Laura Jordan Bambach

Chief Creative Officer, Grey London

Level
Senior
Location
United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

Side Hustles

About me

For 20 years, Laura has brought her fresh and experimental approach to digital. Combining tech insights, a deep understanding of people and their behaviour, and good old fashioned storytelling, she has won numerous awards for her commercial work and been recognised globally as an innovator and industry leader. Laura scooped the New Media Age Greatest Individual Contribution to the Industry 2011, and was recently named the President of D&AD. She has recently been awarded an honorary doctorate for her services to graphic design. Drawing on her extensive knowledge of digitally-connected work and the cultural implications of digital society, Laura lectures around the world extensively. Leading dynamic workshops at major Universities and centres of excellence including Hyper Island, School of Communication Arts 2.0, NUA College of Fine Arts Sydney and the RCA, Laura is a champion for helping graduates get to grips with new forms of communication. Laura is the co-founder and Director of SheSays – an international volunteer organisation to encourage more women to take up digital creative careers. Now operating in 15 cities across the globe. Laura also founded Cannt Festival, a weeklong alternative to Cannes in London for the people who make the work but don’t get to go. And if all that wasn’t enough, Laura is also a trained taxidermist.

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Skills

  • Advertising
  • Art Direction
  • Interaction Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Interactive Design
  • User Experience
  • Digital Marketing
  • Concept Development
  • Digital Strategy
  • Creative Strategy
  • User Interface Design
  • Experience Design
  • Online Advertising
  • Mobile Design
  • Creative Writing
  • Author
  • Thought Leadership
  • Writing
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Creative Leadership
  • New Business
  • Concept
  • Pitching

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Pentagram

    Pentagram

    • Design
  • Spotify

    Spotify

    • Publishing
  • Wolff Olins

    Wolff Olins

    • Design
  • Barbican Centre

    Barbican Centre

    • Arts and Culture

Work history

Currently

President

D&AD

Aug 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

Currently

Founder and Cheif Creative Officer

Mr. President

Oct 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Mr President is a small, independent creative agency with big ambitions for our clients. We do grown up work for the digital age. Whether that's a reality show, a social strategy, a robot, an app, a site, a brand behaviour a bit of thought leadership, a Facebook page, an installation, or even an ad. We make things that make a mark. Or leave a legacy in some way. Whether that’s creative, strategic or for social good. And we work with clients who want to make stuff that matters too.

Currently

Co-founder

She Says

Nov 2007
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Co-founder of SheSays, an organisation that educates, promotes and inspires women to take up digital creative careers.

2013

Vice President

D&AD

Sep 2012 - Aug 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • President-in waiting, working alongside the brilliant Neville Brody and Board of Trustees to make the best industry body better.

2013

Creative Director

Dare

Jan 2012 - Sep 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2012

Executive Creative Director

LBI

Feb 2009 - Jan 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Working hard to create truly innovative work for our clients, helping them to answer What's Next - from business transformation to the odd .gif

2009

Group Creative Director

LBI

Nov 2008 - Nov 2009
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2008

Head of Art

Glue

Feb 2005 - Nov 2008
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Headed up the Design (and for a while Tech) departments - looking after a brilliant team of creative and talented digital artisans. Worked closely with the Creative teams to build award-winning work that delivered real results for clients. Helped firefight, inspire and plan the direction of the agency; and do all the designer and user ecperience stuff too.

2004

Head Of Design

ID-media

Jan 2003 - Dec 2004
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2003

Senior Designer

Lateral

Jan 2001 - Dec 2003
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2001

Designer

Deepend

Jan 1999 - Dec 2001
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Earned my agency stripes getting my hands dirty on a number of projects, from designing credit cards to babysitting celebrities in the office.

1997

Digital Creative Director

Terraplanet

Jan 1997 - Dec 1997
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Full Time
  • Helped to move their stable of magazines online, providing unique content without cannibalising the magazine sales. Was responsible for everything from 3rd party media relationships, good ol' design, bespoke CMS structure and strategy across their full range of titles.

Education

2000

Digital Media, Photography, Installation Art

UNSW Art and Design (COFA)

Jan 1992 - Dec 2000
  • Sydney, Australia

2000

Digital Media and Time Based Arts

UNSW Art and Design (COFA)

Jan 1992 - Dec 2000
  • Sydney, Australia

Awards

2012

Vice President

D&AD

  • Vice President D&AD Vice President of the leading industry body D&AD. Will be president in 2013.

2011

most Influential Individual in the Industry - NMA Awards

NMA (The Annas)

  • Voted most Influential Individual in the Industry at the NMA Awards 2011