Chris Felstead

Creative Director - Grey Group

  • ABDULRAZAK ADEN
  • Matt Newman
  • Iain Blenkhorn
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About me

I’ve enjoyed working in some of London’s top agencies with some of the most renowned people in the industry. I have learned my craft alongside many great creatives, including Mark Reddy, Sir John Hegarty, Tim Delaney and Nigel Roberts. As a photographer I have shot commercial work for the likes of Jaguar Land Rover and am also represented by LuxyImages. My creative work has been recognised in numerous award schemes, for clients such as PlayStation, British Airways, Barnardo’s and Johnnie Walker. I am currently a Creative Director at Grey London.

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Skills

  • Advertising
  • Film
  • TV
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Creative Direction

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • Grey London

    Grey London

    • Advertising
  • BBH

    BBH

    • Advertising
  • F

    Freelance

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      Leagas Delaney

      Work history

      Currently

      Creative Director

      Grey London

      Oct 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time

      Currently

      Senior Creative & Art Director

      Freelance

      Nov 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance

      2014

      Senior Art Director

      Leagas Delaney

      Jan 2010 - Oct 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Nigel Roberts, (then Creative Director at Leagas Delaney). Having worked with Chris for the best part of four years, I can genuinely recommend him as an asset to any agency's creative department. As well as being a very good Art Director, his strategic and conceptual capabilities across all media, including digital and experiential marketing, mean that he can always be relied upon to provide strong, viable, and often award-worthy, solutions to any brief. Tim Delaney - Chairman at Leagas Delaney Chris is a good man even though he comes from Manchester. He is open minded, intelligent and has a very good eye. Always willing to help out, his understanding, implementation and creation of strategy meant that he could quickly grasp the problems he was being asked to solve. And his attention to detail both in his graphics and his photographic choices could always be counted on to add an important dimension to any execution. All in all, a responsible, talented addition to even the best creative department.

      2008

      Senior Art Director

      BBH

      Jun 2003 - Mar 2008
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Alex Grieve - ECD at AMV BBDO (Then CD at BBH). Bill Bernbach once said – ‘it’s not enough to be good, you have to be nice as well’. Sadly, Chris fails on both counts. He’s very good and very nice. It’s enough to make you sick. But if you can get past that you’ll find Chris a great addition to any creative department. Of course he can do the good stuff. That should be evident from his portfolio. But he can also turn even the most desperate red-headed, buck teethed stepchild of a brief into something presentable. And that’s the sign of someone really good. Basically he’s a pro. He does this through excellent craft skills, attention to detail and in this new, ever changing world with old-fashioned virtues of hard graft. And he does it all with an unassuming modesty and quiet humour. Hire him. He’ll make you and your agency look really clever. And good. Very good. If you need any more glowing recommendations give me a call.

      2003

      Art Director

      Claydon Heeley

      Jan 2000 - May 2003
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time

      1999

      Art Director

      Poulter Partners

      Jan 1996 - Aug 1999
      • Leeds, United Kingdom
      • Full Time

      1996

      Art Director

      McCann Manchester

      Jul 1995 - Jul 1996
      • Manchester, United Kingdom
      • Full Time

      1995

      Junior Art Director

      CSM Quadrant

      May 1992 - Jul 1995
      • Manchester, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Started my working life by putting the kettle on, watching people, then teaching myself how to use this new fangled technology called an Apple Mac. Promoted from brew maker to Junior Art Director.

      Education

      1992

      BTEC Design & Advertising

      Thameside Art College

      Sep 1989 - Jul 1992
      • Manchester, United Kingdom

      Awards

      2014

      Creative Circle

      Leagas Delaney

      • Shelter - Last House. Campaign to raise awareness of the housing crisis. http://www.chrisfelstead.com/#!shelter-last-house/w1fuv

      2014

      COOH - Creative out of home awards

      Leagas Delaney

      • 3 awards for Shelter Last House. http://www.chrisfelstead.com/#!shelter-last-house/w1fuv

      2007

      Campaign Poster - British Airways

      BBH

      • Thistle - Poster for flights from Glasgow to London. http://www.chrisfelstead.com/#!british-airways/ro4k6

      2006

      BBH Black Sheep

      BBH

      • Barnardo's. A new life. Internal BBH Award for best piece of work of the year. http://www.chrisfelstead.com/#!blank-1/iy7c9

      2006

      Campaign Poster - Barnardo's

      BBH

      • New life campaign http://www.chrisfelstead.com/#!blank-1/iy7c9

      2006

      D&AD - Barnardo's - New life

      BBH

      • 4 x D&AD - Wood Pencil winner - Photography, Press, Posters. http://www.dandad.org/awards/professional/2006/photography/15340/new-life-jack/

      2004

      D&AD - PLAYSTATION - 'SORRY' CARD

      Claydon Heeley

      • D&AD WOOD PENCIL WINNER. http://www.dandad.org/awards/professional/2006/photography/15340/new-life-jack/