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Thursday 5 December at 4pm, Oh Me Oh My, Water Street

Creative Process#3

We’re back…bigger and better! Thursday 5 December will be the next installment of Creative Process, an afternoon packed full of inspiring speakers from tech to illustration – we’ve got it all. Plus we’re in a new venue – Oh Me Oh My, Water Street, Liverpool.

An evening with

Ji Lee

Creative Strategy at Facebook

Born in Seoul, raised in São Paulo and now residing and working in New York Ji Lee has a wealth of experience from which he draws inspiration. He currently works at Facebook in New York as a creative director.

His work covers personal and professional projects that often complement each other. Ji has long held the belief that ideas are nothing and doing is everything which is evidenced by his extensive body of work. He loves bicycling, animals, jazz, hot sauce and fun puns.

Ji will be joining us live from New York to discuss his process and projects.

Gavin Strange

Jack of all trades

Gavin is a man who both figuratively and literally wears many hats. He’s a jack of all trades, master of flip all designer living in the lovely city of Bristol. He’s a Senior Designer for the digital arm of world-famous Aardman Animations and by night he goes under the alias of JamFactory!

He designs vinyl toys, created a documentary about riding fixed-gear bikes Boikzmoind and organises Fixed ‘n’ Chips. Not to mention he recently arted on a giant Gromit for Gromit Unleashed!

Denise Wilton

Creative Director, BERGLondon.com, Moo.com, Co-founder b3ta.com

Denise Wilton has been working as a designer and illustrator for over 15 years.

Prior to joining Berg, she was the Creative Director for the award winning start up moo.com, defining the brand through digital and physical products.

Previous roles have included Creative Director of special projects at Emap – creating rapid prototypes for the publishing industry – and senior designer at various digital agencies.

Her freelance career has included projects for a diverse range of clients including Channel 4, BBC, Optimum Releasing, Nokia, Warp Films, Dorling Kindersley and Greenpeace.

She is also the co-founder of one of the largest and longest running online communities in the UK, b3ta.com.

The Boy Fitz Hammond

Illustrator

Illustrator based in Edinburgh, The Boy has worked with a variety of clients including BBC, Honda, Microsoft and The Metro and has once been interviewed by Keith Chegwin live on Saturday Superstore!

Sam Meech

Artist, Designer, Videosmith

Sam is a creator, artist and videosmith. Originally from Huddersfield, he moved to Liverpool in 2001 to study film and drama. His interests have always moved between film, theatre and interactive design, exploring the role of analogue technologies in a digital landscape, and the potential to fuse the two in production, projection and performance. His tool of choice varies from sophisticated video software such as Isadora, to old analogue titlers bought off ebay.

He also co-directs of Re-Dock – a not-for-profit arts organisation, developing projects that explore ways in which communities relate to digital media, ideas and public space. Re-Dock have developed the Small Cinema project, exploring the role of cinema in relation to community.

Anthony Casey

Web Designer, Tea drinker, Ale Drinker

Anthony is a web designer. He has being doing it quite a while. Most of the time for local government, but don’t hold that against him. He loves what he does and works for interconnect/it now, which is much better.

Anthony has a penchant for football shirt design, a love of tea, and a thirst for beer. His Instagram based reviews of beers (#alelog) is practically at the 100 mark and will definitely be made into a proper website one day. He thinks that now that is written here it will somehow come to life on it’s own. Fingers crossed.

He also loves Sensible Soccer and thinks you should check out his prints. That might also give him a kick up the backside to make some more of them too. He generally need a big kick.

It should be noted that Anthony also doesn’t like writing about himself in the third person.

Glenn Maguire

MD, Visual FX Director

Currently occupying the role of Managing Director. Technical experience include senior compositor and editor, Visual FX director. Sparkle* now produce cutting edge CGI and motion graphics for the worlds top agencies.

On returning to the UK he freelanced for several years across the UK learning to build his skill and passion within VFX. In 2005 he co-founded Sparkle Media Ltd. Sparkle* took the North West by storm and quickly gathered clients such as the BBC. Within the first four years they’d gained several awards including Best Short Film in Cannes, L.A Media Award and Best Animation in the Montreal Film Festival. As the agency grew they began more adventurous projects, in 2008 Glenn produced several commercials for Reebok, this included taking a crew and staff of 20 to Sydney to film on site in Australia. In 2010 Glenn changed the direction of the company to become Sparkle Visual Effects, currently the only high end VFX company within the North West. The new Sparkle* quickly gained new clients including Sony, Sky, Sky Sports and a 10 year exhibition in the New Museum of Liverpool.

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