Karl Gilbert

ART DIRECTOR & DESIGNER

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About me

 

As a concept-driven, smart-thinking, highly-experienced hybrid Art Director & Designer I enjoy developing and exploring ideas for my clients, creating simple narratives which talk to the right people. I have worked on hundreds of integrated projects for high-profile, global clients across sectors including automotive, education, entertainment, film, FMCG, finance, gaming, global travel retail, luxury, non-profit, retail and technology both above and below the line. From digital apps, Nintendo games & graphic novels, to knitted socks, branded ice-cream vans & bespoke teapots, I have worked end-to-end from conception to the finished product. I’ve worked with writers, planners, illustrators, and photographers, and I’ve led creative teams, designers, developers and studios. I believe that creativity thrives in passionate teams where good ideas can be executed well. I love to get inside the brief and get my hands dirty, bringing sound, single-minded thinking to the message. A few projects can be seen in the recent work section, but here are far too many to be listed in total. My achievements include co-founding Lavish Creative, an advertising & marketing agency with staff of 20+ in Piccadilly Circus that ran for 7+ years servicing global clients including BBC, ITV, Monster, NBC Universal and Wall Street Journal among others. Being absolutely instrumental in engaging, winning and keeping every client for the agency, this gave me the business acumen required to fully understand the impact of creativity and productivity on a firm’s bottom-line. I now run a flexible limited company with talented collaborators and am available to work on or off-site anywhere in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Online Campaigns
  • Print Campaigns
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Branding Identity
  • Concept Boards
  • Digital Campaign
  • Creative Art Direction
  • Pitch Documents
  • Artworking Retouching

Work history

Currently

Freelance Creative

Haygarth

Jan 2015
  • Freelance

Currently

Art Director & Designer

Really Good Creative

Oct 2014
  • Full Time

Currently

Art Director

BBD Perfect Storm

May 2015
  • Freelance

Currently

Art Director

Good Agency

Jul 2015
  • Freelance

2016

Art Director

Geometry Global

Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
  • Freelance

2015

Freelance Art Director

BBD Perfect Storm

May 2015 - Sep 2015
  • Freelance

2015

Freelance Art Director

Good Agency

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
  • Freelance

2014

Creative Director

Lavish Creative

Apr 2008 - Dec 2014
  • Full Time