We're on a mission to bring creativity and creative thinking
EVERYONE IS CREATIVE
EVEN IF THEY DON'T THINK THEY ARE
Since Faster Ideas launched in 2019, we’ve been working to bring creativity and creative thinking to as many people as possible through our blog, video & podcast interviews, and creative book reviews.
The feedback and support we've had for Faster Ideas has been great. So now it's time to take things further. While the existing blog content will stay here on the site, we’re currently developing other online and offline content to help share our passion for creativity with even more people. Keep watching this space.
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MEET THE TEAM
Joanne Oatts, Founder & CEO
Joanne has over 25 years of experience in the creative industries, having worked in advertising, marketing, media, broadcasting, comedy and filmmaking.
A former journalist, Joanne has interviewed everyone from Al Gore to Big Brother slebs. She's written for publications including The Guardian, Time Out and Metro, and was a presenter and news editor for Sony Award-winning GaydarRadio.
An LGBTQ+ advocate, panelist and mentor, she created and hosted The Outvertising Podcast, where she interviewed inspiring LGBTQ+ people from the advertising and media industry.
Passionate about creativity and bringing creative thinking to a wider audience, in 2019 Joanne founded Faster Ideas.
Listen to Jo speaking about Faster Ideas on Sense Network’s Extreme Perspectives Podcast
Mark Winter, Creative Director
Mark is a senior advertising creative, screenwriter and filmmaker. He has a love of craft and the creative process whatever the endeavour - be it scripts or sound design, robotics or rockets.
Together with Joanne, Mark formed creative and storytelling business OattsWinter in 2014.
`As well as numerous projects for global brands at advertising agencies in London and Manchester, OattsWinter wrote and produced Don't Sell the Tiger, an award-winning comedy short starring Jessica Fostekew, and did the same with The Bots Next Door, a short-form sitcom set in the near future where an AI couple move to suburbia.