Gary Smith

Senior Art Director & Creative Director

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsArtist - Art Director - Creative Director

Projects

About me

As an Art Director I have worked in agencies such as WCRS, Publicis, CDP, McCanns, Bates and Ogilvy One and as a Creative Director at JWT and The Reality Shop. I am experienced in coming up with big ideas and translating them into 360 executions from TV to digital working individually or as a team. I have worked on a variety of accounts in various sectors but, over the years, I have built up particular expertise in the retail, health and automotive sectors.

Skills

  • Advertising
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Creative Direction
  • Online Campaigns
  • Outdoor Campaigns
  • TV Campaigns
  • Illustrator

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • WCRS

    WCRS

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    • Advertising
  • JWT

    JWT

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    • Advertising

Work history

Currently

Senior Art Director & Creative Director

Garysmithcreative

May 2014
  • Ogilvy One: BT Business, Black Rock. Soul: Yorkshire Building Society. Noisy Beast: Swisse Multivitamins.

2014

Creative Director

The Reality Shop

May 2012 - May 2014
  • Pfizer Centrum multivitamins

2012

Senior Art Director & CD

Garysmithcreative

May 2009 - May 2012
  • Innocean: Hyundai. Ogilvy One: Bupa, British Gas. Ogilvy Blue Hive: Ford cars. Publicis: Oral B. JWT: Pfizer.

2009

Creative Director

JWT

Mar 2003 - May 2009
  • Hyundai, B&Q, Mazda, Andrex. Kleenex, HSBC Private Bank, Nestle, Bayer, Johnson & Johnson.

2003

Senior Art Director

Bates/atlas

Dec 1999 - Mar 2003
  • Hyundai, B&Q.

1999

Senior Art Director

Mccanns

Sep 1997 - Sep 1999
  • Motorolla, Panasonic, Gateway computers.

1997

Creative Group Head

CDP

Sep 1995 - Sep 1997
  • Honda, Courts, Guardian Direct, Dyno-Rod.

1995

Art Director

WCRS

May 1990 - Dec 1995
  • BMW, Prudential, BBC, Carling, Daily Telegraph, Thomson holidays, Halfords.

Education

1980

Graphic Design

Coventry University

Aug 1977 - May 1980
  • BA Honours