Senior Design Community Manager
Anouska Anquetil is Senior Design Community Manager, her role champions the Design Experts Network; best practice, knowledge sharing, skills and resources, alongside creating a platform for community engagement and thought leadership.
During the pandemic Anouska was an advocate in moving the conversation forward on climate, specifically promoting cross-industry collaborations and thinking. Her ‘Creative Lab: Eco Cities’ talk series brought together global biofutures and sustainability experts, to discuss climate challenges and pioneer innovation at the intersection between nature-based design wisdom and technology. She has spoken further on these topics at industry shows and in lectures.
Anouska is a biophilic designer & design strategist with an established design career that spans the private and public sectors, across interior architecture, design and fashion.
Anouska’s campaign strategy whilst leading the International Awards at the RIBA, focused on inclusion, diversity and equality. As well as championing emerging talent, future technology and innovation within the sector.
Before joining Design Council, she worked for a number of leading design studios and arts and culture bodies, advising on brand strategy, creative direction and event curation. Anouska’s design practice is firmly embedded in planet conscious principles and design psychology, underpinned by her human-centred ‘Emotional Ergonomics’ design methodology.
With a limitless curiosity in the beauty and power of design, Anouska spends her time outside of work immersed in culture. Her favourite Sunday morning ritual is a solo trip to the cinema where she is partial to an indie movie or two.