographer, who has created a wide range of highly-acclaimed projects and products across textile design, furniture and interiors. As a fellow of the RSA, Ella champions the principles of the circular economy through public engagements and teaching projects. Doran’s visually-arresting and award-winning designs are the result of many creative partnerships and collaborations with commissions ranging from Absolut Vodka, TATE, Paloma Picasso, Portmeirion Potteries to the Royal London Hospital, John Lewis, Habitat and The Glasgow School of Art.
Editor of Creative Review magazine from 1999 to 2019. Author of several books on design and visual culture and contributor to publications including The Guardian, The Observer and The Independent.
Alexie is a designer focused on the intersection between design creativity, business sustainability and authentic communication, delivering positive impact applied through strategic thinking and design intuition. Sustainable Human at Group of Humans and founding member of URGE collective, previously creative director at Thomas Matthews, and design director for creative at The Guardian and The Observer newspaper group. Past clients include Interface, Useful Projects, Think-Up, Constructivist, 100% Design, The Get It Right Initiative, EBO essential beauty oils, Arlette Gold, Foster & Partners, LOCOG, Mayor of London’s office, British Council, Rix Mix, Saatchi & Saatchi Design, and Philips electronics.
Mark helps big companies think like small ones and small companies think like big ones. He works on innovation of products, services and business models; he works on sustainability and company purpose; and he coaches businesses and individuals. He has saved his clients in excess of £120 million per annum through environmental improvements, has increased sales of products by 8000% by introducing circular economy business models and trained over 2000 people in sustainability.