By Design Conference 2015


Michael WolffUK

Michael Wolff is the co-founder of the world's most iconic design and advertising company Wolff Olins that specializes in corporate identity. He stands behind the creation of some of the most iconic and popular original brand identities. Currently he works as designer and creative advisor at his own Michael Wolff & Company. His clients include world known brands such as The Ministry of Sound, 3i, Mothercare, Citibank and Citigroup.


Natasha Jen / PentagramUS

Natasha Jen is an award-winning designer and the youngest partner at Pentagram. She was born in Taiwan and studied painting, following by graphic design at The School of Visual Arts in NY. After graduating she worked at Base, 2x4 and Stone Yamashita Partners. In 2010 she established her own design studio Njenworks and two years later she joined Pentagram, where she currently works and operates as a partner, in New York.


Erik KesselsNL

The most influential creative in Netherlands, partner and co-founder of the famous communication agency KesselsKramer and the author of the well-known “I amsterdam” city identity campaign which is celebrated by Amsterdam citizens and people from all over the globe. Besides working on his vivacious projects for international clients, Kessels runs a publishing house where he can fully express his undying passion for found photographs, short stories and unusual artworks.


Oliviero ToscaniIT

One of the most admired, yet also one of the most controversial advertisers of last decades. His arresting campaigns helped re-shape the world of brand communication depicting various social problems such as homosexuality, racism, AIDS or anorexia which raised awareness and sparked public interest all over the world. Oliviero is internationally renowned as the creative force behind some of the world’s most successful brands like United Colors of Benetton, Esprit, Chanel or Colors magazine.


Tobias van SchneiderDE

Digital designer & art director whose individual style shaped Spotify, the leading music service in the world. Formerly working as Art Director & Lead Product Designer of the brand, Tobias is always on the run occupying himself with various side projects creating products, applications, podcasts or portfolio systems for creative professionals. His previous projects involved working for companies such as Red Bull, BMW, Google or Wacom.


Astrid Stavro / AtlasES

Astrid Stavro is the creative director and founding partner of Atlas, a respected design consultancy and branding agency in Spain. With the conscious decision of keeping it small, Atlas works for national and international clients such as Phaidon, Camper, Laurence King, Barcelona Design Museum or Frame Publishers.


Jim Bull / Moving BrandsUK

Jim Bull is the co-founder and the Chief Creative Officer of one of the most recognized global creative agencies Moving Brands, with studios in London, Zurich, San Francisco and New York. Completely out of the conventional, Moving Brands’ iconic designs always deliver outstanding, broad experiences for their clients including the best-known companies, such as Google, Apple, Sony, Phaidon, DeviantArt or BBC.


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