Gareth Hughes

Art Director at AKQA

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Art Director - Creative Director

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  • digital design, Portfolio Masterclass The Dots, Design Careers mentor, design thinking, Digital Design Career Advice, Digital Design AKQA, Digital Design The Dots, The Dots Portfolio Masterclass AKQA, Creative Career opportunities, Design Portfolio Workshop

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About me

— Interviews & features The Dots master class (2015), The Atlantic (2013), MMU Digital Innovation (2012), The Atlantic (2012), Vimeo Staff Pick (2012), Computer Arts (2012), Computer Arts (2011), Wired (2011). Work praised by Stephen Fry (2011). — Summary Hello, I'm Gareth, an Art Director at AKQA. Graduating with first class honours in Graphic Design I joined Manchester's leading agency in interactive innovation, mN, before the inevitable move to London. Since joining AKQA I've been a member of a small multi-disciplinary team focusing on new business as well as leading projects for Virgin Atlantic, Volvo and Nike. I believe in this fast paced time moments are all we have. The greatest pleasure comes from making moments that connect with the people who need them. — Selected clients Nike, Volvo, Studio Canal, BBC, Virgin Atlantic, Arup, Ryanair, GSK.

Skills

  • Advertising
  • Art Direction
  • User Experience Design
  • Animation
  • Design
  • Web Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Online Campaigns
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Mobile Applications
  • Conceptual Design
  • User Interface Design
  • Branding Identity
  • Film Scoring

Work history

Currently

Art Director

AKQA

Mar 2015

2015

Senior Designer

AKQA

Mar 2014 - Mar 2015

2013

Designer

Magneticnorth

Feb 2011 - Feb 2013
  • Designing with a talented team in a highly respected agency. Providing Art Direction and user understanding. Working closely with developers in agile projects to ensure design and thinking is carried through to the final build. Being an integral part of the team in fast paced pitches. While working for mN, I have created work for Arup, Reuters, Visit Manchester and various high level BBC projects such as BBC Sport and The Proms.

2010

Designer

Shape

Feb 2010 - Jul 2010
  • Whilst in my final year of university I became part of the team at Shape as a designer. Being part of a small team meant the roll brought with it many responsibilities including art direction. A great agency to start my career in design.

2010

Intern

Creative Lynx

May 2010 - May 2010
  • 2 week placement working within a large company and closely with the senior designers.

2010

Intern

The District

Mar 2010 - Mar 2010
  • A two week design placement working at one of the coolest graphic design agencies I've yet encountered. Working in a small team creating content for the web and print provided another great experience for an eager student. The whole experience made the four hour drive each day more than worth it.

2010

Intern

Funnel

Jan 2010 - Feb 2010
  • The first placement is always daunting as it is equally exciting for a student. For four weeks, the team at Funnel made me feel part of the family and allowed me to work on projects their top clients from day one. As a first taste of what the creative industry had in store, I couldn't have chosen a better place.

Education

2010

First BA Honors Degree, Graphic Design

The University of Salford

Aug 2006 - Jun 2010