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

People I’ve worked with

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Companies I’ve worked with

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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
  • The Mill

    The Mill

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    • Media Production

Work history

Currently

Group Creative Director

AKQA

Sep 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2014

Creative Director

AKQA

Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2013

Creative Director & Partner

Zolmo

Jun 2010 - Aug 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2010

Associate Creative Director

The Mill

Nov 2009 - Jun 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2009

Art Director

The Mill

Aug 2008 - Oct 2009
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2008

Sep 2007 - Mar 2008
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 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.