where I’ve been

WORK HISTORY

Jan 2015 – Current

Creative Director/Owner

Sounds & Pictures Ltd

Self-shooting Director/editor/designer/photographer working client-direct in various sectors including theatre, education, charity, government and entertainment.

2013 – 2015

Creative Director

SapientNitro, London

Creative lead on new a client to Sapient, AIG.

2011 – 2013

Creative Director Communications

SapientNitro, Munich, Germany.

Creative lead on all communications work in Germany working closely with Experiential CD. Munich based, covering Dusseldorf, Cologne and Zurich.

2008 – 2011

TV Creative Director

DAD, London.

Instrumental creative involvement in the setup, development and growth of the hugely successful
in-house TV production facility. Running TV creative dept. of 5-10 creatives overseeing storyboard
creation, production and post-production.
Clients: Sky, Euro Tunnel, Vodaphone, Laithwaites Wine, Hillarys Blinds

2005 – 2008

Freelance Art/Creative Director

Kitcatt Nohr, Craik Jones, Euro RSCG Life.

Clients: Samaritans, NSPCC, LA Fitness, Bookstart, Citroen, National Blood Service, VSO,
3 Mobile, Sky, DiabetesUK, Orange, Royal Bank of Scotland, The National Trust, Click Sargent,
PDSA, The Camera Partnership, ABN AMRO, Hoburne Holidays

2003 – 2005

Regional Creative Director
 East Africa

Leo Burnett, Kenya

Clients: Telkom Kenya, Diamond Trust Bank, Population Services International, Johnnie Walker, P&G Always, P&G Vicks, AAR Health Services, Alliance Hotels, Nairobi Stock Exchange, Mitsubishi, Brookside Dairy

April ’03 – Oct ’03

Freelance Senior Creative Team

Ogilvy, London

DM, B2B for BT Business

April ’02 – April ’03

Senior Art Director

HHM (Hubbard Hiwaizi McCann) London

Press, DM, B2B, Interactive, CRM and DRTV
Clients:BT, Norwich Union, Vodaphone, Axa, Ladbrokes, Panasonic, Martell, Toshiba

 July ’98 – April ’02

Senior Art Director

Soup (formerly CKBT/Cowing Balmforth Trendall) London

ATL and BTL press, outdoor, DM, B2B, CRM, radio, Interactive. DMA award winner for PPP healthcare (CRM category, 2000)
Clients: Rizla, PPP healthcare, Procter & Gamble Professional – all brands (Ariel, Ace, Bold, Daz, Fairy, Febreze and Flash), Organix children’s frozen foods, Emap, BOC Gases, Tunisian Tourist Board, Motorola, Osram, JMC

Jan ’96 – July ’98

Middleweight Art Director

Tregartha Dinnie Design

Press, DM, corporate design, brochures, POS, packaging and website design
Clients: Pioneer, KP, Financial Times, Centrum, Dr.Solomon, Pulsafe, Rexham, Firefox

Nov ’88 – Dec ’95

Designer/Art Director

Eastern Counties Newspapers

Press ads, headings, logos, corporate ID’s, sales presenters, posters and supplements for five weekly and one daily regional newspapers. Photography director for all West Norfolk and Cambridgeshire titles.

EDUCATION

1986 – 1988

National Diploma, Graphic Design

Wakefield District College/Isle College Wisbech

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SKILLS

Ideation

Art Direction

Design

Editing

Music production

Consultation

Filming

 

TESTIMONIALS

Muhoho Kenyatta

Chairman Brookside Kenya. (Son of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s first president)

“Neil created great creative ideas that were consistent to our marketing objectives and he created a good information system between our marketing department and the Agency.”

Paul Kitcatt

Chief creative officer. Kitcatt Nohr.

“Neil produced outstanding work. He is a talented and imaginative creative, who comes up with big ideas as well as having a great eye for detail. He is also good in front of clients, and works well with the wider agency team.”

Omaid Hiwaizi

Planning Director, Sapient Nitro

“Neil has been a dutiful and expert craftsman, he has produced a broad range of inspired creative work and has regularly pushed the boundaries of the brief. I would recommend him to work in any creative communications environment.”