2019 Attendees

Connor Fleming

Creative Director, Design
, United States of America


1.    Prior to being chosen to participate in this program, what did you know or hear about the LIA Creative LIAisons program?
I knew about the London International Awards, but did not know about the LIA Creative LIAisons program. It seems like an invaluable experience from everything I’ve read and I’m looking forward to being a part of it.
2.    How did you feel when you were chosen to participate in Creative LIAisons, an exclusive program of 100 attendees aged 21 – 30 from around the world?
I felt honored, excited, and a little in over my head. I really appreciate the opportunity to attend and I hope to learn as much as I can from all the talented creatives taking part in the program.  
3.    When sitting in on statue discussion judging what do you hope to learn?
I hope to learn how to judge the strength of ideas, how to measure what separates truly big ideas from the others, how creative leaders evaluate work with each other. What role the craft of the work plays in judging and how much it can make or break its success.
4.    If you could choose any juror to interview for two minutes, who would it be and why?
It’s tough to pick from such an impressive group. I would love to ask Tosh Hall some questions, because the output of JKR’s design offices is so consistent and high-caliber. I’m curious about how their culture fosters great work, how they set themselves and their clients up for success on such a big stage, and how they stay inspired to keep pushing the envelope.