Chris Felstead

Senior Creative, Art Director

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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. In 2008 I added a Photography string to my bow. I have shot commercial work and am also represented by GalleryStock. My creative work has been recognised in numerous award schemes, for clients such as PlayStation, British Airways, Barnardo’s and Johnnie Walker.

Skills

 

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

Work history

Currently

Senior Creative & Art Director

Freelance

Nov 2014

2014

Senior Art Director

Leagas Delaney

Jan 2010 - Oct 2014
  • 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

May 2003 - Mar 2008
  • 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

1999

Art Director

Poulter Partners

Jan 1996 - Aug 1999

1996

Art Director

Mccann Erickson

Jun 1995 - Jul 1996

1995

Junior Art Director

CSM Quadrant

Apr 1992 - Jul 1995
  • 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.

Awards

2014

Creative Circle

Creative Circle

  • 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

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

2007

Campaign Poster - British Airways

  • 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

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

2006

D&AD - Barnardo's - New life

D&AD

  • 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

D&AD

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