This talk is presented by
Adam Scott - Executive Creative Director, FreeState, Co-Author, The Experience Book For Designers, Thinkers & Makers
Adam Scott is the Executive Creative Director and Founder of FreeState. An architect and designer, he’s won a number of Cannes Gold Lions and drives our creative approach to masterplanning experiences. Adam is in his element designing experiences for global brands or multinational developers.
He’s an evangelist for the cause and travels the world meeting with key decision makers and giving talks on the future of experience design. A lifelong advocate of the truly transformational experience, his abiding passions are the experiential wonders of the English landscape garden, the Shaman, and the Las Vegas casino.
Dave is a writer, design strategist, teacher and one-time whisky aficionado. Having spent many years writing on the side while working as a primary school teacher, he set up his own copywriting company in 2010 and cut his teeth as a design, travel and drinks writer soon after. Following a revelatory experience visiting a distillery in Islay, Scotland, he became a budding whisky enthusiast, authored Whisky: The Knowledge (2015) and was, for a time, a world whisky awards judge. Having worked with Adam since his teaching days, much of Dave’s work in design is experience-based and is today largely and similarly focused on ensuring that architects and urban planners build the things that people need and want. He is co-author of House Paint & Other Stories (2014) and the architectural monograph From Now On (2020).
Photo: Natasha Bidgood