So, I’m a freelance creative director.
Ok, ok – I can already sense the questions; so I’ll try and answer them:

What exactly is your job title – what do you do?
In two words – creative direction. I generate marketing & design concepts – then ensure these concepts are executed by directing the right people and technology. For a small project this could just mean my mac and I, for larger projects it could be any or all of the collaborators I work with.

What experience do you have?
I have over nineteen years industry experience, the last ten working freelance. I have gained experience in advertising & design agencies of all shapes and sizes (McCann Erikson, TBWA, JWT, BJL, Joe Public, Magnetic North, LOVE,  And Partners, Creative Spark, Four23 and many others).

What accounts have you worked on?
Activision, Ronhill, British Airways, Adidas, CBBC, Alpkit, Kelloggs, Rohan, Sony, Vimto, Asics, Mountain Equipment, Outdoor and Country, McNair, UPS & The Health & Safety Executive and many others.

Hmm, could you explain that a bit more?
Ok, fair enough. Maybe some bullet points of my skills could help?

• Generation of creative concepts. The big ideas.
• Brand strategy – executing big ideas to build brands.
• Art direction.
• Graphic design.
• Copywriting.
• Client facing creative.
• Develop pitch documents and presentations – and present to client.
• Ensure creative ideas survive through the production pipeline.
• Plan and manage creative projects.
• Develop and manage creative people and teams.
• Budget / time management.
• Creation of quotes / cost breakdowns.
• Small scale live action shoot production / direction /  simple offline editing.
• Simple Wordpress – I know a bit of code but I’m not a developer.

Do you only work for agencies?
Er, actually I work for agencies less and less these days. I’ve actually started my own: Outsiders.  I still have a few people I freelance for, but direct projects are what I spend most of my time working on.

So are you any good?
I have won 35 National and International awards including a One Show Pencil, a couple of Big Chip Awards and my work has been published in the Epica Annual, so awards juries at least seem to think I’m not too bad. These awards have been won across all the different creative disciplines. More importantly I have direct clients and agencies whom I have worked for again and again.

What media do you mainly work in?
I have worked across all types of media; print, digital, motion, broadcast.

When can you start?
Ah, well, I’m quite busy, but please get in touch – the contact form will do the trick. Or just click here.

Thank you.