Founder of BLCK London, Executive Creative and Brand Director Fani Sazaklidou leads design, UX, brand and innovation teams in the media + tech industries for the biggest names, such as Sony PlayStation, BBC and YouView (a joint venture between BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, BT, TalkTalk and Arqiva). By creating engaging products and brands, her work has won an array of awards for quality and innovation (BAFTAs, BIMA etc). In 2017, she was named one of UK’s Top 50 Most Influential People in the Video Content Industry and was nominated for two popular ‘People’s Choice’ awards.

Fani is passionate about merging design, technology and pop culture with focus on innovation and new experiences. Her creative direction on billion-dollar international gaming franchise PlayStation’s SingStar is testament to this vision.

She started BLCK London with the sole ambition of being inspired by her creative network of friends across continents and disciplines. The studio’s identity is one that’s versatile, it’s a semi-flexible space that allows residents to push creative boundaries, experiment and showcase their work. The space has been known to transform from photography studio to gallery and back to creative studio within days and has hosted an array of artists, photographers and creative technologists – with founding residents Studio Prokopiou (Photography Studio), Tak Fung (VC and Technologist) and Lara Buffard (Performance Artist). It currently houses the talented ceramicist William Martin and the brilliant architecture studio Feix&Merlin.

With BLCK London, Fani is able to split her time between working with major players like YouView to working on a diverse range of passion projects, ranging from art installations to immersive theatre and dance.