Neil Wyatt

Neil Wyatt

Events Director, Creative Director, Designer, Founder...Winchester, United Kingdom
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Neil Wyatt

Neil Wyatt

Events Director, Creative Director, Designer, Founder...Winchester, United Kingdom
About me
For most people, career is a noun. For me it’s becoming more like a verb. I enjoy bouncing from project to project - it’s what keeps me fresh. Amongst other things, I have - - Created and built my own retail and design business, selling products - designed by me - to customers all across the globe. - Invented a new sports festival concept, successfully pitched it to one of the world’s leading sports media brands and led on delivery (until COVID-19 put us on ice for a few months). - Designed a range of clothing for a major sportswear brand, leading to a 300% increase in sector orders (they re-commissioned me try and repeat the trick for 2021). - Led the popular music events strategy and production for BBC Radio, creating and delivering major music events and festivals, attended by tens of thousands and broadcast to millions. - Created the marketing plans for some of the biggest concerts ever staged in the UK. - Directed, troubleshooted, contingency-planned, budget-trimmed and kept on track some of the UK’s most popular festivals. - Managed things: multi-million pound budgets, complex teams, stakeholder groups, talented people. - Marketed, a lot, via old-school and social… products, radio stations, gigs. - Creative directed good stuff including book covers, magazines, brand identities, artwork, clothing and much more. - Failed plenty, learned lots, succeeded more. I’m working for myself, running two small businesses, contracting my services and always looking for the next fun thing. I’m open to job offers or just ready for a chat, so get in touch.
  • Higher Calling Cover Design
    Higher Calling Cover DesignArt Direction and Illustration for Max Leonard's perfect book about why we climb.
  • Global Bike Festival
    Global Bike FestivalA new sports festival concept. If Carling did bike festivals...
  • Craft x The Handmade Cyclist present Spécialiste
    Craft x The Handmade Cyclist present SpécialisteOur designs for Craft Sportswear created a 300% uplift in pre-orders for their premium cycling kit.
Projects credited in
  • Prime Live Events -
    Prime Live Events - worked on the branding and marketing for the launch of Amazon's exclusive gigs in intimate venues including Robbie Williams, John Legend and Blondie.
  • BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend Londonderry
    BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend LondonderryArtist Liaison Coordinator on Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Londonderry in charge of advancing 40+ artists. Built website designed specifically to assist the Tour Managers and Record Labels in the lead up to the event. Managed artist catering and ensuring all requirements were communicated to the caterers
  • The Handmade Cyclist x Craft Sportswear
    The Handmade Cyclist x Craft SportswearLook book for Craft's collaboration with the Handmade Cyclist
Work history
    Festival DirectorGlobal Bike Festival
    Winchester, United KingdomPart Time
    Leading on delivery for a new sports festival concept for one of the world's leading sports media companies, now rescheduled to June 2021.
    DirectorWorthwhile Works
    Winchester, United KingdomFull Time
    Director of Worthwhile Works, our business specialising in consultancy and event services. Clients include Winchester City Council, Play Sports Network, University of Portsmouth, Winchester Design Festival and Craft Sportswear.
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  • Event Management
  • Events Production
  • Event Promotion
  • Graphic Design
  • Sports Design
  • Leadership
  • Budget Management
  • Negotiation
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Online Retail
    BA (Hons) Communication & Image StudiesUniversity of Kent
     - Canterbury, United Kingdom