MK Geek Night
10 years of MKGN ✌️

#41 Jun 16 2022

18.30-23.00 (talks 19.15-22.00)

We are VERY proud to be celebrating 10 years of MKGN in June with event #41 on Thursday 16th June, 2022. As normal, it will be held in the Sky Room at MK Gallery. Doors open at 18.00 with our first speaker on stage around 19.00.

MKGN is in collaboration with and supported by Protospace who will be sponsoring the bar and food. The bar stays open until 22:30 - 23:00 so stick around for drinks, chat and to help us celebrate our 10th Birthday 🎈🎂🍾🙌

The Sky Room at MK Gallery
900 Midsummer Boulevard
Central Milton Keynes
MK9 3QA

The what3words address is ///trespass.abruptly.hurtles
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10 years of MKGN ✌️

Topics, speakers & schedule

Timings are approximate

Pâté

Turning a Shit Sandwich into Foie Gras: The Making of Pâté

From growing up in a crap town, to research killing creativity, to pneumonia, Pâté talks us through the adverse moments that propelled him towards his goal of becoming a successful graphic artist.

About Paul

Pâté is a London-based graphic artist with a quick wit and a strong, simple aesthetic. Working to the mantra that the ‘Idea is King’, Pâté creates concept-led images and type compositions for a variety of commercial briefs.

Pâte’s innate ability to convert concepts into colourful and visually arresting images was honed over his successful career as an Advertising creative and Creative Director, with work that earned him over 130 industry awards, including the coveted D&AD Yellow Pencil twice. Now firmly established with nearly 10 years’ experience in the commercial Art landscape, Pâté enjoys a reputation of being masterful and ingenious with his concept-led images.

Pâté illustrates a weekly column in the Financial Times and has worked with a variety of clients including the BBC, Google, The New York Times, Transport For London and Virgin Media to name only a few. He's been shortlisted numerous times in the AOI World Illustration Awards, has sat on the lauded D&AD Awards jury and regularly lectures around the country on the power of visual imagery.

Pâté
Graphic Artist

Dani Molyneux

I Don’t Want To Do It Like That. I Want To Do It Like This.

About Dani

Dani Molyneux is a typographic artist and designer. Working with clients in arts and culture, conscious brands, and corporates breaking the status quo. After working everyone else’s way, Dani wanted to work a different way. She launched Dotto® in 2017 to make meaningful work with good people. People who have something to say, and want to say it loud. Dotto is community, collaboration and taking up space. Powerful messages through playful type.

Dani Molyneux
Typographic Artist & Designer

Lobulo

Lobulo Studio: From Concept To Reality

About Lobulo

London-based Lobulo is a craftsman, animator, director and speaker. With almost two decades of experience partnering with various studios and agencies, Lobulo has been turning vibrant emotions and radical ideas into clear, elegant messages.

A master of making things, he uses tactile craft techniques to create photographic stills and animated films employing both live-action and stop-motion.

Since founding Lobulo Studio in 2008, Lobulo's creative life has been a continuous hustle of commercial, editorial, and personal work. He has collaborated on and coordinated projects with a wide roster of design and marketing teams. Having built an impressive portfolio of corporate clients such as Google, Coca-Cola, Lenovo and American Express, Lobulo frequently gives talks around the world on his life, inspirations and approach to design.

Lobulo
Craftsman, Animator and Director

Ali Kurr

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About Ali

While writing her thesis at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Ali Kurr began making immersive videos to support her writing. Upon the completion of her degree she swapped academia for music videos. Her films for artists including Loyle Carner, Poppy Ajudha and Connie Constance saw her work recognised at the UK Music Video Awards and Kurr named VEVO’s ‘One To Watch’. Since then, she has directed commercials for the BBC, Nike, Samsonite and Corona, while her narrative debut ‘Sparrow’, made alongside BAFTA nominated producer Sorcha Bacon, opened BFI Flare’s ‘Calm Before the Storm’ showcase. In 2019, Kurr was named an ‘Emerging Brit’.

Ali Kurr
Film Maker & Director

Tickets

#41 Jun 16 2022

MKGN is in collaboration with Protospace, a new community-led initiative to bring individuals, businesses and organisations together to support, connect and grow the tech community in and around Milton Keynes.

Protospace is a collaboration between us and the teams behind Made in MK and Pooleyville with support from Milton Keynes Council as part of its COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan.

Partners

Milton Keynes Geek Night is made possible by the generous support of our partners and sponsors. If you would like to support MK Geek Night please get in touch - we have a range of opportunities and always open to new ideas.

Lead Partner
  • Incentivesmart
Partners
  • Mindera
  • Protospace
  • GURU
Community partners
  • MK Council
  • Pooleyville.city
In-kind partners
  • Pixel Creation
  • Nodal Consulting
  • Diginate
  • Tito
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