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Sam is an experienced Creative Services Director and Executive Producer having spent 20 years working for design, advertising and creative agencies. His working experiences have given him a vast knowledge of the entire creative process and working across this wide range of disciplines and projects allows him to instinctively know what is required to process and execute a brief; scoping, costing, directing, and managing a team to deliver, whether it’s Graphic design, art direction and creative strategy, film direction and production or digital design and development. Creatively inspired and creatively driven he is able to manage and motivate a team to deliver to the highest level of creativity as possible, able to work as part of a team or lead a department. Sam has a background in photography, filmmaking and design and uses his creative experience, background and knowledge to help direct briefs and projects, knowing instinctively what works and what doesn’t. Client experience BBC, Levis, ITV, ITV Studios, MTV, Cadbury, 1xtra, Umbro, EMI, Ben Sherman, Starwood hotels, Hendricks Gin, HTC, Lacoste, Pentland, Sony, Transport for London, Visit Britain, managing creative budgets from £1k - £500K and growing a business from 2 members of staff to 20 with a turnover in excess of £1m - Board Level - Management of the team - Project management - Client management - Driving roles and responsibilities - Management of finance with account management and finance team - Operations and margin - Generating new business opportunities - Figure head of business - Driving staff and work culture - Planning of all work through the studio/agency - Understanding and planning of briefs and resource - Creative direction - Sign off of budgets - Studio and project time plan - Recruitment and management for freelance and permanent creative roles - Overseeing of all film projects - Creative direction of film projects - Production and direction of film projects - Client liaison and retention