Steve Vranakis

Advertising

Steve’s worked in digital, design and advertising agencies all over the world since 1993 and now heads up Google’s Creative Lab in London.

Some of his recent projects while at Google include: Assembly of Youth, an installation giving disadvantaged youth a voice at the United Nations, Inside Abbey Road – a virtual tour of the iconic music studios, Project Jacquard – an interactive fabric made from conductive threads, Chrome Web Lab, a series of interactive experiments connected live to the internet from the Science Museum in London, Jam with Chrome, a web based platform that lets you play music live with your friends from anywhere, DevArt an exhibition at the Barbican which heroes coders as creatives and Google Science Fair a global platform that invites youth to put their ideas forward to change the world.

Steve recently spent some time on the island of Lesvos building a mobile information hub to help Syrian refugees fleeing civil war find all the necessary information they required including translation tools, maps to refugee camps, registrations information, ferry schedules and emergency contact information. To date it has helped over 200,000 refugees and is being used by over 1,000 refugees a day across 30 NGO’s.

Steve’s work has been recognised by the Cannes Lions, D&AD, ADC, One Show’s, Campaign Big Awards, BTA’s, The FWA, Clio’s, Revolution, New Media Age, London International Advertising and the Andy Awards. His work has been featured in WIRED, The New York Times, Telegraph, Wall Street Journal, Creative Review, Huffington Post, FT, Design Week, Adage, and he’s written columns for Adweek, Marketing, Campaign, Revolution, New Media Age, Cre@te Magazine, and conducted television interviews with the BBC and CNBC Europe.

In December 2012 Steve was honoured to speak at TEDx in Athens about ‘Making technology matter’. He believes that technology combined with creativity can be used as a force for good and allow for people to come up with ideas that change the world.