I am Hamish, an ex-professional snowboarder turned creative entrepreneur. I believe in the power of design to change the world. A restless thinker who challenges, surprises and galvanises multi-disciplinary creative teams I lead on big, complex projects. Constantly curious to explore new territory and discover better ways of doing things, my hands-on approach to developing ideas and tools is coupled with the ability to make them real. I am an impetuous learner with a central belief that failure is essential to the strength of our imagination. Extensive work across five continents has kept my finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the world. Inspiring, compelling and authoritative for clients and partners, with an ability to listen, build and maintain C-suite and board level client relationships. An active lifestyle, I am passionate about daily meditation and Iyengar Yoga.Locked Pro Plan feature
At PennyBlackCo. I bring together my content production expertise, new business strategy, and creative/technical solutions to help ambitious leaders to package their products and services in a way that immediately gets them ahead of the game. Founded in 2009, notable clients include the Adi Dassler foundation, Virgin, Avaunt Magazine, FIFA and the fashion portal, Mr Porter. A charismatic leader with strong emotional intelligence, I embrace and thrive in cross-disciplinary environments. I am fiercely dedicated to people-powered change to propel organisations for good. We build sustainable brand platforms to create and connect communities, in business – and beyond. Key achievements: • Creative director and brand strategist for the Adi Dassler Foundation $250M investment in a Global MFO and lead sports accelerator program. • Brand Strategist & Executive Producer for start-up children’s bicycle company, Gyrobike helping their team in winning €5M seed capital investment. • Involvement with culture design of Discovery Networks International to engage and improve productivity amongst millennial employees in the UK, EMEA and Asia–Pacific. • Strategic direction of All Conditions Media, developing a new business model, to create sustainable revenue streams, which led to the acquisition of Good Mood Media in 2014. • Talent agent and advisor to Monster Energy, Berlin and Mr Porter editorial team. • Architect and steer content creation that ensures client satisfaction, creative, and technical excellence. • Creative dev of Burberry ‘Body’ integrated launch campaign in Shanghai for Passion Pictures. • Concept development of Google House, a 4D Central London event space. • Designer, title sequence for BBC coverage of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Visual researcher, writer and layout freelancer for Passion Pictures; Burberry, Google, BBC. I've put all a selection of my freelance work here: http://cargocollective.com/H-A-M-I-S-H I'd love for you to look at it.
• Produced Gorgeous annual Christmas calendar. Researched images, managed print execution, materials and creative execution with director/owner, Chris Palmer. • Oversaw the improvement of 11 Portland Mews, including a new edit suite, library and additional external storage facilities. • Researcher for Peter Thwaites, AT&T. BRANDS: Gorgeous, AT&T
• Lead creative on £5m integrated campaign for Cadbury Creme Egg. Collaborated on platform execution, inter-agency strategy and in-house production of film content. • Director and producer of Trident Beyonce Buskers campaign, raising awareness for association with pop star's London concert. • Curated and produced Nando's Xperimental skateboarding events, expanding the solo event in to a UK tour, managed partnerships, director of content and campaign interactive competition, Design-a-deck. BRANDS: Cadbury, Nandos, Trident, Red Bull
• Original concept, art direction and production execution of first youth-culture targeted umbrella brand. • Distributed and sold throughout Europe, Japan and the UK. • Established investment, achieved international exposure in key press titles and sold-through. BRANDS: JOI, Pointer, Carharrt
Field Of Study Art, Graphic Design, Public Speaking Activities and Societies: Great British Snowboard Team Make stuff. Design stuff.
Helping the agency grow from 3 to 30 people over a two year period, developing an in-house production team to produce relevant and contextual content for blue-chip clients. Supporting a culture of creativity, curiosity and outdoor activity.