. PechaKucha Brighton - Zara Wood a.k.a Woody

Zara Wood a.k.a Woody

WILD PechaKucha poster

PechaKucha Brighton

A PechaKucha fan since being invited to present at one of the first UK nights back in 2003 at the ICA London, Woody produced the official regular nights in Brighton for 5 years. PechaKucha means 'Chit Chat' in Japanese and it's format is simple, yet highly engaging. 

Presenters show 20 slides for 20 seconds each.  Created by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, two European architects, based in Tokyo Japan.  Find out more about the global creative network and find your favourite PechaKucha presentation here 

With an incredible team - Alex, Katie, Carly, Claire and Fleur - Woody hosted and coordinated the evenings of these quick-fire talks.

Building a loyal fanbase, each night was sold out.  We are proud to say that over 100 presentations were collected, with many making Global PK of the Day.

Studio Woody is proud to design the posters for PechaKucha Brighton.

Printed Matter PechaKucha
PechaKucha Brighton
Made  Up PechaKucha web PK
PechaKucha Brighton

The Studio

creative direction + illustration
face-to-face + online event design + curation

Get in touch about a new project: creative@zarawood.com 

Woody's Studio collaborates on a diverse mix of creative projects, from super graphics that adorn hospital walls to creating sell-out fashion collections.  The studio also curates and delivers online events for the education and arts sectors.

Woody, also known as Zara Wood, creates, curates and educates.
A co-founder of The Enquiry Desk project and Brighton's PechaKucha producer for several years, she is an award-winning senior lecturer + part of the International Association of Illustration Academics forum.  



One-off artworks to buy online

Launching later in 2024

 Original artwork by Woody, including the lastest Little Treasures
- original miniatures framed in vintage jewellery.


Sociable Woody

Follow @thisiswoody on Twitter


@zarawoodakawoody on Instagram 


Interviewing & hosting - Podcasts + Talks:

Rave About Illustration Podcast
Time for some illumination on illustration. Illustration is everywhere and yet you may not be familiar with what an illustrator does. Rave About Illustration sheds light on the creative world of visual translation.