Chyaz Buffett

Head of Design & Creative at This is Glorious

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

Exceptional creative leader, strategist & director; brand design and creative direction across broadcast, motion, print, VFX, 360 campaigns and digital platforms. Comprehensive knowledge of Adobe suite. Strong Directing Skills. Leadership, team management, client liaison, pitch, presentation and budget responsibility. Copy, concept, presentation & strategy, people management & budgetary control over £multi-million projects and departments. Global experience having worked with partner agencies and channels in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

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Skills

  • Art and Creative Direction
  • Design
  • Inspiration
  • Brand
  • Communicating
  • Storytelling
  • Data Visaulization
  • 360 Branding
  • 360 Campaigns
  • Leadership

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Sky

    Sky

    • Television
  • Red Bee Media

    Red Bee Media

    • Design
  • BBC Creative

    BBC Creative

    • Media Production
  • FreeAgent

    FreeAgent

    • Non Creative Industries

Work history

Currently

Head of Design

Sky

Oct 2007
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Providing Creative leadership to teams across Broadcast, Promotions, Campaigns, Visual Effects and Digital Product. Pushing the boundaries of data Journalism and visual storytelling. 20 years experience Across all aspects of creative industry, running campaigns and global brands, promoting product 360, Copy and idea generation, all the way to the minutiae of hand rendered type and pure information design. Still hands on where required, but my spark now comes from being an inspirational creative leader.

2007

Design Director

Red Bee Media

Oct 2005 - Oct 2007
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Brought in to work on the rebrand of ITV

2005

Owner/CD

FreeAgent

Nov 2003 - Sep 2005
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Out on my own working on brand and creative as both director and designer for clients including Sunset + Vine, Hardcash Productions, BBC, Skaramoosh

2003

Designer Director

BBC Creative

Aug 2000 - Oct 2003
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • The old BBC Creative Services division, working as both designer and creative across promos, titles and brand for all BBC entertainment and sport output

2000

Designer

BBC News

Jun 1995 - Jul 2000
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Began broadcast career on the BBC News graduate training scheme, rising to work on all national news outputs and current affairs programming

1995

Freelance Designer

The Dots

Aug 1994 - May 1995
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Freelance design work immediately following graduation

Education

1994

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

De Montfort University

Sep 1990 - Jul 1994
  • Leicester, United Kingdom

Awards

2016

D&AD Wood Pencil

D&AD

  • People Smuggler - World's Most Wanted Mobile VJ

2016

D&AD Wood Pencil

D&AD

  • Seven/Seven Mobile VJ

2012

Design Week Awards - Sky News for iPad

Design Week

  • App design for Sky News for iPad

2009

Royal Television Society

RTS (Royal Television Society)

  • Innovation award for Sky News digital product Fallen Heroes on skynews.com

1999

  • 20 + awards, gold, silver, bronze from '99 to present. Judge, speaker & Lang time party attendee