Marina Willer is a graphic designer and film-maker with an MA in Graphic Design from the Royal College of Art. Before joining Pentagram as a partner, she was head creative director for Wolff Olins in London. During the course of her career, Willer has led the design of major identities schemes for Amnesty International, Tate, Southbank Centre, Serpentine Galleries, Oxfam, Nesta, Second Home, Sam Labs, and the largest telecoms in Russia (Beeline) and Brazil (Oi), among many others. She was also one of the designers behind the brand for Macmillan Cancer support. Willer has been the recipient of a variety of industry honours and she is consistently recognised as a leading figure in UK design, including: Creative Review’s Creative Leaders 2017, Design Week’s People Who Made an Impact on Design 2017 and The Dots’ Female Creative Leaders 2017.
Hails from Belfast and studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. As well as commercial projects for clients including Moschino Worldwide, Intel, MGM, the BBC and The European Union. Peter’s work can be found in places including Tate Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Sakner Collection of Concrete Poetry, Miami, and Buckingham Palace. His works are featured in a large number of publications including Frieze magazine, Mute magazine, Vogue, Harpers and Queen ‘Blueprint magazine, creative review eye magazine and All messed up Laurence King Publishing Graphic Design for the 21st Century - 100 of the World’s Best Designers’ and has been showcased as far afield as Japan. Peter was nominated for a BAFTA for his work on Bleak house and Primeval, and Arena Magazine nominated him as one of Britain’s ‘X’ Men, alongside other luminaries such as Daniel Craig. Peter’s work has branched into grand scale commissions; from the largest light sculpture in Ireland to a pole installation around the island of St Lucia's perimeter. His internationally celebrated "Cayenne” series toured worldwide as one of the British Design Council’s British landmark Innovation Stories. His most recent sculpture which had him make moated a island to frame the work was for the European union as part of a major peace initiative in Northern Ireland. As creative director of choice for several major dramas on mainstream British terrestrial channels and feature films, Peter’s ability to tell a story, generate tone, intrigue, entice and excite the viewer, has seen him create the branding, titles and in-show graphics for amongst others Dr Who, Sherlock, Tin Star, Rellik, Eastenders and films including Mandela - Long Walk to Freedom, Human Flow with the artist Ai Wei Wei and most recently The Hustle with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc . He was recently a televised head judge on an international talent show to re brand Vietnamese Tv.
Dr Orit Gal
Currently, a Senior Lecturer for Strategy and Complexity at Regent’s University London, Orit is a political economist with a deep curiosity for the inner workings of complex social systems. An expert generalist, she has worked in tech start-ups; corporate market research; peace-building NGOs; and innovative policy and military think-tanks. Having the opportunity to closely observe decision makers operating in messy, dynamic, and highly complex environments, she has focused her work on exploring the intersection between complexity science and effective operational design.
Tim Beard and Mason Wells are two of the three founding partners of independent design studio Bibliotheque, and each have almost 30 years experience in some of London’s most influential design companies. Bibliotheque’s rich portfolio crosses many design disciplines and business sectors. Their expertise ranges from large scale branding and identity programmes, spatial designs for retail and exhibitions, through to print, editorial and digital. Past and present clients include Adidas, Alan Yau, Design Museum, D&AD, Google, Nike, Paul Smith, Pringle, Sony, Samsung, V&A, Virgin Atlantic, Vitsoe and Vitra. Alongside their position as Creative Directors at Bibliotheque, they have taught and lectured at a number of prestigious design courses and events. These include: Workshops at the ECAL University for Art and Design Lausanne, Switzerland. Speaking roles at Design Indaba South Africa AGI Open London and Semi Permanent, New Zealand. The partners of Bibliotheque are members of the Alliance Graphique Internationale.
Senior Brand Consultant Interbrand London
Marianne's expertise goes from research and brand strategy through to deployment and brand experience valuation and management. Marianne graduated with a Masters degree in Design and Branding Strategy from Brunel University before working in London agencies Blue Marlin, Black Sun and Rufus Leonard. Her clients have included; HSBC, Shell, Burberry, Dr. Martens, Tommy Hilfiger, Rio Tinto, Go-Ahead Group, Bupa, Lloyds Banking Group, National Grid and the Ministry of Defence. In 2016, Marianne founded Think Designable an agency thought leadership collective. Their aim is to improve societies relationship with disability and difference by promoting considered, sincere, intelligent product and service development and communication. This initiative earned her a place on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list 2017, the Women Of The Future Award for Media 2017, A Woman of Tomorrow Award 2018 and a place on the BIMA Hot 100 list 2018.
Dr Yu-Chun Pan
Lecturer in Applied Project Management
With an academic background in Advertising, Yu-Chun is also a qualified PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments), MSP (Managing Successful Programmes) and P3O (Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices) practitioner. He has years of experience in technology-enabled change and project portfolio management, particularly in Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS) industry. He focuses on how sustainability can be imbedded in project management practice. His innovative teaching approach (e.g. LEGO) has been recognised and he was awarded University of West London teaching fellowship in 2018.