“I think it is gonna liberate us,” says Fura Johannesdottir, Global Chief Creative Officer at Huge, and D&AD Digital Design judge on harnessing the potential of AI in design.
In this excerpt from her talk at D&AD Festival: Machines will make us more creative than ever before, Johannesdottir talks about the pressure on designers to use AI to become better. She talks through Huge's project with brand partner Pantone on the announcement of its Colour of the Year 2023 using the AI generative tool Midjourney. The campaign created a visual manifestation of the shade Viva Magenta, bringing it to life in an immersive world dubbed “the Magentaverse” that brought connectivity between technology and nature.
Just as the camera disrupted the art world, and the internet pushed mankind into a new way of connecting and communicating, so too will AI disrupt design, according to Johannesdottir. “It’s gonna be a creative revolution for everybody in this room.”
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