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Neill Furmston

Freelance Creative Director / Art Director

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsFreelance Art Director - Creative Strategist - Creative Director

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About me

Hello there! I'm Neill Furmston – a hands on Strategist, Creative Thinker, Designer, Art Director, Leader. In essence, a safe pair of hands you can leave a project with, in the knowledge that it'll get done, on brief and on time. I love getting to the bottom of what makes a good brand 'great' and really enjoy the process of helping brands reach the success they deserve. I have a very good eye for detail and enjoy sharing my knowledge and thirst for all things creative with others in my team. I'm award-winning, pitch-winning and client-winning thanks to my expertise and experience of running successful departments and companies in previous agencies. I'm keen to share my experience but equally keen to continue to learn from others too. I love getting my hands dirty on projects in addition to leading others – think of me as a player-manager who's still got a few tricks up his sleeve. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like the work Neill Furmston

Skills

  • Art and Creative Direction
  • Brand Strategy
  • Graphic Design
  • Creative Pitches
  • Big Ideas
  • Digital/ Print
  • 360 Experience
  • Sport
  • FMCG
  • Enterntainment

Work history

2016

Creative Director

Livity

Jul 2015 - Jul 2016
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • Creative Lead on Google and Unilever accounts

2015

Executive Creative Director

ichi worldwide

Aug 2009 - May 2015
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • I helped set up ichi in the Summer of 2009 - A start-up agency that’s grown over the last 6 years into a 40 strong agency, with offices in London and Los Angeles, servicing a range of Entertainment, Sport and Leisure based clients. I headed up many new business and pitch wins at global board level, with a 100% pitch win rate in the first 4 years. I created and developed the structure of the agency and oversaw departments across Strategy & Planning, Creative & Design, Advertising, Digital and Edit/VFX.

2009

Creative Director

Pablo London

May 2007 - Aug 2009
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • I joined Pablo to help them restructure the studio and develop their client roster, having been previously known as a print-focused agency. A series of pitch wins ensured their offering was expanded to include TV, Brand Activation, Digital and Motion Graphics. On a daily basis, I oversaw a team of 15 full-time creative staff, featuring a newly restructured department consisting of dedicated concept teams, a digital department and a separate artwork & production department. During my time at Pablo, I managed to win and secure accounts for Adidas, Carlsberg, Sega, Vodafone, Kopparberg Cider, Beverage Brands, Sky Sports and Sky News.

Education

1991

BA(Hons) Graphic Design Advertising

Buckinghamshire New University

Sep 1989 - Jul 1991
  • High Wycombe, United Kingdom