BMP’s Larry Barker to follow Seymour as D&AD president

Larry Barker, the creative director of BMP DDB, will be declared D&AD president elect at the organisation’s annual general meeting on 28 January.

Larry Barker, the creative director of BMP DDB, will be declared

D&AD president elect at the organisation’s annual general meeting on 28

January.



Barker, who stood unopposed for the position, will take over the

presidency in January 2000 when the tenure of Richard Seymour, the

current president, comes to an end.



’I am honoured and I feel D&AD is something I can contribute to,’ Barker

said. His agenda for 2000 includes a continued emphasis on ’convincing

the world that creativity is not an indulgence’.



Barker also vowed to look into the under-representation of women in

creative departments and to research possible new areas of training. He

said: ’There is a lack of apprenticeship skills for creatives. Some of

the basic skills slip through the net because they are all

over-ambitious when they start.’



David Kester, the chief executive officer of D&AD, said: ’We are lucky

to have Larry. This year he and Richard will make a strong team - they

are like-minded, energetic and committed.’



Barker added: ’Being president is something I will be proud to do. D&AD

has its ups and downs, but it’s the bible. It marks your history all the

way and it is always a solid and accurate reflection of the year’s

work.’



Newsmaker, p12.



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