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Erik Kessels’ Adventures in Imperfection

LBB Editorial, Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Creative director and co-founder of KesselsKramer tells LBB’s Alex Reeves about the importance of wrong turns, accumulating creative resources and ‘wet fun adventures’

“In a way I hate advertising, maybe as much as you do,” says Erik Kessels, repeating a line that’s almost become his catchphrase. “But that fuels m... Read more


Why Natural Empathy Is This Creative Director’s Super Power

R/GA New York, Wed, Oct 10, 2018

Get to know Nina Kauffman, an associate creative director at R/GA San Francisco

Meet Nina Kauffman, associate creative director at R/GA San Francisco. A meandering career path took her from radio, to television, to her current ... Read more


The Composer / Sound Designer Hybrid: A Unique Breed

LBB Editorial, Mon, Oct 01, 2018

Three unconstrained manipulators of sound explain what it means to straddle the audio industry’s traditional divide

The advertising industry has a history of putting people in boxes according to the very specific roles they perform in the process of developing ca... Read more


Pitch & Sync's Ones to Watch Post-Reeperbahn Festival

Pitch & Sync, Wed, Sep 26, 2018

P&S' Ben Esser and thjnk's Ilker Yilmazalp reveal musical highlights from this year's festival

Taking place annually around Hamburg’s Reeperbahn strip, the eponymous culture festival features a plethora of events featuring some of the world’s... Read more


Caitlin Cronenberg on ‘The Endings’ and Shooting Her First Ever Ad

LBB Editorial, Thu, Sep 20, 2018

The Canadian photographer on capturing actresses’ reactions to heartbreak and lessons learned from being on set with her father David Cronenberg

For the past seven years Caitlin Cronenberg, along with her co-author Jessica Ennis, has been working on The Endings, an intricate exploration of h... Read more


Jumping The Fence: Justin Izumi on Leaving MTV to Become a Director

Soup Film, Fri, Sep 14, 2018

Soup Film director discusses his cheeky Edeka parody for Lidl, lessons learned as a producer and how his hacking skills led to a love of filmmaking

Justin Izumi first came on to our radar last Christmas when, just days after Edeka launched its big budget festive ad, Lidl launched its own hilari... Read more


Facing the Open Sea: Argonauten Reboots

Geometry Global, Fri, Sep 14, 2018

After five years away, CEO and CCO Stefan Mohr looks forward to the Hamburg-based digital agency brand setting sail again

When your agency is named after a band of mythical adventurers who sailed the wild seas fighting monsters and seeking treasures, there’s a lot to l... Read more


Beattie+Dane’s Beautiful Minds

LBB Editorial, Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Managing partner Dana Alhanbali tells Laura Swinton about the indie agency that’s making a stand for Kuwaiti creativity and challenging the MENA region’s old school approach

‘Beautiful’. That’s how Dana Alhanbali describes her agency’s first year of business. In its first 12 months, the independent agency she set up wit... Read more


Meet the Women Leading Lebanon’s Indie Creative Agency Scene

LBB Editorial, Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Beirut is bursting with super cool creative and design shops led by women, as LBB’s Laura Swinton finds out…

Beirut is a city buzzing with creativity. It parties hard, it’s diverse and is home to musicians, artists, filmmakers, designers and DJs. Small won... Read more


Dissecting the Evolution of UX with R/GA Portland’s Hakha Mashayekhi

R/GA New York, Mon, Sep 10, 2018

How AI, VR, mixed reality, voice and more is impacting user experience, according to R/GA Portland’s experience designer

Having experience and knowhow in industrial design - the process of designing products to be manufactured through mass production - has taught Hakh... Read more