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Steve Vranakis

Executive Creative Director

Google Creative Lab

LONDON, UK // Steve’s worked in digital, design and advertising agencies all over the world including Vancouver, Hong Kong, New York, San Francisco and London and currently leads the Creative Lab in London across Europe, The Middle East and Africa. He's also helping out in India too!

Some of his recent projects while at Google include: Assembly of Youth, an installation at the United Nations giving young people in developing nations a voice.

He also spent a week in Lesvos helping with the Refugee crisis by creating a mobile Info Hub that provided all the necessary information needed by Syrian and other refugees in transit.

Other notable projects include: Inside Abbey Road a 360° VR tour inside the iconic music studios, Project Jacquard - an interactive fabric made from conductive thread, Chrome Web Lab, a series of interactive experiments connected live to the internet from the Science Museum in London, Jam with Chrome, a web based platform that lets you play music live with your friends from anywhere and DevArt an exhibition at the Barbican which heroes coders as creatives.

He also launched: The World Wonders Project, which gives access to the world’s heritage sites through Street View and the YouTube Space Lab Channel and launch video which invited youth from all over the world to send their science experiments to space in partnership with NASA and judged by Stephen Hawking. To date it has received over 50 million channel views.

Steve’s work has been recognised by the Cannes Lions, D&AD, ADC, One Show's, Campaign Big Awards, BTA’s, The FWA, Clio's, Revolution, New Media Age, London International Advertising and the Andy Awards. His work has been featured in WIRED, The New York Times, Telegraph, Wall Street Journal, Creative Review, Huffington Post, FT, Design Week, Adage, and he’s written columns for Adweek, Marketing, Campaign, Revolution, New Media Age, Cre@te Magazine, and conducted television interviews with the BBC and CNBC Europe.

In December 2012 Steve was honoured to speak at TEDx in Athens about 'Making technology matter'.

He believes that technology combined with creativity can be used as a force for good and allow for people to come up with ideas that change the world.