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Damian Bradfield        

Chief Creative Officer & Founding Shareholder, WeTransfer; Author of "The Trust Manifesto

Damian Bradfield is the Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of WeTransfer & WePresent. He’s the author of The Trust Manifesto, hosts the Influence podcast and is behind Empty Day.

Bradfield was born in Canterbury, Kent in England. He attended Kent College and then the London School of Economics. After graduating from LSE, Bradfield worked in advertising in London. In 2005, he began working for the agency J. Walter Thompson (JWT). He relocated to Amsterdam to work in the JWT office there, but spent much of his time in Moscow working for one of the agency's largest clients. In 2010, Bradfield left JWT and established his own design studio, Present Plus, with Dutch entrepreneur Nalden. There they created the wallpaper app Kuvva.

In 2016, Bradfield relocated from Amsterdam to California to set up WeTransfer's U.S. headquarters in Venice, Los Angeles, closer to the company's core client base. He has been instrumental in shaping the company's policy in support of the creative and arts community. In July 2017, Bradfield, in his capacity as WeTransfer president, offered a $10,000 "gift" "to start something" to any of the 173 employees laid off at SoundCloud.

Bradfield is the Advisory Board chairman of the University of the Underground. He is the author of the 2019 book, "The Trust Manifesto: What You Need to Do to Create a Better Internet."


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