David Stell

David Stell

Managing Director, Executive Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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David Stell

David Stell

Managing Director, Executive Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Inventive, award-winning and dynamic leader with international experience at a senior director level. History of successfully establishing and leading companies from the ground up and within existing organisations, including turnaround and change, on a global scale.
    STELLA ARTOIS – “THE SKIM” – IAN POULTERIan Poulter is a golfer who needs little introduction. Renowned for his flamboyance, passion and talent, he’s achieved hero status for his exploits on behalf of Europe’s Ryder Cup team. Working with marketing agency Threepipe, we faced the challenge of filming Ian perform a trick shot with a difference: skimming the head off a chalice of Stella Artois using a golf club. ‘The Skim’ was a fantastic concept but needed careful planning and no little technical expertise to ensure the execution live
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  • UEL - Adam Gemili - Elte Sport
    UEL - Adam Gemili - Elte SportWe were asked by UEL to create a film which helped showcase the High Performance Sport Programme at the University, featuring the athletic talents of UEL student and team GB sprinter Adam Gemili. The sportsman attributes much of his success to the institution with state of the art facilities and research helping him to reach his goals. The film shows Gemili in his element, preparing to sprint. Detailed close-ups and dramatic lighting serve to emphasize his elite status in the sporting world as
    BMW – ULTIMATE DRIVERIn conjunction with Dare, Vizeum, and Digital Cinema Media we created the ‘BMW’s Ultimate Driver’ campaign for the new BMW 2 Series Coupé, promoted by an interactive driving experience which allows participation in a ‘virtual lap’ via Facebook, cinema or mobile. Using either a link from Facebook or the cinema app of the game, fans complete a “virtual” lap of a circuit making driving decisions along the way, such as picking the optimum driving line through corners, braking distance and accelerat
  • The Dog's Trust
    The Dog's TrustWith the warm summer months, the Dogs Trust planned a new campaign alerting the public to the potentially fatal consequences of leaving dogs in parked cars, even for just a few minutes. To help bring this campaign to powerful life, we worked with them to create a unique short film, highlighting the dangers. We filmed an ice sculpture of a dog melting, and time-lapsed the footage, resulting in a short, simple, yet surprisingly emotional nugget of video content. It was a long day’s filming, wit
    PLANTS VS ZOMBIESThe history of the pop culture sensation tells us the public don’t know what they want till they get it. And rarely can that maxim have felt truer than in the case of Plants vs. Zombies, the screwball shooting game which has won millions of fans the whole world over. Having conquered app-land, Plants vs. Zombies was taking on a new (after)life: it was being launched as an arcade redemption cabinet by Sega. To publicise the launch of that cabinet to fans and arcade-owners, a new 90-second online
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Work history
    Creative Services Director (contract)GDS Group
     - Bristol, United KingdomFreelance
    Brought on board to head up and develop the GDS virtual film studios, managing the heads of delivery and production, presenters and content, tech and studio crews and creative studio. Worked alongside SLT and sales teams in Bristol, Miami and New York to increase sales and productivity. Developed and rolled out improved processes across workflow, project management, creative quality control, trafficking, business model and commercialisation of the studios.
    Head of Creative Operations (contract)Arian GmbH
     - United KingdomFreelance
    Contracted to build the creative division from scratch, increase creative sales and develop necessary processes and ways of working to unite the business around new creative services and offerings. Developed the internal creative team and increased and onboarded external suppliers. Educated and trained the wider business around the creative process and offerings while introducing new technology to streamline the new department within an existing business structure. Created new business in line with new and updated services - leading pitches and marketing initiatives.
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  • Art and Creative Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Content/copywriting/writing/editorial/advertising
  • Strategy
  • Planning
  • Digital
  • Creative Pitches
  • Creative Entrepreneur
  • Business Management
  • Branding
    Masters Degree - Business ScienceNQF7
     - Cape Town, South Africa
    General, Project, Marketing, Systems and Financial Management.
    BA - Graphic DesignBlackheath Art College
     - London, United Kingdom
    Clarion Awards
    Evcom Awards
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