Laura Jordan-Bambach is often described as a “digital icon”, and it’s not hard to see why. In her distinguished career, she has achieved much, both to further the status of digital creativity and that of women in the industry. Currently, she is a Creative Partner at Mr. President, and has just finished a stint as President at D&AD for the 2013/14 season.
But, one of Laura’s overriding passions is to raise the profile and participation of women in the creative industries. Which is why in 2007 she co-founded SheSays, a community that champions the role of women in agencies as well as Cantt, the festival for those who can’t make it to the Riviera in June and was recently named “Individual of the Year” from the Drum Awards for the Digital Industries. She’s also a trained taxidermist (so be sure to ask her about that during the tea break).
This session is designed to coach anyone who is the leader of a creative department how to improve the quality of the work their teams produce. Laura does this by explaining how to put together teams whose talents are complementary and how to squeeze better work out of these teams by a mixture of cajole, praise and honest criticism. In the process she elicits a better understanding of the qualities needed by a successful creative leader and realities of working with creative people. She hones your ability to spot what’s working and what isn’t – and importantly, what to do when it isn’t.
Any leader looking for creative team development will find this an extremely useful professional training course. As always with D&AD Creative Training sessions, these ends are achieved by a busy, interactive and wholly involving day at the end of which you should emerge as a more proficient and more rounded creative leader. And there couldn’t be a more energetic or charismatic person to lead you towards that achievement than Laura Jordan-Bambach.
Account managers, handlers and planners
Creative group heads
Art directors, designers or writers who aspire to become a creative director
Those in positions of responsibility who are called upon to inspire those who work for them – for instance, managers of projects that call for creativity to be employed
Trained Taxidermist, Champion of female Creatives and currently, Creative Partner at Mr. President, find out more about Laura below.