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This Month: Tim Buesing
This Month: Tim Buesing
This Month: Tim Buesing

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Tim Buesing

​Tim studied Communication Design at the School of Fine Art Berlin and added a post graduate course in New Media Design at Helsinki's Medialab. In his career he has mixed design with advertising oriented roles at agencies such as BBDO, Razorfish, MetaDesign and Holler while always exploring innovative digital communication.

He helped create award-winning work for brands such as BMW, MINI, Adidas, Beck's, WWF and Fanta. He is currently the Creative Director of Reactive in Sydney.

Tim is a leading member of Creative Social (www.creativesocialblog.com) and a contributing editor of renowned industry blog 'Adverblog' (http://www.adverblog.com/author/tim). He coaches and lectures advertising, art and design courses at various international schools and universities.

Apart from his commercial work Tim is continuously contributing to interactive art projects which have been exhibited at festivals and museums like Sonar (Barcelona), FILE (Sao Paolo) and Centre Pompidou (Paris). 

Preston Rescigno
Preston Rescigno
Preston Rescigno

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Preston Rescigno

​Preston has worked in journalism for over 20 years as a photographer, teacher and for the past ten years as a Senior Editor at Getty Images Editorial. He has worked events such as the Democratic and Republican conventions, New York Fashion Week, the NCAA basketball tournament and has had the pleasure of looking at more photographs over these ensuing years than can be counted. Before coming to Getty, Preston has worked as a freelance newspaper photojournalist, taught at the Columbia University School of Journalism and Pratt Institute and worked with the Museum of Modern Art on the "Pictures of the Times: A Century of Photography from the New York Times" exhibition. Preston holds a MFA from Columbia University and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. He also had tea one afternoon with Helen Levitt, which may have been more of an education than all of the above.

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Lee Coventry-Walsh
Lee Coventry-Walsh
Lee Coventry-Walsh

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Lee Coventry-Walsh

​Lee started her career in Australia, working in various integrated agencies before joining Getty Images in London via a short stint in Berlin. As Senior Art Director Lee works with photographers across Europe to create dynamic and inspiring images, a number of which have been awarded by PDN, Creative Review, American Photography and Lurzers Archive. In touch with her inner geek, Lee has an ardent interest in science and future thinking and has spoken at several conferences on the rise of social photography and its impact on advertising.

Seiji
Seiji
Seiji

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Seiji

​Seiji joined Getty Images in 2007 and works as a Senior Creative Editor in Tokyo. He curates, edits and collaborates with photographers to create new content that is both regionally and globally relevant. Seiji was born in Japan. He graduated at the School of Visual Arts in New York with a BFA degree in Photography. At SVA, Seiji was mentored by Naville Wakefield during the final year and won an Avant Guardian award from Surface magazine in 2004.

Gemma Fletcher
Gemma Fletcher
Gemma Fletcher

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Gemma Fletcher

​Gemma joined Getty Images in 2010 as an Art Director, with a background in the advertising and charity sector and a degree in Fine Art. Gemma has a keen interest in future thinking and the ever changing process of image making. Collaborating with Photographers, Makers and Stylists across Europe to create new creative imagery and video. A number of these images have gone on to win awards including PDN, IPA, Applied Arts and have also been featured in The Creative Review Photography annual, the Portrait Salon and on itsnicethat. Excited by creative ideas that help connect people, Gemma curates a series of live events, a magazine and exhibition’s encouraging debate and collaboration. around picture making.

Micha Schwing
Micha Schwing
Micha Schwing

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Micha Schwing

​As the Creative Planning Manager for Europe at Getty Images, Micha explores trends and the changing meaning of imagery in advertising and the wider visual culture. Micha joined Getty Images in 2005 and has worked in offices in Munich, Seattle and London. She has degrees in ‘Photo-Design’ and ‘Advertising and Marketing Communication’ and recently finished her MA in Sociology at Goldsmiths College in London.

Eileen O’Donnell
Eileen O’Donnell
Eileen O’Donnell

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Eileen O’Donnell

​Eileen O’Donnell is Video Content Manager in the Creative Department at Getty Images in New York. She works in collaboration with Getty Images’ global base of award-winning videographers and filmmakers to source, edit and art direct stock video for a global client base, translating client needs in all major subject areas into tangible, salable content across all major markets. In addition to recruiting new talent, she also works with many of Getty Images’ global media partners including Warner Brothers, Universal and Discovery in bringing their video to market for distribution on gettyimages.com.

Eileen is an industry veteran, having worked in the film and video industry in various capacities for the past 18 years, most recently in a variety of roles for Getty Images and The Image Bank Film.

Pam Grossman
Pam Grossman
Pam Grossman

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Pam Grossman

As the Creative Planning Manager for North America at Getty Images, Pam has unique insight into the meaning, application and impact of imagery – photographs, illustration and film -- around the world today. Using the information derived from researchers around the world and custom-designed forecasting methods, plus the wealth of data generated by www.gettyimages.com, Pam is able to identify -- and perhaps even helps to shape -- the visual language of tomorrow.  The current and future trends identified in turn supplying advertising, marketing and publishing professionals with imagery that will resonate strongly with target audiences and sway purchase decisions.

Pam first joined Getty Images in November 2003 and has frequently been invited as a guest speaker and consultant on visual trends at Fortune 500 companies and conferences, including Google’s in-house global creative team, Bank of America, Kraft Foods, MetLife, Fidelity, HOW Design Conference, and The American Marketing Association. Pam is a graduate of N.Y.U. with a degree in Cultural Anthropology.

Dave Bedwood
Dave Bedwood
Dave Bedwood

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Dave Bedwood

​Dave Bedwood  is a Creative Partner at Lean Mean Fighting Machine. In 1999 Dave and his creative partner Sam became one of the first traditional creative teams in London to switch to digital advertising. By 2001 they were Tribal DDB’s Creative Directors. In 2004 they set up Lean Mean Fighting Machine (along side Dave Cox and Tom Bazeley), with the belief that good writing should always come before technology. That year they were voted into Campaign’s 'Faces to Watch' as well as Campaign’s 'Top Ten Creative Directors'. 2005 saw them pick up Campaign’s 'Young Achievers of the Year' Award, and they were voted by their peers to be the number one creative team in digital advertising. They have picked up numerous industry awards including: D&AD, One Show, Cannes, Clio, Creative Circle, BIMA, Revolution and the Webbies. In 2008 Dave made The Observer's Future 500 list, Campaign’s A-List, and saw Lean Mean Fighting Machine become the first, and only, UK agency to win ‘ Cannes Interactive Agency of the Year' Award.

Masashi
Masashi
Masashi

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Masashi

​Masashi was born in Tokyo, and raised in San Francisco. He currently works as Creative Director / Founder of the Creative Lab ‘PARTY’ in Tokyo & New York.

He was previously a Creative Director at Wieden + Kennedy New York, and has worked around the globe in different agencies such as BBH New York and 180 Amsterdam, creating numerous award winning ad campaigns. Outside of advertising, he continues to explore the world of design & interaction, working on music videos, product design, social apps, among other endeavors.

Masashi’s work has been recognized in international awards such as NY ADC, Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD, Annecy Animation Film Festival, and more. He was recently chosen as one of the Creativity magazine’s 2011 Creative 50, and Fast Company’s “100 most creative people in business 2012”.

Vivian Rosenthal
Vivian Rosenthal
Vivian Rosenthal

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Vivian Rosenthal

​Rosenthal is the founder and CEO of Goldrun, an augmented reality platform that enables users to locate, interact with and take photos of GPS-linked virtual objects positioned in the real world to offer real world rewards. Previously, Rosenthal co-founded Tronic Studio, a digital media and experiential design company. She has been named one of Creativity Magazine's top 50 global creatives of 2010 and has spoken at numerous conferences on the intersection of advertising and technology, including the recent CaT conference by Ad Age, TEDx, Ad Tech and Socialize West. She has been selected as a jury member for the Andy Awards, D&AD, One Show Interactive Awards, and the Art Directors Club.

Nathan Cooper
Nathan Cooper
Nathan Cooper

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Nathan Cooper

​Nathan is a highly awarded digital creative director with over 14 years experience in marketing. Nathan has a huge diversity experience across multiple disciplines including marketing and advertising, interactive installations, retail, mobile sites and applications, websites, software and and product innovation. Prior to his recent move to Droga5 Nathan was Digital Creative Director (Head Of Digital) at Anomaly London, and before that he worked at W+K Amsterdam, 180 Amsterdam, R/GA London & New York, POKE London & New York, St Luke's London & Stockholm and Mother London. His extensive client list includes Nike, addias, Converse, Sony, Skype, Google, BBC, Playstation, EA Games, Nokia, Orange and Heineken. On top of that Nathan has also produced and directed TV commercials, created TV channels, is a published children's writer, founder of the widely read tech blog rubbishcorp.com and is a self proclaimed geek and hardcore gamer. 

Lars Bastholm
Lars Bastholm
Lars Bastholm

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Lars Bastholm

​Lars has been working in the marketing industry for 17 years. After starting at Grey Interactive, he joined Framfab in Copenhagen as Creative Director. In 2004, Lars was hired to open up an AKQA office in New York, which he grew to 100+ people over the next 5 years. Lars joined Ogilvy North America as Chief Digital Creative Officer in March 2009. In June 2010, Lars took on the additional role of Chief Creative Officer for Ogilvy New York. In June 2011, Lars left Ogilvy to travel the world for a bit. In January 2012, he joined Cheil USA as their Chief Creative Officer.One of the most awarded creatives in the digital marketing industry, Lars has won a multitude of international awards, including three Cyber Lions Grand Prix.Lars is a frequent speaker at industry events and judge at awards shows. He has been lauded as a creative leader by the Wall Street Journal and has contributed to three books about the digital advertising industry published by Taschen.

James Cooper
James Cooper
James Cooper

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James Cooper

​James Cooper recently left his role as Chief Creative Innovation Officer at JWT New York to pursue consultancy, tech start-ups and entrepreneurial projects in the retail, film and music industry. He recently won a Gold Lion for Mobile at Cannes for the Band-Aid app featuring the Muppets. He is also an angel investor in Help Remedies which won the Grand Prix for Good at this year’s Cannes festival. Although he is a copywriter and has a passion for advertising he feels the Ad industry needs to change dramatically. At JWT he worked on Johnson & Johnson, Rolex and Bloomberg. Cooper has spent more than half of his 15-year career working on digital projects in the UK and Campaign Magazine described him as “one of the brightest stars in digital advertising.” Outside of work, Cooper has taught advertising courses at Miami Ad School and Watford College in the UK. He is also known for founding Celebrity Ping Pong magazine and launching Thompson Punke, a ping pong clothing line. He also just about to start shooting a horror movie exclusively on Go Pro cameras. 

Fernanda Romano
Fernanda Romano
Fernanda Romano

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Fernanda Romano

​Fernanda Romano was born in São Paulo in Brazil and has a degree in Business Management. She has worked at DM9DDB in Brasil, Lowe NY and LoLA, in Madrid, JWT London and Euro RSCG Global. In April, 2012, she joined Naked Communications where she is the CCO in Brasil but is also a Creative Partner serving the global team in NY. In over ten years of marketing and advertising, she has accumulated a lot of experience in several product categories and won several awards, including a Cannes Lion Cyber Grand Prix in the same year as her then agency, DM9DDB, was named Cyber Agency of the Year. The film made for the Let’s Colour campaign for AkzoNobel (Dulux) was one of 2011 TED’s Ads worth spreading and the campaign won a silver in the One Show 2011 and three lions in Cannes 2011, one of which a bronze for digitally-led integrated campaign. Fernanda speaks Portuguese, English, French and Spanish, is learning to surf and her inspiration comes from traveling, kids and Japan where, according to her, everything happens first.

Daniele Fiandaca
Daniele Fiandaca
Daniele Fiandaca

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Daniele Fiandaca

Daniele Fiandaca is the Head of Innovation at Cheil. Previously he ran his own consultancy, Digital Fauna after having spent ten years at Profero, growing it from a small shop in London to a global communications agency of over 300 people. He is also co-founder of Creative Social, a collective of the world’s top Creative Directors and it was under the guise of Creative Social that he self published, co-edited and co-authored Creative Social’s first book – Digital Advertising: Past, Present, and Future. He also continues to act as a Master Class Speaker at Hyper Island.Daniele has sat on a number of juries including D&AD, Festival of Media, M&M Europe and Revolution. Daniele’s passions include film, collecting vinyl toys and traveling to exotic places. 

Chris Clarke
Chris Clarke
Chris Clarke

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Chris Clarke

​Chris has been Chief Creative Officer of LBi since September 2008 and is responsible for the creative direction of the agency which now numbers over 2,000 staff in 16 countries. Chris came to LBi from Publicis-owned Digitas, where he was President and Executive Creative Director of the UK agency. This followed a stint as European Executive Creative Director for Digitas-owned Modem Media. Chris has picked up many creative awards over the years and is now a regular on the judging and speaking circuit (Mixx Awards Europe, Cannes Lions Jury 2011).

Andre Matarazzo
Andre Matarazzo
Andre Matarazzo

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Andre Matarazzo

Andre Matarazzo started his career in São Paulo, Brazil at McCann-Erickson in 1997.His international career began in 2000, when he moved to Canada to work for Blast Radius. The following 5 years have been spent exploring different cultures around the globe and learning the universal triggers of great brand communication while working for Blast Radius in Holland, Farfar in Sweden and TYO-Id in Japan. In 2006 Andre returned to the motherland to start what is was dubbed as one of the 100 most creative digital shops in the world: Gringo. In 2011, After amassing over 46 international awards and serving as digital AOR for several multinational accounts, including Coca-Cola Classic / Zero / Light, Burn, Windows Live, Absolut Vodka, Natura and São Paulo Futebol Clube, Gringo joined WPP's "Possible Worldwide" and Matarazzo became the São Paulo CCO before moving to London, where he currently works as CCO at SapientNitro Southeast Region.

Flo Heiss
Flo Heiss
Flo Heiss

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Flo Heiss

Executive Creative Director Bavarian-born Flo studied graphic design in Germany, Italy and at the Royal College of Art in London. He joined Dare in 2000 and became Creative Director in 2003. Under his creative leadership Dare has picked up numerous awards including Campaign’s Digital Agency of the Decade, 2010. As one of the industry’s most experienced digital creatives, Flo’s chaired and sat on numerous international juries including D&AD and The One Show. Flo is President of the Animated Gif Appreciation Society.

Alessandra Lariu
Alessandra Lariu
Alessandra Lariu

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Alessandra Lariu

Ale Lariu is the CEO of Shout, co-founder of SheSays. Before starting her own company, Ale was SVP Group Creative Director at McCann, where she worked with clients like MasterCard, General Mills, Kohls, Nikon and Verizon. Before that, she worked for Agency Republic in the UK. Her 15-year career in advertising has lead to 18 prestigious industry accolades including Cannes, D&AD and One Show. In 2010, she was 29th on Fast Company magazine’s list of 100 Most Creative People in Business, in 2011 she was named “World’s Most Influential Female Creative Director” by AdWomen and awarded “Greatest Individual Contribution to New Media” by NMA magazine. And in 2012 she was included in Fast Company’s “League of extraordinary women” with 60 other amazing ladies like Hillary Clinton and Oprah. Ale is a guest teacher at Hyper Island, Berghs, Miami Ad School and Boulder Digital Works, and has presented at both Wharton and Columbia University. She also writes a monthly column on digital culture for the Brazilian magazine INFO.