steve wallington

Creative Director

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

I am a restless and curious creative looking for the next big challenge. I am an art director and visual communicator who loves to collaborate. In the last few years I have co-founded The Photography Movement which tackles mental health with photography and until this week the Head of Brand Creative for mens luxury fashion brand- Hackett London. During my career I have gained unique knowledge & experience in typography, design, art direction, curation, experience, photography & film making. Working with clients and brands at the highest level. Ambitious and hungry to expand my knowledge. I am especially passionate about arts & culture, travel and purpose-lead causes. If you are interested in working with me please get in touch.

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Skills

  • Art Directing
  • Design Agency
  • Creative Direction
  • Event Execution
  • Directing
  • Photography
  • Campaign Execution
  • Typography
  • Fashion Advertising
  • Charity Fundraising

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Hackett London

    Hackett London

    • Retail
  • Drum

    Drum

    • Marketing & PR
  • Y

    Young & Rubicam

    • T

      The Photography Movement

      Work history

      Currently

      Jan 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Part Time
      • Founded after losing two friends to suicide, the charity uses photography to express people’s emotions and share stories. In 2017 I co- curated and hosted a photography exhibition at Getty Gallery, London exploring modern day masculinity. Over 80 amateur and professional image makers, including feted photographers Martin Parr & Rankin took part. Sponsored by Unilever and Getty images, the exhibition helped raise over £20,000 for Suicide prevention charity CALM. We have also created workshops /exhibitions across the UK & Europe and I continue to support.

      2018

      Head of Brand Creative

      Hackett London

      Jun 2016 - Apr 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Built the in-house creative department for Hackett and its brands Hackett London, HKT, Hackett kids, 14 Savile Row and Aston Martin. Overseeing the online creative team with Weekly content for the website, E-com, Emails and Social. Creatively directing the S/S20, A/W19 and S/S20 campaigns as well as concept and creative direction for the two Christmas campaigns, directed by the production company Electric Robin. Also curated a Hackett exhibition at Christies of London, commemorating 150 years of Army polo. Showcased Uli Weber and a host of other contemporary photographers work. And finally helped to launch the much anticipated 14 Savile Row concept store with product branding and films with Jeremy Hackett.

      2016

      Executive Creative Director

      Drum

      Feb 2014 - Jul 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Built a content team of 15 talented creatives. Worked closely with the CEO and board members to service Omnicom’s 160 clients and help shape and grow the company from 35 to 65 people. Leading with content strategy, whilst inspiring the team to win numerous awards, including the coveted prize "Content Agency of the Year at the Drum Awards.

      2014

      Founder & Curator

      INN London

      Jan 2010 - Jul 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Founded INN London, a cultural event conceived to bring different city’s contemporary culture to London and beyond. Curating leading artists/galleries, architects, fashion designers & celebrity chefs to exhibit their works. Branded and programmed the event. Istanbul INN London took place from 16-20th April 2013 in a 25,000 sq.ft warehouse in Holborn. 4,000 visitors and 120 million OTS.

      2010

      Founder and Creative Director

      Point Blank Creative

      Jan 1997 - Jan 2010
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Founded creative agency Point Blank and built company up to incorporate Vanishing Point Films and Worn By Clothing. Winning multiple awards including 3x D&AD. Clients included: ITV, Dockers, Youthnet, Universal, Next Level, Vodafone, Motorola. BBC, MTV & VH1. Consulting for Ad agencies HHCL, BBH & Mother on award winning campaigns including: ITV - Creative director with HHCL making all outdoor campaigns over two years and winning x2 Promax Golds for Coronation St & The Bill. Levis Dockers - Creative director working for two seasons with revered photographer Tierney Gieron on European Advertising Campaigns. MTV UK - The retained Creative Agency for MTV for 4 years. Overseeing branding and launch marketing campaigns for The Osbourne’s, Dirty Sanchez & Pimp my Ride in the UK with Outdoor print & TV campaigns. Won 7 out of 10 MTV music awards pitches with MTV Europe commissioning some of the worlds leading creatives including artist Banksy for the MTV EMA’s 2003 Edinburgh campaign. Total group turnover of 3 million with 30 staff & 20% profit. 1994

      1997

      Head of Design & Typography

      Leagas Shafron Davis

      Apr 1994 - Jun 1997
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Head hunted by Peter Wood (formerly Head of Art at Young & Rubicam) to start up the new Design Studio at Leagas Shafron win x2 Silver D&AD awards for typography and promoted to Head of design & typography.

      1994

      Studio Manager

      Young & Rubicam

      Jan 1987 - Apr 1994
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Joined Y&R’s internal studio Mechs as an art worker. Promoted to Studio Manager and ran a team of 25 people. Promoted to Board Director of Mechs at the age of 26.