Admasters tell all at DT '09

    V. Sunil and Luke Williamson travel to T.O. to speak at DesignThinkers

    TORONTO, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - Creative directors of international ad firms,
Wieden + Kennedy and WCRS, join in on DesignThinkers, Canada's premier design
conference. On November 3 and 4, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, V.
Sunil and Luke Williamson will share their experiences and insights into the
creative process involved in generating winning ad campaigns worldwide.
    Winner of over 25 international awards, V. Sunil is executive creative
director at Wieden + Kennedy Delhi. He held key positions at India's foremost
ad agencies before founding 'A', which became one of India's most successful
independent agencies. In 2007, he merged with W + K. His client list includes
Incredible !ndia, Nokia, Proctor & Gamble and Save the Children. Sunil will
discuss the process used by W + K to collaborate with clients in developing
breakthrough ideas.
    Luke Williamson is joint creative director at WCRS (London, U.K.). He
began as a graphic designer before realizing he preferred advertising. He
became art director at Mother, where he worked on campaigns such as
Supernoodles, KissFM, Coca Cola and Orange Cinema. In 2005 he joined WCRS
where clients include Tic Tac, BMW and GlaxoSmithKline. He and fellow creative
director Yan Elliott, were voted No.1 in Esquire as "the most sought-after
purveyors of original thought." Luke's presentation touches upon the
opportunities available to designers today.
    Sunil and Luke join 24 speakers, including Michael Bierut, partner at
Pentagram New York; Ben Blumenfeld, communication design manager at Facebook;
Robert Brunner, past director of industrial design at Apple; David Labistour,
CEO of Mountain Equipment Co-op; Marty Neumeier, author of Zag, Sanky, partner
at AllofUs in U.K. and Gael Towey, chief creative officer and editor-in-chief
of Martha Stewart Living.
    DesignThinkers is an annual journey into the creative process and a
celebration of strategic design thinking. The conference attracts 1,200
creative professionals who share experiences, exchange ideas and celebrate the
power of design. Presented by RGD, this year marks its 10th anniversary.


    Representing 2,800 professionals and students, RGD drives the development
of professional graphic designers by shaping their competence in visual
communication, strategic innovation and client and project management. RGD
grants graphic designers who qualify, the right to use the designation
Registered Graphic Designer (R.G.D.).

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