Felipe Pantone is an Argentinian-Spanish artist.
He started doing graffiti at the age of 12, eventually graduating with a Fine Art degree in Valencia, Spain, where his studio is currently based.
Pantone evokes a spirit in his work that feels like a collision between an analog past and a digitized future, where human beings and machines will inevitably glitch alongside one another in a prism of neon gradients, geometric shapes, optical patterns, and jagged grids.
His work deals with dynamism, transformation, digital revolution, and themes related to the present time. Pantone works on various forms of software, which is then translated into frescoes, murals, paintings, and sculptures, giving tactile merit to what’s occurring in the digital world. His applications are diverse and united by the intersection of technology and fine art.
Lily Cole is an environmental activist, author, and filmmaker.
Lily Cole, a top ex-model for Vogue in the 2000s, is an author, filmmaker, and most of all, an environmental activist. Starting her career in the fashion industry, she made a transformational move to become a patron of the Environmental Justice Foundation and an ambassador for World Wildlife.
Through her work advocating for social and environmental causes, Lily has inspired many with her book and successful podcast ‘Who Cares Wines’ that delivers environmental solutions from tech-utopia to indigenous wisdom. Awarded by many prestigious institutions, Lily continues her work as a humanitarian and environmentalist through social businesses.
June is a renowned TV Presenter, world leading diversity expert, award-winning author of ‘Diversify: Six Degrees of Integration’ (2017), ‘The Power of Women’ (2018) and 'The Power of Privilege' (2020). June is a passionate advocate for equity and inclusion in the workplace and a champion for greater representation throughout the media and beyond. She co-founded the ‘Women: Inspiration and Enterprise’ (WIE) Alliance in 2010; an international conference supporting female excellence and empowerment and also co-founded the ‘Decide Act Now’ (DNA) summit; which brings together some of the most innovative minds in the world to generate ideas and initiatives that will effect lasting social change.
Mauro Porcini is PepsiCo’s first ever Chief Design Officer.
He joined the food & beverage corporation in 2012 and in said role he is infusing design thinking into PepsiCo’s culture and is leading a new approach to innovation by design that impacts the company’s product platforms and brands, which include Pepsi, Lay’s, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Sodastream, Doritos, Lifewtr, bubly, Aquafina, Cheetos, Quaker, 7Up, Mirinda, amongst many others.
His focus extends from physical to virtual expressions of the brands, including product, packaging, events, advertising, fashion and art collaborations, retail activation, architecture, and digital media. He leads teams based in New York City, Purchase, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando, Miami, London, Dublin, Moscow, Il Cairo, New Delhi, Shanghai, Bangkok, Mexico City, Sao Paulo and Cape Town.
Mauro is the host of his own successful video podcast “In your shoes - with Mauro Porcini” on Apple podcast, Spotify and YouTube, where he interviews inspiring personalities from the creative community worldwide. Since 2020, he is a presenter and judge on the TV show “New York by Design” and “America by Design”, airing on CBS and Amazon Prime Video.
In 2021 his first book was published, in Italian: “L’età dell’eccellenza – Come innovazione e creatività possono costruire un mondo migliore” (Il Saggiatore). His first book in English, “The Human Side of Innovation. The Power of People in Love with People” (Berrett-Koehler), focusing on innovation, design and leadership, is planned to be launched in October 2022.
Prior to joining PepsiCo, Mauro served as the first ever Chief Design Officer at 3M, where his mission was to build and nurture a design sensitive culture in a technology driven global corporation. His teams, based in the U.S., Italy, China and Japan, won many of the world’s most prestigious design and innovation awards. Mauro began his professional career at Philips Design and then created his own design firm, Wisemad Srl, in Italy with the celebrated entertainment producer and music star Claudio Cecchetto. His work on wearable technologies has been showcased at the Louvre in Paris as well as the Seoul Art Center.
Over the years he has been on the board of directors for several organizations. Currently, he is the President of the Politecnico of Milan Foundation in the United States (Fellows of Politecnico), sits on the board of directors of the Design Management Institute of Boston, and on the advisory council of other design, art, innovation and business institutions. Mauro is a fashion lover, but not a fashion addict – regardless of his collection of more than 300 pairs of shoes. He lives in New York City with his wife Carlotta and their two Pomeranians, Leone and Bella.
Paula is WWF-UK’s Senior Policy Adviser - Consumption. As well as working on the Eliminating Waste workstream of the Tesco partnership, she provides internal and external technical expertise on materials issues including plastics, with her policy and advocacy work focusing more broadly on resources and waste.
Her background is in packaging and product development, working at several touchpoints of the packaging supply chain and within FMCG and retail for over 20 years at businesses including Proctor & Gamble, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer and Pret. Her food retail experience over the past 10 years has given her the opportunity to get involved in sustainability-focused industry initiatives such as WRAP’s Glassrite project and coffee cup recycling.
Jon Marshall is an industrial designer whose work fuses product design with strategy, branding, packaging and digital experiences.
He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1996 and began his professional career working for Ross Lovegrove before moving to Pentagram, where he worked as a designer for Daniel Weil. In 2003 he joined Barber Osgerby as Studio Director and developed some of the studio’s iconic furniture and product designs including the London 2012 Olympic Torch.
In 2012 together with Barber & Osgerby he co-founded and directed industrial design consultancy Map, where he created products and user experiences for some of the most innovative companies in the world including global brands like Google, Virgin Atlantic, Honda and IBM as well as ambitious startups like Kano, BleepBleeps and Sam Labs.
In 2018 he joined Pentagram’s London office as a partner. Notable projects include the design of an immersive exhibition for UNIQLO LifeWear Day, generative hardware design for semiconductor company Graphcore and the design of Yoto Player, an interactive speaker for children, which was listed as one of Time Magazine’s best inventions of 2020.
His interest lies in working with abstract and emerging technologies, creating accessible user experiences and sustainability.
Tim wanted be a stuntman.
Or a footballer.
But he's a Creative Director at BBC Creative.
He works mainly on Sport, BBC One, Children’s, Charities and Learning.
And although Tim didn’t get to be a footballer, he does get to work on the World Cup and lots of other campaigns like it. Which is the next best thing really.
Before he was at BBC Creative, Tim worked in commercial advertising, mostly in the McCann network creating campaigns for everything from alcopops, pizza and carrots to building societies, airlines and car manufacturers.
Tim loves making stuff, and at the BBC, they let him make loads of stuff. Which is good, because he's probably too old to be a stuntman now.
Motivated by design’s power to create engaging and multisensory experiences, Ximena enjoys contributing to setting and driving brand strategies, identities, and storytelling.
Since joining Nestlé in 2013, she has influenced the direction of brand design experiences for many of Nestlé’s brands. With her team, she focuses on ensuring all teams, regardless of function, understand and are equipped with tools, processes, and inspiration to drive brand-building activities related to brand identity and design.
Prior to Nestlé, Ximena was Director, Brand Design at Mondelez where she guided design strategy for brands including Milka, Cadbury, Tassimo, and Toblerone. Earlier, Ximena worked mostly agency-side.
She started her career in San Francisco working on technology and service branding. Born in Chile, Ximena grew up in Europe and California, and spent time in Japan, France and Chile during her studies.
Jeremy is responsible for transforming the Design capability and output of Diageo’s current brands and new products worldwide.
Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business. He is passionate about the impact Design has on business performance and the way Design Thinking leads to breakthrough ideas wherever it is applied. Standout projects include Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Tanqueray 10 and the Johnnie Walker Brand Home in Edinburgh which opens on 6 September 2021.
Prior to joining Diageo Jeremy was Head of Design for Tesco, responsible for the portfolio of 19,000 private label products and for leading the Store Formats and Design teams. His early career was as a Freelance Designer and University Lecturer.
Jeremy is a Cannes Lions and TEDx speaker. He is Chair of the Design Business Association, a member of the Design Commission advising the UK government on design policy and a visiting Lecturer at INSEEC Business School.
As Microsoft’s Creative Director of Global Packaging and Content, Kevin leads a world-class team of designers and is responsible for the vision and creative strategy of Microsoft’s packaging for its worldwide line of products including Surface, XBOX, Hololens, PC Hardware and others.
He believes that today’s consumers expect intuitive, connected product journeys and well-crafted packaging is one of a brand’s most vital assets in creating meaningful and lasting consumer relationships.
Prior to joining Microsoft, he was Creative Director of Marc Rosen Associates, a New York-based, award-winning design firm specializing in luxury, beauty and consumer packaged goods.
Prior to that, he was Global Packaging Design Director for Avon Products, Inc. responsible for packaging across global brands. With over 25 years of packaging design experience, his passion is for leading talented teams that leverage the power of inspired design while launching memorable experiences that delight consumers and build brand equity.
Marta’s packaging design journey started back in 2012 during her studies of Industrial Design in Berlin.
Together with a classmate, she designed the packaging concept “Butter Plus” that was eventually patented and sold to the Weidenhammer Packaging Group. The idea was voted amongst the 50 best projects of 2015 by “Packaging of the World”. Her professional background includes agencies, start-ups, and R&D departments with projects for companies such as Henkel, Conde Nast, or McKinsey.
After working for several years as a packaging concept designer at Beiersdorf for brands such as NIVEA, Labello, or Eucerin, Marta recently started her new position of a sustainability manager for product innovation. She is responsible for the launch of the first ever NIVEA shower gel refill station which promotes the idea of a circular economy and has won major industry awards.
She was also the lead designer for Beiersdorf’s newly launched skincare brand “O.W.N” that combines the two key trends of sustainability and personalization. (The "O.W.N." launch was recently featured by World Brand Design Society and The Dieline, the biggest packaging and brand design blogs in the world.)
Marta believes in lifelong learning and is continuing her education on topics related to the circular economy in addition to her regular job. Last year she was a selected participant on Ellen MacArthur Foundation's “From Linear to Circular London'' online programme where she had the chance to learn from major experts in the industry and to connect with pioneers from around the world.
Marta believes in a holistic, both scientific and artistic approach towards design and the idea of “design doing” and “STEAM learning”: “Nowadays the connection between sustainability, creativity and technology is the major challenge the industry has to face. Only a product that perfectly unites all these aspects can convince the consumer - The search for new technologies, the creation of a distinctive design and the ability to set new technological trends are key to success.”
A cultural champion, helping creative organisations elevate their profiles to attract talent, clients and acclaim. A self-proclaimed ‘hustle bunny’ with experience in tourism, fashion and design, Boma aims to not only respond to culture but to create it. She is currently the brand ambassador and talent manager at branding and design agency, JDO, where she brings her experience to the world of design.
Ivan started his career as a multidisciplinary graphic designer and became fascinated with consumer brand packaging for alcoholic beverages and luxury products. For the past 20+ years he has worked alongside Kevin Shaw, founder of Stranger & Stranger, in building the award-winning packaging consultancy and overseeing design from their locations in London, New York and San Francisco. Stranger’s client base is diverse, from well-known global brands to new start-ups. Ivan is passionate about brands that disrupt and stand out.
Joining as a Studio Junior in 2000, Emma has played a fundamental role in our reputation for creative excellence. Emma has worked with a broad, challenging and enticing range of brands – everything from small entrepreneurial start-ups with a new story to tell, to prestigious global brands with a rich history – and her work has won countless international awards including D&AD, DBA Design Effectiveness, Pentawards and New York Festivals.
Emma is a regular on the creative industry awards scene and has been a jury member for the likes of D&AD, Creative Review and many more, and in recent years has spoken at The Pentawards Conference and London Design Festival. Passionate about supporting the next generation of creative talent, Emma has been a coach and mentor for the D&AD New Blood Academy and a speaker for Creative Equals.
Leveraging his background in Industrial Design, Jon has spent the past 14 years bringing products and brands to life through thoughtfully crafted packaging experiences. With time spent on both agency and in-house teams, he’s been fortunate enough to develop for some of the world’s leading CPG and Tech companies, including Proctor & Gamble, Mars & Co., Microsoft, and Oculus VR.
Currently fascinated by “the space between”, Jon brings a multi-faceted approach to design, exploring the interplay of 2D and 3D touchpoints, as well as the necessary journeys that allow seamless transitions between physical and digital space. Working as intimately with challenges as possible, he strives to deliver packaging strategies that deliver equally across brand, business, and consumer needs.
Jon now leads structural packaging design for Meta, where he oversees creative packaging development for their Oculus and Portal hardware portfolios.
John’s roots as a printmaker and street artist have never left him. He co-founded Vault49 in 2002 and inspires the effective integration of strategy and creative image-making. He promotes a crafted process and leads our team in developing bold artistic solutions that delight audiences and disrupt everyday experiences.
John is committed to encouraging cultural diversity within the design industry. He spearheads a Vault49 initiative giving students from low-income backgrounds the opportunity to work on projects and broaden their networks.
Reuben Christian is an award-winning combination of presenter, facilitator, educator, coach, comedian, speaker, mentor and community builder. He has over two decades of experience sharing his insight and optimism with a range of forward-thinking organisations including Samsung, BBC, VICE, Channel 4, Virgin Media, Pearsons and TED.
His animating passion (and superpower) is helping people understand, recognise and act on their potential to shape their futures. It is this drive that inspired him to found Dream Rehab, a transformative learning experience designed to help participants achieve their goals through collaboration and mutual support from diverse perspectives.
Reuben’s facilitation style is fun and engaging, bringing learning experiences to life with a fusion of humour and professionalism. His intuitive ability to lead with compassion allows him to connect quickly and deeply with learners on both an individual and group level, leading to breakthroughs in self-awareness and deepened emotional literacy.
Passionate about leadership and cultural change, Reuben’s latest podcast What Is This Behaviour? has been named in the best podcasts category by Esquire and GQ. Not A School; an alternative educational programme that he co-created and co-facilitated for Samsung has won gold for ‘Educational Excellence’ at the Global Good Awards, ‘Best CSR Programme: Enabling People’ at the Corporate Engagement Awards and ‘Best CSR & Sustainability Initiative’ at the Mobile Industry Awards.
Reuben’s work continues to inspire and enable the next generation of innovators and leaders.
Julia Marsh is the co-founder and CEO of Sway, a venture-backed biomaterials company producing compostable packaging made from seaweed. Julia is a designer with over a decade spent building brand and packaging systems for consumer goods companies, technology startups, and design studios. Motivated by the belief that designers must take part in solving the planet’s greatest challenges, she founded Sway in 2020 with the goal of replacing plastics at scale.
In 2021, Sway's seaweed-based packaging was chosen as a winner of the Beyond the Bag Challenge, sponsored by Closed Loop Partners and a consortium of global retailers. In the Spring of 2022, Sway was announced as a finalist in the Tom Ford Plastic Innovation Prize organized by Lonely Whale, Tom Ford, and Stella McCartney. Sway has been featured in publications including Vogue, Forbes, and Fast Company. The company is a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, the Sustainable Ocean Alliance, and 1% for the Planet. Julia's team is now on a mission to replenish the planet by supporting healthy ocean ecosystems, designing out packaging waste, and creating a more inclusive environmental movement.
Gerard is a native New Yorker who studied design at The Fashion Institute of Technology where he became obsessed with Package Design & Branding. As a Creative Director, for over 20 years, he has worked on some of world’s most well-known brands such as Coca-Cola, Kraft Heinz, Nestle, Pfizer and Kimberly-Clark. In 2019, Gerard joined the Colgate-Palmolive Global Design team, where is as a Sr Brand Design Strategist leading a team of Design Managers in charge of Strategic Global Design and Innovation Projects in Oral Care, while collaborating with the most talented, creative minds in the industry.
Rosie is a Creative Partner in Plastics and Packaging at Hubbub, a creative environmental charity centred around citizen behaviour change. Rosie leads projects on topics from litter and recycling to compostables, reuse and waste reduction. She recently released Reuse Systems Unpacked, Hubbub’s report exploring the challenges and opportunities for reusable food and drink packaging systems.
Mark Buckley is a Strategic Design Manager at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
Combining his creative experience across research, product, and service design innovation, Mark uses design at the Foundation to engage and equip the creatives in their network to design for a circular economy.
Mark has led the development of tools and resources that empower organisations to rethink their packaging portfolios, through radical upstream innovation aligned with circular economy principles.
Josephine Liang is a sustainability expert and CEO of CauliBox, the award-winning, tech-enabled reusable food & drink packaging solution provider. She has worked with corporations (including Unilever & Sainsbury’s), local authorities (Camden council) and higher educational institutes (London School of Economics) as well as numerous food enterprises such as Costa, Too Good To Go and OLIO in cutting food waste and advising on sustainable development. Josephine was awarded a special “Women in Food” award by the Mayor of London in 2019 and was named on Forbes 30 under 30 in 2021. She holds an MSc from the University of Oxford and a BA from Colby College.
Dr Marc Rodriguez Garcia is Xampla’s Chief Technology Officer and leads Xampla’s technical development work.
Marc has been involved in Xampla’s journey from the very beginning, having first developed Xampla’s technology with Professor Knowles as a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge. Prior to working with Xampla, Marc received his PhD from the University of Glasgow where he developed expertise in peptides/proteins and their synthesis.
Marc now leads Xampla’s expert team of scientists and has overall responsibility for its research and development into new breakthrough technologies and innovation, such as natural alternatives to single-use sachets and intentionally-added microplastics.
Notable examples of his work include Xampla’s partnership with meal kit retailer, Gousto, where Marc’s team created the world’s first edible stock cube wrapper made from plant protein.
Lawrence is a communicator and educator who has been recognised by various organisations as an influencer in the world of education and creativity.
Joining Ravensbourne University London from UAL in 2019, Lawrence initially headed up the CreativeLab as the Creative Director. He now holds the post of Director of Innovation, Industry and Enterprise. Lawrence’s work centers around providing an intersection between education, technology and the creative industries. He has produced documentaries for Channel 4, BBC 4, and BBC Radio 1.
In 2011 he was recognised by The Lloyds Banking Group and Thomson Reuters as one of the most influential black people under 40 in Britain in their annual Power List.
Lise Honsinger is COO at Notpla - a start up on a mission to make packaging disappear. Notpla works with seaweed and plants to create materials with a short shelf-life that will biodegrade naturally, replacing single-use plastic in use cases where it is unnecessary. Lise has been with the company for 5 years helping it grow from 3 people to 50 employees, from one product to 5, and from Crowdfunding to Series A! Prior to Notpla she worked in PE investing in solar energy - always driven by her passion for sustainability and renewables.
21 years ago Christophe Dujardin started his journey at the company LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG as an area sales manager in the Benelux.
In the first years he developed profound knowledge in the different application processes such as Hot Stamping and Cold Transfer finishing and this in all types of industry (graphic, plastic, wood, security….). After launching KURZ’s first e-business platform in Europe he made his first experience with business development when he was asked to develop new markets in the Middle East.
Today he combines his technical, e-commerce and business development skills in order to inform about the impact of metalized embellishment with KURZ products on sorting, recycling, deinking and composting processes. He works in close contact with the KURZ R&D team in order to develop new sustainable products for the future.
James leads the creative vision across our UK and US studios. Throughout his career, James has worked with both brand and digital companies, from start-ups to famous global brand agencies. This blend of experience has shaped his perspective on brands, design and creativity – in particular, how brands are impacted by the dynamic change that digital, technology and social issues bring to our lives. He is a co-creator of our Immersive Branding philosophy. James’ ambition is to build collaborative teams with world-class talent who are hungry and curious about the businesses, brands and people we work with.