September 21 – 22

Chicago, IL


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Byron Rex

Global Executive Creative Director & Head of Brand


Los Angeles, CA

Byron Rex Phillipson is Global Executive Creative Director and Head of Brand at Twitch, the world’s largest live-streaming service, where he leads Global design, creative and brand.

Prior to leading global Brand and Creative at Twitch, Byron led Creative and Design at Hulu. He was responsible for the brand refresh, Sports and Content branding and campaigns and led the design of Hulu’s new Live and SVOD platform. Originally from South Africa, where he founded and led two successful creative shops, Byron spent most of his career leading creative teams at agencies around the globe in creating breakthrough work for some of the world’s most iconic brands. In 2017 Byron moved to the US, as SVP Creative for Huge Inc’, where he led accounts for Nike, Google, Gucci, Beats, Amazon, and Canada Goose.

Byron is a regular juror at industry awards shows, including Cannes Lions, The One Show and ADC. His awarded work has been covered by the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Adweek, Creative Review, Adage, Brand New, Bloomberg, Hollywood Reporter, and featured on segments for CNBC and CNN.

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Day 1: September 21

Pali Palavathanan  •  Danny Pemberton  •  Emunah Winer & Margaret Kerr-Jarrett  •  Reggie Snowden  •  Jo Roca  •  Candace Solola  •  Abe Zieleniec  •  Julia Cho & Denny Liu  •  Thomas Kurppa  •  Shar Biggers

Day 2: September 22

Diego Guevara  •  Ade Chong  •  Bijan Berahimi  •  Katrina Romulo  •  Byron Rex Phillipson  •  Kristin Lueke  •  Matt Tanaka  •  Stephanie Falaschetti  •  Taamrat Amaize  •  Zipeng Zhu