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CREATIVE DIRECTOR/WRITER

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About me

Dave is a Cannes Gold Awarded Creative Director/Writer with 30 years experience across a broad spectrum of brands, disciplines and channels, both conventional and digital. Launching his career at UK agency of the decade, HHCL, he moved to Australia and Co-founded The Glue Society. Since returning, he has been a Creative Director at 180 A/Dam, WCRS, VCCP, Leo Burnett and GTB. He currently freelances and is collaborating on a feature film script with Academy Award nominated Director, Sean Ellis.

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Skills

  • Advertising
  • Marketing PR
  • Writing
  • Art Direction
  • Copywriting
  • Screenwriting
  • Digital
  • Creative Direction
  • Outdoor Campaigns
  • Print Campaigns
  • Copywriting

Work history

2018

Writer

JWT

Apr 2018 - May 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Senior Writer/Art Director on Cazenove Capital, Kleenex, Holiday Inn

2018

Creative Director

PG One

Jun 2017 - Dec 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Writer and stand-in Creative Director working across P&G Laundry Brands

2017

Creative Director

Leo Burnett

Aug 2016 - Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Freelance Creative Director Kelloggs, P&G, Pfizer Writer: Kelloggs, McDonalds, P&G

2016

Jan 2016 - Feb 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Senior Writer on Marston’s Brewery, Property Partners, Love-Honey

2015

Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Senior Writer on Cornetto

2015

Sep 2015 - Oct 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Senior Writer on Huawei Technology

2015

Creative Director

Design studio

Jul 2015 - Jul 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Creative Director on Penguin Books

2015

Writer

Iris

Jun 2015 - Jul 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Senior Writer on Alpha Romeo

2015

Writer

Dyson

May 2015 - May 2015
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Senior Writer on Dyson Air Purifiers and Dyson Supersonic

2017

Screenwriter

Ipso Factor Films

May 2015 - May 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Screenwriter/Co-Producer (‘Reverse’ Feature Film, currently in Pre-Production)

2015

Creative Director

GTB London

Jan 2013 - May 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • UK Creative Director on Ford

2012

Creative Director

VCCP

Jan 2012 - Sep 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Creative Director on 02 and Burton's

2012

Creative Director

WCRS

Jan 2010 - Aug 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Creative Director on Sky, BMW, MINI, Bupa

2010

Creative Director

180 Amsterdam

Sep 2009 - Feb 2010
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Freelance
  • Creative Director on DHL and Senior Writer on Western Union

2010

Creative Director

adamandeveDDB

Jul 2009 - Aug 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Freelance creative Director at Adam and Eve on match.com pitch

2009

Executive Creative Director

LOWE

Jul 2007 - Jul 2009
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Full Time
  • ECD of Agency across Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Football Federation Australia, Aussie Home Loans.

2007

Art Director

JWT

Sep 2006 - Jan 2007
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Senior Art Director/Writer on Nestle Kit Kat, HSBC, Shell

2006

Creative Director

THE CAMPAIGN PALACE

Jun 2005 - May 2006
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Full Time
  • Creative Director on Nokia, 3 Mobile, Westpac, Meat and Livestock Australia, Berocca, Bonds, Selleys, Nads

2005

Creative Director

Publicis

May 2002 - May 2005
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Full Time
  • Senior Art Director on Toyota, Coca-Cola, Nescafe, P&G, Red Cross Australia, Pernod Ricard

2002

Art Director

M&C Saatchi

Jan 2002 - May 2002
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Freelance
  • Senior Art Director on Qantas, NRMA, Audi

2002

Art Director

ClemengerBBDO

Jan 2001 - Jan 2002
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Full Time
  • Senior Art Director on Pepsi, Lion Nathan, Sun Rice

2001

Mar 1998 - Mar 2001
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Full Time
  • Co founder and Creative Director of The Glue Society, an independent creative company, designed to allow advertising as well as film, TV and art based interests to coexist and coalesce under one roof. Brands: Hong Kong Tourism, CNN, Sunday Telecommunications HK

1997

Art Director

Y&R

Jul 1996 - Aug 1997
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Full Time
  • Senior Art director on Colgate, News Corp, Foxtel, Mitsubishi

1997

Art Director

HHCL

May 1993 - Apr 1997
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Senior Art Director on Mazda, Britvic Tango, Mercury Communications, Red Mountain Coffee, Golden Wonder Pot Noodle, Thompson’s Water Seal, National Savings

1993

Art Director

D'Arcy / DMB&B

May 1990 - Apr 1993
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Art Director on Mars, P&G, Fiat, Royal Mail, Water Privatisation, Texaco, Docklands, The Spastics Society