Jack Allen

Head of Creative

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  • LocationDartford, Greenhithe, United Kingdom

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Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • Digital Media
  • Marketing PR
  • Animation
  • Camera Operation
  • Digital Video
  • Motion Design
  • After Effects
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Head of Creative

The Creation Lab

Jan 2016
  • As Head of Creative, I head up the Video Production department, as well as performing my managerial duties) and work on a range of other new media products such as apps, augmented reality and interactive videos. The focus of my video work is wide, ranging from live-action shoots, including all planning and scripting, to animated infographics, even to animated music videos. Here, as part of The Creation Lab, I have been nominated for “Best Use of Video in Business” at the Kent Digital Awards 2016. I also look over workflow and processes on the whole within the company, from web development to design, to ensure smooth day-to-day operations within the company. This includes the introduction of new staff initiatives, such as the Lab Chats (internal staff evaluation scheme). I look over new direct sales to the business, from trade show leads to web-generated leads. This has given me experience working with CRM systems and managing cash flow.

2016

Senior New Media Producer

The Creation Lab

Sep 2014 - Jan 2016
  • I moved to The Creation Lab to head up their Video Production department and work on a range of other new media products such as apps, augmented reality and interactive videos. In this role I devised the ideas, storyboarded, organised and filmed small scale video shoots, from QVC infomercials to presenter-led promotional videos for Bluewater and multi-actor shoots like the #GiveJakeHope campaign for Oxford Fostering. I have also done animation ranging from infographic videos to cartoon music videos.

2014

Station Producer

Heart Kent Global Radio

Jul 2011 - Sep 2014
  • This role included audio, video and visual content production for Heart Kent and the county’s leading commercial-radio breakfast show. My audio work included promotional trailers, parody songs and audio comedy sketches. I also organised and created content for the Heart website and had a large responsibility for the station’s social media activity across Facebook, Twitter and Vine, including creating and scheduling creative and unique content. This work culminated in a team Sony Radio Academy Award nomination for “Best Use of Multiplatform/Social Media”.

2011

Production Assistant Freelance

Heart Network Global Radio

Jul 2009 - May 2011
  • Freelance audio production roles at various Heart stations.

Education

2010

English Language and Linguistics

University of the West of England, Bristol

Jun 2007 - Jun 2010
  • Focusing on how to use language to speak to various audiences, I studied this course because it was a topic I found engaging and particularly interesting from an entertainment point of view.