Neill Furmston

Neill Furmston

Global Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Neill Furmston

Neill Furmston

Global Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Hi, I'm Neill, an award-winning, strategically-minded, results-driven Creative Director, with a keen interest in working with future-focused brands that inspire positive change. Working with some of the greatest brands on this planet, within top tier agencies, two owned agencies, and more recently, in-house for two separate global brands. Experience working with Adidas, The Body Shop, Chanel, Disney, Dyson, Google, Jaguar Land Rover, Moët & Chandon, Paramount Pictures, Penguin Books, Persil, SEGA, Sony PlayStation, Ubisoft, Universal Studios, Vodafone, and Virgin. Creative Leadership Skills Proven expertise: Experience working for multiple business sectors across all creative disciplines. Strategic thinker: A natural ability to align creativity with business objectives and market trends. Founder and Leader: Builder of teams, cultures, departments, and entire agencies from scratch. Client and stakeholder management: Recognising the importance of continually nurturing key relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Pitch-winning prowess: A proven track record for winning pitches and securing new business. Cross-media proficiency: Expertise across all media platforms and creative disciplines, from digital and social, to traditional print, TV, and branded content, including full 360 campaigns. Adaptability: Flexibility in working across different industries and adapting to changing trends. Continually challenging teams in learning new skills that aid world-class creativity. Strong communication skills: Confident and effective communication skills, from clear and precise briefing to teams, through to presenting at C-suite level. Team builder and mentor: Proven success in nurturing talent and building high-performing creative teams. Mentorship of emerging talent from diverse backgrounds across the world. Results-oriented: A focus on achieving measurable results for clients and organisations.
  • Community Fair Trade
    Community Fair TradeMini-Documentary series for The Body Shop
  • The kids are in charge
    The kids are in chargeNeo, the smart kids watch, empowers young children to take control, whilst reassuring parents along the way. In this short film, we see an all-child crew step into the shoes of the big guns to direct the next campaign for Vodafone's brand new smartwatch. Oh, and someone called David Gandy stars in the film too. Apparently, he's modeled the odd watch or two in his time.
  • The Champion of Finding
    The Champion of FindingMeet Curve, the smart GPS tracker that attaches to almost anything and helps you stay connected to what matter most.
  • 0-Furmston in 60 seconds
    0-Furmston in 60 seconds1-minute Creative Director highlights reel
  • Curve
  • Persil Wild Explorers
    Persil Wild ExplorersRemember your childhood of endless days of outside play? Persil wanted to help you experience that very feeling again, with your own children. This is why we created the Persil Wild Explorers app, powered by The Wild Network, with the aim of freeing your little explorers this summer with over 100 ideas to get outside. Whether it’s making mud volcanoes or starting a wild journal, there are activities for every little explorer. Persil wants everyone to log their 'wild time' and join the movement t
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Work history
    The Body Shop logo
    The Body Shop logo
    Global Creative DirectorThe Body Shop
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Fighting for a fairer, more beautiful world, as Global Creative Director I head up the in-house creative studio in London Bridge. As the hub and centre for creative excellence, we create work that serves our global network across 69 countries.
    Vodafone logo
    Vodafone logo
    Global Creative DirectorVodafone
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Committed to developing creative and innovative solutions that improve everyday living through the magic of smart tech. As Global Creative Director, I head up the Creative Studio within Vodafone Smart Tech - a division of Vodafone tasked with transforming the company into a tech-focussed organisation. Our tech uses our trusted global network to connect you to the things and people that matter most in your life. We explore the good in technology and create campaigns that celebrate those meaningful connections. To date, my studio creates all global assets, whilst supporting 11 local markets as a creative guardian for the overall brand vision for Vodafone Smart Tech.
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  • Art and Creative Direction
  • Brand Strategy
  • Graphic Design
  • Creative Pitches
  • Big Ideas
  • Digital/ Print
  • 360 Experience
  • Sport
  • FMCG
  • Creative Direction
    BA(Hons) Graphic Design AdvertisingBuckinghamshire new university
     - High Wycombe, United Kingdom