Ian Wharton

Ian Wharton

CXO at Superunion | Founder of Aide HealthLondon, United Kingdom
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Ian Wharton

Ian Wharton

CXO at Superunion | Founder of Aide HealthLondon, United Kingdom
About me
18-year track record of high-profile design and innovation. Honoured by the Royal Television Society, Apple Design Award, D&AD and the Art Director’s Club in New York. Served as part of the creative leadership for agencies in WPP and Publicis Groupe, founder of Aide Health, and author of Spark for the Fire: How Youthful Thinking Unlocks Creativity. Advisory board member of D&AD Shift. Represented clients including Formula 1, Virgin Atlantic, Volvo Cars, H&M, and the Clinton/Branson-founded production company HiddenLight. Previously one of the founding partners of tech startup Zolmo, a studio known chiefly for it’s award-winning work with Jamie Oliver and some of the top-grossing, top-rated apps for iPhone and iPad with over 20 million downloads. During that time, Zolmo was ranked in Design Week’s Top 50 Design Consultancies. Graduated best-of-show from university with short animated film SOLAR, later joining visual effects company The Mill as an art director, designing commercials for Audi, Nokia, Electronic Arts and Sony Games. Spoken at 30+ conferences around the world and contributed to BBC World News, The Guardian and Creative Review. Since been named an Art Directors Club ‘Young Gun’, one of Creativepool’s Top 100 Influencers, BIMA’s Digital Hot 100 and Campaign Magazine’s ‘Most powerful people in advertising’.
Projects
  • Volvo Future of Driving
    Volvo Future of DrivingA global debate spanning 32 markets with over 50,000 respondents, Future of Driving helped place Volvo Cars at the forefront of the autonomous driving conversation.
  • Touchfit Georges St-Pierre
    Touchfit Georges St-PierreTrain with a champion athlete. The world's first personalised training app that learns and evolves after every exercise. Award-winning, top-grossing product designed and developed at Zolmo.
  • Solar
    SolarMulti award-winning short animated film. A tale of the sun, moon and two characters who rely on day and night more than it would seem. Written and directed by Ian Wharton and Edward Shires.
  • Future Lions 2016
    Future Lions 20161,900 entries from 69 countries around the world. Now in its 11th year, Future Lions is AKQA's annual student competition in collaboration with Google and Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
  • AKQA
    AKQAThe imaginative application of art science to create beautiful ideas, products and services. Rebrand of global ideas and innovation company AKQA. Honoured by Awwwards and the FWA.
  • Formula 1
    Formula 1500 million viewers in 200 territories. A new home, membership service and second-screen experience for one of the world's largest sports and entertainment franchises.
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Projects credited in
  • Elton John — The Cut
    Elton John — The CutOn the 50th anniversary of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s songwriting partnership, AKQA launched 'Elton John: The Cut’. In collaboration with YouTube, we gave undiscovered film makers from around the world the chance to create the official music videos for three Elton classics: Tiny Dancer, Rocket Man and Bennie & the Jets.
  • May 2018 (applications closed)
    May 2018 (applications closed)Here's one for people with a love of the Digital world. The Dots Digital Design, UX/UI & Motion Graphics Portfolio Masterclass will take place at AKQA on Tuesday 30th May 2017. There are 30 spaces available at this event. Apply to join by Monday 22nd May, 11:00pm>> Apply here This event is supported by Squarespace, Shutterstock & MOO.
Work history
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    Superunion logo
    Chief Experience OfficerSuperunion
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Publicis Sapient logo
    Publicis Sapient logo
    VP, Executive Creative DirectorPublicis Sapient
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
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Skills
  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Writing
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Public Speaking
  • Animation Direction
Education
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    BA, Multimedia Design, Animation AdvertisingCumbria Institute of the Arts
     - Carlisle, United Kingdom
    Graduated Best of Show.