Adam Atkinson

Creative, Art Director

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Marketer - Art Director

About me

Well then pet,
 I’m a Bakewell tart fiend, ex Byker Grover, straight talking (with a slight twang), nutrition nutter, fond exercise go’er, battered mars bar promoter and surfing enthusiast. Conceptual creative, Art Director and canny lad. Creating Immersive, captivating stories are my passion and telling them visually is my A game.

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Skills

  • Advertising
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Websites
  • Typography
  • Brand Design
  • Brand Identity
  • Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • Grey London

    Grey London

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    • Advertising
  • School of Communication Arts

    School of Communication Arts

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    • Advertising
  • Nonsense London

    Nonsense London

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    • Digital Media
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    OLIVER

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    • Advertising

Work history

2017

Creative Art Director

Amazon

Oct 2017 - Dec 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Brought in as an AD. Created social media campaigns, directed photoshoots for retail and Amazon brands and crafted press ads.

2017

Creative Team

CHI & Partners

Jul 2017 - Oct 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Brought in as an AD and teamed up with CW freelancer Luke Sherwin (www.lukesherwin.com). We created campaigns, social, print and DM for RBS and Natwest

2016

Creative Team

OLIVER

Apr 2016 - Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Creative lead and brand guardians for The AA account - We lead them forward with a new brand, tone of voice and visual language. On a constant reactive basis created tactical DM, CRM and press, full BTL and TTL campaigns, regularly presented and built close relationships with the client and lead a team of designers, copywriters, motion graphic artists, photogra - phers, illustrators and account team to cement a strong on going agency and client rapport. Created 360 campaigns for Talk Mobile, Nuffield Health and Dove. Concepted big ideas for Cancer Research, EE and Starbucks. CW - Fiona Brown-Hovelt

2016

Creative Art Director

Blue Hive

Mar 2016 - Mar 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Delivered concepts and Art Direction across a variety of accounts

2016

Creative Art Director

Geometry Global

Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Delivered conceptual ideas and design for a pitch

2016

Creative Team

LIDA London

Jan 2016 - Feb 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Teamed up with a CW to lead on Alzheimer's Charity concepting big ideas for awareness and PR through to CRM. We crafted tactical DM, emails and digital for Boots and Hobbs

2015

Solo Creative

beach

Nov 2015 - Nov 2015
  • Freelance
  • Delivering conceptual ideas for The New Tate Modern launch

2015

Solo Creative

creatives

Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
  • Freelance
  • I flew out to Switzerland to further conceptualise, craft and evolve previous winning pitch work for Creatives. Delivering a campaign to launch at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 for their client The International Olympic Committee

2015

Freelance Creative Team & Solo Creative

Karmarama

Mar 2015 - Nov 2015
  • Freelance
  • We launched the Honda Civic Type R with an integrated campaign, which included a film, microsite, experiential and press. And we crafted press, digital and DM for Honda cars, bikes and energy products. When my CW partner (shrimp) went back home to Oz in August for a long stint I carried on solo conceptualising and crafting Campaigns for Porsche and Honda along with DM, press and digital. Type R Campaign: 2015 Silver DMA Automotive Type R Campaign: 2015 Silver DMA Best Customer Acquisition Campaign Creative Team of The Year Young Digital Leaders Awards: Highly commended

2015

Freelance Creative Team

Spark44

Dec 2014 - Mar 2015
  • Freelance
  • We delivered ideas, headlines and scripts for three Jaguar car launches. We crafted press, radio and digital ads for a tactical campaign. And we made a bit of DM, email and online content too.

2014

Freelance Creative Team

TK Maxx (TJX Europe)

Nov 2014 - Nov 2014
  • Freelance
  • We concepted a new European market brand launch campaign, crafted in-store signage, print ads, tool kits, experiential ideas and emails for TK Maxx and HomeSense

2014

Freelance Creative Team

creatives

Oct 2014 - Oct 2014
  • Freelance
  • We pitched for a major sports brand. Can't tell you anymore than that!

2014

Freelance Creative Team

waffle

Oct 2014 - Oct 2014
  • Freelance
  • A thing we’re dong on the side. We print WhatsApp threads into books: www.waffle.ink

2014

Freelance Creative Team

creatives

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Freelance
  • We concepted and turned around in two days virals and social media ammunition for Door Jammer.

2014

Freelance Creative Team

Digitas

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Freelance
  • We designed an online story for Mylan employees, a generic medications brand

2014

Freelance Creative Team

Nonsense London

Aug 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Freelance
  • We concepted like crazy for Eristoff Vodka, William Lawson’s Scotch and Lipton Iced Tea

2014

Freelance Creative Team

Leo Burnett

Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Freelance
  • We pitched for Samsung and Chesterfield, and re-worked Jeep print and TVC

2014

Freelance Creative Team

CHI & Partners

Jul 2014 - Jul 2014
  • Freelance
  • We crafted new TalkTalk tone of voice and re-branded customer communications

2014

Sep 2013 - Dec 2014
  • Freelance

2014

Feb 2013 - Dec 2014
  • Freelance
  • “Spreading butter on bread. With a fork” to MA; Advertising and Marketing students. And “You thought you drank a lot at uni!” to MA; Advertising and Marketing.

2014

Creative & Art Director

Grey London

Apr 2012 - Jul 2014
  • Full Time
  • Progressing up to Senior Art Director on SEAT car company for over a year (Working on a global joint venture with GREY) conceptualising and implementing campaigns. Directing a team of designers, photographers, flash developers, motion & 3D artists. Regularly client facing in London and Barcelona in brainstorming and presentations. Additional Creative on Visa, PUMA, NFU Mutual, CME Group and Netjets.

2012

Creative

whitewater

Jul 2010 - Apr 2012
  • Full Time
  • Variety of integrated creative briefs for some of the biggest charities and commercial organisations motivated by a positive purpose, in England and Europe. Visual concept and idea generation, design and front end development. Initially coming in as a junior creative / digital designer. Promotion to an Art Director position with senior designer and also front end developer responsibilities.

2010

Creative

Momentum

Jun 2010 - Jul 2010
  • Full Time
  • Digital, experiential and ambient creative concepts for clients such as Nestle, Nescafe and Chevrolet. Working closely with TBWA.

Education

2010

Master in Advertising and Design

University of Leeds

Sep 2009 - Jul 2010
  • Marketing Communication, Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Strategy, Visual Communication Persuasion, Integrated Communication, Advertising, Media Policy, Internet Marketing

2009

International BA: Graphic Communication Design

University of Leeds

Sep 2005 - Jul 2009
  • University of Leeds & Queensland university of technology, Brisbane AUS International BA: Graphic Communication Design Independent 15,000 word dissertation. Typography and its importance in a digital world. Graphic & Communication Media, Motion Graphic, Web site Design Technology and Building Advertising Design and Communication, Design Management, Design Theory, Design Application, Digital Media, Motion and Interaction, Communication and Design Process, Economics of Industry, Advertising & Branding

Awards

2015

2015 Silver DMA Automotive

DMA

  • Type R Campaign King of the hell http://www.northernmonkey.gallery/works/honda-type/

2015

2015 Silver DMA Best Customer Acquisition Campaign

DMA

  • Type R Campaign King of the Hell http://www.northernmonkey.gallery/works/honda-type/

2015

Creative Team of The Year Young Digital Leaders Awards

DMA

  • Highly commended http://www.shrimpandpie.com/