Host: D&AD Festival 

Since 1962, D&AD has been inspiring a community of creative thinkers by celebrating and stimulating the finest in design and advertising.

Kieron was the host for the 2024 D&AD Festival at Southbank Centre. Live from the Queen Elizabeth Hall with a capacity of 900+ guests, this was the biggest festival D&AD have done since 2019. Alongside the CEO of D&AD, Jo Jackson, both were on stage to officially open the two-day festival. 

His role was to host both days which included announcing Masterclass sessions, panel discussions and introducing high profile speakers from across the creative industry to the main stage. Speakers included, Peter Saville, Walter Campbell, Sinéad Burke and Brian Collins. Alongside representatives from brands such as EA Sports, The Coca Cola Company and TikTok.

“Kieron hosted the main stage at our D&AD Festival, delivering an exceptional performance that captivated and inspired our audience. His ability to engage and connect with people is very impressive, and for us, he brought a unique blend of charisma and genuine design expertise to our event. I highly recommend Kieron for any role that requires great presentation skills and an authentic presence for speakers and event-attendees alike.” -Sammi Vaughan, Director of Partnerships, D&AD

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Photography ©Owen Billcliffe 

Educational speaker

Over the years, Kieron has been dedicated to mentoring and speaking with students and graduates. He has discussed numerous topics in relation to the creative industry, life after university and his experiences navigating through the industry as a black creative. A few titles of his talks were, ‘The importance of self-directed projects’, ‘The benefits of collaboration’ and ‘Navigating the editorial industry as a person of color’.  

I've had the opportunity to speak at various schools, colleges, universities and collaborate with platforms that are designed to encourage and inspire the new wave of designers and creatives. This has included conducting workshops, judging projects and reviewing portfolios.

“Kieron is an excellent and inspiring speaker and designer who has been able to provide valuable and meaningful insights to all levels of our BA Graphic Design students. Our students really appreciated the honest and thoughtful presentation as they consider different roles both in graphic design related careers and also around wider graphic design and communication contexts. Kieron is extremely responsive, reliable and a pleasure to work with.” -Eloïse Parrack, Course Leader

If you would like to book Kieron as a public speaker or guest lecturer, please feel free to reach out by email.


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