10:20 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Central Saint Martins
SESSION #01: UAL Alumni: NOW!
10:30 Lorna Allan
10:36 Taymah Anderson
10:42 Charlotte Mei
10:48 Cat Drew
10:54 Isabel + Helen
11:00 Zoë Taylor
11:06 Irina Wang
11:12 Cade Featherstone
11:18 Polina Hononova
11:24 Chris Shipton
SESSION #02: Disrupting the future
12:00 Tobias Revell
Artist and designer
12:10 Richard Van der Laken
De Designpolitie and What Design Can Do
12:40 Joanna Choukeir
SESSION #03: Shapes and stories
14:50 Patrick Burgoyne
15:00 Linda Holmer
University of Gothenburg
15:30 Roel Wouters
16:20 CLOSING WORDS
16:30 Drinks reception
Session #01: UAL NOW!
Lorna Allan is a MA graphic design
graduate from LCC who started Hidden
Women of Design, with the aim of raising
the profile of female designers. It all
began as a response to a research
question ‘Who are those that sit in the
blind spots of design and have transformed
design paradigms over the years?’
Some further research later and a college
project has grown into a much-applauded
talks programme, encouraging groups of
female designers to promote and support
each other, and make a difference.
Charlotte Mei is an artist and illustrator
whose clients include Penguin Books,
Coverse, Beams Japan, i-D, Vice and Loft
Tokyo. Her work has been exhibited at the
V&A, Somerset House, Red Bull Studios
New York, the Barbican and Selfridges.
Charlotte is one of the founders of Day
Job Studio in Peckham, started by 10
graduates from from Camberwell College
of Arts in 2012. Day Job was set up with
an ethos of playfulness and a desire to
encourage abstract thinking. Charlotte
also runs Clay Club – a ceramics course,
hosted in Dulwich.
Taymah Anderson is a graphic designer,
artist and visual thinker who graduated
from Central Saint Martins in 2015.
Taymah is interested in sounds and
the diverse cultures they revolve
around, computer science and social
development. The interest all comes
back to the people we live amongst.
Cat Drew is a Director at Uscreates and
a MA graphic design graduate from LCC.
Cat oversees delivery of a range of projects
to design better health and well-being
futures, using data and design techniques.
These include user-centred design,
ethnography, data visualisation, behavioural
insights, prototyping, co-design and
engagement and social business models.
Prior to working at Uscreates, Cat was a
Senior Policy Advisor at Policy Lab; Head
of Policy IT and Digitisation Policy at the
Home Office; Head of Neighbourhood
Policing at the Home Office; and
a Researcher at IPPR.
Isabel + Helen are graduates of BA
Graphic Design Communication at
Chelsea College of Arts, and a creative
partnership working within the realms
of 3d design; from editorial set design
through to large-scale interactive
Best known for their graphic style, the
pair’s work mixes big ideas with simple
pleasures, and one of their first projects
was a commission by the V&A to create
an interactive Constructivist playground
based on the Russian design movement.
Other clients include Tate Modern,
Selfridges and The Conran Shop.
Irina Wang was raised in Florida before
moving to London, where she graduated
from Chelsea College of Arts in 2015
and now works as a graphic designer
Irina enjoys merging aesthetics with
academia and whilst studying at Chelsea,
won a Mead Fellowship for her final-year
major project, designing for endangered
language revitalisation to aid native
communities in resisting hegemony and
monoculture. In this project, Irina designed
educational materials that enable children
in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, southeastern
Bangladesh, to learn their native
Zoë Taylor is an illustrator who has
collaborated with Marc by Marc Jacobs,
The Guardian, the New York Times, Luella
Bartley, anothermag.com and many
others. She was a Pick Me Up Select
in 2015 and her first comic, Joyride was
published by Breakdown Press in 2016.
Zoë is a graduate of BA Illustration at
Camberwell College of Arts and she
also has a MA in Communication Art and
Design from the Royal College of Art and
a BA in Ancient History and Architecture
from University College London.
Cade Featherstone is a BA Graphic
Design graduate from Central Saint Martins.
Since graduating, Cade has determinedly
applied a non-specialist approach and utilises
an interdisciplinary skill set to traverse
multiple creative arenas. This has led him
to work across everything from games
design to motion graphics, concept art
to video editing.
In 2016, Cade won a D&AD New Blood
Award for an eye-catching window display
designed in response to a John Lewis
brief. He currently works in an art
department for film and TV.
Session #02: Disrupting
Polina Hononova is a Russian-born
graphic designer and a graduate from
BA Graphic Design at Chelsea College of
Arts. Since graduating, she has worked
on many different projects including
identity, packaging and web design, with
her main areas of interest being typography
and layout. Polina combines and balances
typographic craft with a concept-led
Polina won a black pencil at the 2016
D&AD New Blood Awards for ‘Retro Serif’,
her typographic design-led project about
the revival of abolished Russian glyphs.
Chris Shipton is a graduate from
Camberwell College of Arts and creates
cartoons and visualisations for businesses.
When he draws in front of large groups
of people it’s called live illustration,
graphic recording or scribing.
Chris works on a broad range of events
for a diverse set of clients, including
conferences, meetings and gatherings
covering subjects as varied as transport
infrastructure, global health, financial
markets and future planning.
Tobias Revell is an artist and designer.
Spanning different media and genres,
his work addresses failed utopias, rogue
actors, unexplained phenomena, and
the idea of technology as territory.
Tobias is Senior Lecturer in Critical and
Digital Design at the London College of
Communication, UAL. He is a co-founder
of research consultancy Strange Telemetry
and one-half of research and curatorial
project Haunted Machines.
Tobias lectures and exhibits internationally,
and has recently appeared at Improving
Reality, FutureEverything, IMPAKT
Utrecht, Web Directions Sydney,
Transmediale Berlin and Lift Geneva.
He is a PhD candidate in design
Session #03: Shapes
Richard van der Laken is a graphic
designer and entrepreneur on a fierceless
mission as an ambassador for the social
impact of design. He designs for clients
at his agency, Design Politie (Design
Police) and runs What Design Can Do.
This started as a conference on the
impact of design and rapidly attracted
thousands to Amsterdam’s state theatre
and to exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum.
Recently, civic leaders in São Paulo invited
What Design Can Do to Brazil. Richard
is also talking to the UN about a design
response to the humanitarian crisis. In
2015 What Design Can Do launched the
book ’31 brilliant Ideas For A Better World’.
Patrick Burgoyne has been the editor
of Creative Review magazine since 1999.
Before joining the magazine (as Staff
Writer) he worked in marketing, first for
the Body Shop and later for the University
of Westminster, whilst also moonlighting
as a writer for magazines such as
The Big Issue.
Patrick is also the author of several books
on design and visual culture and has
written for many publications, including
The Guardian, The Independent, Scotland
on Sunday, Arena and La Repubblica.
Portrait illustration by David Mahoney.
Joanna Choukeir is a practitioner,
researcher, speaker and lecturer with a
decade of experience in the UK and Lebanon.
Joanna Choukeir is the Chief Design Officer
at Uscreates, a London-based consultancy
using design tocreate better futures.
Joanna has a PhD in design for social
integration from UAL, is an RSA fellow
as well as an associate lecturer at UAL,
Kingston University and Ravensbourne.
Linda Holmer is a teacher at HDK
Academy of Design and Crafts, University
of Gothenburg. She is also an editor,
writer, illustrator, art director and quite
often unsure of things.
Linda’s session on ‘Shaping Stories out
of life’ is about the space between being
personal and private and how to use
memories in order to make fiction in
illustrated books for reader of all ages.
And maybe a bit why it is important to
make room for darkness in illustrated
Roel Wouters is an Amsterdam-based
designer and director working in the field
of interaction and media design. Together
with Luna Maurer he is owner of
Moniker. With Moniker, they explore
characteristics of technology, how people
use it and how it influences one’s daily
lives. Often, the audience is asked to take
part in the development of their projects.
Together with Edo Paulus, Luna Maurer
and Jonathan Puckey Roel has authored
the Conditional Design Manifesto, and
he teaches media courses at the Gerrit
Rietveld Academy, the Sandberg Institute
and at Yale University School of Art.
D&AD New Blood mixer
prototyping tools used by forwardthinking
creative teams to imagine
your future studio by.
The workshop will help you place your
individual knowledge within a team. And
imagine, collectively, how youth might
collaborate to invent better Futures.
Join D&AD and meet
industry professionals face
to face. Tables will be set up
with room for students and
industry to mix and mingle,
with a rotating system every 20 minutes
so you can ask questions from a variety
of different designers and hear about
a mix of experiences. Bring your lunch
and get chatting!
Invent your own future
studio: a collaborative
UAL Futures brings students and alumni
together with educators and creative
partners to imagine different futures
through learning and collaboration.
16:30, 17:00, 17:30 and 18:00
Postgraduate speed dating
Sign up for sessions to meet postgraduate
tutors and students from across UAL.
This is being organised by BA (Hons)
Design Management and Cultures
students at LCC, and provides the
opportunity to ask questions about
postgraduate options at different
Join UAL Futures for this fast-paced
workshop and collaborate to prototype
a design studio of the future.
Learn how innovative design studios are
responding to technological and societal
forces driving our futures and use
Time management for
creatives: 12 top tips
As a designer you may constantly find
yourself juggling projects and trying to
keep up with admin and emails whilst
also being creative. So if you are
struggling with getting any ‘real’ work
done or find it hard to keep on track
– stop procrastinating! This workshop
will provide you with the best time
management strategies that will
give you results!
Design Disruptors, released August 2016,
represents deep conversations with over
90 top product designers and design
leaders from today’s most disruptive
and significant companies.
The future of business is being written
by companies and products that—
intentionally or not—shake billion dollar
industries. In Design Disruptors, enter
the world of 15+ industry-toppling
companies—valued at more than
$1 trillion dollars combined—with
one unifying secret advantage: the
transformative power of design.
Design Disruptors reveals a never-beforeseen
perspective on the design
approaches of these companies and
how they are overtaking billion dollar
industries through design.
Running time: 30 minutes
Patricia van den Akker, The Design Trust
Patricia took over The Design Trust, an
online business school for designers
and makers, in 2011. She has 14 years
experience in giving creative and
cultural business advice and is a regular
columnist for The Design Doctor.
Talk organised by UAL’s Careers
Design is future
This film is the result of the most recent
Design is Future ‘congresstival’ held at
Disseny Hub Barcelona from 6-8 June
2016, during Barcelona Design Week.
It showcases the main highlights and
ideas from the 15 speakers that took part.
They share their insights about the role
design plays in helping professionals,
businesses and society to be more
innovative and sustainable.
Direction: Laura Sans
Shot and edit: Laura Sans
Music: Francesco Novara
Sound editor: Antii L.Ikonen
Graphic design: Toormix
Concept: Toomix and BCD
Running time: 36 minutes
Building Brand You: Create
and communicate your
You are a creative super star but the
world doesn’t know about it yet. So what
are you going to do about it? Learn how
to develop your own proposition and
create Brand You. This workshop will help
you understand brand values, personality
and messaging so you can strategically
communicate what exactly makes
you special and get yourself seen.
Stephanie McLaren-Neckles and Ansel
Neckles, twenty%extra and Let’s Be Brief
Stephanie and Ansel are co-founders
of twenty%extra, a communications and
community engagement agency, that
helps clients not just talk to, but with
their audiences, and Let’s Be Brief (LBB),
a platform that bridges the gap between
culture and business for creative
Talk organised by UAL’s Careers
Design for policy workshop
Postgraduate Common Room
Cat Drew is a hybrid policy-maker and
designer with over 10-years experience
working in Government as well as a
postgraduate education in design. Join
Cat Drew to hear more about some of
today’s most relevant political challenges
then workshop some design ideas
to address these.
Cat Drew, Uscreates
Cat describes herself as ‘someone with
lots of experience as a civil servant who
has moved across to the design world
and spends her time applying design
methods to policy and social challenges’.
Are you thinking about postgraduate
Postgraduate study at UAL is challenging
– we expect you to take initiative and
develop work well beyond what you thought
possible. But you’ll be in a stimulating
environment full of opportunities. Whatever
your chosen discipline, studying with us
at postgraduate level will allow you to
grow creatively and professionally.
Come and visit our team from Student
Recruitment and Marketing to find out
more about applying to our programmes,
progression discounts on fees and
the Vice Chancellor’s scholarships.
Winsor & Newton
UAL is extremely grateful to Winsor &
Newton for supporting UAL: Next Up 2017.
Visit them in the Council Chamber to hear
about materials with the chance to try
both Pigment Markers and Promarkers.
By visiting the Winsor & Newton stand you
will also be able to find out information
about membership to the Fine Art Collective
and the opportunities this provides.
Design: Berrun Gur and Ben Dugdale
Print: Aspect Press
Project Leads: Sian Harris, Vicky Fabbri, Louise Knight,
Contributors: David Barnett, Paul Bailey, Craig Burston,
Mo-Ling Chui, Darryl Clifton, Maria Da Gandra, Peter Hall,
Katie Mills, Sarah Temple, Tracey Waller
Sponsors: Winsor & Newton, Shoreditch Town Hall