Ian Wharton

Group Creative Director

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About me

Group Creative Director at ideas and innovation company AKQA, author of Spark for the Fire: How Youthful Thinking Unlocks Creativity. Previously a partner at tech startup Zolmo, leading the creative for the Apple Design Award-winning apps for Jamie Oliver, some of the top-grossing, top-rated apps for iPhone and iPad with over 15 million downloads. During that time, Design Week ranked Zolmo in their Top 50 Design Consultancies. Graduated best-of-show from university with short animated film Solar (2007), earning a Royal Television Society Award. Later joined visual effects company The Mill as an art director, designing commercials for Audi, EA and game trailers for Sony. Since named an Art Directors Club ‘Young Gun’, one of BIMA’s Digital Hot 100, Creativepool's Top 100 Influencers and Campaign Magazine’s A-List.

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Skills

  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Writing
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Public Speaking
  • Animation Direction

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  • AKQA

    AKQA

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    • Design & Creative
  • Jamie Oliver Group

    Jamie Oliver Group

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    • Digital Media
  • The Dots - Portfolio Masterclasses

    The Dots - Portfolio Masterclasses

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    • Digital Media
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    The Mill

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    Work history

    Currently

    Group Creative Director

    AKQA

    Sep 2014
    • London, UK
    • Full Time

    2014

    Creative Director

    AKQA

    Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
    • London, UK
    • Full Time

    2013

    Creative Director & Partner

    Zolmo

    Jun 2010 - Aug 2013
    • London, UK
    • Full Time

    2010

    Associate Creative Director

    The Mill

    Nov 2009 - Jun 2010
    • London, UK
    • Full Time

    2009

    Art Director

    The Mill

    Aug 2008 - Oct 2009
    • London, UK
    • Full Time

    2008

    Sep 2007 - Mar 2008
    • London, UK
    • Full Time

    Education

    2007

    BA, Multimedia Design, Animation Advertising

    Cumbria Institute of the Arts

    Sep 2004 - Jun 2007
    • Carlisle, United Kingdom
    • Graduated Best of Show.