Experienced, highly-awarded CD/ECD.
I'm a passionate, smart, strategic creative.
My roles have included Deputy Executive Creative Director at DDB Sydney, Executive Creative Director at Naked Sydney, Creative Director at BBH London, and senior copywriter at DDB London.
Recently I've set up a successful social media agency called Hungry Beast, which has led to a monthly column in Mumbrella about social media, and speaking at numerous conferences.
I'm in my 40's, married, with two kids and two cats.
In my spare time I'm writing a novel... usually with a kid or a cat on my lap.
I've also written six screenplays, two of which got optioned. One idea was made... but unfortunately my edgy drama became a teen comedy starring Zac Efron. Sheesh.
In a previous life I was a journalist, writing articles for The Guardian, The Sunday Times, GQ, and Marie Claire.
I was educated at Oxford University, where I studied Philosophy & French.
A few awards won:
Cannes - 5 Cannes Lions, including 1 Grand Prix and 2 Gold Lions
D&AD - 2 pencils, 6 pencil nominations, 40 in-book entries (roughly)
My first book was published in May 2010 and has been translated into 7 languages.
It's called 'How To Make It As An Advertising Creative'. The publisher commissioned it after seeing a series of tips I was writing for young creatives on my blog, Scamp.
I do love training young creatives. I've also taught at Miami Ad School, and gave the opening lecture at Award School three years in a row.
My second book, 100 Ideas That Changed Advertising, came out in January 2015.
It forms part of a series by the same publisher, which includes 100 Ideas That Changed Art, 100 Ideas That Changed Fashion, etc.
I've always been into technology. I learned to code at age 14 and still keep my hand in with html. I'm also an avid gamer. In short, it's great news for me that being a geek has become socially acceptable.
I was somehow the first creative in the UK to start a blog. Scamp quickly gained a wide following and at its peak was getting tens of thousands of visitors a week - over 1.6 million pageviews and 18,000 comments so far. It later became a weekly column in Australia's leading advertising trade magazine, Campaign Brief and then a monthly column in Mumbrella.
I can be contacted on +61 402 123 823 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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