• Elliott Starr (he/ him)
A photo of me. A bit about me. A bit about how you can contact me.

Here is a photo of me standing on a rock, taken by the rather fantastic photographer Dirk Rees:
Here is a bit about me

I like to make things and solve problems. I particularly like to make things that solve problems. I started my career at Leo Burnett. Here, Cannes Lions recognised my then creative partner and I as 'Best Young Creative Team' in the UK. This happened two years running - our first two in the industry. I've since worked at Fallon and Drum, tackling briefs from some of the world's biggest brands. I'm currently working alongside the lovely Will Thacker at 20something, helping to run the creative department.

I've created work recognised by awarding bodies around the world. But that isn't what gets me out of bed. Brands have colossal power, more than many people in the advertising industry acknowledge. Brands shape our culture. They shape the way we behave, feel about ourselves, and our lives. A career in advertising can see one have a profound effect on people and the planet. I wake up every day to use that for the better. To bring new customers to better businesses, making better products, in better ways. To make things that change things.

I joined the founders of 20something in January 2020 as their first creative hire. Our first project was Campaign’s 'Ad of the Day'. Less than six months later, we were making work with professional athletes like Anthony Joshua. Just over a year later, we were prominently placed on a list of the top 100 creative companies in London. I’m still one of only two creatives at the company. Despite our department's small size, we’ve made work that's driven millions in sales, created the most-viewed Chelsea kit launch in history, and received recognition at award shows including Design Week, Kinsale Sharks, Berlin Commercial, and The British Arrows.

The person behind the person who does the work: they like hanging from gymnastics rings. They like scaling bouldering walls. They like spending time with their family and their dog.

Who knows how valid personality tests are?

But in case you're wondering, my Myers-Briggs personality code is ENTJ.

Here is a bit about how you can contact me

Tel: +447544136645

Email: elliottstarr.writer@gmail.com

Here is a jazz hands bit

Recognition to date:

1.4 Awards - Silver - Wear Wool, Not Fossil Fuel

British Arrows - 5 Shortlists - Wear Wool, Not Fossil Fuel

Visionary Honours Awards - Nomination - Wear Wool, Not Fossil Fuel

Kinsale Shark Awards - Shortlist x 2 - Marshmallow Insurance

Berlin Commercial Awards - Official Selection x 3 - Marshmallow

Berlin Commercial Awards - Official Selection x 3 - Swyft

Music and Sound Awards - Finalist

Design Week Awards - Shortlist

The Third Sector Awards - Anthony Nolan - Marketing Campaign of the Year

The Charity Film Awards - Anthony Nolan - Silver

The Brand Film Awards - Anthony Nolan - Shortlist

The British Arrows - Anthony Nolan - Shortlist

Campaign Magazine - Pick of The Day

The APA Awards - Anthony Nolan - Without You

The Drum Content Awards - Best Not For Profit or Charity Campaign - Shortlist

The Drum Content Awards - Content Agency of the Year - Shortlist

The Drum Social Buzz Awards - Finalist

Silver - Entertainment - Cannes Lions

Silver - Glass - Cannes Lions

Shortlist - Sustainable Development Goals - Cannes Lions

Gold - The Andy's Awards

Shortlist - D&AD

Shortlist - Campaign Big

Merit - The One Show

Ocean Outdoor Digital Competition - Bronze

Ocean Outdoor Digital Competition - Finalist

D&AD - Good Campaign of the Week

Campaign Magazine - Pick of The Day

Creative Circle - nomination

D&AD - Good Campaign of the Week

Cannes Lions- Best young team in the UK - shortlist

Cannes Lions- Best young team in the UK

Represented UK in global Cannes Young Lions

LIA Creative LIAisons in Las Vegas
(1 of 6 young UK creatives invited to attend.)