Putting on my hat as co-founder of The Chase, I’ve witnessed at first hand the growth of the creative industries in this country, which I’m told currently contribute £92b to the UK economy and is still growing at twice the rate of the rest of the economy. Putting on my hat as part time professor at the University.
Welcome to the launch of Elephant in the Room, the blog of The Chase Creative Consultants. In the coming weeks we will be featuring and commenting on creative issues in general and The Chase in particular. As a regular feature we will invite leading figures from design and related areas to tell us about their own particular ‘elephant in the room’.
Something that to them is annoyingly obvious but continues to be ignored. Subjects that could start off a debate or simply be an opportunity for a good rant.
Either way, we hope you find it stimulating, entertaining and thought-provoking.
We’ve invited our own Ben Casey to kick things off and, not surprisingly, he’s chosen a subject that has played a big part in his life – design education.
CREATIVITY UNDER THREAT? They’ve all got it in for me. Christopher Wylie is a data scientist. He’s also the millennials’ whistleblower. But if I say ‘Cambridge Analytica’ you’ll suddenly know who he is. Brand Fame? Actually, it’s brand infamy. And Christopher thinks Facebook has got it in for me, and you. And all of us..