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After completing a degree in Philosophy I pursued a career as a musician for a number of years. Despite my band receiving mainstream radio play, a wealth of festival bookings and even a support slot with Primal Scream, we never quite 'made it'. The band was largely self funded, so I took on a variety of jobs to keep going, such as working in marketing for Universal Music, a brief stint at a consumer PR agency and, most importantly, numerous web design and development jobs. When the band came to an end, I was able to use my unusual experience and skill set to land a design job at London digital agency VML. Whilst working as a designer across clients such as Xbox and The Premier League I realised that Art Direction was more my bag and I was given the opportunity to get stuck into more conceptual work. A couple of award nominations, one actual win, and a big pitch win later I decided it was time to try my hand at freelancing. My second freelance contract was at AKQA, and they convinced me to stay on permanently as an Associate Creative Director, working across Volvo and Booking.com.
Working on campaigns for Volvo and Booking.com
Looking for freelance opportunities in the advertising sector under the moniker 'Vent Creative'
Art Director and designer on clients such as Xbox, Colgate, The Premier League and Bentley. Worked on multiple pitch projects.
The World in Beta, a campaign I worked on for PWC, won the Digital Transformation category of the CIM Excellence Awards 2014 The campaign has been a huge success with over 40 Million reach on Twitter and 75,000 visits to the website in the first few weeks. Online publications have praised the campaign with Wired stating