Jan 2015 – Current
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 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
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
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
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.
1986 – 1988
National Diploma, Graphic Design
Wakefield District College/Isle College Wisbech
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.”
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.”
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.”