18th October 2006

(Photograph/interview opportunity)


John Hegarty, the man responsible for the famous Levi’s ‘Launderette’ commercial, is one of six internationally renowned designers who will be sharing their expertise with students at a two-day conference at the University of Lincoln in November.


Hundreds of students from sixth forms, colleges and universities nationwide will attend the ‘Six of the Best in Lincoln’ conference on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd November, chaired by the Editor of Creative Review magazine Patrick Burgoyne.


John and Patrick will be joined by Richard Williams, Brand Director of Williams Murray Hamm; Keith Priest, a director of Fletcher Priest Architects; Nick Hurrell, co-founder of Hurrell and Dawson; and Daljit Singh, Creative Director and founder of Digit.


The conference was the brainchild of Martin Lambie-Nairn who is a Visiting Professor at the University of Lincoln and one of the world’s leading authorities on television brand identity.


In the Eighties he produced a revolutionary computer-animated identity for Channel 4 which had a profound impact on television graphic design world-wide. He later went on to reposition BBC1 and BBC2, winning a host of design awards in the process.


He said: “This event has been created to give young people an insight into how some of the greatest talents in the UK’s creative industries go about their business and inspire them to make their own contribution to the future of the creative business.”


The Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, Professor David Chiddick, said: “I am especially pleased that we are hosting this event with world-class practitioners who have successfully combined design skills with entrepreneurial talent to become universally recognized as the driving forces behind contemporary design practice.”


To organise photographs or interviews please call Kate Strawson at Shooting Star PR on 01522 837295 or for tickets call Paul Middleton on 01522 837171.




Contact: Kate Strawson          Tel: 01522 837295                          [uni11sotb]