Cool Britannia or Cruel Britannia? Network of villages rather than a metropolis, officially 7 million more like 10, grumpy on public transport but a laugh in the pub, stiff upper lip relaxing a bit. We love it! The whole world gets along here in our smorgasbord of culture. Possibly the most expensive city in the world to buy a house, but we survive and all the world wants to be here - even the French.Our London tech sponsors Dreamtek are offering Cut&Pasters some seriously special deals so you can get kitted up with the arsenal used in the tournament - from Wacom tablets to Creative Suite 3 - with less of a dent in the pocket. To check out the offers go to http://cutandpaste.dreamtek.tv.
Welsh (but with no accent). Culture Vulture. Woman about town. Jess set up Germination 3 years ago and now holds herself responsible for the mess. It could have been so different. Jess trained as a theatre director, set up and ran a music agency and then got all serious. She worked as head of external affairs for the UK's leading political think-tank for 3 years, including a short period working for the PM. After a major epiphany and realising that politics doesn't work, she went back to what she does best - putting on events that hopefully always entertain and maybe, occasionally make people think.
Lizzie takes care of marketing and PR for Cut&Paste London, using her way with words to bring in those punters and to ensure Cut&Paste is recognised in the UK as the genius that it is. Having cut her teeth in lifestyle PR she moved into all things cultural at Germination, tracking London's most quirky, fun and preposterous cultural happenings. Lizzie's had an Edinburgh-festival musical named after her (Dizzy O'Storm and the Starbinger of Doom), and loves food to the extent that she hopes CutandPaste will inspire an event called GluttonTaste.
Grace is the community liaison for Cut&Paste London. She’s into dancing, and came to Germination having been a programmer for the 2006 Commonwealth Film Festival.
|Tom Judd||Yingshun Wong|
|Tom Judd||Yingshun Wong||Joerg Solzbacher||Carlos Villarreal Kwasek|
Round One: "Currency"
|Tom Judd||Yingshun Wong||Joerg Solzbacher||Carlos Villarreal Kwasek||Matt Lambert||David Lee||Aleksander Lenart||Hanneke Treffers|
Currently completing a Masters in Animation at the RCA, Tom has drawn for clients such as Burton and the BBC. He is the Co-founder of 5oup.net (the online community for student artists) and also likes to make sure he draws everyday.
Normally taking inspirational cue through telepathic conversations with my furry plush friend donning a pair of red eyes & detachable kidneys. Makes a good chin rest too. Incredibly indispensable. An ode to my furry friend, hoping he will come back soon!
Started with graffiti 13 years ago. Diploma in Communication Design at HfG Schwaebisch Gmuend / Germany. Co-founder of TREIBSTOFF / agency for conception and design (Munich). Style of work: recognize, reflect, remix.
I grew up in a family of artists and I’ve been painting all my life. I studied Graphic Design and Multimedia in Ecuador and later I specialized in Character Animation at Vancouver Film School in Canada. My main area of interest is Animation for Film.
Matt Lambert, directing under the name dieLAMB (the lamb), is a freelance creative specializing in direction and motion design for advertising, broadcast, film and music. He was born and raised in LA, and is currently based in NYC after spending nearly two years working in London and a year prior in Germany. The work: dirty, pretty, dark, punk.
David loves photography, dance and all things aesthetically pleasing. Hailing from the tropical island of Singapore, he hung up his dancing shoes four years ago to pursue his interest in graphic design here in London. Since graduating from Central St Martins, he has been treading into the future, working as Art Editor at The Future Laboratory.
After being infected with the 'creative tension' syndrome spreading across his motherland, he has been passionately 'Polish'ing his design skills for nearly ten years in carbon-free highlands. However, he recently felt a desire to taste the regal atmosphere and came over here to preach about smart concepts followed by simple forms. You will always find him living in a place where straight ideas join curvy lines.
Hanneke started drawing before she could walk. She studied Photographic Design at the Academy for Arts and also developed her skills in Web design and Animation. Now she works as a self-employed Photographer, Illustrator and Art Director, by day, and works her ass off at night creating her own artistic work.
Laura cut her teeth as a key figure in the infamous 'geekgirl' hyperzine in the early nineties, and has been involved in the design and implementation of many of the world's most cutting edge digital work for international brands as diverse as Levi’s®, Renault and T-mobile. She has consistently won awards for her commercial work and lectures and travels extensively, speaking on net art and the cultural implications of the internet, as well as teaching dynamic lab-based and technical digital media classes at major Universities.
Over the last 30 years, James has overseen the growth of ATTIK into an international brand communications agency with offices in three continents. James has led design projects for Coca-Cola, Adidas and MTV. He has developed an MA in Digital Imaging, speaks internationally on design and is currently publishing Noise Five, the latest in a series of acclaimed monographs featuring ATTIK’s most experimental work.
Creative Review is the world’s leading monthly magazine for visual communication. For 27 years, the magazine has brought its readers the best new work, most exciting new talent and most important new trends in graphic design, advertising, new media, photography, illustration, typography and more. Creative Review is based in the UK but has subscribers in 80 countries around the world.
At Soda, Fiddian develops creative tools that help communities work, play and learn together. The team of artists, developers and entrepreneurs is best known for its BAFTA-winning online construction environment, Soda Play. Fiddian is also currently undertaking a practice based PhD at UEL’s SMARTlab. His research focuses on his art practice using physical computing for performance, sculpture and installation.
Daljit has ranked among the Financial Time’s Top-50 creative professionals for two consecutive years. He is an active member of the British Council Design Advisory Group and is advisor to the Design Council’s Industry Skills Development Plan. He also has a seat on the London Innovation Strategy Committee and was recently made a “Creative Industries Luminary for London.”
Digit uses digital communications channels to connect brands to consumers, surprising and delighting through interaction. Digit has worked with leading brands Coca-Cola, Gucci, Habitat and Unilever to create award-winning interactive environments and content punctuated with humour and personality.
Charlie Dark is a dynamic part of the United Kingdom's poetry and performance scene as a writer, producer and DJ known for flamboyant gestures and vocal gymnastics. Charlie founded Blacktronica, a monthly showcase of the black electronic music scene in Britain.