UAL: Next Up 2017 event programme

Supported by




Peter Hall

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

11:30 Break

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


13:10 Q&A

SESSION #03: Shapes and stories

14:50 Patrick Burgoyne

Creative Review

15:00 Linda Holmer

University of Gothenburg

15:30 Roel Wouters

Studio Moniker

16:00 Q&A


Peter Hall

16:30 Drinks reception

18:30 END


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

at Pentagram.

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

language, Marma.

Zoë Taylor is an illustrator who has

collaborated with Marc by Marc Jacobs,

The Guardian, the New York Times, Luella

Bartley, 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

the future

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

at Goldsmiths.


Session #03: Shapes

and stories

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

children’s books.

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

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

UAL colleges.

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



13:30, 14:10

Design Disruptors


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

(Executive Cut)


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

and Employability


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

personal brand

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

and Employability


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,

Martyn Simpson

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


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