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Nyall Cook

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsWriter - Software Engineer - Art Director


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About me

I'm a writer//director and senior creative with experience in both the agency and production worlds. I was recently nominated for 'Best New Director' at the Kinsale Shark Awards.


  • Film
  • Art Direction
  • Multi-platform Content
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Copywriting
  • Directing
  • Creative
  • Film Production
  • Web Content
  • Short Films
  • Online Campaigns
  • Popular Culture
  • Word

Work history


Writer & Director

Habana Creative

Aug 2013
  • I'm a director at Habana collaborating with top agencies, brands and media owners to create top content and commercials. As well directing and production, I also lend my skills to writing and development projects including scriptwriting, treatment wiring and design & creative ideas.


Senior Creative & Director


Aug 2013
  • I regularly freelance as a senior creative at various agencies in London. Agencies have included: Google Creative Labs, Across the Pond, Tribal Worldwide, We Are Social, Atomic London, M&C Saatchi, VCCP and Guardian Labs. I also work as a freelance director with agencies and in-house production companies such as The Distillery and Guardian Labs.


Video Director & Writer

Guardian Labs

Jan 2015 - Nov 2015
  • Creative lead on all branded video content for the Guardian. Responsible for ideation, script-writing, art direction and directing.



Glue Isobar

May 2012 - Aug 2013
  • One of the UK’s top digital agencies. While at glue I worked as part of a creative team responsible for some of the agencies best pieces of recent work. I won awards and worked with fantastic people. Clients included Toyota, The Guardian, Pringles, Kellogg’s, Auto Trader, Bacardi & Google.




Jan 2010 - May 2012
  • A great, independent, fully integrated agency. While at iris I rose through the ranks while producing a range of quality work across all channels, picking up some awards along the way too. Clients included Sony, Unilever, COI, Dairy Crest, Philips, Kerry Foods, Disney, Barclaycard, PepsiCo & Britvic.




Jan 2009 - Dec 2009
  • One of India’s top ATL agencies. Shot my first TV ad and was a team captain for the annual ‘Light Grey Day’. Clients included Audi, AXA insurance, Pantene & JM Financial



Saatchi Saatchi

Aug 2008 - Dec 2008
  • Got to mingle with some of the big wigs of the Asian advertising scene here, and work on quality blue chip brands. Clients included Aerial, Tetley, Olay & Cox & Kings.




May 2007 - Mar 2008
  • My first stint in advertising saw me work on exciting projects in the movie and entertainment sector. Mainly working on digital ideas, I was responsible for developing ideas and writing copy for film releases like Hell Boy 2, Shrek 3 and game titles such as Assassin’s Creed. I sadly haven’t been paid to go to the cinema since. Clients included Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros & Nintendo.



Creative Advertising

University of Gloucestershire

Aug 2005 - May 2008



    Best New Director

    • Nominated for 'Best New International Director' at the Kinsale Shark Award and included in the new director's showcase for a Tefal commercial: Juicing Reinvented