With 25+ years of International Experience
Dr. FRANCESCA ZAMPOLLO (Founder & Chief of Inspiration)
Design and Food Design researcher, consultant, teacher, and keen public speaker. With a PhD in Design Theory applied to Food Design, Francesca has developed the Food Design Thinking methodology. She is the founding editor of the International Journal of Food Design. Francesca has taught Food Design and Design Theory at London Metropolitan University, Auckland University of Technology, and now at the Online School of Food Design.
JASHAN SIPPY (Director & Head of Vibes)
Green building architect and founder of Sugar and Space, a creative agency based in Mumbai. His architectural research, Gastronomy & Architecture: Multisensory Experiences formed the basis of his food design practice. Jashan's work ranges from designing spaces of food and creating food installations including signature 'Al Dente Walls' made of upcycled pasta to conceptualizing and hosting a variety of engaging eating experiences across the globe, and transforming food waste into 3D printed food. Jashan has a M.Sc. in International Business and co-founded Food Design Nation. He is the founding editor of FDzeeN: Art, Culture and Design for Sustainable Food Systems. Jashan lectures at universities of design, hospitality, entrepreneurship and anthropology globally. He has been the food and space correspondent for the Dutch Institute of Food and Design.