How to have great creative ideas for advertising and design

0.4 Meet the Course Leaders

Over 50 incredible creatives have contributed to this course, but there are three faces who you will see regularly see throughout the five weeks.

Meet your course leaders: Julie, Nick and Haq.

Here, they introduce themselves and the role they will be taking on in this course.

Julie Seal (and Bug)

Creative Strategist, Facebook and Instagram Creative Shop

Julie's advertising career began with a gin and tonic, a good bra and a motorbike, (though not in the way you might expect). And she has since bounced between every type of advertising finally landing as Creative Director in agencies such as Mother, Sunshine and R/GA before becoming Creative Strategist at Facebook and Instagram. She works in their Creative Shop helping brands and ad agencies to make their ads amazing on the platforms... ridiculously good fun.

Nick Eagleton

Founding Partner, Saboteur

Nick has over 20 years experience in the industry, creating award-winning work for the biggest businesses like Deloitte, with a quarter of a million people worldwide, to the world of culture and the arts, leading the recent globally-acclaimed rebranding of Shakespeare's Globe – and every kind of industry in between.

Alongside his work with clients, six years ago he put all the wisdom and practical tips gathered over his career in one place and since then has taught creative thinking to people everywhere from New York to Dubai. All in his trademark highly interactive style.

Arif Haq

Founder, Haq Industries

Before founding his creative consultancy, Arif Haq was a Partner at Freud Communications, and head of Creative Capabilities at Contagious magazine. While there he developed Heineken’s Creative Leadership programme, described by Campaign as, "A refreshingly serious approach to the business of creativity." and by AdAge as having, “helped the brewer scale creative heights, culminating with the 2015 Cannes Lions Marketer of the Year award”. Arif started out agency-side before a decade at PepsiCo. He has also been an advertising treatment writer, giving him a relatively unique client-agency-production-consultant view of the creative process.