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Sir Paul Smith & Ashley Axios Set to Speak at D&AD Festival

D&AD, 7 months ago

The two join Annie Atkins, Sir Martin Sorrell and Ralph Steadman as headliners

Sir Paul Smith & Ashley Axios Set to Speak at D&AD Festival

D&AD has added Sir Paul Smith & Ashley Axios to headline its festival lineup.

Paul Smith is Britain’s foremost designer. He is renowned for his creative spirit, which combines tradition and modernity. Famous for its clothing and accessories collections, Paul Smith specialises in an inventive use of traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge design to create beautifully made, desirable, modern pieces.

Paul Smith is a tastemaker – a leader of British and international design trends. With an enthusiasm for eclectic cultural references and idiosyncratic combinations of pattern and colour, applied with understatement, Paul Smith expresses a truly contemporary aesthetic.

Taking the stage on the Friday afternoon (22 April), he will be imparting wisdom gained from over 40 years in the fashion and design industry.

Creative Director Ashleigh Axios leads and manages design for the White House and WhiteHouse.gov from within the Office of Digital Strategy. Ashleigh is also a key part of the White House product team, pushing the White House web platforms to the next level.

Get a seldom-shared, behind-the-scenes look at how innovative design is happening in-house at the White House with 'Designing for Obama, behind the scenes with the Creative Director of the White House'. Ashleigh will show-and-tell how her small design team transforms daunting challenges into successful digital campaigns.

The two will be joining Annie Atkins, Sir Martin Sorrell and Ralph Steadman as headliners at the first ever D&AD Festival.