Tad Carpenter is a designer, illustrator, author and educator based in Kansas City, Missouri. Carpenter co-runs the design and branding studio, Carpenter Collective with his wife, Jessica Carpenter where they focus on bringing powerful messages to life through branding, packaging, illustration and design. They have worked with clients ranging from Target, Coca-Cola, Macy’s, Old Navy, Conan O’Brien, Adobe and MTV among many others.
With 28 years experience in the broadcast industry, Tim has been involved in multiple facets of the African television, music, events and youth culture space. Recently, he was in charge of Music & Talent for Coca-Cola’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Campaign in Africa.
Over the past 10 years, Australian designer and artist, Gemma O’Brien, has taken her passion for typography and built a flourishing career around drawing letters. Her bold type, expressive calligraphy and detailed illustration can be seen in advertising campaigns, editorial publications and large-scale murals in galleries and interiors around the world.
Carl has been working in marketing for over 20 years. At agency, as advertising planner in TBWA/London, then client, as head of marketing at Channel Five in the UK, before returning to the realm of agency to manage the likes of Naked Australia in Sydney.
Ana is a designer and creative director. She has collaborated with some of the most prestigious studios developing main title sequences for film and television, such as Digital Kitchen, Imaginary Forces, Elastic, MPC, Prodigal Pictures, Los York, The Mill, and Prologue where she keeps collaborating today.
Part creative, part strategist, Ben’s worked in digital and social brand development since before you’d even heard of Facebook. He has refined his anarchic, bottom-up approach to communications through more than a decade working on global, content-lead brands.
Since the start of Ed’s career, his interests and passions have lied between ideation, execution and culture. With an extremely diverse portfolio of clients ranging from UNHCR to Karl Lagerfeld, Ed always puts human value at the core of his process. He believes that everyone is born creative, that kids should be allowed to sit in Congress, and that verbal language will soon be replaced by emojis.
With 17 years experience in branding, and nine of those in Asia, Katie is a writer and creative strategist at Jones Knowles Ritchie in Singapore. Katie grew up in Africa but began her career in branding in London. She spent six years at JKR in London leading relationships with clients including Bacardi before moving to somewhere much warmer. After another six years with retail consultancy Fitch as Strategy Director, she rejoined JKR and co-founded the Singapore studio. Katie specialises in brand voice, brand storytelling and seeing the woods for the trees.
Richard is a thinker, writer and speaker on creativity. He has been the founder and ECD of a highly awarded creative & design agency, building brands like Sky, Discovery, Nat Geo, AMC, the BBC and Canal+; he’s run a furniture & lighting studio with his wife; and he’s spent many happy but ultimately fruitless hours attempting to capture the perfect photographic portrait.
Karl is the CEO and Co-Founder of Hepmil Media Group. Hepmil Media Group runs the popular digital content platforms such as SGAG, MGAG etc. The group’s content is seen by over 10 million millennials across the region weekly.
Janine Stein is Editorial Director for ContentAsia’s information platforms, including print, multimedia and online and mobile. Janine has covered the Asian television and media business since 1989, and has worked for, among others, The Hollywood Reporter (U.S.), the South China Morning Post/Television & Entertainment Times (Hong Kong), Cable & Satellite Asia, Television Business International (TBI, U.K.) and Electronic Media (U.S.).
In the world of promotions and marketing, Rob’s been pretending he knows what he’s talking about for something like three decades now. Holy crap that’s a long time to get away with. But, it’s now one of those things that has gone on for so long, everyone’s afraid to just question why. So just humour him and nod your head once in a while if he corners you in a bar. He’s mostly harmless. He’ll probably just tell you he’s trained more Rocket Award winners than you can count on two hands and that the teams he’s proudly created all across Asia consistently break new ground in this industry each and every day. Oh, and he’ll probably also go on about how his proud he is of his present team in Malaysia. And then he’ll leave you alone.
Blue Ant Media Asia-Pacific SVP, Programming & Creative Services
Harry Teper serves as SVP for Programming and Creative Services of Blue Ant Media Asia-Pacific, a subsidiary of international producer, distributor and channel operator, Blue Ant Media. Teper is responsible for building world-class programme offerings tailored to appeal to Asian audiences for the Network’s channels: Love Nature 4K, ZooMoo, Blue Ant Entertainment, Blue Ant Extreme, and Makeful.
Turner Asia Pacific Executive Creative Director, Brand & Partner Solutions
With an international career spanning over 20 years, servicing an impressive ‘who’s who’ of clients, Whilst at Turner, Glenn has been active in the industry, Chairing PromaxBDA Singapore where he has become a regular speaker as well winning several PromaxBDA awards along the way. He was a key partner in setting up the Masterclass Promax Hong Kong event and secured Cartoon Network Asia’s first Global Excellence win at Promax LA.
Charlton has over 20 years experience in the music, film, advertising and television industries in an array of roles ranging from major recording artist, studio manager, music and post production audio supervisor, copyright consultant and actor.
Justin Shave is one of Australia’s preeminent music producers and musical directors who works simultaneously across the TV, record and advertising industries. With a string of platinum record hits to his name, Shave has helped artists and brands around the world find their sound. He has most recently produced tracks for Sia, Darren Hayes [Savage Garden] and the Potbelleez.
Stefan is recognized for building and managing creative teams and leading successful design projects for international clients and across divers creative faculties.
He has developed and produced award winning commercials, image films, brand campaigns & designs and studio sets for a wide range of clients including Al Jazeera, ZDF, CCTV, Lufthansa, Lexus, Nickelodeon, Canon, Coca Cola, Burger King, Sony Music.
Martin Kett started his career in 1993 after his study of communication and design. He first worked for several Advertising Agencies as Designer, Art Director and Illustrator before moving to motion graphics. With 20 years experience in the field of broadcast designer Kett has worked for numerous clients all over the planet.
Kevin has helped spearhead Troika’s Entertain Change approach to branding and marketing for the entertainment industry. He has lead creative, production and strategy teams at some of the most prolific creative agencies in the industry, with clients that span five continents and every major broadcast, cable and streaming network in the US as well as sports teams and leagues, eSports, tech, and brick and mortar companies.