The Book
Cover Art Courtesy of Karim Rashid

The Portfolio

The Person

The Blonds: Autumn-Winter 2010-11


Raymond Nadeau on the Beauty Fashion Network discussing branding of the Blonds, the designer darlings of celebrities Lady Gaga, Rihana, Madonna and Adam Lambert.


Creative Intelligence Network


Intelligence and Creativity don’t always go together. In the case of GDR Creative Intelligence, it’s the basis of a perfect marriage. Unbranded Branding. Aesthetic Messaging. Three Dimensional Experiences. The Alchemy of Emerging Trends and Ideas made Manifest by Design – these are the subjects explored in my thought provoking interview, with Kate Ancketill, owner and president of GDR.

Follow us as she explains why business leaders around the world rely on the impartial vision of this very unique company.

Highlights from the Global Innovation report, a direct link between the creative and business communities, showcases innovation through striking visual narratives of emerging trends culled from a global network of designers, creatives and strategists who reveal their latest projects in totally transparent detail. Learn about the full range of essential services at their – and, now your fingertips and catch the buzz driving many of the most original thinkers of our time.

Showcasing Innovation GDR delivers a relevant and striking snapshot of emerging trends impacting key customer touchpoints, including: interiors, marketing, digital, new technologies, visual merchandising, packaging, product and service design. Applicable to all categories, GDR provides invaluable insights and tools for global consumer brands, highlighting the latest global developments in retail and hospitality.

Learn how GDR sources from a network of designers, creatives and strategists who reveal their latest projects in the detail you need – and who, directly and indirectly shape our world. Follow me as we uncover a new brand of matchmaking – the marriage of culture and commerce. Catch a glimpse of what the heads of leading businesses covet and meet the face (and many faces) of what lies ahead.

GDR’s impressive client list includes:

  • Barclays
  • British Airways
  • Coca - Cola
  • Co-Op
  • Coty
  • Kraft
  • Harrods
  • Hutchison 3G
  • Intercontinental Hotel Group
  • GAP
  • Jones Apparel Group
  • L’Oreal Paris
  • Limited Brands
  • LVMH
  • Macy’s
  • M&S
  • McDonald’s
  • Morgans Hotel Group
  • Nike
  • Nokia
  • O2
  • Orange France
  • P&G
  • Sony
  • Starwood Hotels
  • The Crown Estate
  • The Olympic 2012 Committee
  • Unilever
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • The Wrigley Company


David Patnaik Interview


CEO Jump Associates, Co-Author Wired to Care: How Companies Prosper When They Create Widespread Empathy


In Development

Raymond Nadeau is currently in discussions with the Rock World Network featured on the U.K. ’s Sky 2, developing programming concepts and a new model of branded, music-based entertainment and social networking.


Living Brands Television Promo


Carmen Marc Valvo Interview

Role: Journalist, Beauty and Fashion Channel, Executive Creative Consultant, Turner Media


Judith Ripka Interview


Role:  Journalist, Scribe Media On-Line Magazine


Television Commercials
(for additional arrow/save ellis island and Tonino Lamborghini commercial see portfolio)