Chris Baylis

Creative Director

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

An award-winning creative leader and storyteller, with 19 years experience in advertising, innovation and branding. I help brands find their purpose, voice and organising narrative - connecting this to culture through content, advertising, experience design and marketing.

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Skills

  • Copwriting
  • Creative Direction
  • Content
  • Branded Content
  • Strategy
  • Art Direction
  • Creative Advertising
  • Experience Design
  • Marketing
  • Digital

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • adam&eveDDB

    adam&eveDDB

    • Advertising
  • McCann London

    McCann London

    • Advertising
  • Naked Communications

    Naked Communications

    • Design
  • Iris

    Iris

    • Advertising

Work history

2019

Creative, Copywriter, Strategist

Polaroid Originals

Jun 2019 - Sep 2019
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Freelance
  • Helping Polaroid Originals find their voice, connecting a classic brand with a new audience through innovative strategies, copy, storytelling and ideas.

2019

Apr 2018 - May 2019
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Freelance
  • Running creative/strategy teams. Developing creative platforms, content ideas and digital solutions for a broad range of global clients: - Adidas, Netflix, Footlocker, Coca-Cola, ABI Inbev (Leffe, Hertog- Jan, Jupiler), Ujet (e-scooters.)

2016

Creative Director

McCann London

Sep 2016 - Feb 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Creative Director on Microsoft and Various pitches.

2016

Executive Creative Director

McGarry Bowen

May 2016 - Aug 2016
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Freelance
  • Acting ECD on pitches and live projects.

2016

Executive Creative Director

Naked Communications

May 2016 - Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Acting ECD helping with agency positioning and pitches.

2016

Creative Director

BMB

Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Creative Direction and Copywriting on pitches and existing clients including Alfa Romeo and Samsung.

2016

Executive Creative Director

Iris

Jan 2014 - Feb 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Leading a team of 90 creatives and 50 designers - delivering TV advertising, Content, Digital & Innovation, Print & OOH for an extensive portfolio of clients including Samsung UK & Global, Mini, Shell, Barclaycard, Britvic, Adidas, Philips and Diageo.

2013

Executive Creative Director

adam&eveDDB

Feb 2013 - Dec 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Running the digital arm of DDB London and joint ECD VW Global. Clients also included Guinness, O2, Sony, Adidas Originals and VW UK.

2013

Executive Creative Director

DDB & Tribal Amsterdam

Feb 2008 - Feb 2013
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Full Time
  • Board level creative leader jointly responsible for growing the agency from 30 to over 100 people, winning new business, winning numerous awards and putting Tribal Amsterdam on the international advertising map. Clients included Philips Consumer Electronics, Philips Lighting, KLM Dutch Airlines, Volkswagen, Unilever Ice cream, P&G/Gucci Fragrances and Heineken.

Education

Currently

2:1 BA Media and Communications

University of Greenwich

Oct 1990
  • London, United Kingdom

Awards

2012

Gold

Cannes

  • And many more...

2010

Grand Prix

Cannes

  • Philips Carousel - First digital project to win the Film Grand Prix