Speaker Series

 Speaker Series

Designing to disrupt in today's ever-changing environment?

We are joined by the following expert panel for our next Speaker Series: 

Craig Hutchinson, Strategy Designer, Deloitte Consulting

After graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Communication in 2005, Craig developed his skill set in Sydney’s design industry, working at various design and advertising agencies, before opening his own branding studio. Craig joined Deloitte in 2014 as a Senior Designer in their Design for Business team. He is here with us now to talk about his journey and to offer tips from his own learnings within the design industry. Craig's collaboration of design and creativity within his work has allowed him to develop innovative concepts to overcome problems that he may face. 

Tarra van Am erongen, Group Director, Fjord

Tarra joins our Speaker Series event with over 15 years’ worth of experience advising companies, playing on the unique intersection between design, technology, and strategy. Tarra’s innovative thinking, strong business mindset, and leadership skills have allowed her to work with a range of clients including Australia Post, Sensis, Lion, Accenture and many more. Tarra holds a double Bachelor of Business Administration, in entrepreneurship and international business, and Executive Education Diplomas in Design Thinking and Experimentation. She teaches service and business design to budding entrepreneurs at UTS within the MBAe program and is currently developing an Innovation course for the Australia Film and Television and Radio School in Sydney. 

Dan Pankraz, Head of Strategy & Innovation, Leo Burnett

Dan brings to our executive panel 17 years of industry experience across Sydney, New York City, London and Asia. Dan is a globally renowned Brand & Innovative Strategist, who has developed globally award-winning ideas for brands like Nike, Adidas, Google, YouTube, McDonald's, Axe, Samsung, Gatorade, MINI, Jaguar, Toyota, and Telstra. Dan leads Leo Burnett's national innovation consultancy practice working with brands on new brand ventures. Dan graduated from UNSW with a Commerce degree majoring in Marketing and Psychology. 

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Matt Robinson - Founder & Managing Director at AnalogFolk Australia

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Terry Barridge - Design Manager - Gaming at Tabcorp

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Marissa Karolyi - Senior Digital Designer

Extremely impeccable in-depth knowledge of the design industry. A complete pleasure to work with and has a refreshing style that can connect with people on all levels in the business. Nick goes the distance not only to deliver but he always has everyone's best interests at heart. Fantastic and co...

Mikey Hart - Creative Director - Consumer Branding, Packaging & Retail - Loop Brands

Having worked with many recruiters, I can honestly say that Nick stands out from the crowd. He has an easygoing and approachable manner, vast industry knowledge and great network connections, which make him a top recruiter. Nick has proven his talent on many occasions, presenting great candidates...

Dave Flanaghan - Head of Digital Solutions at On Message & The Works

Nick is a great recruiter. He is genuine, professional, solutions focused, an expert in what he does. He is proactive and only deals with quality candidates, but he is also a great consultant when it comes to workflow and resource management, even if there is no brief in it for him! Nick treats h...

Amir Mireskandari - Director, External Relations (former IMC) - UNSW