You may know Orlando Wood as the Chief Innovation Officer at System1, a foremost thought leader on behavioral science and advertising, or the author of the acclaimed book on advertising, “Lemon: How the Advertising Brain Turned Sour.” For those who’ve enjoyed “Lemon,” he has another book due out this October.
You may not know that Orlando is a studious and talented watercolorist. He draws keen, common lessons among the disciplines of research, advertising, writing and art (“It’s important to respect spontaneity . . . and mistakes that you think are mistakes but might actually turn into something really interesting.”).
Orlando shares his insights on why advertising’s creative devices have changed in recent years, how art reflects broader societal trends and the authors, media and music that inspire him.