CMSF Speakers


Karen Ferry

Creative Director, Consultant

Karen Ferry is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning Creative Director and advertising cultural commentator. With over 14 years’ experience at some of Sydney’s best advertising agencies, she offered her unique insights and creative thinking on brands including IKEA, Volkswagen, McDonald’s, and CommBank.

She’s a regular guest panellist on ABC’s Gruen, has appeared on the Project, Sunrise, and podcasts including Yumi Styles’ Ladies We Need to Talk, The Signal, Claire Hooper’s The Pineapple Project and the culturally-diverse Brown Riot.

Having won over 100 awards and accolades for her creative work, she was selected in 2018 as one of 20 worldwide See It Be It delegates for the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. She recently completed her tenure as the National Head of AWARD School (the industry’s leading entry level creative program), and is a member of the Australasian Writers and Art Directors committee.