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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.
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.
Co-founder of SheSays, an organisation that educates, promotes and inspires women to take up digital creative careers.
President-in waiting, working alongside the brilliant Neville Brody and Board of Trustees to make the best industry body better.
Working hard to create truly innovative work for our clients, helping them to answer What's Next - from business transformation to the odd .gif
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.
Earned my agency stripes getting my hands dirty on a number of projects, from designing credit cards to babysitting celebrities in the office.
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.
Vice President D&AD Vice President of the leading industry body D&AD. Will be president in 2013.
Voted most Influential Individual in the Industry at the NMA Awards 2011