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Here 2013: Kate Moross

It’s no surprise that graphic artist and art director Kate Moross has gained a lot of attention in the design world. She already boasts an impressive client list including Nike, Ray Ban, Vogue and The Guardian to name a few. The founder of Studio Moross, her portfolio also boasts art direction and music videos for the likes of Jessie Ware and Simian Mobile Disco.

A self-confessed lover of three-sided shapes, illegible typography, and freeform lettering, this translates into her vibrant, playful designs, innovative art direction and with the studio’s moto being “make music look good”, it is safe to say she’s also applied these interests to a plethora of eye-catching album art.

At Here 2013 Kate spoke about the “DIY Punk Ethos” and how the new rules of the game are opening up a world of opportunities for enterprising creatives.

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Erik Kessels

The final speaker at Here 2013 was iconoclastic advertising legend Erik Kessels. The founder of kesselskramer took us through both some of his personal publishing projects and some unusual client work to give us an insight into his unique creative thinking.

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Kate Moross

Longtime friend of It’s Nice That Kate Moross is a graphic artist and art director who is much sought-after by commercial and editorial clients alike. She spoke at Here about the “DIY Punk Ethos” and how the new rules of the game are opening up a world of opportunities for enterprising creatives.

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Wayne Hemingway

Wayne Hemingway is one of the UK’s most famous designers with a 30-year career spanning fashion, architecture, graphics and festivals. He explained how by seizing opportunities at the right time he got to expand his design empire and why listening to your mum is always the best thing to do.

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Stuart Wood

Stuart Wood is one of the founders of digital design collective rAndom International. At Here he charted the studio’s longstanding interest in human interaction, spoke about the challenges of balancing the artist and the coder inside him and gave us some insights into the wildly popular Rain Room at The Barbican.

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Sarah Illenberger

By rethinking the traditional perceptions of her craft, 3D illustrator Sarah Illenberger has developed a weird and wonderful portfolio. She talked us through examples ranging from satirising the plastic surgery craze through fine art to representing “masculine measurements” in unexpected ways.

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Mark Porter

Mark Porter is one of the most respected editorial designers working today. At Here 2013 he spoke about his unusual route into the industry, his design philosophy and how the fast-shifting digital age impacts on his profession, both in terms of challenges and opportunities.

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Es Devlin

From Kanye West and Lady Gaga to the 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony, Es Devlin is the go-to stage and set designer for engaging, inspiring and jaw-dropping visual treatments. At Here 2013 she spoke about her creative approach and the changing nature of inspiration in the digital age.

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CANADA

Oscar Romagosa and Nicolás Méndez are part of uber-cool Barcelona-based directors’ collective CANADA. At Here they gave us the most meticulous insight into the way they work, focusing on their video for the Phoenix single Trying To Be Cool from the first doodles to the final, rip-roaring piece.

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Nelly Ben Hayoun

At Here 2013 the inimitable French creative Nelly Ben Hayoun presented a whirlwind tour of her remarkable relationship with science, including making dark matter in her kitchen, building mini volcanoes in her lounge and creating an International Space Orchestra with NASA.

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Rafaël Rozendaal

At Here 2013 digital and online art pioneer Rafaël Rozendaal gave us an insight into his past projects, why he finds working in this medium so exhilarating and why he also likes to experiment with work that combines the digital and the physical.