Slator Design Thinking on June 25th is presented 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.

Slator Design Thinking is an interactive workshop that will introduce the key mindsets of innovators and Design Thinking methods to empower you to better collaborate, innovate and conquer everyday challenges.

Register for Slator Design Thinking for USD 75.00 on June 25th and transform the way you and your team work. Contact Andrew Smart if your company would like to purchase five or more tickets.

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