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Cannes Lions 2024: Introducing Jen Spiers, Ingrid Fetell Lee, Sheridan O'Donnell

Marketing Report is running a series of articles introducing speakers participating at this year’s Cannes Lions.

Jen Speirs

Chief Creative Officer, Droga5 Dublin

Jen Speirs is the Chief Creative Officer at Droga5, part of Accenture Song. Jen has created award-winning work for brands like Apple Music, the LEGO Group, McDonald’s, Carefree, Arnott’s, Berlei, Aer Lingus, Irish Rugby, Meta and UN Women. She has been on several award juries, including Cannes Lions (Glass and Film), One Show, The Clios, The Caples and The Immortals – and been invited to speak at events, such as the Cannes Lions Festival and the inaugural Australian 3% Conference. Her work has been awarded at shows including Cannes, The Clios, NY Festivals, One Show, D&AD, AWARD and The Effies.

Throughout her career, Jen has had the privilege of working with some amazing people and has pitched for, won and run some of the world’s most loved brands. Her passion is to create iconic, culturally-relevant brand experiences, in any media – and to do so in a diverse creative department.

Ingrid Fetell Lee

Founder and Author, The Aesthetics Of Joy, And Joyful

Ingrid is a designer and author whose groundbreaking work reveals the hidden influence of our surroundings on our emotions and wellbeing.

As a former design director at IDEO, author of Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness, and the founder of the website The Aesthetics of Joy, she empowers people to find more joy in life and work through design. Her immensely popular TED talk “Where Joy Hides and How to Find it” has been viewed more than 17 million times.

Lee holds a Master’s in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor’s in English and Creative Writing from Princeton University. She loves pancakes, polka dots, and rainbow sprinkles, and has an extensive repertoire of happy dances for any occasion.

Sheridan O'Donnell

Filmmaker and Director

Sheridan O’Donnell is a Korean-American, low-vision filmmaker based in Los Angeles. His work is known for exploring family, identity, and human connection. His first feature film, titled "Little Brother," focused on two brothers' journey home to their parents after one of the brothers had a failed suicide attempt.

Sheridan is currently directing a feature-length documentary with a working title Rising Phoenix: A New Revolution, which will chronicle his own story as a disabled filmmaker and profile an international cast of entertainers, athletes, activists, and world leaders—in hopes of igniting a global conversation about the need for change for the global disabled community.

He was also recently selected as part of Inevitable Foundation’s Winter 2022 Elevate Collective Cohort for disabled writers and was a fellow of the RespectAbility Lab, highlighting him as a dynamic voice in this generation of diverse storytellers.