Kieran Simmonds-Sturge

Kieran Simmonds-Sturge

Freelance Director, Copywriter and Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Kieran Simmonds-Sturge

Kieran Simmonds-Sturge

Freelance Director, Copywriter and Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I’m a hands-on Creative and Director with a background in copywriting, directing content and campaign development. I work with senior teams to advance creative ideas and producers to realise content. + A strong command of language and able to consistently deliver persuasive copy + Proven pitch winner + Guiding internal and external stakeholders through the creative and production process + Tapped into cultural and media trends; these inform work and mentoring + A conceptual thinker with excellent art direction and copywriting skills + Naturally enthusiastic, collaborative and entrepreneurial + Extensive hands-on experience of generating ideas for a broad range of brands while taking into consideration the audience and the distribution platform
Projects
  • Director's Reel - Kieran Simmonds
    Director's Reel - Kieran Simmonds
  • Get Closer - Comedy Central idents
    Get Closer - Comedy Central idents
Work history
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    Creative Lead (copy and directing)Buchanan Group
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Presently, I’m the Creative Lead for Buchanan, working closely with our ECD and CCO to develop global campaigns and pitches. Writing and direction of above-the-line TV adverts and all other advertising mediums Client-facing presentations, pitches and strategy discussions from the beginning to the end of a campaign - including post-campaign analysis. Clients: GSK, Nestle, L’Oreal, J&J, Unilever, P&G, Colgate-Palmolive, Perrigo, Merck, Beiersdorf and Covonia Markets: UK, USA, Australia, France, Sweden, Ireland, Egypt, Germany, Netherlands and South Africa. I manage the creative-production process,
Skills
  • Advertising
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Video
  • Creative
  • Strategic Planning
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Content and Media Writing
  • TV Commercials
  • Directing
  • Directing Actors
  • Animation Directing
  • Video Directing
  • Creative Advertising
  • Directing Film
  • Directing Animation
  • Directing Shoots
  • Producing
  • Commercial Advertising
  • Fashion
  • Film Directing
  • Co-directing
Education
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    Media Publication and DesignHong Kong Polytechnic University
    Hong Kong
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    BA AdvertisingUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom