Andrew Gardiner

Creative Director

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationKingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsArt Director - Creative Director

About me

I love coming up with ideas that give brands personality and voice. And I don't mind which formats are used as long the ideas work.

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Skills

  • Advertising
  • Film
  • TV
  • Design
  • Photoshop
  • Digital Advertising
  • Social Advertising
  • Creative Direction
  • Creative Art Direction
  • Copy Development

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • Saatchi & Saatchi

    Saatchi & Saatchi

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  • Ogilvy

    Ogilvy

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  • Havas London

    Havas London

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    • Advertising
  • McCann London

    McCann London

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    • Advertising

Work history

2018

Creative Director

Gyro London

Apr 2016 - Oct 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I helped win the Vodafone Account for Gyro. I was the Creative Director on the business, working across all media, TV, content, film, print, social, direct, digital. I also worked on Fujitsu, Santander, Franke, Jabra, Square.

2016

Senior Art Director

Ogilvy

Jan 2015 - Apr 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I worked on BT Sport, BT, IBM, British Airways, BP, British Gas for over a year on a rolling contact.

2015

Senior Art Director

BBH

Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Worked on IAG Cargo, British Airways, Tesco. Across most media.

2014

Senior Art Director

BETC London

Jan 2012 - Jan 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Worked on Ibis Hotels with Clive Pickering and Neil Dawson

2011

Senior Art Director

Havas London

Jan 2011 - Jun 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Worked on The National Trust account across press, posters, digital, direct.

2011

Senior Art Director

Saatchi & Saatchi

Jan 2010 - Jan 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Worked on Axa Insurance, Fidelity, Heathrow, across most media.

2010

Senior Art Director

Archibald Ingall Stretton

Jan 2007 - Jan 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Worked on O2, EDF, Skoda, across most media. I reported to Steve Stretton.

2006

Senior Art Director

Karmarama

Jun 2005 - Jun 2006
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Worked on Honda, The National Lottery, across most media.

2005

Senior Art Director

Beattie McGuinness Bungay

Jan 2005 - Jun 2005
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Worked on Amoy, Heinz, HP Sauce, across most media. I worked at the agency shortly after the start up reporting to Trevor Beattie.

2003

Art Director

Ogilvy

Jan 2001 - Jan 2003
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Worked on Royal Mail, American Express, Thorn, Royal Bank of Scotland, print, press, ambient, direct marketing.

2001

Creative Director

McCann London

Jan 1998 - Jan 2001
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Worked on Opel, Vauxhall, Hitachi, Legoland, NTT, YKK, TV, press, posters, direct marketing. Reported to Alfredo Marcantonio.

1998

Jan 1996 - Jan 1998
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Worked on Honda, Irish Ferries, Cannon, Bridgestone, Historic Royal Palaces, Courts, Hamlet, B&H Gold. I was very lucky to work at CDP and made the last B&H Gold and Hamlet posters. I reported to Adrian Kemsley.

1996

Art Director

Network BBDO

Jan 1995 - Jan 1996
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Full Time
  • Worked on Markhams, Nissan, Fiat, Virgin Atlantic, Mail & Guardian, DMX .

1995

Jan 1992 - Jan 1995
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Full Time
  • Worked on Vodafone, Opel, McDonalds, Woolworths ( Marks & Spencer) Douglas Green Bellingham Wines, The National Lottery.

Education

Currently

Jan 1999
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • I continued my studies with UNISA where I studied European History

Currently

Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)

University of Cape Town

Jan 1985
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • My undergraduate degree included four years study in History of Art, Theory of Art, Archaeology, Printmaking, Graphic Design, Illustration, Drawing, Painting, Photography

1983

Matriculation with Full University Exemption

Sea Point Boys High School

Jan 1982 - Jan 1983
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Subjects passed at Higher Grade; Maths, English Literature, English Language, History, Art, Physics, Chemistry, Afrikaans