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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsSenior Creative - Senior Art Director - Head of Creative

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About me

My career spans over 20 years across the industry from an artworker, designer, art director to head of creative. I have extensive experience in print, digital, branding, advertising and direct mail. As a hands-on creative, I enjoy all aspects of the design process, not just the conceptualising; from the crafting of the idea to its completion, realising a vision with my team is just as important for me. Working to tight deadlines and with a range of clients, I thrive on the diversity of skills that I need on any given day. I am passionate about the brands I work with; combining a talent for fresh and original creative solutions with precise attention to detail means that each project is crafted to its optimum and delivered to an exacting standard. Thanks to my career path I’ve been able to learn all these skills on my journey from artworker to art director. Now I am dedicated to the teams that I lead, using my experience to help guide them and grow their individual skills. I am keen to further my own skills in building, leading and motivating design teams in my future roles. For me, creativity is an integral part of life’s design. Now i manage teams and use I’m keen on developing my skills further so i can also grow and become a successful and dedicated leader. I enjoy being hands on with my projects whenever possible, not because I’m a control freak, but because for me the process doesn’t stop at the idea. Seeing it through to crafting the design is something I enjoy. Whether it’s overseeing it or physically doing it. It’s also important to make sure that your vision is working across everything as you saw it.

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Skills

  • Print
  • Advertising Campaign
  • Advertising
  • Direct Mail
  • Branding
  • Advertising Concepts

Work history

Currently

Head of Creative

OLIVER Agency

Jul 2016
  • Full Time
  • Setting up on site creative teams and delivering branding and advertising campaigns. Clients include: Eurostar, Starbucks, Unilever.

2018

Head OF Design

Control Risks

Mar 2017 - May 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • head of design and lead on a complete rebrand. Heading a team of designers to produce marketing and branding for the company.

2016

Senior Art Director

OLIVER Agency

Jan 2011 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Working on digital & advertising campaigns, branding and comms for clients like AXA, Starbucks, KPMG, Walls, RIAS, Unilever, Hasbro, Pepisco and the AA.

2010

Head OF Design

sportingbet

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

2010

Senior Art Director

Sky

Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Freelance Art director working on offline advertising and branding for keys channels.

2007

Senior Art Director

Sky

Feb 2005 - May 2007
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Working on DM and advertising for FMCG's including Scottish Windows, NFU mutal, Avia and schroders.

2005

Senior Art Director

McCann London

May 2003 - Jan 2005
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Working on marketing and recruitment campaigns for clients including Met police, Iceland and eurostar.

Education

1995

B/tec and HND in Graphic Design

Middlesex University

May 1991 - May 1995
  • London, United Kingdom