Leading figures from across the creative industries shared their knowledge and expertise with Third Year pupils at Hampton School’s annual Creative Futures event.

The 12 speakers ran workshops and a Q&A session offering an insight into their field of work and the career paths they have followed. From video game design and public speaking, to architecture, journalism and marketing, speakers included James Helm, Head of Communications for the Metropolitan Police; George Pascoe-Watson, former political Editor at The Sun and video game artist Momotaro Ushido OH (2012).

The speakers encouraged pupils to make the most of every opportunity that comes their way and follow their passions.


Ed Slater OH (2008): Production Manager for Tangent Design and Production Limited, a London based design and invention brand

Duncan Mackay OH (1988): Visual Design Associate Manager at Allen International Accenture

William Aubrey Jones OH (2006): Production Manager at Oily Cart theatre company and Artistic Director at Dogfish Theatre

Matheson Bayley OH (1997): British pianist, composer, orchestrator, singer and television host. Currently Musical Director at Make A DifferenceTrust.

Momotaro Ushido OH (2012): Concept artist in a leading AAA video game studio.

Andy Griffin OH (1991): Global Category Strategy Manager, GSK for Publicis Media

Mark Hooper: Designer at QS Designs, a leading UK design agency

Stephen Page: Chief Executive, Faber & Faber Ltd

Mike Stiff:  Architect and member of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Architecture Appraisal panels

Matthew Collins OH (1979): Public speaking and voice skills coach

George Pascoe-Watson: works for Portland Communications advising the leaders of some of Britain’s biggest firms, charities and organisations on their corporate communications and government relations strategies.

James Helm: Director of Communications,Metropolitan Police and partner at Portland Communications

Photos from the day

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