Create is a series of FREE quarterly events for digital creators, producers, managers and administrators, aiming to inspire Leicester’s digital design community.

Next Event - In-person event at LCB Depot, Leicester

Next Speaker

Nicolas Roope


Why is creativity so critical today?

How can creative enterprises help solve the big, hairy problems while also building our businesses?

Let’s explore the big challenges for businesses today and what agencies can do to help. What role do creative agencies play in turbulent times as we focus on big issues like climate, Ai and societal polarisation and how creativity is as important as technology in tackling them.

About Nicolas

I have gathered deep experience practicing across physical / digital product and service design and brand communications as a co-founder, pioneer, inventor, creative director and strategist. My work across all disciplines has been recognised by the world’s most respected awards and institutions. I work with founders and business leaders as an advisor, innovator and collaborator, using my experience and creativity to inspire sustainable growth in their projects and businesses.

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Builders of delightful digital experiences to improve every user's connection with digital products through effective and user-friendly interfaces.
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Past Speakers

Johan Adda

Product Design Lead, ClearScore

Dan Goodwin

UX Director, fffunction

Linh Nguyen Slater

Lead User Experience and Human Factors Specialist, Jaguar Land Rover

Ben Holliday

Chief Design Officer, FutureGov

Paul Robert Lloyd

Independent designer and developer,

Sarah Milton

Head of Product, All 4

Ruby Steel & Will Merrill

Snr. Design Strategist & Snr. Industrial Designer, Smart Design

Emma Parnell

Service Design Lead, Addaction

Dan Jones

Creative Director of Content Discovery, BBC

Helen Joy

UX Consultant, Sparck

Jaskiran Kang

Lead UX Designer, Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

Lily Dart

Head of Design Systems, Lloyds Banking Group

Jason Nesbitt & Sophie Hainsworth

Founders of LoyalFree App, LoyalFree App

Ben Potter

Business Development Mentor and Advisor, Ben Potter

Laura Bent

Director & Founder, Well & Truly

Chris Murphy

Designer, Writer and Founder, The School of Design

Iannish Posooa

Senior Product Designer, what3words

Onkardeep Singh MBE

Senior Digital Product Designer, NatWest Group

Alex Woolley-Allen

Head of Experience Design, Sainsbury's

Callum McKeefery

Founder & CEO, ✪

Ollie Wells

UX Lead Consultant, CGI

Ashley Firth

Global Director of Front-end Development, Octopus Energy

Dr Videha Sharma

Surgeon in the NHS and a lecturer in Health Informatics at the University of Manchester,

Dan Webb

CEO/Co-founder, Existent

Ed Preston

Brand & media strategist, Fresh 13 Media