Liza is the Creative Director at Studio Dumbar/DEPT® in the Netherlands — an award winning international agency with a Dutch heritage, specializing in visual branding and motion.
Liza is also the co-founder and host of Typeradio.org, the first podcast station to focus on type and design, with over 550 episodes giving a voice to the established and upcoming designers from all around the world.
Tina Frey is an artist, known for crafting hand-sculpted resin pieces in her wabi-sabi style. She started TF Design from her home thirteen years ago with no formal training. Her career started out in finance, working with massive global corporations and small businesses alike. Despite the financial stability, there was something tugging at her soul and calling her to make a chance. After an exit from a startup, she decided to take the leap towards art, into the world of creating.
Mark Andrews is an Oscar-winning director, writer and animator, formerly at Pixar Animation Studios. He was the story supervisor for The Incredibles and directed and co-wrote the short film One Man Band. He also co-directed Brave. He is currently at ReelFX where he is the Director and Executive Producer of the new, innovative Netflix animated series Super Giant Robot Brothers.
In his Talk, Craig shared his story of hard work, self-belief, and determination to shape his career into the path he wants. From the power of self-initiated projects to burnout and everything in between — Craig shares personal anecdotes on the challenges he has faced, overcoming imposter syndrome and giving back to his local community in the hope of inspiring fellow creatives to find what makes them happy and go achieve it.
The audience also got a special treat, as Craig showed off his iconic acrylic fusion technique over an American football and a soccer ball.
We have a key question for the next WhyTalks: "What is the most powerful color?" An event where 4 creatives will talk about color. A fashion designer, an illustrator, a graphic designer and a large scale painter. What is the lifespan of colors? What color is money? Why do we have favorite colors? What will our relationship with the future of color look like?
Typographies currently give voice to brands. What role will they play in the future? How will they adapt to the digital era? What role will they play in the face of virtual assistants? Do these advances pose a threat to graphic communication?
The experiences of typographers with exemplary careers will be presented. Interesting tours starring profiles with experience in the world of design where they will answer all the questions that may occur to us.
What makes things beautiful? Is there such a thing as common beauty? Why do we always chase it? Do we try to fit into a certain canon?
We can't list the number of times beauty has been questioned during the history of mankind. Still, we want to dedicate the next WhyTalks to find the best questions related to beauty.