Ryan Hu grew up in Shanghai, graduated in Comprehensive Design then worked for international advertising agencies experiencing how world-class creativity works in the commercial realm. Instead of staying in his comfort zone, he shifted his study focus and spent 2014 studying on the MA in Design Futures & Metadesign at Goldsmiths, University London. Using radical and reflective methodological approaches to design and writing, Ryan engages with changing cultures and collaborative design practice. Personal website: www.tobehvh.com
Emma Shevah is half-Irish and half-Thai and grew up in London. She has a BA in English and Philosophy and an MA with Distinction in Creative and Professional Writing. She is an author and speaker, teaches language and literature, and co-hosts the literary club at NYU London. Her debut novel, DREAM ON, AMBER, was published in March 2014 and she recently featured on 'Inheritance Books' on Radio 4 Extra. Emma is currently teaching and working on her next novel.
Nick is a writer for branding and design, and one half of creative partnership Asbury & Asbury. Personal projects include Corpoetics, a collection of poems made by rearranging corporate copy; Pentone, the written equivalent of Pantone colour-matching system; and Mr Blog, a blog documenting all the ‘Mr’ shops on UK high streets. Nick was also one of the writers in the original Significant Objects project, conceived by Joshua Glenn and Rob Walker. Nick has a particular interest in brand names, slogans, language and poetry and writes for the design press, including Creative Review.