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Owen Turner

Creative Director, United by Design in York

The Joys of BrandHappy® – Doing Great Work For Great People

PRESENTED ON MAY 18, 2019
IN YORK @ VOL 18

Owen Turner introduces his independent brand and design agency, United by Design. In this presentation, Owen presents about his design history, some of his influences, a few creative pioneers, design heroes and creative innovators. He follows this with examples of some of the work he and his team work do with clients, a few side projects and some of the collaborations that he has been involved in over recent years.

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