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Shaun Ponton

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Art Director - Creative Director


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About me

Creatively driven in multiple fields with a wide knowledge of creating and producing high-end projects from concept to delivery. I have worked on projects ranging from photoshoots, social/digital campaigns, video direction, styling, store launches to experiential events. I'm an enthusiastic and highly motivated Art Director for print and digital along with live events. I have worked in creative positions that utilise my Art Direction & Graphic Design experience along with my passion for driving projects forward and manage a team to deliver its success. These strengths enable me to make a positive and innovative contribution to each project. With my experience, I feel I can be a multi-faceted resource to any creative studio. Having worked with some leading brands such as Nike, Google, Facebook, Snapchat, O2, Vans, Nikon, HTC, Oakley, Three, Jeep, EA Games and Ford I feel I am conversant with running a successful project with exceptional client relationship handling. A brief background on my career - Started my creative life by working as a Visual Merchandiser for American Apparel which leads to a chance meeting with stylist Jodie Barnes. I began assisting Jodie on LFW and editorial shoots whilst maintaining my AA role. From here I started working for Urb-Orbis building up a design department from scratch, whilst asset managing various big client accounts. I progressed with the company to Lead Designer working on store launches, editorial content and event design. I moved with the company and helped set up FM's production arm - Prime & Fire. Within P&F I continued to develop my skills, eventually becoming Creative Director of Design for all production jobs. Most recently, I moved to BrandFuel whereas 2D Design TL, I have Art Directed various jobs for Google, Facebook and Snapchat.


  • Events
  • Film
  • TV
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Directing
  • Production Management
  • Documentaries
  • Creative Direction
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint

Work history


2D Design Team Leader


Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • BrandFuel is an integrated, creative agency specialising in events, brand and digital. My role was to come and take control of the all of the design output along with setting up a video arm of the business. I have art directed many experiential projects and events for high-profile tech clients such as Snapchat, Google and Stripe along with Michelin star restaurants, hotel groups and charities. I take a project from the initial brief and create job-winning pitches through to award winning finalised projects. I use high attention to detail to deliver champion projects with clear thought-through plans and executions.


Creative Director

Prime Fire

Jun 2013 - Jul 2016
  • Full Time
  • Continuing on my role from Urb-Orbis, I began in the company as lead graphic designer, after a short period I was promoted to Head Designer then a year later to Creative Director which involved managing a small team of in-house and freelance designers, animators and developers. Working as the Art Director for all projects produced, I oversee each project from idea creation to development through to delivery. Working with a wide selection of clients such as O2, Nike, Volvo, Jeep, Mini, HTC, Cocio and Scott Bikes. Each project has its own identity and graphic guidelines set out by myself and the client. It is my responsibility to ensure that all creative assets/ideas are delivered on schedule whilst keeping an eye on every little detail.


Lead Design & Asset Manager


Feb 2010 - Jun 2013
  • Full Time
  • I was the lead on projects involving design, production and art direction. Working with clients such as Nike, Channel 4 and O2. I’m responsible for creative ideas for campaigns and events. I create digital and print designs across a wide spectrum of mediums. It is my sole duty to collate and organise all brand assets for events and seasonal VCs. Video direction and editing. I am responsible for client liaison and general management over events and projects I produce.


Visual Merchandiser

American Apparel

Jun 2009 - Feb 2010
  • Full Time
  • Creating visually stimulating and relevant window and in store displays, whilst adhering to the stores style ascetic. Creating and running sales reports. Time management and self discipline. Store plans and layout designs.


Stylist Assistant

Jodie Barnes Fantastic Man

Dec 2008 - Sep 2009
  • Freelance
  • Setting up clothes for photo shoots. Helping style looks for editorials and video campaigns. Dealing with; receiving and returning of clothes to different press offices. Helping to set up and run the S/S 2010 Tim Soar show at London Fashion week.


Manager & Press Assistant

American Apparel

May 2008 - Jun 2009
  • Full Time
  • Full managerial training. Dealing with complaints and general problems. Organizing and creating daily tasks. Making and receiving deliveries. Cashing up and banking the store’s money. Directing members of the shop floor and back stock team.



Graphic Design: New Media

University for the Creative Arts

Sep 2005 - Jun 2008
  • Print & Digital Graphic Design