Resh Sidhu

Resh Sidhu is a multi-award-winning Group Creative Director at AKQA, based in New York. With over 18+ years
industry experience she is one of the most well-regarded names in Virtual and Augmented Reality driving the
medium forward with her fearless creativity and innovative approach. Resh is a one of a kind creative leader, she
exudes creative excellence, a masterful storyteller with superb strategic and design sense, she leads with thought
and innovation to architect, design and deliver iconic experiences.
Resh works across a variety of Global clients including Nike, Volvo, IBM and Coca-Cola. She is inspired by what’s
next and has a vision for how to get there, with a proven track record to motivate and drive her teams to deliver
ground breaking work and create the future.
Resh joined AKQA from Oscar-winning visual effects studio Framestore where, as Creative Director of the VR
studio, she led a multi-disciplinary team across a wide client base. Resh’s groundbreaking work on Fantastic Beasts
and where to Find them VR experience for Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling received critical acclaim and industry
recognition.

Resh’s role extends well beyond the scope of creative leadership, she talks extensively all over the world on
designing compelling experiences. She is a motivational speaker and leader, drawing from over 18+ years of
experience in digital mediums, virtual reality, augmented reality, creative design, advertising and marketing. Resh
spoke recently at TEDx on Navigating the realms of Virtual reality.

Resh is a frequent contributing author to publications such as Advertising Age, Campaign USA, The Drum, Marie
Claire, and DigiDay. She has been invited to serve on juries for Cannes Lions, The One Show and The Webbys to
name but a few.

Resh was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from University of Arts London, in recognition of her outstanding
contribution to the field of digital, film, animation and advertising. She was named Top 50 creative leader by Creative
Review and voted as one of the World’s Most Creative Women in The Drum earning her the title Queen of VR.

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