Adam Kirby

Adam Kirby

Associate Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Adam Kirby

Adam Kirby

Associate Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
13 years experience in advertising. Taking a year out to study MA Design at Goldsmiths. Available for freelance projects and other opportunities.
Projects
  • Zooisham
    ZooishamHow do you can Londoners to think about their impact on the environment? You get a pigeon to run for mayor of Lewisham and use that as the vehicle to canvas opinions. In this project is a selection of campaign materials, research films and ideas from the public.
  • BOPO - Speakers Corner
    BOPO - Speakers CornerJess Torbell and I went down to speakers corner with "Outrage-o-fone" to shout the world's #outraged tweets and discover the other voices in London's Hyde Park.
  • BOPO - Town Crier
    BOPO - Town CrierA traditional Town Crier, reads out the tweets of outraged people, asking the question about the virtual and public space and the authority we have to broadcast in these spaces.
  • Fit Like? - Doric Dialect Screenprints
    Fit Like? - Doric Dialect ScreenprintsUnintelligible to outsiders but romantic and poetic to the inhabitants of Aberdeenshire - Doric is the local Scots dialects sadly on the wane. Through my screen print practice I wanted to do something to celebrate and popularise it’s most evocative phrases. For my most successful runs (Foos yer Doos, Loons & Quines), I drew the screen negatives by hand. The very process of creation and replication breathing life into this dying language. The angular orange, red and black design sought to hide t
  • Here Comes the Thunder - Iceland World Cup Song
    Here Comes the Thunder - Iceland World Cup SongThe smallest nation to ever qualify for the World Cup needs the biggest track. Taking inspiration from the Icelandic 'huh' we turned it up to 11 for this stadium rocking anthem. With the music video in the can it was time to get it out there. We got over 110k impressions on Twitter, 50k views on Facebook and to top it off had the track licenced for Fox Sport (USA) World Cup coverage of the Iceland team. Not bad for idea over a post work pint.
  • Favourite things - Fanzine
    Favourite things - FanzineRaindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. These are a few of my favourite things. When I'm feeling sad, I simply refer to this handy zine and then I don't feel so bad
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Projects credited in
  • Here Comes The Thunder x Rotten Shark
    Here Comes The Thunder x Rotten SharkA regular five-a-side team take on a horde of deadly vikings in the official music video for Iceland's (un)official World Cup 2018 song, 'Here Comes The Thunder' by Rotten Shark!
Work history
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    Art DirectorForever Beta
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Instrumental in growing Forever Beta from 6 people to over 50. My role has been ever evolving from the creation of apps to the launching of brands and above the line campaigns. Main client work and pitch wins includes Co-op food, Google, Gett Taxi, Cheap flights, Etihad & Kaspersky.
Skills
  • Art Direction
  • Creative Direction
  • Concept
  • Graphic Design
  • Filmmaking
  • Copywriting
Education
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    MA Design: Expanded Practice, Spaces and ParticipationGoldsmiths, University of London
    London, United Kingdom
    Exploring how advertising can be more participatory.
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    (BA hons) Graphic DesignCumbria Institute of the Arts
    Carlisle, United Kingdom