Rob Coolen

Senior Art director TV


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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationBrentwood, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsCopywriting - Cinematographer - Art Director - Creative Director


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About me

I started work at JWT as an Art Director, and after working fairly consistently on TV commercials, I decided to start directing through various production companies, freelancing in-between jobs as a creative at mostly large agencies. As luck would have it, I got a job at the fledgling 4creative, a place where I could work both as a creative and a director. It meant I wrote, designed and directed a lot of my work. Which was great. I’ve had similar roles at other in house agency/production hybrids and most recently I’ve been working at Sapient-Nitro and 5creative. For me it’s all about the big idea, wherever it needs to live. It just so happens that for the majority of the time people keep asking me to make those big ideas move. Which is why I call myself a MIS not a Mr.


  • Advertising
  • Film
  • TV
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Digital
  • Production Management
  • Creative Direction
  • Outdoor Campaigns
  • Print Campaigns
  • TV Campaigns
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Word

Work history


Senior Art Director Moving Image Specialist


Sep 2015
  • Senior art director, director and moving image specialist.


Director Freelance

Five Commercials And Sponsorships

Jun 2015 - Sep 2015
  • Directing And post productions supervision For THL commercials and Content.


Senior Art Director TV Freelance

Sapient Nitro

May 2011 - Jun 2015
  • Art direction 3d animation and post production supervision for Sky DRTV and Vodafone retail.


Creative, Director and Producer

Portland TV

Jun 2003 - May 2010
  • Writing Directing and producing TV commercials for Express Group Newspapers and Their Sky EPG slots


Senior Broadcast Designer


Dec 2002 - Mar 2003
  • Designing Title sequences for TV clients, including The BAFTA award winning BBC's Restoration.


Director & Creative


Mar 2000 - Jul 2002
  • writing, designing and directing Sponsorships and promotional material for Channel four and External agencies.



BAFTA TV Titles design Winner


  • Part of the team at LiquidTV that developed this project


IAA Bronze


  • Co wrote Andrex Tissues TVC "Granny"


Cannes Finalist

Cannes Lions

  • Writer and Ad for Nat West 'Launch Break' TVC