darren chittock

Senior Creative

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsArt Director - Head of Creative - Graphic Designer

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About me

My career started as a designer and quickly moved through the ranks to Senior Art Director, where I was able to show my conceptual thinking and the skills to bring my ideas to life. After spending many years working in this space, I used my experiences and skills to lead other creatives and build a successful career as a creative leader. My passion now is to help designers and creatives under my guidance grow and embrace creativity and have the confidence to express their personalities through their work. My goal is the same as its always been. Be an integral part of any business I work for, continue with my career growth and be the best I can be.

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Skills

  • Print
  • Advertising Campaign
  • Advertising
  • Direct Mail
  • Branding
  • Digital
  • Creative Pitches
  • Presentation Design
  • Logo Design

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Companies I’ve worked with

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  • Sky

    Sky

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    • TV
  • McCann London

    McCann London

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    • Advertising
  • OLIVER Agency

    OLIVER Agency

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    • Advertising
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    Teamspirit

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    Work history

    2017

    Design Director

    Control Risks

    Mar 2017 - Dec 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Initially brought on-board to lead and build a complete re-brand for the business. Other duties included managing a team of four designers, working with marketing directors from Asia, Middle East and Americas to build the brand globally. Day to day running of the creative department and its budgets. Working with an external agency to build a new global website and lead the project with an on-site web developer.

    2016

    Head of Creative

    OLIVER Agency

    Jul 2016 - Nov 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • After being part of the Oliver pitch team to win the Eurostar account, I was made Head of Creative and worked on-site to build the creative services. This included employing a new team to work with the existing Eurostar team. Other duties included: working on a new summer campaign including a TV spot, outdoor and press advertising. I also redesigned the new logo for Eurostar that would work across print and digital.

    2016

    Senior Art Director

    OLIVER Agency

    Jan 2013 - Jul 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • As the Senior Art Director, I lead a team of designers working on several main accounts. These included AXA, AA, Places for People, GLL, RRADAR, KPMG and Samsung. I also worked alongside and developed on-site teams at Starbucks, Pepsico and Hasbro. I then moved onto working on global pitches and new business alongside the ECD for our Singapore office as part of building our global footprint. Clients included Guardian Pharmacy and the Singapore Government.

    2010

    Head OF Design

    sportingbet

    May 2010 - Dec 2010
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Lead branding across all sports engagement also creating print and digital campaigns for events.

    2010

    Senior Art Director

    Sky

    Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • My role included working on offline advertising and branding for keys channels including sky sports, sky news and creating internal campaigns for HR. I also designed and created the livery for Sky production and home service vehicles.

    2009

    May 2007 - Apr 2009
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Creating and pitching new in-paper advertising and activities for global brands. Clients included: Swatch, Nokia, Warner Bros, Adidas, H&M and Mango. We won an M&M award in 2009 for a Nokia campaign I worked on.

    2007

    Senior Art Director

    Teamspirit

    Feb 2005 - May 2007
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • I was part of the senior creative team with the senior writer working on advertising and marketing for clients such as Scottish Widows, NFU Mutal, Avia, Schroders and Prudential. I became brand guardian for Prudential and lead all of their B2B campaigns.

    2005

    Senior Art Director

    McCann London

    May 2003 - Jan 2005
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Part of the senior creative team delivering recruitment advertising for clients including Metropolitan Police, Eurostar and Amnesty International. Won a RAD award in 2002 for Best IT recruitment advertisement for Amnesty International.

    Education

    Currently

    HND Graphic Design

    Middlesex University

    May 1991
    • London, United Kingdom

    1991

    May 1989 - May 1991
    • Barking, United Kingdom

    1989

    OND Art and Graphic Design

    Waltham Forest College

    May 1988 - May 1989
    • London, United Kingdom