WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TO
Having been brought up in Devon on Richard Scarry, Quentin Blake and Dr Seuss meant the path I was destined for was a creative one. After working in London for twelve years, working my way up to a senior Art Director I relocated to Bristol in 2009. I furthered my career as a Senior Art Director and worked for a large digital marketing agency in Bristol. I am a conceptual Art Director with with a heavy addiction to ideas and finding a creative solution. I can take my idea from initial thoughts, right up to crafting the final layout on the Mac. I’ve art directed and styled many photo shoots and briefed loads of illustrators to create award winning campaigns. I'm lucky enough to have worked with some of my icons, including the world renowned typographer Alan Kitching, Designer and illustrators Gary Taxali and Pablo Bernasconi. I am a keen photographer, and have love of illustration, screenprint, letter press, scandinavian design, pattern making, typography and all things vintage.
I have good knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Lightroom.
I have won over 35 industry awards including Best of Health and Pharmaceutical Marketing, aswell as Communique awards.
2002 – 2004 West of England University post Graduate Certificate in Animation
1997 – 1998 Southampton Institute BA (Hons) Advertising (2.1)
1995 – 1997 Southampton Institute HND Graphic Design
1994 – 1995 North Devon College A ‘level Art and Design
Freelance Art Director
2012 - 2016
For the past 4 years I’ve been working as a freelance art director for various advertising/marketing agencies.
MASON ZIMBLER Digital Marketing Agency (Clifton Bristol)
2010 – 2012 Senior Art Director
Main duties: Concepting ideas with the copywriters, branding, visual identities, art directing campaigns, casting models, briefing illustrators and styling photo shoots. Mainly online work, Art Directing websites, look and feel, designing banners, emails etc.
Clients: Microsoft, Toshiba and Vodafone.
WOOLLEY PAU Healthcare Advertising Agency (Covent Garden London)
2004 – 2010 Senior Art Director
Main duties: Concepting ideas with copywriter, art directing campaigns, casting models, briefing illustrators, styling and art directing photo shoots. Designing visual displays for exhibition stands, branding, visual identities email templates, flyers, brochure and logo design. Presenting ideas to clients. Being responsible for the overall creative output of the creative department. Trained up and responsible for the assistant art director. Mainly Healthcare clients, - press campaigns, sales aids, direct mail, in store doctors surgery campaigns, website and online video work, banners and other online work. - Above and below the line.
Clients: Sanofi, Abbott, Johnson & Johnson, Cymalon.
25 Healthcare awards won by myself including Best of Health and PM awards
GREY HEALTHCARE Advertising Agency (Soho London)
2003 – 2004 Art Director
Main duties: Concepting ideas, art directing campaigns, briefing illustrators and styling photo shoots. Working alongside designers and writers on campaigns. Presenting ideas to clients. Mainly healthcare work -sales aids, direct mail, posters, press – Below the line
Clients: MSD Singulair and Vesicare
LEAVOLD POLLARD BARDSLEY Healthcare Advertising Agency (Kingston Surrey)
2001 – 2002 Art Director
Main duties: Concepting ideas with various copywriters, art directing campaigns, casting models, briefing illustrators and photographer and styling photo shoots. Mainly healthcare work -sales aids, direct mail, posters, press – Below the line
Clients: Abbott, Terrance Higgins Trust.
10 Healthcare awards won by myself including Best of Health and PM awards
J WALTER THOMPSON (Berkley Square London)
1999 – 2001 Junior Art Director
Main duties: Concepting ideas in the creative team, art directing campaigns, casting models, briefing illustrators and styling photo shoots. Television, poster, radio, press – Above the line projects
Clients: Nestle Smarties, Kit-Kat, Snirnoff Vodka, Kellogg’s Special K, Debeers Jewellery, and Boots.