14th October, 2018

New speakers: Brendan & Josh

We're thrilled to add two valuable voices to our lineup. Popular designer and artist Brendan Dawes returns to our stage, and we'll also welcome CEO of Abstract and former principal designer at Twitter, the brilliant Josh Brewer.

Brendan Dawes closed our 2011 event with a hugely valuable (and very funny) talk, and he matches our returning themes perfectly.

I’m very honoured to be asked to speak at the return of this wonderful conference. Such fond memories of the first time!

Brendan Dawes

Brendan is a designer and artist exploring the interaction of objects, people, technology and art using form and code with an eclectic mix of digital and analogue materials. Author of two books on interaction design, his work is featured in the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art, has been 3D printed on the International Space Station and has been honoured in awards including Fast Company Innovation by Design, Information is Beautiful and D&AD. Clients include Airbnb, Google, Twitter, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Intel, Cancer Research UK, Mailchimp, M&C Saatcci, EE, PWC, The Atlantic, and Arup.

We've also known Josh Brewer for a long time, but this will be his first time at New Adventures. Aside from being one of design's strongest advocates, he's also a thoroughly lovely chap!

Josh regularly writes and speaks about the challenges of building Design-led companies and products. In his current role as CEO of Abstract, an Advisor & Mentor to the Designer Fund, and previously as Principal Designer at Twitter, Josh continues to influence the centrality of Design in early and late-stage companies.

Our sincere thanks to both Brendan and Josh for supporting New Adventures. Now, we've just one more speaker to confirm, and we're hopefully a bit closer to making that announcement. Stay tuned.

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