Design Ventura 2021-22 Industry Insights Online Event

Posted by Poppy Parry on January 11 2022

Design Ventura

We are pleased to announce the panel of design and business professionals for our online Industry Insights event taking place on the 12 January 2022 5-6pm. You can watch the recording of this event below:

The panel was made up of design and business professionals, who spoke about what they do for a living, how they got where they are and how they use creativity in their jobs, to give students an insight into the different careers in design and business.

You can learn more about each panellist, in alphabetical order by surname, below:

Malaika Carr

Chalk is a London based design studio run by architect Malaika who creates unusual, geometric jewellery.

Chalk is influenced by architectural elements, everyday objects and bold colourful cultural patterns. Founder Malaika established her jewellery line while studying architecture at the University of Westminster. Here she made numerous intricate models using the laser cutting machine; she started to use the same process to make her own jewellery which later became the label. Since graduation she has continued to make her own pieces and the brand has developed to include their own e-commerce shop as well as supplying a number of exciting stockists around the world.

Richard Haeyes

Richard is founder of Heayes Design and Playlenz which are game and toy development and invention studios.

Having worked for over 30 years in product design with the majority spent working in the play industry. Richard was Design Director for games at Hasbro looking after brands such as Monopoly, Cluedo, Connect 4 and Trivial Pursuit as well as working on brands such as Playdoh, Star Wars and Marvel. 

Most of the work today involves creating and developing new play concepts as well as inventing and licensing new concepts to global toy and game companies. 

Huw James

Huw has 20 years’ experience in the creative industries, working at design agencies in England and Australia before starting his own studio, Tom, Dick & Harry, in his home city of Leeds.

Huw uses design thinking and a human-centred approach to solve creative problems in branding and design. He is a Fellow of the RSA and is studying an MBA at the University of Manchester, exploring the intersection of creativity and business as a force for good.

Sourav Mishra

Sourav is a Product Manager in the Technology, Data and Innovation division of Deutsche Bank. He is a Capability Lead who partners with business colleagues, technology architects and developers to identify innovative solutions.

Sourav has a particular focus on Risk Calculation and Operations and uses the latest big data technologies to solve complex high volume challenges. He has been with Deutsche Bank since 2010 and has worked on numerous projects across the Risk Management space.

Ling Tan

Ling is a designer and artist working within the field of social engagement, technology and citizen participation. Originally trained as an architect, her work explores citizens’ interaction with the built environment and our collective agency and responsibility in tackling complex issues surrounding our cities. She works with diverse communities in helping them make sense of their environment, express opinions in a playful and performative way, and collectively address issues ranging from public safety, air quality to climate change using technology and participation methodologies.