I am occasionally invited to speak at conferences and companies on creativity, design and innovation. Previous conferences include Semi Permanent, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Thinking Digital, TEDx, Advertising Week, Blab, This Way Up and MIPTV.
Previous clients include BAFTA, McKinsey & Company, Activision, Rare Games, HSBC and Ticketmaster. I also regularly give guest lectures at universities including Arts University Bournemouth, Falmouth University, Herts University, the University of Central Lancashire and speak at events for D&AD New Blood.
Ticketmaster Design Summit 2023
Thinking Digital 2015
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Ian as a keynote speaker for both TEDxLiverpool and the Thinking Digital Conference. One thing that stood out was Ian’s range as a speaker. Ian blew the audience away with his passion and humour and helping us understand what makes the creative mind flow. I look forward to working with Ian again in the future and can’t recommend him highly to any conference organiser.”
Herb Kim
Thinking Digital Conference
Cannes Lions 2017
“We were looking for a speaker that could open the conference not only with big ideas, but also inspire and have the audience approach the rest of the conference with curiosity. Of course, Ian brings his experience with some of the biggest brands in the world to the table, but what’s more compelling is his storytelling. His unique take on creativity was what really captivated the audience.“
Laura Rothwell
This Way Up Conference
YouTube Beach 2016
Semi Permanent 2014
“Ian’s first was talk was so well received we invited him back as soon as we could. He outlined a series of tips for encouraging creativity gained from his time working at the top of his industry. Ian is a confident and engaging speaker, but speaks with modesty and respect for the audience, reflected in the large queue of people waiting to speak to him afterwards.”
Nick Lovegrove
University of Hertfordshire
I am available for speaking engagements around the world. If you would like me to speak at your company or conference, please fill in the form below, includeing details of the desired topic and audience.
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