Sam Piper
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Sam Piper

Creative Art Director | Available for Perm or FreelanceLondon, United Kingdom
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Sam Piper
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Sam Piper

Creative Art Director | Available for Perm or FreelanceLondon, United Kingdom
About me
A highly passionate and meticulous creative with a proven knowledge of design, strategy, vision, and communication with over a decade of experience in leadership and delivering award-winning creative for global brands. A people focused goals-driven creative with experience in managing large teams of diverse personalities in deadline driven environments, blends motivational leadership with enthusiasm for developing exceptional creative to raise quality and aiming to go beyond expectations. Skills Highlights: • 8+ years’ experience working on game, theatrical, film, home entertainment and consumer products within an integrated creative agency or in-house teams. • Award-winning expertise in visual direction, artistic innovation and brand positioning while excelling in fast-paced, deadline driven environments. • Ability to concept and develop global original on-brand ideas, with an understanding of industry trends, best-in-class campaigns, and best practice. • Excellent conceptual and ideation skills, a flair for execution and an eye for detail. A brand guardian, ensuring the highest standards of creative are always maintained. • A natural storyteller, directing and producing great cinematic, trailer or animation that audiences engage with a meticulous eye for the granular detail. • An extensive understanding of marketing communications as a whole and what outputs are best suited to specific media platforms. • An extensive knowledge of the gaming community, audience, and the distribution platforms (Steam, PS, XB etc.). • Able to generate out of the box ideas for pitches, including writing example scripts and working up or sourcing visuals to present it in the best possible light. • Great communication and presentation skills – able to clearly & confidently present & sell work & opinions – providing clear rationale & justification when required. • Skilled in creating visuals & in-situ mock-ups, including OOH/DOOH, press, digital banners, paid social, in-store POS. • Building teams, establishing employee career growth, leading cross-functional team collaboration with a proven record of success in team motivation with a 100% retention. • Managing creative teams including keeping their workload balanced, providing constructive feedback on their work, and working with them to identify areas for growth. Client Portfolio: Microsoft, PlayStation, Xbox, Apple, Frontier, Universal Studios, Jurassic Franchise, Sony, Formula 1, Nvidia, Barbasol, West Ham United, Disney+, Pokémon, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Trolls, DreamWorks.
Work history
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    Creative Director | Art DirectorFreelance
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Creative Direction, ideation and vision/pitch decks for multiple national and international 360 campaigns. Pokemon | Amazon Prime Video | Jurassic Franchise | Netflix | Trolls | Dreamworks | XBOX
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    Creative Lead | Manager | HeadFrontier Developments
     - Cambridge, United KingdomFull Time
    Built and led the creative vision of a 24 person creative services team from the ground up to produce award-winning out-of-the-box concepts, dynamic visuals and innovative strategies to drive global awareness through advertisement campaigns, brand identity, merchandise, packaging, videos, trailers and websites across game, theatrical, home entertainment and consumer products. Highlights - • Excelled in the role as Creative Lead | Manager | Head, spearheading award-winning 360 creative direction, innovative design and development and hands-on artistic production. • Demonstrating award-winning expertise in visual direction, artistic innovation and brand positioning while excelling in fast-paced, deadline driven environments. • Establishing employee career growth, leading cross-functional team collaboration across publishing, demonstrating a proven record of success in team motivation with 100% retention, along with outstanding communication and collaboration with external talent. • Instrumental key partner in acquiring the licence for major global brands.
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Education
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    Graphic Design DegreeUEL
     - London, United Kingdom
    BA HONS Graphic Design - 2:1
Awards
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    The Drum Digital Advertising AwardsFrontier Developments
    Nomination: Planet Zoo - Digital Advertisement - Launch Campaign https://www.digitaladvertisingawards.com/the-drum-digital-advertising-awards-2020/music-and-entertainment/croud-frontier-launching-planet-zoo
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    YouTube WorksFrontier Developments
    WINNER: Best Programmatic Campaign https://youtu.be/MI7yyI9a8fQ
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