Joining us on the night will be:
Saori Masuda, designer, Google Creative Lab, London
After graduating with a degree in graphic design from Chelsea College of Art in 2014, Saori interned for the likes of Rose Design and Studio Moross, before working at a major fashion label. Having initially joined Google Creative Lab as part of the much sought-after Google Five programme, Saori is now in her fourth year as a designer on the team.
Julia Hoffmann, Executive Creative Director, Google Creative Lab, London
Julia began her impressive career as a designer and art director with companies including Pentagram, but has since gone on to serve as Creative Director of the MoMa, Global Creative Director of Etsy, and worked as adjunct professor for School of Visual Arts. Before she joined the Creative Lab team in 2019 as Executive Creative Director, she worked with Education First – an organisation committed to delivering inclusive learning programmes.
Jack Beveridge, multidisciplinary designer and creative, Google Creative Lab, London
Similar to Saori, Jack’s route into working with Google Creative Lab was through the Google Five programme. He started the year-long placement in 2014, just after graduating from Kingston University with a degree in graphic design. Since then, Jack has gone on to become a permanent member of the team, working as a multidisciplinary creative and designer across a wide range of varied projects.
Nicola Gastaldi, motion designer, Google Creative Lab, London
Having worked as a motion designer for agencies including MPC, Ogilvy, Universal Everything and Smoke & Mirrors, Nicola became part of the Google Creative Lab team in 2017. With over 15 years of experience, he’s attracted accolades including Vimeo Staff Picks, the Excellence Award by Gif Magazine, had work exhibited at London’s Design Museum and been part of teams awarded by D&AD, Cannes Lions, FWA and UKMVAs.
Kate Strudwick, creative, Google Creative Lab, London
As a multidisciplinary designer, Kate’s work with Google Creative Lab sits at the intersection of technology and design. Having graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2019 with a masters in Innovation Design Engineering, Kate joined Google Creative Lab as part of the Google Five programme. Today, her work sees her treading the line between speculation and solution to find better futures for today’s problems.