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Wayne Hemingway

Wayne Hemingway MBE

Co-Founder of Red or Dead and HemingwayDesign and one of Britain’s most acclaimed designers
Country: UK

Our keynote speaker Wayne Hemingway had a colorful upbringing and got interested in creativity, arts, and design from an early age. Wayne is a well-known name in the fashion and design world, and he talks about housing, urban design, education, and the creative sector. He is also available as a host for any relevant awards shows or events.

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Speaker Wayne Hemingway has been in the fashion and design industry for four decades, and he has quite a few stories to tell. Wayne started his career when he and his childhood sweetheart, now wife, Gerardine, started selling their old clothes in Camden Market to earn a few bucks. To their surprise, it went well. Actually, it went very well, and a couple more stalls and a store later, the first collection for Red or Dead was created.

Red or Dead became a global success and the brand even won the prestigious British Fashion Council’s Streetstyle Designer of the Year Award in 1996, 1997 and 1998. In 1999, Wayne and his wife sold the brand and proceeded on to a new project: HemingwayDesign which specializes in affordable and social design within housing, interior, workspace design and fashion.

Wayne actually has an educational background in Geography and Town Planning at University College, London, which has later become very useful. He is a writer for architectural and housing publications as well as a judge of international design competitions including the regeneration of Byker in Newcastle and Salford in Greater Manchester and the Stirling Prize, Europan and a TV design commentator.

As a speaker Wayne Hemingway is very insightful and honest. His keynotes are entertaining and inspiring whether he is talking about his life story, career highlights, architecture or brand building. Below are examples of some of his keynote topics.

    Keynote by Speaker Wayne Hemingway

    Wayne’s Life Story

    • In this inspirational keynote, Wayne shares his life story and the ups and downs he had to go through to get to where he is today.
    • The audience will get insights into his past and present and feel motivated to follow their dreams and work hard while being entertained!
    • Wayne’s fascinating story is both thought-provoking and funny, and his inspiring approach to life comes across naturally in his presentation. This keynote is perfect for an after-dinner event!

    Keynote by Speaker Wayne Hemingway

    Wayne’s Career History

    • In this keynote, speaker Wayne Hemingway shares his secrets to a successful career in design and fashion.
    • Wayne’s points on how creativity can have social and societal impact while enhancing the bottom line are eye-opening and provide real takeaways for business owners, employees and students.

    Keynote by Speaker Wayne Hemingway

    Brand building, Marketing and Leadership

    • In this fascinating talk, Wayne explores the contrasts and synergies between building Red or Dead in the 80s, before the internet and building today’s brands using social networking/digital marketing.
    • This thought-provoking and insightful keynote is perfect for entrepreneurs, leaders and marketing teams.

    Keynote by Speaker Wayne Hemingway

    Regeneration, Housing, Urban Design and Architecture

    • HemingwayDesign have delivered a number of high profile and award-winning affordable new build housing schemes, great urban design and architecture.
    • Inevitably, Wayne has great knowledge about new trends and the impact design has on our well-being and economy.
    • The audience will get incredible insights into upcoming trends and the state of the industry.
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