Michael Sharpe, creative director, ManvsMachine
Michael has worked within film and motion design for over 20 years with some of the world’s most prestigious brands. An experienced director for both live action and animation, his passion lies in combining traditional cinematic storytelling with cutting-edge motion design and visual effects.
Read more about ManvsMachine here.
Vic Lovejoy, executive producer, Electric Theatre Collective
Vic’s career spans notable roles and projects across both film and advertising, including producing the title sequence for James Bond: No Time To Die. With valuable experience in production and VFX from her time at The Mill, Framestore, MPC, BlinkInk and most recently Electric Theatre Collective, Vic is no stranger to the industry.
Read more about Electric Theatre Collective here.
Louis Jopling, senior creative, Anomaly
As a multidisciplinary senior creative at Anomaly and part of creative duo tob and jop, Louis has had an extensive advertising career so far, having worked on award-winning campaigns from drinks brand Kopparberg to Gambleaware. He has a breadth of knowledge of what the industry can offer for emerging talent.
See more from tob and jop here and read more about Anomaly here.
Robin Temple, head of creative, Otherway
Robin oversees all things advertising at the renowned design studio. Over the last 17 years, he’s worked at some of London’s best creative agencies including Pablo London, 4Creative and Karmarama, providing him a holistic insight into the world of advertising.
Read more about Otherway here.
Susan Ayton, creative director, BBC Creative
Starting out as an art lecturer, Susan entered the advertising world in 2006, becoming the creative director of BBC Creative in 2016. Her work has included the rebrand of BBC Two and BBC Three, and work on cultural hit RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Susan also runs the BBC Creative U, a 10-week advertising course to improve the diversity of talent.
Read more about BBC Creative here.
Jason Drew, creative director, weareseventeen
With a background in graphic design and a strong conceptual eye, Jason cut his teeth in motion design at Future Deluxe before freelancing at studios like Manvsmachine for several years. He subsequently joined weareseventeen full-time, rising to creative director, and has worked with clients such as MTV, Nike, Disney, Viasat and Hunter.
Read more about weareseventeen here.
Julianna Roppo, creative director, Reed Words
Julianna has been a director and writer at agencies such as R/GA and Ogilvy & Mather, and an in-house creative with companies from big tech to CPG. She’s also an accomplished speaker and writer with engagements at her alma mater, Penn State, and has also attended the esteemed New England Young Writers’ Conference at Bread Loaf.
Read more about Reed Words here.
Mathias Nielsen, head of motion, Art&Graft
An animator and designer based in London, Mathias has worked on projects for Apple, Facebook, Google, Android, Twitter and Canon. Starting out as an intern at Danish creative agency Uncle Grey eight years ago, Mathias is now Head of Motion at Art&Graft, overseeing a creative team crafting unique visual campaigns for some of the world’s most progressive brands.
Read more about Art&Graft here.
Josie Finlay and Charles Olafare, creatives, Creature
Having won The Talent Business’ 2019 Cream Awards after attending the School of Communication Arts 2.0, the creative duo landed roles at AMV BBDO where they worked on creative projects for the likes of Maltesers and Guinness, and subsequently moved to Creature, where they’ve flexed their creativity on briefs for Dunelm.
See more from Josie and Charles here and read more about Creature here.