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About Us Page

We understand the interconnection between creativity, culture & digital and know how to unlock the combined value of this to enhance capability for our clients.

  • Artisans of Innovation is based in the UK and Brussels.  As an innovation consultancy partnership, we are driven by our passion for the creative economy and its capability to drive forward and fuel new innovations and create transformative & disruptive impact.

  • We specialise in human-centric innovation and sector ecosystem development.

  • Our consultants are experts in their respective fields – bringing together discipline-specific knowledge and skills to form a powerful harmonised innovation mindset.  They are consultants without borders – fluent in creative, cultural and digital dialogue, capable of working across sectors and bringing the best of one sector to another.

  • We are closely attuned to the needs of our clients and their innovation journey in emerging economies, growth sectors frontiers, helping them to successfully chart and navigate that journey and reach new frontiers.

  • Our vision is a society where the creative sectors play a central & recognised role in the wider economy to enable flow and exchange between other sectors. A flow and exchange that delivers mutual benefit, leverages investment across sectors and results in a greater creative innovative economy.

Meet the Team



Johanna Kouzmine-Karavaïeff
Founding Partner & Principal Consultant in Culture and Creative

Johanna has a deep knowledge of culture and creative sectors and she specialises in creative economy development, culture in economic diversification, arts-and design based innovation & crossovers and cultural policy - relations and diplomacy.

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Prof. Khawar Hameed
Founding Partner & Principal Consultant in Digital Innovation

Khawar specialises in information systems, digital strategy, digital innovation & transformation and digital leadership.  He is passionate about cross-sector innovation & the role of technology to create transformative societal impact & value.

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Peter Rudge


Non-Executive Director (Chair)

Peter specialises in the development of creative economies in developing & challenged regions – internationally in Small Island Developing States & in the UK – in areas of economic and social depression. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network and the United Nations Expert Group on Creative Economies.

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Prof. Antonio Roldan-Ponce 
Principal Consultant in Sustainable & Digital Tourism

Antonio specialises in the development of tourism policies and strategies in various destinations in Europe, the Americas and Central Asia.  He has held various senior management positions as CEO and COO, responsible for project planning and implementation, business development, business operations and product development of several international companies with a turnover of 4.5 billion Euros. He has also worked as a consultant for several multinational companies (Forbes500) and public organisations. 

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