In 2010, Kyoorius Designyatra embraced the theme of “Order and Chaos.” Amsterdam’s Addikt, a motion graphics and design agency, played a pivotal role in crafting this theme and was responsible for the entire visual identity of the event. With “Order and Chaos” as the focal point, Designyatra 2010 delved into the dynamic interplay between these two seemingly contrasting forces, exploring their symbiotic relationship within the realm of design and creativity.
Held on 3rd & 4th September, KDY hosted 17 speakers from around the globe.
Meet the Speakers
Alok Nanda – Founder, Alok Nanda & Company Alok Nanda & Company, founded by Alok Nanda, blurred design and advertising boundaries. In a decade, they revolutionized India’s retail scene with brands like Crossword, Barista Lavazza, Wrangler, and Kaya Skin Clinic, shaping modern consumer lifestyles.
Anoop Prakash – Managing Director, Harley – Davidson India Anoop Prakash joined Harley-Davidson in 2010, learning to ride a bike on the job. With a background spanning US Marines, Stanford, Harvard, and McKinsey, he became Managing Director of Harley-Davidson India, pioneering the leisure biking market.
Ashwani Singla – CEO, Genesis Burson-Marsteller Ashwani, Chief Executive of Genesis BM and Member of the Asia Pacific Board of Burson-Marsteller Worldwide, transformed Genesis PR into India’s most trusted public relations firm. His innovative approach earned global recognition, including CMS certification and Holmes Report’s India Consultancy of the Year.
Bas van der Veer – Owner & Designer, Studio Bas Van Der Veer Studio Bas van der Veer passionately creates smart consumer products that blend functionality with enjoyment. Bas, born in 1985, hails from a creative background and excelled at the Design Academy Eindhoven, earning awards for his innovative graduation projects.
Ben Kreukniet – Architectural Lighting Designer, United Visual Artists Ben, an ANU engineering graduate, joined UVA in 2008, contributing to London-based art and design practice UVA known for interactive installations, live performances, and public art. UVA’s work emphasizes social engagement and dynamic spatial relationships.
Bruce Duckworth – Co – Founders & Principal, Turner Duckworth
Bruce Duckworth, co-founder of Turner Duckworth, renowned global brand design agency, has secured over 250 design awards, including D&AD Yellow pencils, Cannes Design Lions Grand Prix, and a Grammy. A sought-after speaker at international conferences, he’s deeply involved in design education and has judged esteemed design competitions.
Bruno Maag – Co-founder & Owner, Dalton Maag
Co-founder of Dalton Maag, a European type design studio, he studied Typography in Basel before starting the company in 1991. His work includes fonts for Nokia and the 2016 Rio Olympics.
David Turner – Co-founder & Principal, Turner Duckworth
David Turner, co-founder of Turner Duckworth, is a London-trained designer with vast experience. His career includes leadership roles at Minale Tattersfield and Partners, and he’s now acclaimed for impactful work, from global corporations like Coca-Cola to nonprofit organizations like CommonSense Media and SETI Institute.
Gert Dumbar – Founder, Studio Dumbar
Founded by Gert Dumbar in 1977, Studio Dumbar is a Dutch graphic design agency with a significant impact on both local and global design. Their work includes unifying 175 identities into a cohesive visual identity for the Dutch Government.
Hugo Timm – Co-founder, Julia Julia is a graphic design studio founded in 2008 by Valerio Di Lucente (Italy), Erwan Lhuissier (France) and Hugo Timm. They work on books, typefaces, exhibition design, posters, websites, identities and tablet applications. Their practice is complemented by teaching in the UK and abroad.
Javier Mariscal – Founder, Estudio Mariscal Javier Mariscal, born in Valencia in 1950, founded Estudio Mariscal in 1989, a multidisciplinary studio known for its integral projects and artistic approach. His internationally recognized work spans from iconic designs like the Barcelona Olympic Games mascot to luxury hotel design and the film “Chico & Rita”.
John Jay – Global Executive Creative Director, Wieden + Kennedy Jay is a globally recognized creative leader who co-led Wieden+Kennedy as Global Executive Creative Director with Dan Wieden for 9 years. He established the Tokyo office, launched W+K Tokyo Lab music label, and oversaw W+K Shanghai and New Delhi offices, while having a noteworthy role in fashion retail marketing and being recognized by multiple awards and honors.
Kevin Swanepoel – President, The One Club
In 2006, Kevin Swanepoel became President of The One Club, leading renowned awards like The One Show and Creative Week, while also being a digital advertising authority and speaker. His innovative work elevated One Show – Interactive to a top global interactive awards show.
Li Edelkoort – Founder, Edelkoort Inc
Lidewij Edelkoort, a renowned trend forecaster, shapes global industries through her insights on socio-cultural evolution. From fashion to design, she’s worked with brands like Coca-Cola, Nissan, and Gucci, and her influence has been recognized by TIME Magazine and Icon magazine.
Michael Ian Kaye – Founder, Mother New York
Michael Ian Kaye, founder of the design group at Mother, has a history of utilizing design for integrated brand communications, previously at AR and Ogilvy & Mather. He also has a background in publishing and his work is featured in design collections and publications.
Tim O’Kennedy – CEO, D&AD
With a career spanning internationally, he’s been dedicated to the creative industry, working with brands like Apple, Nike, and Coca-Cola. He’s a pioneer of Communication Planning and has led D&AD as CEO since 2009.
Valerio Di Lucente – Co-Founder, Julia
Julia is a graphic design studio founded in 2008 by Valerio Di Lucente (Italy), Erwan Lhuissier (France) and Hugo Timm. They work on books, typefaces, exhibition design, posters, websites, identities and tablet applications. Their practice is complemented by teaching in the UK and abroad.
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