Discussions are high from the anticipated release of Elsa and friends in Frozen 2 and the (not so) hidden messages and plot twists of the movie. Our very own embodiment of female empowerment Milana Karaica talks diversity, the struggle to success as a woman in creative industries and what we can really take away from the Disney motion picture.Continue reading “Founder Milana Karaica Speaks on Female Empowerment in Frozen 2”
Our industry is changing, and for the better. We have a long way still to go but we’re getting there, together. Director and diversity and inclusion advocate Fausto Becatti put his thoughts to virtual paper as he discusses the impactful choices we have as creatives and influencers, the potential positive effect this can have on our audience and how we can ensure that we’re working to be mindful of the media we’re creating, allowing everyone to feel included and empowered.Continue reading “A Case For Diversity”
“You may not think so from looking at me – a heavily tattooed guy with an oversized beard, but… my ‘nerdism’ is that of many an 80-year-old lady: I embroider. Yup, needle, thread and cloth kind of embroider… and I bloody love it!Continue reading “Getting Down and NERDy: Brett De Vos – Embroidery”
To signify 2019’s International Women’s Day, photographer and diversity advocate Yana Binaev‘s documentary photojournalism project launched with TMRW Magazine, designed to reveal the uplifting stories of eleven incredible, influential ladies who have made their mark and written their destiny despite a bumpy journey, including the woman at the heart of NERD’s core, our founder Milana Karaica.Continue reading “Get to Know: NERD’s Woman of Power, Milana Karaica”
What do you think of when you think of International Women’s Day? Do you think of freedom, equality, the history behind the monumental day itself?Continue reading “NERD Says… #WeAreEqual”
Our freshly launched director Hayley Morris stands for everything that we envision here at NERD – gender equality in the industry, encouraging young talent and crafting visually stunning work – that’s why we’re diving deeper into Hayley’s inspiring, handcrafted world to discover more about how she became the thriving success that she is today.
We recently welcomed animation directing duo Paloma to the NERD roster. Made up of Alicja Jasina and Lucas Borrás, Paloma is the meeting of two diverse, creative minds. Alicja, a Polish-born 2d animation director and motion graphic designer, has a background in fine art and illustration. Lucas, who is already represented by NERD, artfully blends live action and animation in his mixed-media approach to storytelling.
Together, Paloma thrive to create imaginative and visually poetic storytelling in a wide range of mediums, knowing no boundaries. With such an exciting and inclusive ethos behind their work, we couldn’t wait to get to know Paloma a little more…
Diversity has been a huge topic in advertising this year, and rightly so. People are finally paying attention to a subject that has been shamefully overlooked for years, by an industry which has the power to positively change the way people and issues are represented both in the media and in their companies. And whilst it’s great that we are all attending and taking part in events surrounding the issue, and opening up a wider discussion, when are we going to take responsibility in our individual sectors and actually create change? Continue reading “NERD Says: It’s Time To Stop Talking About Diversity & Start Doing”