Dion Soethoudt is a conceptual designer. Being neither white nor black, his mixed cultural and physical identity is inescapably prominent in his life. It has shaped an unique and deviant way of thinking and designing, which often results in humour and challenges the status quo. Dion was one of the Next talents for the Next Talent program, initiated by Playgrounds. And… he also did a wonderful job hosting our first online fest The Art Department a few weeks back.
Mimi Gray is a hybrid creative focused on the power of curation, collaboration and visual research. Interested in exploring the link between art and mental health; she is challenging the norms of visual consumption.
After her role as Head of Visual Content at M&C Saatchi London, Mimi began writing about art and visual culture, contributing to publications including The September Issues and Hunger. Her expertise in picture editing and art direction has seen her judge on panels for Creative Review’s Photography Annual, D&AD & Go See, Berlin.
Last year, Mimi spoke on the main stage at Cannes Lions and RISE festivals about Visual Diet: a project she created with Marine Tanguy and Rankin. In May, she was named one of 30 Future Leaders by Creative Equals in Campaign.
Mimi currently lives and works in Amsterdam, where she is launching Darklight: an online platform selling affordable art in support of mental health.