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About me

Resh Sidhu is award-winning Creative Director at AKQA, based in New York. She is one of the most well-regarded names in Virtual Reality driving the medium forward with her fearless creativity and innovative approach. Her diverse portfolio ranges from mixed reality, digital experiences, global marketing campaigns and product development where she uses unfamiliar mediums to drive forward digital transformation. Resh joined AKQA from Oscar-winning visual effects studio Framestore where, as Creative Director of VR, she led a multi-disciplinary team across a wide client base. She worked on a huge variety of projects for clients including Warner Bros, Universal Studios, HBO, Nickelodeon, Nike, and Samsung. Resh’s groundbreaking work on the Fantastic Beasts VR experience for Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling received critical acclaim and recognition. Resh was recently awarded Honorary Doctorate from University of Arts London, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the field of digital, film, animation and advertising. She was named Top 50 creative leader by Creative Review and voted as one of the World’s Most Creative Women in The Drum earning her the title Queen of VR.

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Skills

  • Art Direction/copywriting/creative/digital/build/campaigns
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • Creative Leadership
  • Design Innovation
  • Consumer Technology
  • Future Trends
  • AI
  • Digital Expertise
  • Enterntainment

Work history

Currently

Creative Director

AKQA

Oct 2016
  • New York, United States
  • Full Time
  • Resh Sidhu is award-winning Creative Director at AKQA, based in New York. She is one of the most well-regarded names in Virtual Reality driving the medium forward with her fearless creativity and innovative approach. Her diverse portfolio ranges from mixed reality, digital experiences, global marketing campaigns and product development where she uses unfamiliar mediums to drive forward digital transformation.

Currently

Creative Director VR

Framestore

Apr 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Resh Sidhu is Creative Director at Framestore, for the past 18 months she has been based in New York as part of the VR Studio. She is one of the most respected women in Virtual Reality driving the medium forward with her fearless creativity and no holds bar approach to making sure the industry is responsible for delivering content that makes this medium indispensable.

2013

Creative Director

AKQA

Oct 2010 - Oct 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Resh inspired and lead creative teams at AKQA's London Office to make a difference to consumers’ behaviour by influencing change through ideas, creativity and innovation. Clients served include Nissan Global & Nissan Europe, Infiniti, Kraft Mondelēz and Beiersdorf.

Education

Currently

BA (Hons) Visual Communication (Graphic Design)

University for the Creative Arts

Jun 1995
  • United Kingdom

Awards

2002

Gold Winner. British Arrows. Virtual Reality 360. Fantastic Beasts.

British Arrows

  • Virtual Reality 360 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them.

2002

MIXX Awards Europe. VR and AR Fantastic Beasts

MIXX Awards Europe

  • MIXX Awards Europe. VR and AR Fantastic Beasts

2002

The FWA Site of the Month - Fantastic Beasts VR

FWA

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them Virtual Reality Experience.

2002

People’s Voice Award The Webby's - Fantastic Beasts VR

The Webby Awards

  • VR Interactive. Real-Time Branded

2002

Best Innovation/Use of New Technology. Gold.

Creative Circle

  • Best Innovation/Use of New Technology. Gold - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them Virtual Reality Experience.

2002

Top 30 Women creative trailblazers redefining ad land.

Campaign

  • Selected by Campaign as one of 30 female creative trailblazers on course to be the industry leaders of tomorrow.

2002

Gold Winner. One Show Mobile. Animation. Fantastic Beasts VR.

One Show

  • Gold Winner. One Show Mobile. Animation. Fantastic Beasts VR.

2001

Top 50 Creative Leader

Creative Review

  • Voted Top 50 Creative Leaders in the annual scheme from Creative Review, in partnership with Workfront, to celebrate, educate and inspire those who are leading creative businesses, organizations and teams.

1999

Creative Innovation - The Voice of a Women Technology

Voice of a Women

  • Resh received THE VOICE OF A WOMAN IN TECHNOLOGY - CREATIVE INNOVATION AWARD at THE VOICE OF A WOMAN FESTIVAL NYC for her groundbreaking work in Virtual Reality.