Ian Wharton

Group Creative Director

  • Francis Lane
  • Andrei Croitor
  • Cat How
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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

    • Design & Creative
  • The Mill

    The Mill

    • Media Production
  • C

    Code Computerlove

    • Z

      Zolmo

      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.