In this exploratory online talk particularly for those in the Creative Industries or looking to enter this field of study or work, Michael Wolff, founder of Wolff Olins, and Joe Hill, Towner Director, discuss the idea of ‘being’ in the contemporary moment. Taking into consideration Michael’s approach to design, they will look at creativity, courage, and openness as mechanisms for working and living today.
Michael Wolff (born 1933) is a British graphic designer and thought-leader on brands and corporate identity. In 1965 he co-founded Wolff Olins.., with Wally Olins, a brand consultancy with clients that included Apple Records, Volkswagen and Audi. Michael is Patron of the Inclusive Design Challenge with the Helen Hamlyn Centre at the RCA (Royal College of Art), a member of the Government sponsored Design and Technology Alliance against crime and former Chairman of the Legible London initiative with Transport for London, a visiting Professor at the University of the Arts in London and a Senior Fellow of the RCA. He's also a former President of both the D&AD (Design and Art Directors Association) and CSD Chartered Society of Designers. He is also an RDI (a member of the RSA’s Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry).
Wolff now runs Michael Wolff & Company in London.
“I have an open mind and scepticism of my experience. I enjoy not knowing what to do and trusting my creativity. I always encourage people to be creative in all situations and, above all, to have a sense of humour" - Michael Wolff
About TALKING LOUD
TALKING LOUD is a series of online talks which give creative businesses an opportunity to gain insight and inspiration from industry leaders. It is part of South East Creatives, a development and support programme for the creative, cultural and digital sectors in East Sussex, Kent and Essex funded by the European Regional Development Fund for which The De La Warr Pavilion and Towner Eastbourne are local hubs. TALKING LOUD is also supported by Locate East Sussex.