Chris Felstead

Senior Creative - Saatchi & Saatchi

Level
Senior
Location
United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

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 at Saatchi & Saatchi London.

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Skills

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

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Saatchi & Saatchi

    Saatchi & Saatchi

    • Advertising
  • Grey London

    Grey London

    • Advertising
  • F

    Freelance

    • BBH

      BBH

      • Advertising

    Work history

    Currently

    Senior Creative (Contract)

    Saatchi & Saatchi

    Feb 2020
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance

    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/