Creative Director : : Integrated Design
+44 (0) 7223 337 874
Creative Director • Oct 2015–Present
37 Shelton Street, London, WC2H 9HN
Festivals / Clients: Boardmasters, NASS, Puma, Three Mobile, Relentless, Coca Cola, Our London
I am currently Creative Director at Vision Nine, the innovative, award-winning events and marketing agency in Covent Garden. Vision Nine produce events such as Boardmasters, NASS and The Masked Ball, as well as managing and delivering events on behalf of world renowned lifestyle and entertainment brands such as Puma, Three Mobile, Coca Cola and Relentless. As creative director, I lead the in-house creative team that works across all parts of the business, overseeing the festival brands (branding, marketing, merchandise, onsite delivery and sponsor incorporation), wider brand portfolio and client projects. Boardmasters, the 50,000 capacity surf and music festival in Cornwall, and NASS, a 15,000 capacity action sports festival outside Bristol, have both had their branding revisited and refreshed. I have overseen the development of multiple sister brands for Boardmasters, including an IPA and a surf holiday brand. For the onsite festival decor, I am responsible for the creative vision, the briefing process, dealing with suppliers and onsite creative managers, the budget allocation and debriefs. The role also includes internal brand supervision, that has also involved a full brand redesign including a new website (due Dec 2017).
Senior Creative • May 2012–Oct 2015
Cheapside, London, EC2V 6BJ
Clients: Skype, Microsoft, BT, SunTrust, Nokia
IncrediBull was an award-winning brand marketing agency based on Cheapside, London. I worked as lead creative on the Skype/Microsoft account (including the Marvel, SYCO and ESPN partnerships), as well as heading up the design team on Nokia’s global Brand Ambassador campaign. This position required a broad skill-set, including leading and working on multiple projects with tight deadlines, close liaison with project managers, partners and clients, and creative management (directing and motivating staff members and freelancers). The role included internal brand supervision, and led to a new look and feel for IncrediBull, including messaging, visuals and guidelines. I was also responsible for an overhaul of the design team's working practices, which included a new server based asset management system and file naming structure.
BOOMERANG MEDIA GROUP
Senior Designer • Apr 2011–Apr 2012
Aldershot, Hampshire, GU12 4JU
This role for the targeted destination media agency included company websites, promotional campaigns and a large internal rebranding project. The position covered a variety of roles, covering multiple projects with tight deadlines, staff recruitment, directing and motivating junior staff members, artwork traffic management and researching, choosing and implementing solutions (asset management, CMS systems etc).
Designer • Jun 2009–Apr 2011
This varied and intensive role covered the design needs of three companies in the Boomerang Media group, which included all print and web marketing design, as well as external client work.
Designer • Feb 2006–Jun 2009
Aldershot, Hampshire, GU12 4JU
Part of the in-house design team. Involved in all creative output for this educational publishing company. As well as producing the varied marketing material for the company and designing their websites, I also created innovative diaries for students of various ages across the UK.
Operations Executive • Sep 2003–Jan 2005
Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LT
Virgin D3 was a brand experience and field marketing company. The role included recruiting and briefing staff, managing relationships with venue managers and overseeing extensive marketing projects. I was also a member of the Creative Committee, which involved proposing imaginative and original marketing pitches for various companies and products, including Smirnoff, Toyota and Paramount.
Central St Martins College of Art & Design • 2005
Series of intensive courses on Adobe design programs, as well as weekly one-on-one tutorials with senior lecturer Robert McAulay (ARCA).
Nottingham University • 2000–2003 • BA(Hons)
Royal Grammar School, Guildford • 1994–1999 • 3 A-Level / 11 GCSE