Abel Holsborough

Abel Holsborough

Creative & PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Abel Holsborough

Abel Holsborough

Creative & PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I struggle with bios. In a previous life I wanted to be a banker (lol). I dropped out of an Economics degree that I found pretty boring and ended up starting an Edtech company. This somehow led me to the wonderful world of advertising (thanks D&AD) and I have now embraced my life as a fully fledged 'creative'. I take photos sometimes, work on public art pieces, mill flour at Brixton Windmill, do museum-y things in museums and occasionally write funny tweets.
  • V&A Plywood: Furniture Making
    V&A Plywood: Furniture Making
  • Claystation - Art on the Underground
    Claystation - Art on the UndergroundI spent my summer hand-making tiles as a trainee for Assemble's Art on the Underground commission. I'd never worked with ceramics before but enjoyed the challenge. We made over 1000 tiles which were used to clad the exterior of a formerly derelict kiosk outside of Seven Sisters station. It's since been turned into a tiny coffee shop which is pretty cool.
  • Notting Hil Carnival 2017
    Notting Hil Carnival 2017
  • Around the Barbican
    Around the Barbican
  • Cromwell Tower: At Home in The Barbican
    Cromwell Tower: At Home in The BarbicanA selection of images exhibited at the Barbican as part of the Barbican Young Photographers programme. December 2017
  • Home: Returning to Dominica
    Home: Returning to Dominica
Work history
     - London, United KingdomInternship
    Ogilvy logo
    Ogilvy logo
    Junior Creative - The PipeOgilvy
     - London, United KingdomInternship
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  • Photography
  • Film/video Editing
  • Interview Filming
  • Content Research
  • Audio Interviewing
  • Content Creator
  • Ceramics
  • Portrait Photography
  • Workshop Facilitation
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    D&AD logo
    New Blood ShiftD&AD
     - London, United Kingdom
    12 week night school to get non-grads into the advertising industry. Worked on spec campaign 'reintroducing' Clarks Originals to Jamaica in a more meaningful way.
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    University of Cambridge logo
    N/A - Dropped outUniversity of Cambridge
     - Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Studied Economics then Education with English Literature before I realised that neither course was right for me and chose to step away from university to figure out what I really wanted to do.