Rob Boynes is a consultant designer and Art Director whose focus is publishing user experience design and innovation. Specialising in identifying and developing new products and ideas in digital publishing, he currently works with Dennis Publishing‘s award-winning app development team, Dennis Media Factory, on products like The Week, EVO, Men’s Fitness and Cyclist. He is also Creative Director of Contentment.
Alongside this he is the founder of F&W London which consults on and creates digital experiences for clients such as Storythings, the Home Retail Group, The Economist and the Institute of Physics. Prior to this he worked on tablet launches for T3 Magazine (Future Publishing), Stuff Magazine (Haymarket), The Gadget Show (North One / Media Blaze) and digital cross-brand launches for MTV Networks Europe. You can find him on Twitter as @RobBoynes.
Holly Fraser is currently editor of photographer Rankin’s newest publication Hunger magazine and its online counterpart Hunger TV. Specialising in fashion, music, art and film she works to create a synergy between the print, online and social media platforms. She graduated from LCC in 2008 and since then has also worked as entertainment writer at Grazia magazine and video producer at Crane.tv. You can find her on Twitter as @HollyMercedes.
Rob Orchard. Prior to starting the Slow Journalism Company and launching Delayed Gratification magazine, Rob launched and ran magazines for Virgin Atlantic, created the Middle East’s biggest travel magazine and edited Time Out Dubai, Time Out Croatia and Time Out Paris. Rob also runs journalism training sessions at The Guardian in London. You can find him on Twitter as @dgquarterly.
Michael Kowalski is a product designer and publishing enthusiast. He is the founder of Contentment, whose app publishing platform is used by publishers ranging from well-known magazine brands like Men’s Fitness and MoneyWeek through to indies like Notion and Popbitch. Previously he worked for The Guardian, Newscorp, and London 2012, as well as co-founding web agency Kitsite and indie fiction publisher Pulp Faction. You can find him on Twitter as @micycle.
Andy Budd. User Experience Designer and CEO of Clearleft, Andy is a best selling tech author, curates the dConstruct and UX London conferences and helped set-up The Brighton Digital Festival. Andy created Silverback, a low cost usability testing application for the Mac, and co-founded Fontdeck, a web typography start-up.
Andy is a regular speaker at international conferences like The Web 2.0 Expo, An Event Apart and SXSW. In May 2010, Wired Magazine named Andy one of the top 100 most influential people in the UK digital sector, much to the pride of his mother and the surprise of everybody else. You can find him on Twitter as @andybudd.
Peter Blunt has a background in print and publishing technology. He was instrumental in setting up the eBook programme at Egmont and continued to work on new ways of producing products for their customers. He has also worked on getting Egmont’s first digital magazine published on AppleNewsstand. As a children’s publisher Egmont faces challenges as the use of devices moves to younger age groups. Through Egmont’s Reading Street programme Peter Blunt is committed to better understanding of the consumer’s reading habits. You can find him on Twitter as @squintsideways.
Alastair Cotterill is fascinated in how technology is shaping society, culture and business and has spent the past 12+ years building solutions in this area from a variety of perspectives. Currently, as a Creative Strategist in the Facebook Creative Shop, he helps brands design and build ideas that work on Facebook and Instagram. Prior to Facebook he set up and ran Mindshare’s digital creative offering, led award-winning creative work at Dare and DLKW, and helped launch TheITJobBoard.com. Outside of work he connects people with artists on Facebook.com/colorfeed and is kept on his toes by mentoring young creatives at the School of Communication Arts. You can find him on Twitter as @acotterill.
Vicky Photiou has a background in trade and consumer marketing in the book publishing sector, working on iconic and well-known brands such as Rough Guides and DK Eyewitness Travel. Her speciality is in children’s publishing focusing on licenses such as Disney, LEGO and Marvel/DC. She has experience of brand and content marketing, working on the development of the DK Quiz app, delivering to new and wider audiences DK’s award-winning and visual content. As Senior Marketing Officer at DK, her focus is how digital technologies are shaping book marketing and especially what it means for the trade. You can find her on Twitter as @VickyPhotiou
Alec Dudson. After finally finding his calling at the ripe old age of 27, Alec Dudson left his bar job behind him and set out on a mission to work in the independent magazine industry. After interning with Domus in Milan and Boat in London, he decided in 2013 to launch Intern, a bi-annual print magazine concerned with internships in the creative industries. The publication looks to showcase the work of emergent intern and unpaid creative talent while initiating a long-overdue, ongoing debate about the intern culture that has become central to the career plans of many young people today. You can find him on Twitter as @AlecDudson.
Andrew Meagher is the Publisher for Reuters Financial News, with a much more elaborate title, and is responsible for ensuring Thomson Reuters financial customers receive the news they need. News is critical to efficient markets in addition to its broader societal role and Reuters, as the world’s largest independent news agency, plays a key part in helping customers navigate complexity. Originally from Australia, Andrew has worked in Sydney, New York, Singapore and is currently based in London.