Neill Furmston
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Neill Furmston

Global Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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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.
Projects
  • Community Fair Trade
    Community Fair TradeMini-Documentary series for The Body Shop
  • Land Rover + National Trust
    Land Rover + National TrustIf you live in the UK, you’re never more than 77 miles away from the coast. To highlight this fact, we partnered with National Trust to inspire Land Rover Discovery Sport adventures, featuring some of the UK's most stunning beaches. A challenge to quite literally drive until you run out of land. Posters were strategically placed in busy commuter towns and cities to inspire escapism from those dreary morning commutes.
  • 0-Furmston in 60 seconds
    0-Furmston in 60 seconds1-minute Creative Director highlights reel
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Land Rover presents The Discovery Adventures
    Land Rover presents The Discovery AdventuresAs part of Land Rover's 'Adventure is in our DNA' brand promise, we brought together the UK’s top outdoor experts, including Chris Packham, Alice Roberts, Tristan Gooley and Neil Oliver, to create a unique podcast adventure series for the whole family. Recorded entirely in binaural sound to create a truly immersive experience, we wanted to encourage families to seek outdoor adventures of their own Explore behind the scenes – and take a closer look at how our cast are all inspired by the Great Br
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Projects credited in
  • Sourcing Story: Shea Butter
    Sourcing Story: Shea ButterI was carefully selected to travel for this unique content creation exercise. This first-hand experience allowed me to not only capture the essence of the shea butter creation process but also forge a deeper connection with the incredible women behind this iconic product. The task at hand was not merely about showcasing the shea butter creation process; it was about bringing forth the empowering stories of the women behind it. Through a lens of respect, tastefulness, and unyielding beauty, I ca
Work history
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    Founder / Creative DirectorFurmston Creative Studio
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Brand, Creative and Campaign Strategy. Creative Direction & Implementation. Consulting. Working with tech & luxury brand startups.
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    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.
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Skills
  • Art and Creative Direction
  • Brand Strategy
  • Graphic Design
  • Creative Pitches
  • Big Ideas
  • Digital/ Print
  • 360 Experience
  • Sport
  • FMCG
  • Creative Direction
Education
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    BA(Hons) Graphic Design AdvertisingBuckinghamshire new university
     - High Wycombe, United Kingdom