Mark Hayes-WestallMark ran infamous lifestyle magazines Gspot in the early 90’s switching to the web in 95. He set up the award winning digital agency Hard Reality in 95 working for Diesel Jeans, Levis and Campaign magazine and winning the first ever Cyber lion at Cannes. Hard Reality were bought by Leo Bunett and Mark ran their digital division for 5 years working for Kellogg’s, Mc Donalds, P&G, Phillip Morris and Disney .
Now Mark is Creative Director at FAD and Runs FADpress who’s clients include Louis Vuitton, Absolut, New Blood Art, Degree Art and Design Junction.
Marcin ZiebaMarcin comes from Poland. He has traveled throughout Europe and has lived in most Western European countries.
He has freelanced for several agencies, preparing campaigns for Red Bull, Smirnoff and Playstation. He also worked for TV and radio stations in Holland and Germany where he broadened his media experience.
In 2009 while living in UK, Marcin met Mark Westall.
Since then he’s been art directing FADwebsite and now also looks after the art direction for Despoke.com and is the director for most fadteevee output.
He is also co-owner of FADpress a digital creative agency which he runs with Mark Westall.
Stephanie TalbotLateral thinker, creative polymath, lifelong Londoner and one-time globetrotter, Stephanie Talbot is a freelance writer, fashion stylist and creative consultant. She has studied visual and cultural theory at post-graduate and doctoral level. Her book Slogan T-Shirts: Cult and Culture was published by Bloomsbury, 2013. Featuring fifty interviews with a wealth of credible fashion insiders, cultural commentators and creative luminaries, the book explores the vast spectrum of slogan use on T-shirts; its function as a message delivery system; its expression as an artefact of language; and its role as an emblem of political, social, recreational and sartorial trends. She has three non-fiction books currently in development and is writing a novel Random Memories Stitched Together By The Loss Of An Imagined Life.
Stephanie was a regular contributor to the Evening Standard as well as Dazed and Confused, Blueprint and The Sunday Times amongst others. She was editor of the style ‘n’ street culture magazine experiment, co-founded cult, architectural journal Sexymachinery (with Shumon Basar, Tank Magazine’s editor-at-large and the graphic design collective Åbäke) and was publisher and creative director of the iconic ‘children’s book for adults’ Foxy Dreamy, Yes Indeedy.
Stephanie also muses about life not far from her doorstep in East London on her style and lifestyle blog www.thehouseofneonweather.com aka a fashion blogazine that is not strictly fashion-focussed but rather a playful potpourri of storytelling escapades, sartorial adventures, eclectic visuals, cultural schizophrenia and the theatrics of giving good urban mise en scène… it’s super lateral!
Yvette GresléMy approach to writing and the visual is informed largely by lived experiences of multiple geographies, histories and languages. Now based in London, I have also lived in Johannesburg and an Indian Ocean archipelago. I am interested in how contemporary art travels across the globe and in what it means to inhabit a global, cosmopolitan city. I enjoy writing about art that speaks to the political and social conditions of the twenty-first century, and the artist’s relationship to medium and creative process intrigues me. I write across mediums, and mostly about work that speaks to history, time, memory, emotion, and ambiguity. Alongside arts writing I am working on a PhD on South African video art at UCL. Video, performance art and emerging artists are of special interest right now.
Kimberley BrownKimberley is a History of Art student, currently in her third year of study at the University of Reading, and hoping to continue to do a MA in Curation, Criticism and Culture at Central Saint Martins next year. Despite her studies into the art world of the past, she has become increasingly interested in contemporary art and feminist theories, writing about art, fashion, advertising, and music from a feminist stance on her blog: sayitagainsayitagain.wordpress.com.
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Tabish KhanTabish is a born and bred Londoner and freelance art writer and critic. He has been writing for Londonist since January 2012, with nearly 300 articles covering reviews, previews, opinion pieces and guides (http://londonist.com/profile/tabish). He also writes about his art musings on his blog londonartscene.blogspot.co.uk.
VCVC, or Virginia as she is called by past professors, distant grandmothers, and needy bill collectors is currently earning her Master’s degree at the University of Kingston for Curating Contemporary Design. She is fascinated with the influence of technology and the bombardment of images we face on a day to day basis and how it affects both the production of art and design and the role it will continue to play in the 21st century and beyond. Surrounded by artists, designers, poets, and musicians during her entire upbringing, her initial education inevitably led her to study some of the greatest creative producers and thinkers of the past. Lost in bookshelves and dimly lit libraries she soon found herself to be a bit unsatisfied. Intrigued by contemporary artists and trends she has ventured all the way from the US to East London to continue delivering the most exciting art news possible.
Phil NutleyPhil has been designing spaces and cultural experiences across many sectors and continents.
His creative projects range from installations to socially engaging projects such as turning the inside of a sporting stadium in to a modern day art museum with over 200 volunteers from the city. His social studio creates memorable experiences with a range of design tools and creative touch points.
He is the founder of Corridor and Bedlam Brasil.
Phil will be working on some new content for FAD Rio. We’ll update you soon.
Paul Carey-Kent‘Freelance art writer (available to write catalogue essays!) is the former Editor at Large of Art World magazine. He collects much of his work, including ten reviews monthly of recommended shows in London, at paulsartworld.blogspot.com
Tory TurkTory Turk is a fashion and art curator, stylist and writer who, after her degree in Media and Cultural Studies, went on to do an MA in Fashion Curation at The London College of Fashion. Tory has worked on a variety of art and fashion exhibitions and events in London and internationally. She is responsible for the archival of James Hyman’s magazine collection.
Ingrid ReynoldsWorking in contemporary art galleries in London for 7 years, Ingrid co-founded George and Jørgen gallery in 2010. She has organised over 50 exhibitions in and around the city, collaborating closely with designers, curators, artists, and hosting exhibition talks and tours. Culture hungry, she is interested in the relationship between contemporary design, architecture, and the visual arts. Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
Beverly LuckingsBev Luckings has been living in Italy now for over 12 years. She is a cultural hungry femme, leaving no unknown stone unturned. She has collaborated with the arts and fashion as a PR and marketing consultant including working with: the V&A, The Barbican Art Gallery,The Serpentine and the ICA, Elita Design Week Festival, The Dazed & Confused Gallery and Rankin amongst others. email@example.com
Naomi Richmond-SwiftNaomi Richmond-Swift is Marketing Manager at Phaidon Press. A graduate in English Literature from Kings College London, she was previously Publisher of TATE ETC. magazine after working on PR for the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Turner Prize, via a short detour into the world of medical studies.
She is passionate about all things graphic; from book and product design to pencil drawing, street art and architecture, and her favourite art experiences are ones that manipulate and frighten the viewer.
She writes about art, design, and club culture, and runs the music blog www.onefromthevaults.co.uk