Tom Uglow

Tom Uglow (C) Christopher Phillips

Tom Uglow has worked at Google for nearly 8 years, starting Google’s Creative Lab in Europe and, since 2012, building a Creative Lab for the Asia Pacific region in Sydney, Australia. His team work on experimental projects that use Google, Android, and YouTube’s products in creative and collaborative ways.

Previous projects include Hangouts in History, Dream40 with the RSC, buildwithchrome.com, Web Lab, Life in a Day, and theYouTube Symphony Orchestra. Most of his projects are collaborations with charities, agencies and cultural organizations around the world that help artists and creators explore new forms of creative practice using digital tools, and business campaigns like Getting Business Online and Engage for Agencies. Most of his projects are collaborations with charities, agencies and cultural organizations around the world to find new forms of practice using digital tools.

Tom’s background is in both the arts and the charity sector as well as in digital. He studied Fine Art at the Ruskin in Oxford, before completing MA’s in Book Arts and Design Management (both University of the Arts London). Prior to Google he worked for the Royal Academy of Arts, the Wellcome Trust, Random House and Christian Aid.  He speaks on creativity and innovation around the world, tweets as @tomux, he has presented on the BBC’s Culture Show, at Sydney’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas, is an RCA mentor, a member of the D&AD Executive and on the European Internet Week Council. He is a Sunday-coder, a traditional creative, a fuzzy strategist and continues to draw and make books in his spare time.
(he doesn’t have any spare time).

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