Resh Sidhu holds the top creative role at digital agency Barbarian, and as a woman of color and a mom, recognizes she’s breaking the status quo every day.
“I think my whole career has been about challenging the norm and being the oddball in the room,” she said.
Sidhu started as a graphic designer in the gaming industry around the time of the dot-com bubble. Since then, she’s gravitated to roles that allow her to creatively experiment with new technologies, which landed her a position leading Framestore’s virtual reality studio five years ago while serving as creative director. She combined her agency experience—she’d previously held creative positions at AKQA and Digitas—with her penchant for helping clients find ways to experiment with virtual reality.
While there, Sidhu led a virtual reality project for J.K. Rowling’s 2016 film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find…