Brendan McKnight is Head of Content and Community at The Dots, a professional network for people that don't wear suits to work – 'dubbed “The next LinkedIn?' by Forbes. Before joining The Dots, Brendan spent four years as the Brand + Marketing Manager for frankie press, a multi-award-winning media/publishing company with a global audience, at the forefront of the Australian media landscape. At frankie press, he looked after all brand and marketing for frankie magazine (Australia’s number one women’s fashion + lifestyle magazine), men’s magazine Smith Journal, an awards program (the frankie Good Stuff awards), online store, merchandise and brand extensions. With a strong focus on digital, he also worked across all of frankie press’ digital platforms, strategising and rolling out campaigns throughout the brands’ websites, apps, e-commerce and social media platforms. Previously, he was the Managing Editor of Australian design magazine desktop, and was responsible for the vision behind and managing of its successful relaunch, which was heralded by the Australian design industry for its fresh look and new editorial approach. He then moved to the digital editor role at Dumbo Feather magazine, strategising and implementing its digital offering – taking the Dumbo message and brand to a global audience. Brendan has a keen passion for fascinating design and extraordinary people. When not writing about himself in the third person, he likes to think he's a creative thinker and doer with a strategic mind and keen eye for detail. Judging: – D&AD New Blood – Creative Circle Awards – UAL Creative Enterprise Awards – AGDA (Australian Graphic Design Association) Awards Volunteer: – Mentor, Creative Mentor Network – Listening volunteer, Switchboard LGBT+ helpline – Trustee, Friends of Arnold Circus Talks: – UAL: Central Saint Martins & London College of Communication – Cambridge University – School of Communication Arts – Ravensbourne – A New Direction / Create Jobs
The Dots (www.the-dots.com), a professional network for people that don't wear suits to work – dubbed ‘The next LinkedIn?' by Forbes.