Meet the D&AD Impact Council

The D&AD Impact Council is made up of senior figures from across the creative, social entrepreneur, Venture Capital and NGO space and exists to support and represent D&AD Impact’s mission to drive creativity that powers change.

Cyrill Gutsch

Founder Parley for the Oceans

Cyrill Gutsch is an award-winning designer and brand and product developer. Originally specialized in both start-ups and in turning struggling companies around, in 2012 Gutsch decided to apply his skills to a client vital to us all: The Oceans. He founded Parley for the Oceans as a collaboration network creators, thinkers, and leaders to create awareness for the beauty and fragility of the oceans and to develop and implement strategies that can end their destruction.

Gutsch has worked as an independent creative concept developer for major international companies for many years. In 1998 he created a method called Cross Intelligence, which brings a culture of collaboration to major organizations, and in 2001 co-founded the CCID Center for Media, Knowledge Cultures, Imagination and Development at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, providing a forum for those from the worlds of science and the arts to come together in creative collaborations. Today, he unites scientists, artists, major brands and environmentalists for the oceans cause, acting as a mediator translating creative energy and environmental expertise into business strategy.