Art, Design, Business Speaker Series: Brand Storytelling | MAR 8

February 23, 2021

Join us for the third Art, Design, Business Speaker Series talk on Brand Storytelling, delivered by Amanda Downs and moderated by Julia Conejero.

Monday, March 8 at 4:00 PM PST
Free and open to all – RSVP Here

Amanda Downs‘ expertise in branding, marketing, and corporate innovation developed over more than 15 years of experience driving business growth for clients in a range of sectors including technology, energy, retail, tourism, real estate, and automotive. She has a track record of creating highly effective platforms and experiences that are driven by consumer insight, with particular expertise in implementing emerging technology and media tools. Amanda has worked on a diverse range of projects, from the creation of marketing plans for disruptive companies to guiding new product launches, to market expansion, to integrated multinational campaigns.

Her clients include both category-creating startups such as 1QBit, and Fortune 500 companies such as Nordstrom, Volkswagen, and McDonald’s. Her passion projects include championing community engagement and advocacy programs for impact organizations such as Acumen, Gasland, and Vancouver Opera. A graduate of Singularity University’s Executive Program, Amanda is enamoured with technological progress. She applied this passion to develop DDB Canada’s internal innovation practice and start-up brand accelerator program, DDB Ignite. When Amanda is not advising clients and unearthing what drives us as humans, and what technology humans drive, she can be found running the trails of Vancouver Island or cooking up new creations in her kitchen.

Julia Conejero is a Project Coordinator with Unity Technologies. She has been in the tech field for more than 5 years and prior to her current work, gained vast knowledge and experience by working for companies such as Electronic Arts and Microsoft. Through a career of developing for emerging technologies, she quickly gained awareness for opportunities to create and challenge appropriate human-centred design for emerging tech. Her current challenge is to create intuitive and accessible design in the Mixed Reality Space.

Please note all Art, Design, Business Speaker Series events will be recorded and published at a later date on this website.

About Art, Design, Business Speaker Series

This series of guest lectures brings together practitioners with a breadth of experience in entrepreneurship practices, with a focus on the creative sector. Hear the stories of entrepreneurs, designers and tech pioneers who’ve put together wildly successful startups, worked with top companies, and developed new and incredible products and business models.

ADB3 2021 is generously supported by Canada’s Digital Supercluster.