George Ellison

Strategic and Conceptual Creative Lead for Experiences

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

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About me

Strategic and conceptual lead creative for live and virtual experiences. I'm interested in using technology grounded in humanity and empathy to engage, inspire, and open up new ways of thinking. Often leaning on my multidisciplinary background to explore and expand innovative solutions that aren't necessarily what's expected. I have over 10 years’ experience in immersive and brand experiences, my work highly influenced by my earlier career in theatre, with storytelling and human behaviour at the forefront of all creative thinking. I am always looking to collaborate with new and inspiring people, and available for freelance and contract work - please get in touch.

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Skills

  • Illustration
  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Set Design
  • Commercial Interior Design
  • Rhino
  • Graphic Design
  • Set Build
  • Creative Research
  • Brand Strategy
  • Concepting Ideas
  • Creative Consultancy
  • Art Direction

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Facebook

    Facebook

    • Publishing
  • Four23

    Four23

    • Design
  • OFFSET

    OFFSET

    • Design
  • United Nations

    United Nations

    • Social Enterprise

Work history

Currently

Creative Experience Designer, Facebook account

Smyle Creative

Jun 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Creative lead for Facebook experiences including events at the UN General Assembly and Davos 2020. Development of creative strategy for the future of experiences at Facebook, as well as numerous in house creative development projects.

2019

Creative, Experience Design Team

Facebook

Dec 2017 - May 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Creative within Facebook's in house Experience Design Team. Responsible for leading creative for top tier global events and developing strategic creative direction for experience design within the consumer marketing sector.

2017

Graphic Design Artist

Facebook

Aug 2017 - Aug 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Design of graphic identity for one of Facebook's latest events.

2017

Art Director

elevenfiftyfive

Jul 2017 - Aug 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Design and art direction for Universal Picture's experiential VIP screening of their latest movie Atomic Blonde, at Village Underground, London.

2016

Stylist

OFFSET

Jun 2017 - Jun 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Stylist for an immersive theatrical installation at the V&A Summer Party 2017.

2017

Designer

Facebook

May 2017 - Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Design and manufacture of event swag for Facebook's Community Summit in Chicago June 2017.

2016

Design Consultant

Punchdrunk

Oct 2016 - Nov 2016
  • Shanghai, China
  • Freelance
  • Design Consultant for Punchdrunk's immersive theatre production Sleep No More, in Shanghai, China. Working for a period of 6 weeks with the senior creative team, alongside Shan Yan productions to develop and realise the design of this show.

2017

Conceptual and Visual Researcher

Four23

Sep 2016 - Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Conceptual and Visual Researcher creative design decks for a number of creative briefs including clients within the fashion and design industries.

2017

Jul 2015 - Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Design and Fabvrication for a number of installations within the Display and Retail industries. Clients include Cutter & Squidge, Selfridges, Natural History Museum, Browns, Ted Baker, H&M and Anthropologie.

Education

2007

Technical Arts and Special Effects

Wimbledon College of Arts (UAL)

Sep 2004 - Jun 2007
  • London, United Kingdom
  • BA (hons) degree in Technical Arts and Special Effects, winner of the Notcutts Award for Outstanding Achievement.