For over 20 years, Laura has brought her fresh and experimental approach to communication. Combining tech insights with passionate storytelling, she has won numerous awards for her commercial work and been recognised globally as an innovator and industry leader.
In 2016, Laura proved her creative prowess when she co-founded The Great British Diversity Project, which went onto prove the power of diversity for creative effectiveness; Cannes Lions Innovation seminar on the human heart of innovation; sitting on key international juries from the ANDYS (where she is part of the steering committee) and SXSW to D&AD, and being invited as keynote speaker at major festivals around the world.
In 2014 she was President of the D&AD, where she worked to expand its international charitable capability and partnerships. This resulted in her scooping the Individual of the Year at the Dadi Awards 2014 and even been awarded an honorary doctorate for her services to graphic design. She has recently been named one of Britain’s most influential people within the Debrett’s 500 annual list for two years running.
Under her stewardship as Chief Creative Officer, Soho based agency, Mr. President has recently been awarded Creative Agency of the Year by the IAB and AdAge International Small Agency of the Year, silver; as well as their first D&AD pencil: fine achievements for an agency just three years old.
Laura is also a co-founder of SheSays, a global volunteer network with over 40,000 members which works to get more women into the creative industries. Laura lectures around the world extensively and was recently invited to be part of a select group of global creatives forming the Facebook Creative Council, a think tank to help steer the future of social.
And if that wasn’t enough, Laura is also a trained taxidermist.