Adam Atkinson

Creative, Art Director, Desiger

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

www.northernmonkey.gallery. Bakewell tart fiend, ex Byker Grover, straight talking (with a slight twang), nutrition nutter, that comes with being a fond exercise go’er, battered mars bar promoter, beach and surfing enthusiast, conceptual creative, Art Director, canny lad, Adam Atkinson. Creating Immersive, captivating stories are my passion and telling them visually is my A game. Blessed with this native tongue, my words are better heard than read, so drop me a line: throwbananas@northernmonkey.gallery Highly proficient across all Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Keynote and Pages, which means I can make almost anything look great. Able to absorb complex information and product positions quickly, and turn it into work that real people understand and appreciate. Heavy lifting. Tea making. Cake eating

Skills

 

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

Work history

Currently

Freelance Creative, Art Director and Desiger

Freelance

Jul 2014

2015

Solo Creative

Creatives Agency, Switzerland

Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
  • 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

Solo Creative

Beach London

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

2015

Freelance Creative Team & Solo Creative

Karmarama

Mar 2015 - Nov 2015
  • 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, Jaguar

Dec 2014 - Mar 2015
  • 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

Lecturer

University of Leeds

Feb 2013 - Dec 2014
  • “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

Aug 2013 - Dec 2014

2014

Freelance Creative Team

TJX Europe, TK Maxx

Nov 2014 - Nov 2014
  • 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 Agency, Switzerland

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

2014

Freelance Creative Team

Founders of Waffle

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

2014

Freelance Creative Team

Nonsense

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

2014

Freelance Creative Team

Digitas Health

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

2014

Freelance Creative Team

Reform

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

2014

Freelance Creative Team

Leo Burnett

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

2014

Freelance Creative Team

CHI Rapier

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

2014

Creative & Art Director

Grey London

Mar 2012 - Jun 2014
  • 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 DM Agency

Jun 2010 - Mar 2012
  • 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 Worldwide

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

Education

2010

Advertising and Design

University of Leeds

Aug 2009 - Jun 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

Aug 2005 - Jun 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

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