Kyoorius Designyatra 2008 to be held in Goa

01 Sep 2008


Kyoorius Designyatra 2008, an initiative to provide a  communication  platform for the design and creative fraternity in India, will be held at the Kala Academy Campal, Panjim, Goa from September 13-15.

Preeti Vyas of Vyas Giannetti Creative is one of the Indians to speak at the conference. The others are Ashish Deshpande and Ashwini Deshpande of Elephant Strategy + Design. While Vyas is one of the strongest advocates for introducing design into advertising, Elephant, is recognised as the pioneering innovative multi-disciplinary design practice.

Kyoorius Designyatra 2008 will feature a design conference with presentations by prominent international practitioners in the fields of design, web, branding and marketing and workshops and panel discussions.

The conference content celebrates design excellence, provides insights into the future of design while simultaneously reinforcing the sense of community among India's creatives.

The speakers at the conference include:

  • Michael Wolff: the co-founder of Wolff-Olins, the influential UK branding consultancy. He is widely acknowledged as one of the most experienced practitioners of corporate identity and branding
  • Paula Scher: For over three decades Paula Scher has been at the forefront of graphic design. Her successful graphic identities for Public Theater, Citibank and Tiffany & Co. have become case studies for contemporary branding 
  • Richard Bullock: Joint executive creative director at 180 Amsterdam. He is famously known for his award-winning work on the Adidas account, which resulted in Adidas receiving the prestigious ''Advertiser of the Year'' award at the 2006 Cannes Festival
  • Paul Belford: Paul is one of the most awarded art directors in the world 
  • Eric Scott: global creative director for Saffron. He is the former CEO of Wolff Olins USA
  • Kenya Hara: Hara is one of the Japanese design community's most respectable thinkers and prolific designers
  • Erik Kessels: Erik is the co-founder and creative director of Kesselskramer, the Dutch advertising agency
  • Nicolas Roope: Nic is the co-founder of Poke
  • Tyler Brule: Tyler launched Wallpaper* magazine in 1996, a title which became an instant publishing success and part of the cultural vernacular
  • Patrick Burgoyne: Burgoyne is the chief editor of Creative Review magazine since 1999
  • Ashish and Ashwini Deshpande:  Ashish & Ashwini Deshpande are both founders, directors and principal designers at Elephant. Elephant, established in 1989, is widely recognized as the pioneering innovative multi-disciplinary design practice from India with work spread across more than 80 countries
  • Preeti Vyas: Among the top three most influential woman in advertising, Preeti has also been one of the strongest advocate for introducing design into advertising

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