2017 Speakers

Alison Coward
Founder, Bracket

Alison is the founder of Bracket and author of “A Pocket Guide to Effective Workshops”. She is a strategist, trainer and workshop facilitator. With over 15 years’ experience of working in, leading and facilitating creative teams, Alison is passionate about finding the perfect balance between creativity and productivity. At Bracket she helps teams to use the best of their talents to develop great ideas and collaborate to make them happen. She has worked with a wide-range of clients including: Google, Barclaycard, Channel 4, Etsy, D&AD and TrendWatching.


Alison is speaking at Future-Proof: Preparing for the Future of Work.

Amelia Scivier
General Manager , Good Soldier Songs

Currently working at two companies, as the General Manager of Good Soldier Songs  (Independent Record Label & Publishing Company) and Label & Operations Manager at UNILAD. Graduated from BA Culture, Criticism and Curation at CSM in 2011, began career at Three Six Zero Group as the PA to the Director/​Manager of Calvin Harris.


Amelia will be offering CV Checks at Central Saint Martins.

Anni Movsisyan
Artist, sorryyoufeeluncomfortable (SYFU)

Anni Movsisyan will be representing sorryyoufeeluncomfortable.


Formed in 2014, sorryyoufeeluncomfortable (SYFU) are a collective of thinkers and makers. United by a core desire to challenge dominant discourses, they are centred on research based art practice and institutional critique by the way of artistic intervention. They have presented work at Iniva, The Showroom, The Wellcome Collection, London’s ICA and various locations in Europe.


Image credit: Christa Holka


Anni Movsisyan will be representative speaker of sorryyoufeeluncomfortable  at Communities of Potential: working together.

Anoesjcka Gianotti
Co-Founder and Director , Students of Design

Anoesjcka has worked as an entrepreneur since 2005 establishing  brands in the fashion sector. She set up a bespoke shirts business AG Bespoke Couture. Subsequently she also established a range of leather bags under the brand AG by AG. Her bags are worn by bloggers and celebrities world wide.


Anoesjcka is speaking at Get ready to retail.


Ashanti Bentil-Dhue
Foodpreneur, Women in Food

After 5 years as a banking compliance consultant working for big banks like Santander and Barclays, Ashanti Bentil-Dhue is now a Virgin Start Up Mentor and Business Consultant. Ashanti thoroughly enjoys connecting women in the food business by hosting networking events for food entrepreneurs. You can can get food business tips by listening to Ashanti’s Women In Food Podcast show on iTunes and Soundcloud. @fem_foodpreneur.


Ashanti  is speaking at  Wantrepreneurs Beware: the truth about starting your own business!

Barbara Biosah
Fashion Designer and Owner , DUMEBI LTD

Barbara is a Luxury Fashion Designer and creator of Exotic Couture Clothing brand DUMEBI. Born and raised in London, UK but of Nigerian heritage she continuously finds new ways to embrace both cultures. Her collections usually consist of a variety of colour, unconventional materials and various dimensions using the highest quality materials and creating exotic unique couture pieces ethically handmade in-house her workshops in London and Paris.


Barbara will offering CV advice service at London College of Fashion.

Becky Buckman
AWP Internship Alumni,

Becky Buckman is a London-based artist/ designer and administrator who graduated from Interactive Design Arts at London College of Communication in 2016. She recently completed two Artquest Widening Participation internships at non-profit arts organisations Cinenova and The Showroom. Most recently Becky co-curated Occupying Space x Antiuniversity Now 2017, a program of films screening works from the Cinenova feminist moving image collection. Her current personal areas of interest are researching ideas around the self/ identity, existence and decolonisation.


Becky is speaking at Getting Internships Right


Bethany Williams
Fashion Designer, Bethany Williams

Bethany Williams is a pioneering British menswear designing committed to exploring social and environmental change within her work and working with marginalised parts of society to bring about positive change and social enterprise. The Spring/Summer 2018 collection “Women of Change” focusses of women’s rehabilitation, working closely with HMP Downview Prison and the San Patrignano drug and alcohol dependency program.
Bethany is speaking at What every creative start up needs to know about Intellectual Property (IP).

Bob Jones
Creative Director, WMA Studios

WMA Studios is an award-winning full-service creative agency working across the music and lifestyle space.

With a creative presence in London, New York and LA, WMA produces global digital content in photography, video, design and digital development, with unrivalled production values.


Bob will be offering CV Checks at London College of Communication.

Carolyn Dailey
Founder of Creative Entrepreneurs , Creative Entrepreneurs

Carolyn Dailey is the former Managing Director of Time Warner who helped launch CNN in Europe. She now runs her own strategy and branding boutique, specialising in clients in the creative industries. In January 2016 she launched at ‘Creative Entrepreneurs,’ a movement to resource and inspire creative people to start their own businesses at No. 10 Downing Street.


Carolyn is speaking at  How to Network effectively.

Charlie Caswell
Principal, HBA Residential, London

Charlie Caswell is a qualified architect with over 10 years’ experience specialising in the design and implementation of super prime residential properties.


Prior to establishing HBA Residential’s London office, Charlie worked at Candy & Candy where he oversaw numerous apartments in One Hyde Park as well as Switzerland’s most expensive penthouse and other large scale private client projects across Europe.


Charlie will be offering CV Checks at Central Saint Martins.



Cheshta Aggarwal
Director, Crimsoune Club

Cheshta Aggarwal leads a marketing and branding team for lifestyle brand Crimsoune Club in India (est. 2005). She recently spoke about the Confluence of Fashion and Culture at the Mail Today Culture Conclave. In her work and beyond she is focused on promoting education and awareness of sustainable fashion practices.


Cheshta is speaking at Life after LCF: graduate stories.

Deborah Findlater
Artist, sorryyoufeeluncomfortable (SYFU)

Deborah Findlater will be representing sorryyoufeeluncomfortable.

Formed in 2014, sorryyoufeeluncomfortable (SYFU) are a collective of thinkers and makers. United by a core desire to challenge dominant discourses, they are centred on research based art practice and institutional critique by the way of artistic intervention. They have presented work at Iniva, The Showroom, The Wellcome Collection, London’s ICA and various locations in Europe.


Deborah Findlater  will be representative speaker of sorryyoufeeluncomfortable  at Communities of Potential: working together.


Elco Ian
Facebook performance marketer, Painting The Internet

Elco founded and runs a Facebook marketing and growth hacking agency called Painting The Internet. They manage client’s Facebook campaigns at a value of +£30k per month, working for seed and venture funded UK tech start-ups. #


Elco is Dutch/Korean, and loves food, culture & creativity. He’s lived all over the world in including; Indonesia, Amsterdam, Lisbon and São Paulo.


Elco is speaking at Future-Proof: Preparing for the Future of Work.


Ellen Mead
Country Sales Manager VILA , BESTSELLER UK Ltd

Ellen is the Country Sales Manager for one of BESTSELLER’s leading fashion brands VILA in the UK. Ellen has been with BESTSELLER for more than 4 years and is specialist in the area of brand launches.


Ellen is speaking at Personal Career Branding – What Makes You Unique.

Emily Tulloh
Service Designer, Mindwave Ventures

At Mindwave Ventures Emily designs digital products and services that have a positive impact on people. With a background in product design, her passion lies in understanding people, asking the right questions and championing user experience throughout the development process. Emily was noted as one of Design Council’s ‘Ones to Watch’ in 2014.

Emily will be offering CV Checks at Central Saint Martins.

Esther Ellard
Designer, BA Graphic Design CSM Graduate

Esther describes herself as “Trying to be a real designer/maker/artist in the world.”
She will discuss her journey since graduating and how she ‘sells’ her work.


Eshter is speaking at Sell your work and make a living in London with MiAL.

Eva Liparova
Product manager and theatre producer, Eva Liparova

Eva Liparova is a product manager and theatre producer. She started her career producing shows and events, eventually running her own agency to help companies build communities around their products. She has worked with clients in San Francisco, New York, London and Berlin. Based in London, she now works as a product manager at the Victoria & Albert Museum.


Eva is speaking at Life after CSM: how to get started in the creative industries.

Frances Mathews

Frances is a HR Generalist, who joined BESTSELLER 3 years ago. Frances will lead the employability session sharing her expertise in the areas of employer and career branding.


Frances is speaking at Personal Career Branding – What Makes You Unique.

Francesca Shepherd
Solicitor, Sheridans

Francesca is an Associate in the Fashion and Brands Group at Sheridans.


Francesca is a commercial intellectual property specialist with particular expertise within the fashion industry.


Francesca specialises in the commercial exploitation and protection of intellectual property, negotiating a range of commercial agreements and advising on intellectual property issues, including infringement in relation to copyright, designs, trade marks, confidentiality and passing off.


Francesca is speaking at What every creative start-up needs to know about Intellectual Property (IP).

Gabby Edlin
Founder, Bloody Good Period

Gabby is founder of Bloody Good Period, a social enterprise collecting period supplies and toiletries for asylum seekers. She is also Creative Director & Founder of Florence & Pearl, purveyors of Actually Interesting Wedding Stationery and Occasionally Innappropriate Greetings Cards.


Gabby is speaking at Designing a feminist internet: talk and networking.

George Hintzen
Founder & Director, TOAD - The Outdoor Advertising Directory

Qualified Architect that worked for Heatherwick Studio, Zaha Hadid and Wilkinson Eyre, most recently on Battersea Power Station and the Kings Cross Masterplan. Specialised in media facades and recently embarked on a tech startup TOAD – The Outdoor Advertising Directory – a public marketplace for outdoor ads.

Hanna Naima McCloskey
Founder and CEO, Fearless Futures

Hanna is of Algerian-British heritage and has worked for the UN, NGOs and Royal Bank of Scotland across communications, research and finance roles. An expert in gender and leadership, she is dedicated to researching, living and exploring the literature and practice of creating socially just, empowered and inclusive communities and workplaces.


Visit Fearless Futures website. 


Hanna is speaking at Designing a feminist internet: talk and networking.

Heather Corcoran
European Design & Technology Outreach, Kickstarter

Heather Corcoran leads outreach for Kickstarter in the UK and Europe, with a focus on the Design & Technology communities. Based in London, she works closely with innovators, creators, and makers who use Kickstarter to bring new products to life.


Heather is speaking at Fund your creative project with flair on Kickstarter.

Helen Kemp
Founder and Director, Just Got Made

Helen is founder and director of Just Got Made, a UAL mentor and freelance creative producer. “I’m interested in how people are revolutionising making, craftsmanship and manufacturing as we move towards a highly personalised, creative and independent future. I’m addicted to learning, and like to pull ideas around and try to communicate them”.


Helen is speaking at Manufacturing for small creative businesses: a practical guide.

Iris Colomb
Poet, curator, translator

Throughout her practice Iris strives to create relationships between form and content, applying a design approach to poetic projects. Her work currently involves poetry, individual and collaborative performance, art direction and translation. She also curates events seeking possibilities beyond the traditional format of poetry readings, involving film, visual arts, sound, and design.


Image credit: Evelyn Bencicova.


Iris is speaking at Multiplicity: designing your own career through portfolio working.

Isabelle Laight
Illustrator & designer-maker, BA Fashion Textiles, London College of Fashion Graduate

Isabelle will discuss how she prices her work and how she has been successful in making sales with her illustrations and with her design products which includes homeware (plates, cups, carafes).
Isabelle’s work is heavily influenced by hip-hop culture, it aims to be playful and not to be taken too seriously.


Isabelle is speaking at Sell your work and make a living in London with MiAL.

Ishimwa Muhimanyi
Artist, Ishimoi

I am socially conscious movement based artist who’s work questions our identity.

An avid read with interests ranging from poetry, film to pop culture. I am interested in creating socially relevant, risk-taking art that builds connections across boundaries.


Visit Ishimwa’s website : www.ishimoi.com


Ishimwa is speaking at Life after CSM: graduate stories.


Jack Williamson
Head of Marketing and International, Good Soldier Songs

Working in the music industry in marketing and management for the past 15 years, Jack Williamson has worked across Sony, Warners and Universal in domestic and international marketing, as well as representing No.1 selling artists in a management capacity including Gabreille Aplin.  He currently works at Good Soldier where he heads up Marketing & International.


Jack will be offering CV Checks at London College of Communication.

Jane Frances Dunlop
Artist , Salon Flux

Artist Jane Frances Dunlop  will be representing Salon Flux.


Salon Flux is a group of artists working together. It was founded in 2011 with the intention of offering space for the presentation and constructive critique of new work for emerging artists. Since then, SF has evolved into a collective that aims to support each other and their peers through events, conversation, exhibitions and publications.


Other Salon Flux Members:

David Altweger

Jane Frances Dunlop

Mira Loew

Rafa Prada

Franziska Zaida Schrammel

(Belén Zahera, founding member)


Jane Frances Dunlop will be representative speaker of Salon Flux at Communities of Potential: working together.

Joanne Milmore
Communications Manager, DACS

Joanne is DACS’ Communications Manger and part of her role is to raise awareness about copyright among artists and provide practical advice on how it can help benefit them. She coordinates DACS’ copyright workshop programme which is run in collaboration with arts organisations and education establishments.

Kusheda Mensah
Artits , co-founder of Unfinished Biz

Kusheda is an artist, her speciality and passion lie specifically in Print design. Currently, she is creating a contemporary modular furniture business. She hoping supported by the Prince’s Trust to change the way we interact socially by looking at our living and social spaces and encouraging better social behaviours.


She is also part of the stunning trio that is Unfinished Biz, a Youtube channel and NTS radio show. Unfinished Biz is a passion project launched by Kusheda and her friends, Charlie and Rivah with the aim of representing women that otherwise don’t feel represented on Youtube or other outlets.


Kusheda is speaking at Holistic entrepreneurship for women creatives.

Linda Mbagwu
Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Coach, Linda Mbagwu

Linda started her first business at the age of 25 whilst homeless and living in her car. Having to confront overcome a number of personal and professional challenges, within 5 years she was able to grow the business 14 employees and £2.4m in revenue. She closed the business down in June 2016 in search for projects that would be more fulfilling. She is now a speaker and is in the process of setting up a coaching business supporting people in overcoming depression and stress in order to perform in their lives and embrace their power.


Linda is speaking at  Wantrepreneurs Beware: the truth about starting your own business!

Lindy Staadecker
Co-founder and Director, Students of Design

Prior to joining SODS Lindy worked as a marketing and event management consultant. Lindy then returned to education to study graphic and spatial design at UAL during which time she worked with her fellow directors to develop SODS – bringing emerging designers to market.


Lindy is speaking at Get ready to retail.



Lis Passburg Brum
Social Media Responsible, BESTSELLER UK Ltd

Lis is a former student of Central Saint Martins, responsible for all of the UK’s social media at BESTSELLER. Lis has launched the social media sites for multiple leading BESTSELLER fashion brands.

Lis is speaking at Personal Career Branding – What Makes You Unique.

Loren Platt
Founder of Work It, W Project & FAM

Loren thrives on ideas and bringing them to life.  Founder of club night Work It, initiative W Project and collective FAM, she has been immersed within the creative underground of East London for the last decade. With a background in visual communication she is a creative producer that fluidly transitions between projects working with BBC 1xtra, Nike, Boiler Room, Columbia Records, Topshop and Adidas to name a few. Challenging stereotypes and diversifying spaces is the motivation that keeps her moving forward.


Loren is speaking at Holistic entrepreneurship for women creatives.

Madeleine Furness
Business Incubation Programme Manager, Cockpit Arts

At Cockpit Arts Madeleine delivers one-to-one creative business coaching and a diverse workshop programme tailored to the spectrum of craft practices Cockpit houses.  She has in-depth knowledge of UK contemporary craft businesses – over the past eleven years has individually supported hundreds of makers on their creative and professional development.


Madeleine is speaking at Planning to establish your craft studio and business.

Magda Janiszewska
Student Adviser, University of the Arts London

Magda has previously worked for the British Refugee Council in a number of client-facing roles. Currently working at the University of the Arts London as a Student Adviser and attending a part-time MSc in Migration, Mobility and Development at SOAS.


Magda is speaking at  Life in the UK for EU graduates after Brexit.

Michelle Njeri Small
Textile designer and Illustrator, Business Owner at NJERI

Michelle, illustrator and textile designer, graduated from Chelsea College of Art in 2016 with an MA in Textiles. Upon graduating Michelle started her own business creating colourful, lively artwork for textiles, stationery and fashion. Her illustrations were featured in ‘Fashion Illustration Africa: A New Generation’ book, Tapiwa Matsinde.


Michelle will be speaking at Life after UAL: how to take the next steps in your creative career.

Michelle Parekh
Co-Founder, Students of Design

Michelle is a business consultant who specialises in marketing and has been involved in a number of businesses as a marketing consultant and shareholder including the Japanese Knife Company, and City Man.


Michelle is speaking at Get ready to retail.

Naïma Ben Ayed
Font designer, Dalton Maag

Naïma graduated from Estienne school in Paris in 2009. After working in different studios as a graphic designer and typographer, she moved to London in 2012 to join Dalton Maag, international type design studio. There, she designs custom fonts in Latin and Arabic scripts for global brands.


Naïma is speaking at Hidden Women of Design present: Playing the game.

Natasha Slee
Social Media Manager, Refinery29

I currently look after all socials at Refinery29 UK, and previous to this, I was Social Media Editor at Dazed. In my spare time I write fashion history books for children. I studied Fashion Journalism BA at LCF.


Natasha will be offering CV Checks at London College of Fashion.

Natasha Tebbs
Gallery Manager, The Showroom

Natasha Tebbs is Gallery Manager at The Showroom, a not-for-profit contemporary art space focused on collaborative approaches to production. She works on the day to day running of the organisation and producing artists’ projects, recently working with Laura Oldfield Ford, Koki Tanaka and Chimurenga. Natasha has managed the AWP internships at The Showroom since the scheme began in 2012. She previously worked at the Hayward Gallery and is a graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art.


Natasha is speaking at Getting Internships Right.

Nick Kaplony
Senior Program Coordinator, Artquest

Artquest provides free advice, information and opportunities for visual artists. Nick has worked at Artquest for over 8 years commissioning online material and running a range of projects to support artists from residencies and talks to funded internships. He is also an artist, freelance curator and a graduate from Camberwell College of Arts.


Nick is speaking at Getting internships right

Nina Manandhar
Artist, photographer, curator

Nina Manandhar’s photographs and curated projects explore contemporary global youth identity, community and the meaning of style. Driven by an enduring interest in people, underpinning her work is a drive to bring out personality and champion authenticity in commercial and arts based commissions alike. Commercial and editorial clients include Adidas, The British Council, Nike, Ellesse, The FADER, LAW, i-D, Rough Trade and Riposte. She has presented projects at The Photographers Gallery, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, ICA, Southbank Centre, SHOWstudio and the V&A Museum. She is the author of ‘What We Wore – A People’s History of Style’ (Prestel).


Nina is speaking at Holistic entrepreneurship for women creatives.

Nosa Kingsley Osa
Founder / Creative Director, Nosakhari

A testament to quality and originality, Nosakhari has evolved as a result of confronting the challenges of expressing individuality in today’s society.

The philosophy behind our collection is to present functional yet eye-catching leather Accessories that enable our customers to celebrate their difference without the fear of prejudice.

Othello De'Souza-Hartley
Visual Artist and a Sessional Lecturer , Sulger-Buel Lovell Gallery, UAL and Ravensbourne University

Othello De’Souza-Hartley studied photography at Central Saint Martins and an MA in Fine Art from Camberwell College of Art.


De’Souza-Hartley is the recipient of numerous commissions including the National Portrait Gallery, The Photographers’ Gallery, Victoria Albert Museum, Camden Arts Centre and Platform for Art. He has had solo exhibitions at The Museum of Liverpool, The Camden Arts Centre and The Underground Gallery, and has been included in group shows at the Gasworks Gallery and the APT gallery in London.


De’Souza-Hartley is speaking at Life after UAL: graduate stories.

Patricia van den Akker
Director, The Design Trust

Patricia took over The Design Trust, an online business school for designers and makers, in 2011. She has 14 years experience in giving creative and cultural business advice and is a regular columnist for The Design Doctor.


Patricia is speaking at Using social media to land a job or client.

Peju Oshin
Freelance Museum Educator, Curator & Consultant

Peju Oshin is a British born Nigerian, proud Londoner and polymath. As an Educator, Curator and Consultant she makes it her business to better understand people, processes and bringing creative ideas to life through joined up thinking. Her work often focuses on young people, BAME representation, social studies and architecture.
Peju is speaking at Multiplicity: designing your own career through portfolio working.

Pip Jamieson
Founder & CEO, The Dots

Pip Jamieson is the Founder & CEO of The Dots – a LinkedIn challenger designed around the networking needs of creators.


Born out of a passion to make the creative industries more productive, open and diverse, Pip launched the platform in the UK in 2014.


An entrepreneur with a distinctive marmite laugh (you either love it or you hate it) Pip was named by The Sunday Times as one of the Top 100 Disruptive Entrepreneurs innovating in their respective fields (2017). Pip is on a mission to connect 1 million creators and freelancers to commercial opportunities by 2018. She lives on a houseboat with her husband in Kings Cross, London.


Pip is speaking at Checklist your way to a dream job.

Raj Bhowmik
General Manager, Amishi London

Spanning a fashion career of nearly 15 years, I am now the General Manager of Amishi London. Based in the very heart of London, in Mayfair, I look after the business – particularly on the sides of International Expansion and also focusing on the balance of fashion trends against commercial decisions. The Amishi Collection is oold in the world’s leading stores, Amishi clutch bags and jewelry have been appreciated by celebrities and Royalty including Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, Kimberley Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger, to name a few.


Raj will be offering CV Checks at London College of Fashion.

Rebecca Lindsay - Addy
Freelance Artist, writer

Rebecca Lindsay – Addy graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins in 2015. Since leaving she has worked on a range of projects within gallery education and community arts. Organisations she has worked with include: Tate, National Gallery and The Drawing Shed.


Rebecca is speaking at Multiplicity: designing your own career through portfolio working.

Rebecca Neville
Senior Global Recruiting Manager, Lesara

Rebecca is Senior Global Recruiting Manager with Lesara, one of Europe’s fastest growing startups, based in Berlin. There she recruits for merchandise, design, marketing and other departments. Previously she was Senior Associate at Macdonald & Company recruiting for property professionals in London and Hong Kong.


Rebecca will be offering CV Checks at London College of Fashion.

Reema Selhi
Legal and Policy Manager, DACS

Reema is Legal and Policy Manager at DACS and part of her role includes campaigning and lobbying for changes to copyright law that would have a positive impact on artists and safeguard their right to fair pay. She represents DACS in the copyright community with a focus on education, as well as advising artists on their rights.

Rhiannon Hunt
Designer & PhD Candidate , Centre for Sustainable Design, University for the Creative Arts

Convinced of the power of design in achieving a sustainable future, Rhiannon has dedicated her career to developing creative solutions to real-world challenges. As a 2014 MA Textile Design graduate, Rhiannon worked in the fashion industry before beginning a PhD exploring product design for a circular economy in Industry 4.0.


Rhiannon is speaking at Life after UAL: graduate stories.

Rosalind Davis
Artist-curator, writer & teacher , Freelancer, Curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery

Rosalind Davis is an artist-curator, graduate of The RCA (2005) and Chelsea College of Art (2003).  Davis has curated over 27 exhibitions and is the Curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery and previously co-directed two innovative arts organizations; Zeitgeist Arts Projects and Core Gallery.  Davis also lectures at universities, galleries and arts organisations across the country.Davis has exhibited her own work internationally.


Davis is speaking at Uncovering galleries, exhibitions and curation.

Russell Martin
Artist & Progamme Manager, Artquest

Visual artist, writer and events organiser from Glasgow and based in London since 1998. Russell has a varied freelance career in the visual arts. His self-initiated projects include peer mentoring, artist-led galleries, radio programmes, and interdisciplinary arts social events.  Russell is also a member of the board at Block 336, an advisor for PRAKSIS and a Fellow of the RSA.
Russell works part-time leading the Artquest programme, a free advice, information and career development service for visual artists.


Russel is speaking at Future-Proof: Preparing for the Future of Work.


Rona Marin Miller
Lead Creative , Kindred Agency

Rona started out as a digital designer after studying fine art at university. Six years later she has managed to marry her art background with her job as a Lead Creative and is now in charge of sourcing artistic talent and creating beautiful content for clients such as FOX, Penguin, GoFundMe and the New £1 Coin.

Kindered Agency

Saina Attaoui
Managing Director, L'Atelier Five

We are born to make a difference.

We design, produce and project manage bespoke retail experiences that engage people around the world.

L’Atelier Five‘s skilled team has delivered solutions (experiential, VM, shop windows, pop-ups, events, interior, …etc) for brands such as McQueen, De Beers, L’Oréal, Shiseido, Hermès, Cartier, and more.


Saina will be offering CV Checks at London College of Fashion.

Samuel Mensah
Senior Design Consultant , McKinsey & Company

Samuel a Senior Design Consultant has created and been credited with crafting Award-Winning Campaigns and artistic treatments globally for clients such as Nike, Google, MTV, Virgin, BBC, H&M & Barclays. His Personal work has also been featured on prestigious platforms and magazines such as Creative Review, Adobe.com, Abduzeedo, & DesignYouTrust.


Samuel is speaking at Life after LCC: graduate stories.


Sandra Fearon
Managing Director , Unique Image London

My mission is to help clients to maximize their potential in nailing that most sought after interview.  Starting from the importance of Image, Values, Personal Branding, Confidence coaching, interview coaching, by using inside experience and testimonials. The packages offered are bespoke to give people the courage, skills, knowledge and all it takes to successfully secure an amazing job for the future.


Sandra is speaking at Building Confidence and resilience to self-promote.

Sarah Boris
Creative Director, Sarah Boris Studio

Sarah Boris is an award winning London-based graphic designer specialised in branding and editorial design. After working for over ten years for organisations such as Phaidon, ICA, Barbican or Tate, she set up her own design practice in 2015. She collaborates with institutions such as The Photographers’ Gallery and publishers such as Thames & Hudson. Her work was recently acquired by the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and is part the collection of the FRAC in France which features graphic design and contemporary art. She has spoken in Graphic design festivals in Holland and France. She taught at LCC, and the Cass School of Architecture and Design She has also given talks at several UK universities, as well as It’s Nice That Nicer Tuesdays, Grafik Letterform Live, Women Who etc… She was Judge Foreman / President for D&AD Professional Awards and sat on the jury of several other awards. She graduated from the MA Typo/Graphic Studies in 2004 at LCC (then known as LCP).


Sarah is speaking at Hidden Women of Design present: Playing the game.

Scarlett Montanaro
Digital Creative , AMV BBDO

Scarlett Montanaro is a Digital Creative at AMV BBDO. Outside of the agency, she co-founded the social enterprise CRACK + CIDER, a shop that allows people to buy essential items for the homeless. She has been a member of the Young Creative Council since 2012 and blogs for The Huffington Post.


Scarlett Montanaro is speaking at Life after LCC: how to start out as a creative.

Skyla van der Pols
Founder, BOOTH

Skyla van der Pols is a creative producer and the founder of BOOTH, a new platform for women in film. BOOTH is a growing network of women in the industry and a curated video channel of members’ work.


Skyla will be offering CV Checks at London College of Fashion.

Sofia Niazi
Representative of OOMK,

Sofia Niazi is representing OOMK.


One of My Kind (OOMK) is a highly visual, small-press publication. Each issue centers around a different creative theme, with more general content exploring topics of faith, activism and identity. As well as producing a printed zine, OOMK is present online and hosts regular creative events including DIY Cultures.


Sophia is speaking at Communities of potential:Working together.

Sooanne Berner
Sales, Press & Marketing Executive, MACK

I manage press and marketing for the art/photography publishing house MACK. This involves commercial collaborations, exhibitions, and events. I’m also a freelance art writer, and was previously a copywriter at Dazed, following various stints in art galleries. My academic background is in art history.


Sooanne will be offering CV checks at Chelsea.

Steven Allen
Designer , OFFICIAL Designs

OFFICIAL Designs is the independent creative design studio of Steven Allen, graphic designer based in London. Whilst studying on LCC’s GMD course, Steven worked with clients as the design director on a number of major projects, including an international magazine and an awards ceremony. Since October 2016, Steven has been the designer for British luxury brand Smythson, who this year celebrates 130 years of extraordinary craftsmanship.


Steve is speaking at Life after LCC: how to start out as creative.


Tamar Riley
Head of Marketing , Refinery 29

Tamar heads up growth marketing for Refinery29 UK. In just over a year since it’s launch in the UK Refinery29 had gained a monthly readership of over a million women. Prior to Refinery29 Tamar was at TLC Marketing managing international marketing departments. Her experience spans digital media, marketing and events.


Tamar will be offering CV Checks at London College of Communication.

Tori Flower
Creative Director , Shift

Tori leads Shift’s design team in creating products and services for social change. She’s sat on the jury for the RSA and D&AD Awards and won Google Impact, Nesta New Radical, Webby and Tech4Good awards.She previously worked for the advertising agency WCRS, now applying her understanding of consumer products to the social innovation sector.

Projects:Video game that improves mental health of young people; Box Chicken: Healthy fast food outside school gates; Historypin: A communal archive helping local groups share local history and make new social connections.

Follow Tori on Twitter: shift_org


Tori is speaking at Hidden Women of Design present: Playing the game.

Vicky Simmons
Art Director, Mean Mail

Vicky Simmons is an art director who’s worked in London, New York and Los Angeles. She recently left Apple’s ad agency Media Arts Lab to go freelance and set up Mean Mail – greetings cards for those you love and love to hate.

Follow Vicky on social media: @meanmail @vickysimmons.

Vicky is speaking at Life after UAL: how to take the next steps in your creative career.

Visar Statovci
Managing Partner, Waste Creative

Visar moved to the UK in 1998 due to the war in Kosova.  His first job was with a company called Perception DM, where he worked on the Apple account as a Junior Designer, being trained in all things digital.  Waste was founded on June 6th 2006, and initially Visar held a Design Director role, moving quickly to a Managing Director role.  Waste has grown substantially since then, and they now occupy three offices, two in London and one in Santa Monica.  Waste boast an envious global client list and an award-winning team of digital and marketing experts.


Visar will be offering CV Checks at Central Saint Martins.

Will Hudson
Founder, It’s Nice That

Will founded It’s Nice That in 2007 and is now innovation director across the HudsonBec Group, a group of companies that exist to enable creativity to thrive.  The group currently includes media company It’s Nice That, creative Agency Anyways and online resource Lecture in Progress.


Will is speaking at Demystifying the Creative Industries.