In August 2015, AGDA presents two of the world’s leading designers, David Pearson and Stuart Watson. David and Stuart will be in Australia speaking to audiences in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide about the world of book design, branding and capturing the imagination of billions.
David Pearson is an acclaimed British book designer best known for playing a key role in revolutionising and re-popularising Penguin Books through projects such as the multi-million selling Great Ideas series, Penguin by Design and the Popular Classic series. After working at Penguin Books in London as a designer and later, cover designer, in 2007 Pearson established his own design studio, Type as Image, where he has worked on leading design projects including consulting on Wes Anderson's 2014 film, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
David will be presenting at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney on Tuesday 25 August at 6.30pm. Tickets here.
Stuart Watson is an award-winning designer with extensive media experience. Famed for taking the Sky media brand into new spaces, and make it a vital part of nearly 10 million British homes, he has also worked for the Clinton Climate Initiative making a film to persuade the most influential people in the world's biggest cities to save the earth. At 21 years of age, living between London, New York and Brazil, Stuart created Latin America’s first GSM Mobile brand, Oi, earning them a place in The Guinness Book of Records as the fastest startup to reach 1m customers. Soon after, he left Wolff Olins and helped to build venturethree, where he reinvented brands such as Sky, The Times, King and Little Chef, earning awards from D&AD, Creative Review, Transform, DBA and Brand New.
Stuart will be presenting on the subject of ‘Branding for a billion imaginations’ at the Powerhouse Museum on Monday 10 August at 6.30pm followed by talks in Melbourne and Adelaide.
These events will sell out so get in quick!