Rory Neighbour

HEAD OF DESIGN

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsHead of Design - Art Director

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About me

When I was young, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Unfortunately, being a superhero wasn’t as easy as I’d hoped. So, I decided to change the world for good with design instead. Growing up in Thailand gave me a very different perspective, but I wanted to come home to the UK to study for my degree. My career got off to a great start when I won a D&AD Student award. And I quickly got a job in one of London’s top advertising agencies. Over the last 20 years I have moved from graduate to designer and on to Head of Design, but I've never lost my passion and enthusiasm. My desire to create and innovate drives everything I do and I believe it is essential to keep up with global design and technology trends. As Head of Design I have had the privilege of managing and growing a strong team - 15 at its peak. I have nurtured young, up-and-coming talent and mentored senior designers, who have gone on to become design directors, creative leads and heads of design themselves. I enjoy overseeing jobs but also revel in getting hands on with design work still. I have been fortunate enough to work on several award-winning campaigns (ATL and BTL) and have worked on some truly iconic brands including McDonald's, Coca Cola, Kellogg’s, Heinz, Samsung, Grolsch, Always, Fiat, Nintendo and Jeep, to name just a few. I've even saved a few lives on the way with my work on RNLI.

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Skills

  • 2D Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Advertising
  • Typography
  • Experiential
  • Integrated Advertising
  • Branding
  • Art Direction
  • Managment
  • 3D Conceptualization

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • Leo Burnett

    Leo Burnett

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    • Advertising
  • Arc

    Arc

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    • Advertising
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    Stars Digital

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    Work history

    Currently

    HEAD OF DESIGN

    Arc

    Feb 2017
    • Baker St, Marylebone, London, UK
    • Full Time
    • Part of Publicis London

    2017

    HEAD OF ART AND DESIGN

    Arc

    Jan 2010 - Jan 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Part of Leo Burnett London

    2009

    Senior Designer

    Leo Burnett

    Jan 2007 - Dec 2009
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time

    2006

    JUNIOR / MID-WEIGHT DESIGNER

    Leo Burnett

    Apr 2001 - Dec 2006
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time

    2001

    JUNIOR REPROGRAPHICS EXPERT

    Stars Digital

    Aug 2000 - Apr 2001
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time

    Education

    2000

    BA (Hons) Graphic Design

    University of Hertfordshire

    Aug 1997 - May 2000
    • Watford, United Kingdom

    1997

    Aug 1996 - May 1997
    • London, United Kingdom