Ian Wharton

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

Served as part of the global creative leadership of marketing and brand experience company AKQA for six years, author of Spark for the Fire: How Youthful Thinking Unlocks Creativity. Built high-performing multidisciplinary teams in two countries representing clients including Volvo Cars, Formula 1, Elton John and Virgin Atlantic, alongside acting on AKQA’s Creative Council and leading its annual student competition Future Lions at Cannes. Previously one of four founding partners of technology startup Zolmo, leading the creative for the Apple Design Award-winning apps developed in joint venture with Jamie Oliver, some of the top-grossing, top-rated apps for iPhone and iPad with over 20 million downloads. During that time, Zolmo was honoured by D&AD, The Webby’s and ranked in Design Week’s 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

Companies I’ve worked with

  • AKQA

    AKQA

    • Design
  • Google

    Google

    • Technology
  • The Mill

    The Mill

    • Media Production
  • P

    Pulse Films

    Work history

    2019

    Group Creative Director

    AKQA

    Sep 2014 - Aug 2019
    • 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.