Martin Raymond co-founder of The Future Laboratory, is editor-in-chief of Viewpoint magazine and LS:N Global, the online lifestyle news and consumer insight portal. Martin has written several books, including crEATe (Gestalten) and The Tomorrow People: Future consumers and how to read them today (Financial Times Prentice Hall), The Trend Forecaster’s Handbook, which is the definitive work on trends and the trend forecasting arena.
He is a regular contributor on trends and business for the BBC, the BBC World Service programme Culture Shock, Channel 4 and ITV. Born in Ireland, he moved to the UK in 1984 to work as a journalist in the design, fashion, film and video sectors. He founded VideoGraphic, and later became an associate editor at Screen International.
Martin went on to edit and re-launch Fashion Weekly, the UK’s fashion business bible. A return to his native Dublin to present RTE television’s fashion magazine programme Head To Toe was followed by a four-year tenure at the London College of Fashion, as senior lecturer in fashion journalism. He maintains a busy schedule of lecturing at over 12 colleges and universities throughout Great Britain and Ireland. He is also a contributing editor for Wired UK, and a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Science (RSA).