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We create design events and short courses in London presented by famous designers, innovators and creative agencies.

Anyone working in the creative industries needs to stay up-­to-­date with the latest trends, the biggest ideas and the smartest technologies. And there’s nowhere better to do that than London –­ one of the most cutting-­edge and vibrant cities in the world.

Our unique learning experiences are designed to immerse you in the creative, commercial and cultural life of London. You’ll enjoy exclusive access to some of the top people, agencies and businesses at work here today –­ learning first­-hand how they operate, as well as gaining behind­-the-­scenes insights into their most successful projects. 

If you want to take your company to the next level or if you’re simply looking to boost your creative career, we look forward to inspiring you.

200 +

famous speakers
and mentors

James Fooks-Bale

Monotype

James Fooks-Bale

Monotype

Based in London, James oversees the development of Monotype’s brand as it's Senior Director of Brand. Prior to Monotype, James spent the best part of a decade working in the design studios of Burberry, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney. The team have been recognised by various organisations such as the European Design Awards, Type Directors Club, Art Directors Club, D&AD, and the AIGA.

Michael Wolff

Wolff Olins

Michael Wolff

Wolff Olins

Co-founder of one of the world’s most iconic design companies – Wolff Olins – and recognised today as a leading thinker on brands. He designed Beatles’ album covers, BP's iconic logo, Shell's rebrand, and the identity for the London Borough of Camden. He’s also patron of the Inclusive Design Challenge at the RCA

Angie Yuanmalai

Huge

Angie Yuanmalai

Huge

Angie Yuanmalai, Associate Creative Director at Huge uncovers how user experience can change the way consumers and brands interact with each other. Huge is an experience design and digital marketing agency that provides services to Fortune 100 companies. They apply rapid prototyping, ongoing usability testing and iterative development to bridge the gap between the digital and physical experiences. Angie Yuanmalai will be talking about building and living a creative culture.

Niharika Hariharan

McKinsey & Company

Niharika Hariharan

McKinsey & Company

Niharika Hariharan – Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company will identify how to build design-centric organisations discerning the ingredients to build a sustainable creative culture that facilities cross collaboration. Creating change that matters is at the core of McKinsey & Company.

Explore our upcoming courses and experiences

Branding Now

3 - 24 June 2021

The ultimate Brand Strategy and Design Course for Creative Directors

Executive programme for design leaders

19 July 2021 - 24 June 2022

Finally, a business programme for design leaders. Learn about finance, operations, management and entrepreneurship

Future of branding week

July 06-09, 2021

From Brand Strategy to Sonic Branding – explore how leading brands are disrupting the industry using new channels and evolving technologies. Discover the most innovative approaches to brand strategy from the world-class creative and advertising agencies.

Product Design Week

24-27 August 2021

Create experiences that people will fall in love with. Get inspiration for your current projects and advice on how to build a design team of your dreams. Find out the secrets of what makes products successful and what mistakes companies made when they were building new services.

Social Media Marketing

Online & Self-Paced

A series of masterclasses for Content Creators and Strategists who want to grow brands on social media and adapt your content strategy on the ever-changing platforms. From Instagram to Twitter and Tiktok – learn practical tools and strategies from Twitter, Social Media Agencies and influencers.

Creative Business Masterclasses

Online and Self-Paced

A series of Creative Business Masterclasses specially created for agency owners, studio founders and creative entrepreneurs who want to get insights on running and scaling a design business.

Design Thinking & innovation Week

August 17-20, 2021

An immersive programme for creative entrepreneurs, innovation directors and business owners – introducing you to London's most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking and innovation.

“Mind-blowing events! Learnt so much from exploring different companies and experiencing 13 different countries all in one room. If you are a creative, strategist, forward-thinker definitely check it out! ”

Tarryn van Schalkwyk

Digital Designer, MotorHappy

I loved it. It really broadened my perspective on the UX Design industry. The best part was meeting such a diverse group of UX people from all over the world.

Arne Heinz

User Experience Design Lead, Volkswagen

Really enjoyed the variety and calibre of the speakers. Needless to say that the organisation was spotless. Would recommend to anyone who is working or interested in innovation.

Kristina Brjazgunova

Business Designer at YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP

Building a Brand Language was very useful with easy to understand and interesting lessons.

Marthe Reienes

Founder, Fasett

The week was incredible. Full of inspiring talks and networking with creative people from around the world. I learnt how design can make a positive impact on business and the future of business.

Glazione Rocha

Senior Art Director & Design Studio Lead, Zalando SE

Great staff, great content, great program. Clear description of the week that is reinforced through visits with agencies/companies/orgs that are changing the way we approach tomorrow. The intimate group size allows you to form bonds with others in attendance, all of us from different industries and countries. Much to process & ponder so I can implement in my everyday thinking. Thanks FLA!

Nicholas Ruiz

Sr. Creative Manager at Human Rights Watch

Learning directly from the experts really motivated me. We also learnt a lot from each other by discussing meetings and lectures afterwards.

Igor Mustaev

Art director at Linii Group

These guys do fantastic work to bring together people from all around the world, who are passionate about design, design thinking and service design, to expand their horizons and inspire them. Recommended!

Marina Fokina

Design Thinking Director at Sberbank

The Week was amazing. Meeting people from over 17 countries of different design disciplines is the best way to learn about the industry. I will take these insights back to my product team to ensure all our product development is design-led.

Jokin Zunzunegu

Senior Product Owner at TomTom

I would highly recommend. I learned a lot and got a very special experience. Mo was an excellent advisor. And Ekaterina and Emma made the group felt like a small family.

Janet Caroo

Managing Director at UWI

“Mind-blowing events! Learnt so much from exploring different companies and experiencing 13 different countries all in one room. If you are a creative, strategist, forward-thinker definitely check it out! ”

Tarryn van Schalkwyk

Digital Designer, MotorHappy

I loved it. It really broadened my perspective on the UX Design industry. The best part was meeting such a diverse group of UX people from all over the world.

Arne Heinz

User Experience Design Lead, Volkswagen

Really enjoyed the variety and calibre of the speakers. Needless to say that the organisation was spotless. Would recommend to anyone who is working or interested in innovation.

Kristina Brjazgunova

Business Designer at YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP

Building a Brand Language was very useful with easy to understand and interesting lessons.

Marthe Reienes

Founder, Fasett

The week was incredible. Full of inspiring talks and networking with creative people from around the world. I learnt how design can make a positive impact on business and the future of business.

Glazione Rocha

Senior Art Director & Design Studio Lead, Zalando SE

Great staff, great content, great program. Clear description of the week that is reinforced through visits with agencies/companies/orgs that are changing the way we approach tomorrow. The intimate group size allows you to form bonds with others in attendance, all of us from different industries and countries. Much to process & ponder so I can implement in my everyday thinking. Thanks FLA!

Nicholas Ruiz

Sr. Creative Manager at Human Rights Watch

Learning directly from the experts really motivated me. We also learnt a lot from each other by discussing meetings and lectures afterwards.

Igor Mustaev

Art director at Linii Group

These guys do fantastic work to bring together people from all around the world, who are passionate about design, design thinking and service design, to expand their horizons and inspire them. Recommended!

Marina Fokina

Design Thinking Director at Sberbank

The Week was amazing. Meeting people from over 17 countries of different design disciplines is the best way to learn about the industry. I will take these insights back to my product team to ensure all our product development is design-led.

Jokin Zunzunegu

Senior Product Owner at TomTom

I would highly recommend. I learned a lot and got a very special experience. Mo was an excellent advisor. And Ekaterina and Emma made the group felt like a small family.

Janet Caroo

Managing Director at UWI

“Mind-blowing events! Learnt so much from exploring different companies and experiencing 13 different countries all in one room. If you are a creative, strategist, forward-thinker definitely check it out! ”

Tarryn van Schalkwyk

Digital Designer, MotorHappy

I loved it. It really broadened my perspective on the UX Design industry. The best part was meeting such a diverse group of UX people from all over the world.

Arne Heinz

User Experience Design Lead, Volkswagen

Really enjoyed the variety and calibre of the speakers. Needless to say that the organisation was spotless. Would recommend to anyone who is working or interested in innovation.

Kristina Brjazgunova

Business Designer at YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP

Building a Brand Language was very useful with easy to understand and interesting lessons.

Marthe Reienes

Founder, Fasett

The week was incredible. Full of inspiring talks and networking with creative people from around the world. I learnt how design can make a positive impact on business and the future of business.

Glazione Rocha

Senior Art Director & Design Studio Lead, Zalando SE

Great staff, great content, great program. Clear description of the week that is reinforced through visits with agencies/companies/orgs that are changing the way we approach tomorrow. The intimate group size allows you to form bonds with others in attendance, all of us from different industries and countries. Much to process & ponder so I can implement in my everyday thinking. Thanks FLA!

Nicholas Ruiz

Sr. Creative Manager at Human Rights Watch

Learning directly from the experts really motivated me. We also learnt a lot from each other by discussing meetings and lectures afterwards.

Igor Mustaev

Art director at Linii Group

These guys do fantastic work to bring together people from all around the world, who are passionate about design, design thinking and service design, to expand their horizons and inspire them. Recommended!

Marina Fokina

Design Thinking Director at Sberbank

The Week was amazing. Meeting people from over 17 countries of different design disciplines is the best way to learn about the industry. I will take these insights back to my product team to ensure all our product development is design-led.

Jokin Zunzunegu

Senior Product Owner at TomTom

I would highly recommend. I learned a lot and got a very special experience. Mo was an excellent advisor. And Ekaterina and Emma made the group felt like a small family.

Janet Caroo

Managing Director at UWI

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