Creative Lives: Laura Jordan-Bambach, chief creative officer

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Our guest on the podcast this week is Laura Jordan-Bambach, chief creative officer of Mr.President, the independent agency she co-founded in 2013. We caught up with her at the company’s headquarters in Soho on February 8th, where she spoke to us about learning from failure, being tenacious and why she thinks advertising is a superpower. Starting out as a student of Fine Arts in Sydney, Australia, Laura’s career journey has been a somewhat unconventional one – from discovering digital art and setting up her own business while studying, to helping advertising agencies to get online at a time when the internet was still in its infancy. Acquiring skills in both advertising and design has helped propel her from one job role to the next. Through rewarding and challenging experiences, her journey eventually led her to take up the position of D&AD’s president, before co-founding Mr. President in 2013. In the midst of preparing for a pitch, we caught up with Laura as she reflected on her journey so far, filled us in on life at Mr.President and talked us through a recent project for Stonewall. ... This episode of Creative Lives was was presented by Marianne Hanoun and the editor was Ivor Manly. Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand patrons – they include ustwo, GF Smith, Squarespace and The Paul Smith Foundation. Check out lectureinprogress.com for more details.

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