Glynn Waltham

Glynn Waltham

Art DirectorManchester, United Kingdom
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Glynn Waltham

Glynn Waltham

Art DirectorManchester, United Kingdom
About me
Hello there, I'm Glynn Waltham and I’m an Art Director that loves thinking of disruptive campaigns that can actually make a difference in wider society. For my dissertation I tried to do just this by incorporating a sport I love, football. I researched into racism in football and how advertising can help tackle the issue, this has recently been published by BBH Labs. As well as loving sport I’m also a bit of a film nerd. I’m that annoying person who springs up during every movie with a “fun fact” so yeah you might not want to go the cinema with me but I’ll come in handy if you ever go onto pointless and the question is “name Johnny Depp films”… my answer 21 Jump Street. Congratulations you’ve just won a Pointless trophy! My earliest experience with advertising was at the age of 9 (2006). My family and I went to our favourite chip shop in Warrington and decided to eat our chips by the picturesque Lymm Dam. My sister and I wanted a seat on a bench that was currently occupied by a businessman in a suit. We decided to take action. We paraded our chips in our hands, danced around him and sang "chips glorious chips" in the tune of the Oliver Twist song to get him move, and it worked. Later that year BMB created an advert for McCain's chips based on the same concept. Coincidence? You decide... Yeah, you're right, was probably just a coincidence. Email me at
  • NIKE- United Against Racism
    NIKE- United Against RacismMain insight: A breach of kit regulations is punished harsher than racism. Football player Nicholas Bendtner was fined £80,000 for wearing sponsored boxer shorts in a game. The Bulgarian FA were fined £65,000 for a whole stadium of fans being racist towards England players.​​​​​​​ This campaign launches at next years' biggest footballing stage... Euro 2021. England's kit will bear the "United Against Racism" logo.
  • HOMEBASE - Bring the beat back to your kitchen
    HOMEBASE - Bring the beat back to your kitchenChallenge: To get people to buy kitchens from Homebase after lockdown. Insights: People have come together through music during Quarantine- for example Italians playing music from their balconies. The kitchen is the beating heart of every home. Big idea : Bring the beat back to your kitchen.
  • Jessie's
    Jessie'sOver lockdown I did a little graphic design work for small businesses to keep myself busy. Jessie's was a start up sweet business, delivering sweets straight to your door, but they needed a little help graphic design wise to take it to the next level.
  • Adidas Crazychaos
    Adidas CrazychaosChallenge: To introduce the Adidas Crazychaos shoe to a fashion conscious JD audience. Insights: They're a big ugly shoe. You need a big personality to pull them off. Big Idea: As crazy as you.
  • LEGO- Rebuild Your World
    LEGO- Rebuild Your WorldChallenge: To get teenagers to play with lego to help "rebuild the world". Main insight: Lack of funding in inner city areas has led many teenagers to a life of crime. Big idea: Rebuild your world
  • GHD- For that perfect curl
    GHD- For that perfect curlJust a fun ad for last years' Chip Shop Awards. This was nominated for the "best ad that really should run (but hasn't)" category 2019.
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Projects credited in
  • Leeds Arts University, BA (Hons) Creative Advertising
    Leeds Arts University, BA (Hons) Creative AdvertisingThis is an outstandingly strategic and creative course that nurtures individuality through collaboration. It is designed to produce ‘Ideas That Work’ from a new wave of creative leaders in advertising. We provide the tools necessary to grow and channel creativity so that it becomes even more powerful and enjoyable. Creativity sits at the core of our proposition and feeds a common desire for originality and innovative thinking. We utilise copywriting and art-direction as a way into exploring how
Work history
    GrillerNando’s UK
    Leeds, United KingdomPart Time
    Part time job at Nando's during university studies. I cook lovely food at a fast pace and at a high quality. I'm also responsible of keeping the kitchen clean and tidy and often work late nights to close the kitchen at a high standard.
    Junior CreativeHome Agency
     - Leeds, United KingdomInternship
    Creative internship at Home Agency in Leeds where I worked on a live brief for Tipi Living, Wembley Park's luxury housing.
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  • Advert Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Film Photography
  • Idea Generation
  • Ideas Development
  • Art Direction
    BA(Hons) Creative AdvertisingLeeds Art University
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Received a First Class Honours Degree in Creative Advertising.
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    Atomic London logo
    Atomic Creative Roots WinnerAtomic London
    Winner of a 8 week paid placement with accommodation paid for for my work on a Homebase brief.
    Nominated For Chip Shop AwardThe Drum's Chip Shop Awards
    Nominee for a prestigious Chip Shop Award for 'Best ad that really should run (that hasn't)