after arriving at the hotel I found a bar to acclimatize. The barman asked me
where I was from and I told him I was from Cape Town, South Africa. He then
proceeded to ask me if it’s true that we have wild caracals running around our
streets and in our gardens. I told him that he was being an idiot, and that
caracals aren’t even found in Cape Town, it’s lions and leopards that run
around our streets and gardens. He was amazed and we laughed for different
absolutely did not set the tone for the following week.
the judging panel hearing the top creative minds from across the world
scrutinize every piece of work was an invaluable experience. My highlights of
the week included talks by Mark Tutssel, Amir Kassaei, Ralph van Dijk, Nick Law
and the infectious Daymond John. Playing craps with John Mescall was as fun as
losing money can be I guess. Thanks again to LIA for the opportunity. Looking
forward to next year, nudge.