John Brock

Creative Lead

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

Experienced senior art director/creative design lead.

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Skills

  • Design Management
  • Creative
  • Art Directing
  • Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Resourcing
  • People
  • Digital
  • Print
  • Direction

Companies I’ve worked with

  • MullenLowe Group UK

    MullenLowe Group UK

    • Advertising

Work history

Currently

Apr 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Working as an art director within the wider creative team covering digital and creative design output from the studio and managing a team of designers of different experience level to produce high quality work for client pitches, projects and to brief. Clients include SEAT, Primark, TRESemme, Harley-Davidson, Knorr and Sloggi to name a few. Responsible for · Overseeing the design output for the studio · Managing workflow to the studio & delegating work within the design team · Assessing the need for freelance resource · Time management and mentoring team members · Planning of personal development plans for my team · Seeking out design placements and giving them a supportive and rewarding experience · Presenting to client and internal stakeholders · Collaborating with other creative teams, art directors, copy writers, creative directors, producers, creative tech and other key project stakeholders to deliver design work to brief · Designing for the responsive web to create engaging and unique experiences for our clients customers · Concepting for pitches and existing clients · Creating global digital toolkits for social media platforms for clients such as Sloggi and Knorr and setting art direction for these. Further to this, my role necessitates · Having a hands-on approach to projects & prioritising workload · Being an active member of meetings and in pitch situations · Meeting clients face to face to discuss work and ‘sell in’ ideas and our design rationale as a confident speaker · Being a safe pair of hands that can turn work around quickly · Showing energy, enthusiasm and positivity throughout to keep things moving · Maintaining good relationships with other areas of the agency to ensure this · Develop processes to ensure work flow is constant and manage these processes · Work across different touch points when required such as UX and print. · Being passionate about designing story-led, innovative, user experiences that are engaging, functional and fun and crafting tone of voice to have the best possible reach. · The ability to direct photographers and directors in shoot situations · Work collaboratively with others in a timely and proactive way.

2016

Senior Graphic Designer

BMB

Apr 2012 - Apr 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Working as a graphic designer for the highly regarded advertising agency BMB and their well-known clients including Dairylea, Rowse Honey, New Balance & LinkedIn for web projects and ATL campaigns. Responsible for · Overseeing the design output for the studio · Managing work ow to the studio & delegating work to the design team · Assessing the need for freelance resource & booking if necessary · Time management and mentoring of the more junior team members · Seeking out design placements and giving them a supportive and rewarding experience · Collaborating with creative teams, art directors, creative directors, producers, creative tech and other key project stakeholders to deliver design work to brief · Designing for the responsive web to create engaging and unique experiences for our clients customers Further to this, my role necessitates · Having a hands-on approach to projects & prioritising workload · Being an active member of meetings and in pitch situations · Meeting clients face to face to discuss work and ‘sell in’ my design rationale as a con dent speaker · Being a safe pair of hands that can turn work around quickly · Showing energy, enthusiasm and positivity throughout to keep things moving · Maintaining good relationships with other areas of the agency to ensure this · Develop processes to ensure work ow is constant and manage these processes · Work across di erent touch points when required such as UX and print. · Being passionate about designing story-led, innovative, user experiences that are engaging, functional and fun.

2012

Freelance Graphic Designer

IKEA UK

Dec 2011 - May 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • During this period I freelanced for The Hearst National Magazine company and at JCDecaux - alongside their rail, roadside, retail and airport teams. Type of work covered · Editorial design · Assisting with pitch work · Illustration · Picture research

2011

Internal communications specialist

IKEA UK

Jan 2007 - Dec 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Working for the Swedish furniture giant as a graphic designer within their local marketing team based in a busy London store leading internal comms, the design and copywriting of marketing collateral for the local market as well as adapting global/national campaigns for the primary market area. Responsible for · Managing workload into the studio · Delegating work to the design team · Looking after holidays for team members · Time management and mentoring of the more junior team members - as well as more HR based responsibilities like organising disciplinary hearings, investigations and other management responsibilities · Establishing relationships with local charities and organisations to improve the companies positioning as a green and responsible member of the community I was known for · Having a hands-on approach to projects · Being an active member of meetings · Meeting with senior coworkers and presenting to large groups of people · Being a safe pair of hands that can turn work around quickly · Showing energy, enthusiasm and positivity throughout to keep things moving · Maintaining good relationships with other areas of the business · Develop processes to ensure work ow is constant and manage these processes · Running the local marketing team for 9 months and promoting the 21st birthday event of the company in the UK at local level - to much success