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Co-Founder and Design Director, Seymourpowel

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 Richard Seymour Biography

Co-Founder and Design Director, Seymourpowell Richard Seymour is co-founder of internationally renowned design and innovation company Seymourpowell.

As one of Europe’s best known, and most accomplished designers, Richard Seymour’s career spans more than 30 years and a huge range of creative disciplines. During this period, he has become a global champion for design-led innovation, picking up numerous awards along the way, including the D&AD Award for Outstanding Contribution to Design, the FX Lifetime Achievement Award and the Senior Fellowship of the Royal College of Art.

Initially trained as a graphic designer and illustrator, Richard moved quickly through advertising and film production design, before setting up Seymourpowell, with Dick Powell, in 1984. Richard is now also consultant global creative director of design to Unilever’s Dove, Axe (Lynx) and Vaseline brands, a trustee of the Design Museum in London and a past president of D&AD.

Seymourpowell has produced some of the ‘milestone’ products of the last two decades, including designs for the world’s first cordless kettle and pocket mobile phone. The company’s design innovation work ranges from consumer appliances, electronics and mobile phones, to transportation - including cars, motorcycles, trains and planes. The company has risen to a commanding position on the international stage, with clients as diverse as Unilever, Panasonic, Tefal, LG, Nestle and Diageo . Recent highlights include concept design work for the Virgin Galactic spacecraft as well as a concept design for Samsung Construction and Trading called Aircruise – a giant, vertical airship powered by natural energy and designed to carry travellers in style and luxury. Other specialisms include ethnographic user research, strategy and new product development (NPD), trends and forecasting, product design and development, and 3D structural design and 2D graphic design.

Using Seymourpowell’s wide-angled approach, fuelled by parallel knowledge and experience, the company also works with large FMCG companies to re-engineer the fragmented and misunderstood innovation process. Richard Seymour believes passionately that design is not just about being different or more stylish, but about being better - better primarily for people and ultimately therefore also business and the world. Richard and Dick took this idea to television, making 12 programmes for Channel 4 (Equinox, Designs on Your..., and Better by Design) that followed the development of new products, from the genesis of new ideas through to making them happen. They brought fresh thinking to kitchen bins, razors, burglar alarms, the economy airline seat and the all-important shopping trolley. Most famously perhaps was the design of a bra for the bigger bust, and an innovative toilet.

More and more of Richard's time now is spent helping large international companies understand what lies before them in the future, and finding ways to ‘rewire’ them to better face these challenges. He is a formidable public speaker, creative director (a role he undertakes for several of Unilever’s global brands), futurist, foody and occasional musician.

Richard holds an Honorary Doctorate from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, an Honorary Masters from the Surrey Institute and is also a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art.

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Co-Founder and Design Director, Seymourpowel

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Richard Seymour Biography

Co-Founder and Design Director, Seymourpowell Richard Seymour is co-founder of internationally renowned design and innovation company Seymourpowell.

As one of Europe’s best known, and most accomplished designers, Richard Seymour’s career spans more than 30 years and a huge range of creative disciplines. During this period, he has become a global champion for design-led innovation, picking up numerous awards along the way, including the D&AD Award for Outstanding Contribution to Design, the FX Lifetime Achievement Award and the Senior Fellowship of the Royal College of Art.

Initially trained as a graphic designer and illustrator, Richard moved quickly through advertising and film production design, before setting up Seymourpowell, with Dick Powell, in 1984. Richard is now also consultant global creative director of design to Unilever’s Dove, Axe (Lynx) and Vaseline brands, a trustee of the Design Museum in London and a past president of D&AD.

Seymourpowell has produced some of the ‘milestone’ products of the last two decades, including designs for the world’s first cordless kettle and pocket mobile phone. The company’s design innovation work ranges from consumer appliances, electronics and mobile phones, to transportation - including cars, motorcycles, trains and planes. The company has risen to a commanding position on the international stage, with clients as diverse as Unilever, Panasonic, Tefal, LG, Nestle and Diageo . Recent highlights include concept design work for the Virgin Galactic spacecraft as well as a concept design for Samsung Construction and Trading called Aircruise – a giant, vertical airship powered by natural energy and designed to carry travellers in style and luxury. Other specialisms include ethnographic user research, strategy and new product development (NPD), trends and forecasting, product design and development, and 3D structural design and 2D graphic design.

Using Seymourpowell’s wide-angled approach, fuelled by parallel knowledge and experience, the company also works with large FMCG companies to re-engineer the fragmented and misunderstood innovation process. Richard Seymour believes passionately that design is not just about being different or more stylish, but about being better - better primarily for people and ultimately therefore also business and the world. Richard and Dick took this idea to television, making 12 programmes for Channel 4 (Equinox, Designs on Your..., and Better by Design) that followed the development of new products, from the genesis of new ideas through to making them happen. They brought fresh thinking to kitchen bins, razors, burglar alarms, the economy airline seat and the all-important shopping trolley. Most famously perhaps was the design of a bra for the bigger bust, and an innovative toilet.

More and more of Richard's time now is spent helping large international companies understand what lies before them in the future, and finding ways to ‘rewire’ them to better face these challenges. He is a formidable public speaker, creative director (a role he undertakes for several of Unilever’s global brands), futurist, foody and occasional musician.

Richard holds an Honorary Doctorate from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, an Honorary Masters from the Surrey Institute and is also a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art.

Richard Seymour Videos

  • Richard Seymour: How beauty feels
    http://www.ted.com A story, a work of art, a face, a designed object -- how do we tell that something is beautiful? And why does it matter so much to...
  • Design Victoria: Richard Seymour - Design Practice - YouTube

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  • How to book Richard Seymour?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Richard Seymour for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Richard Seymour, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Richard Seymour or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Richard Seymour?

    Booking fees for Richard Seymour, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Richard Seymour, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Richard Seymour?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Richard Seymour for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Richard Seymour for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Richard Seymour or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Richard Seymour or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Richard Seymour is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Richard Seymour for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Richard Seymour generally travels from LondonUK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Edward Tenner, Graham Hill, Avi Rubin, Kevin Allocca and Mark Zuckerberg. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Richard Seymour for an upcoming event.

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  • Richard Seymour: How beauty feels
    http://www.ted.com A story, a work of art, a face, a designed object -- how do we tell that something is beautiful? And why does it matter so much to us? Designer Richard Seymour explores our...
    Design Victoria: Richard Seymour - Design Practice - YouTube

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