Lauren Currie & Lindsay Dukes

Lauren Currie & Lindsay Dukes

Lauren Currie & Lindsay Dukes


This masterclass is dedicated to confidence. The art of inspiring, engaging, persuading and influencing is one they don’t teach you in art school. We believe this art is vital to your success as a designer.

Together, we will:
- Tap into strong engaging voices using powerful vocal exercises
- Create elevator pitches that encourage real engagement
- Tell inspirational stories that draw in your audience
- Persuade and inspire with inclusive language
- Learn a process to create a powerful presentation

This masterclass is for all designers, particularly those who are naturally quiet, shy or introverted. We know that you don’t often push yourselves forward into the limelight but it’s time for you to get those brilliant, creative ideas out into the world. You will leave feeling the most confident you have ever felt.


Lauren Currie is the founder of #upfront.

She created #upfront in response to her own personal experience often being the only female speaker at conferences. She is an award winning designer and entrepreneur with a track record of building solutions that tackle problems that matter.

She is co-founder of Snook, Scotland's first service design for social change agency. This year ELLE featured Lauren as one of 30 women under 30 changing the world and last year Management Today featured her as one of the top 30 business women under 30 in the UK.

Lindsay Dukes is an actor, writer and theatremaker who studied at Oxford University and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She founded the Reversed Shakespeare Company dedicated to challenging gender roles in theatre and has curated several panel discussions tackling diversity on stage. Lindsay brings expertise on how to utilise body, breath and voice to influence, inspire and persuade."