david harrigan

Creative Director / Manager

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom


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About me


I am a Creative Director with a career focus within the photographic/Video/Tech industries, possessing a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of image creation, branding, production, editing, archiving and workflow for both digital and print. An international team manager experienced at building and managing teams in the USA, UK, Germany and France, a true end-to-end professional who can concept, pitch and drive projects, delivering within budget on schedule and on brand. I am a positive, balanced and inspirational team leader with outstanding people and communication skills. A multi-disciplined analytic thinker, able to tackle complex problems and turn data into actionable insights with clear visual direction. Key attributes • Accomplished brand asset creator (stills / video / sound) • Excellent management of brand identities across multiple locations, regions and languages • Adept at cross cultural collaboration • Refined ability to translate complex concepts easily to all stakeholders to gain buy-in • Deep experience of managing external agencies and design / creative freelancers • Great communicator, both in conveying design best practices and project ideas across all levels of the company, including the senior management and board members • Comprehensive experience of budgetary/ resource planning, payments and negotiations. • Proven excellence in brand guardianship • Excellent Project Management skills • Adept in creative community relations and management • Extensive experience in contract negotiations and photographer relations • International experience of client pitches / engagement / presentations • Extensive team building and management experience • Experienced with working in complex matrix organizations • Exceptional team player • Passionate creative thinker • True entrepreneurial flair • Astute business acumen



  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Creative Visual Strategist

Work history


Head of Visual Content Microsoft


Jan 2014
  • Head of Visual Content. I head up the team responsible for all visual needs within the Devices Group. I am one of the senior Managers in the Integrated Design Team. my team work horizontally across all design departments, fulfilling all visual content needs . example in the weblink


Head of Visual Content & Nokia


Jan 2012 - Jan 2014
  • Head of Visual Content. Nokia were acquired by Microsoft and my role transferred