Listen to relaxed conversations with inspiring creatives and innovators from around the world. Hear their stories, mistakes they have made on the way and opinions on what's going on in the industry. Get inspired!
R/GA's Global Chief Creative Officer on how to achieve a C-level design role
1:09:35In our last episode of this Design Leadership series, we talked to Tiffany Rolfe, Mom & Global Chief Creative Officer at R/GA. Tiffany shared insights on how to stay relevant in an ever-changing industry, fight imposter syndrome, step out of your comfort zone, get to a C-level position as a Creative and the skills you need to become a successful Chief Creative Officer while also being a parent. Tiffany leads a team of over 200 cross-disciplinary designers, thinkers and makers that create work at the intersection of storytelling and technology. R/GA’s clients include Nike, Verizon, Samsung, Airbnb, Slack, ESPN, and Instagram. For more leadership insights check our Executive Programme For Design Leaders. Learn more 👉 https://bit.ly/3wXJox1
How to Lead the Advertising Industry with Saatchi & Saatchi's Chief Creative Officer
1:16:24In our fourth episode of Design Leadership webinars, we talked to Kate Stanners, Global Chairwoman & Global Chief Creative Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi. She has played a key role in the transformation of the agency post the acquisition of the digital agency Outside Line, successfully combining digital, social and design into the creative offering. She has won numerous awards for clients including Carlsberg, T-Mobile, Pampers, Holsten Pils, Lurpak, Nurofen and Cadbury. She is also part of the committee at the V&A museum and is President of D&AD. Kate shared insights on being one of the first creative women in the Advertising Industry, her journey and tips for getting to the top, the importance of asking for help and coaching, and the skills you need to become a successful Chief Creative Officer and how to get there. For more leadership insights check our Executive Programme For Design Leaders. Learn more 👉 https://bit.ly/3wXJox1
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Meta’s first Chief Creative Officer on what he learned from working with Barack Obama and on the connection between business and design.
1:07:08In our third episode of our Design Leadership webinars, we talked to Josh W Higgins, VP, Executive Creative Director for Atlassian leading multi-disciplined Creative, Design, Ops and Production teams who work across all consumer touch points. Previously, Josh was the Global Chief Creative Officer for Reality Labs at Meta and Design Director for President Obama’s 2012 historic political campaign. Josh shared insights on how design can change the world, how to create the role of CCO at global companies like Meta, how to implement users' feedback and how designers can learn about the influence of business has on their work. For more leadership insights check out our Executive Programme For Design Leaders. Learn more 👉 https://bit.ly/3wXJox1 Chapters 00:00 - Welcome to our Design Leadership webinar 02:00 - Josh X Barack Obama: Trust 06:14 - The Value of Design: Design can change the world 10:30 - Josh X Meta: Rebrand, Branding Marketing, Brand Book 15:30 - Dynamics of CCO + CMO: Does your business need both? 19:13 - From Exec Creative Director to First CCO of Meta 23:40 - Creating the role of CCO: How to talk to top management 28:22 - Meta - Oculus Quest: How Design changes Product/Brand Awareness
Global Chief Creative Officer at BCW Global on the main qualities of a design leader
1:25:12In our second episode of Design Leadership webinars, we talked to the wonderful Fede Garcia, Global Chief Creative Officer at PR agency BCW Global. Fede shared insights on how to motivate teams to create bold ideas, what is the future of advertising, how cancel culture influenced creativity, what it means to be creative and what are the main qualities of a good leader. For more leadership insights check our Executive Programme For Design Leaders. Learn more 👉 https://bit.ly/3wXJox1 Chapters Welcome to our Design Leadership webinar Social Media, Creativity and Impostor syndrome The infinite game Brand marketing: promoting yourself and the brand on Social media Creative career: from Creative Director to Chief Creative Officer What does a Chief Creative Officer do? How to build a creative culture, empower bold ideas and creativity How to prove the value of creativity and design, taking the risk Balancing high-quality work and mental health Self-awareness, happiness, and enjoying life / how to become happy in life Future of advertising: Transmedia storytelling Power of emotions in creativity Q&A - Qualities of a good leader What is the difference between being creative and being a creative Who can become a good leader? Creativity VS Business How to sell ideas and be a confident leader Being a quick learner and having the growth mindset Time management skills and workload prioritisation Is resilience important? Creating a vision
Chief Creative Officer at Mejuri on how to scale brands and design teams
1:11:44In this interview, Justine Lançon, CCO at modern jewellery brand Mejuri, will share everything you need to know about being a Chief Creative Officer. What does it mean to be a creative leader? How Mejuri branding was created? What qualities and skills do you need to grow from the creative director to CCO? How to build and hire a design team? For more leadership insights check our Executive Programme For Design Leaders at bauhaus.futurelondonacademy.co.uk
Business Psychologist Sinead Keenan on The Skills Future Business Leaders Need to Have
57:47Our fourth guest in our Leadership Series was Sinead Keenan, Business Psychologist at SpencerStuart – a global leadership consultancy firm with 57 offices in over 30 countries. We discussed what are the future skills Business Leaders need to have. Sinead also gave advice on how to find your purpose and how to give and receive feedback. Sinead will also be a teacher on our Executive Programme For Design Leaders. Learn more here
Asana On Creative Operations For Agencies
56:55We were super inspired speaking to Ariel Ross, a creative operations expert with over 15 years in scaling agency processes. Her expertise lies in developing operational frameworks for creative agencies, making projects run smoothly and keeping teams happy. We chatted about what three qualities every great project manager should have. Also, the biggest mistake every company makes on creative operations that we can learn from. If you want to see their faces, check out this chat on our YouTube 📺 Ariel has also curated all her tools/frameworks into an online course – Creative Ops 👉 https://bit.ly/3gK3hBB
Ragged Edge On 14 Years of Growing from its Mistakes
52:49We loved how honest Max Ottignon was in our chat. Max is the Co-founder of Ragged Edge – a fantastic London-based branding agency working with some of the fastest-growing startups such as Mindful Chef, Bulb, to name a few. We discussed mistakes Ragged Edge made throughout the 14 years it has been running. What makes its company culture so special, and what makes a bad haircut. For those who want to see their faces, you can watch this chat on our YouTube Channel 📺
Illo TV on Illustration in Branding and Picking the Right Business Partner
51:41We were super inspired by our interview with Ilenia Notarangelo, Co-founder, CEO and Creative Director of Illo TV. The Turin-based creative agency specialises in Illustration and motion design and has created some remarkable work for the likes of Google, Airbnb and Samsung. We talked about how Ilenia started her career from a not-so-creative place. Also, the importance of picking the right business partner, and overcoming the psychological struggles of running your own company. For those who want to see their faces, you can watch this chat on our YouTube Channel 📺
Dixon Baxi on Starting and Running Your Own Branding Agency
56:09We learnt so much speaking to Aporva Baxi, founder and ECD of branding agency, DixonBaxi. Aporva has an amazing career working as a creative director across the world and is now running the agency for more than 18 years. We chatted about what it was like to drop the career of a creative director in high demand to start your own agency. And how important it is to always stay creative. If you're a visual listener, watch this conversation on our YouTube Channel 📺