Slator Design Thinking is a 3-session live interactive workshop over the 3 consecutive weeks of February 24, March 3 and March10.

The workshop is led by Chris Elkin, Founder of Doodle Brands. Chris is a LUMA Institute, Senior Instructor in Design Thinking and UK Chartered Marketer, as well as a regular lecturer at RMIT University.

Chris Elkin


Chris is Founder of Doodle Brands, a LUMA Institute, Senior Instructor in Design Thinking and UK Chartered Marketer. Originally from Northern Ireland, he has lived and worked throughout S.E. Asia for 20 years and now lives in Vietnam.

Chris brings deep experience helping people to innovate through Design Thinking training, facilitating and ‘doodling’. He frequently leads multidisciplinary teams in planning, executing and evaluating design-thinking-led brand, product, packaging, service and marketing innovation.

Chris has been fortunate to partner with a diverse range of organizations, gaining first-hand experience of people’s real problems in Financial Services, Retail, Real Estate, FMCG, Education, Automotive, Health Care & Social Enterprise, including collaboration with AIA, Manulife, Prudential, Standard Chartered, Shinhan Bank, Nestle, Unilever, JLL, ABInBev, Pizza Hut, Scoot Airlines, Suzuki and Hyundai to name a few.

Chris regularly instructs and facilitates Design Thinking across Asia Pacific and also donates his time speaking, mentoring and volunteering to help everyone be more human-centric and innovative. He regularly lectures at RMIT University.

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Andrew Smart

Co-Founder & Commercial Director​


Andrew Smart is the Commercial Director at Slator responsible for product development and pricing, online ad and research sales, and event sponsorships.

Prior to co-founding Slator, Andrew has worked in the media, internet and finance industries including managing media businesses for Thomson Reuters, Fairfax Media and The Economist Group. He has an MBA in Finance and Investments from The George Washington University in Washington DC and has been based in Asia for over 25 years.

This exclusive Slator Design Thinking workshop will transform the way you work by introducing the key mindsets of innovators and Design Thinking methods to empower you and your team to innovate everywhere.

Due to high demand, Design Thinking Workshop – February 2021 is now Sold Out.

To accommodate those didn’t manage to secure their seat on time, we have opened a waiting list for the next Design Thinking Workshop planned for May this year. As the workshop is limited to 20 seats, please register your interest here and you will be the first we contact before going public with the new workshop details.

Contact Deppy Nikolaidou in case of questions.

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