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Arlene Tucker

Arlene Tucker is a Taiwanese American artist. Tucker received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art & Design in Georgia, USA in May 2002. After school, her focus in film and painting led her to the Czech Republic where she worked on film productions and art. A new chapter in NYC found herself developing interactive products at a children’s toy company. Currently, she is working towards a Masters degree in Semiotics at Tartu University in Estonia.

Tartu, Estonia

Nick Asbury

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. http://www.asburyandasbury.com http://www.twitter.com/asburyandasbury

Manchester, UK

Charles Leech

Charles Leech is a partner at ABM Research (www.abm-research.com). Since his PhD in Applied Semiotics from QUT, he’s been an active commercial semiotician for over 13 years, working on projects for clients from AB-InBev to Nestlé to Unilever. Charles has helped ABM deliver profound, penetrating analyses on everything from tampons in Sao Paolo to light beer in Xiamen. He’s also worked tirelessly on commercial semiotics evangelism to clients, marketing and research organizations, and pretty much anyone else who’ll listen.

Toronto, Canada