Academic English Program students met Rick Multari, Managing Director at Designory in Los Angeles. Rick has worked in marketing and advertising for over 20 years and shared his international experience in the industry through a live discussion with the students. He spoke about commercial creativity, changing trends in branding and the importance of cross-cultural communication and understanding in business. The students found the discussion both informative and motivating. Rick gave some good advice from the industry on how the students could best apply their current skills and talents in their future pursuits in the academic and professional world.