NATHAN BENNETT  |  SENIOR ART DIRECTOR

Jan 2016 to Present

FREELANCE CREATIVE DIRECTOR

I work with an array of clients across the region delivering creative designs and ideas for businesses such as NHS (National Health Service), Arthur Terry Learning Partnership, Sutton Coldfield Town Council, Birmingham City FC, Pam Wellness, St Giles Hospice and Sutton Dental Care.

 

January 2016 to July 2018

FACCHINO GROUP, BIRMINGHAM UK - HEAD OF CREATIVE / FREELANCE BASIS

I was invited to join Facchino to head up their creative department. Every aspect of creative work that comes through the door is dealt with by myself right from briefing with the client and co-account management (with the client services director) to creative development, production and sign off. I look after a team of designers and freelancers making sure we delivered the best possible creative solutions for campaigns, product launches, and rebrands. Clients include Pfizer, NHS, St Giles Hospice, Mitsubishi, Ramada, Greene King, Swallow Drinks, Birmingham City Football Club, Birmingham University and PAM Wellness.

 

Feb 2014 to Dec 2015

SUPERDREAM, BROMSGROVE UK - SENIOR ART DIRECTOR / HEAD OF CREATIVE

I was involved in all new business pitches. I also played my part in helping reshape the creative dept getting a structure in place to grow the agency forward and utilise the best talent. I helped win large accounts such as Cookes Furniture. I offered clients the initial ‘big idea’ working on my own or managing a team with a brainstorm for clients such as Foster Care Associates and Cookes Furniture.

 

June 2013 to Feb 2014

BROWN COMMUNICATIONS, REGINA, CANADA - ART DIRECTOR

Working alongside the Creative Director, I was lead Art Director for Workers Compensation Board, Saskatchewan Environment, The Global Transportation Hub (GTH) and SaskTel. I was also heavily involved with all new business pitch work. I rebranded and created the new look for the Saskatchewan 2016 Elections campaign which went out across the whole province plus the new brand for Oak Park Living/Porchlight (Velocity).

 

Jan 2008 to June 2013

FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR

I solely picked up various clients working within budgets and deadlines on a varied mix of advertising campaigns, press adverts, direct mail, point of sale, online media and company branding for clients such as AXA Insurance, Birmingham Airport, Bella Italia, BMW Mini, H Samuel, Ernest Jones, Belgo, Delonghi, A1 Grand Prix and Lloyds TSB.

 

Sept 2007 to Jan 2008

SAATCHI & SAATCHI, BAHRAIN - ART DIRECTOR (Short Term Contract)

I worked alongside the Creative Director on various campaigns for clients such as Honda Accord, Bahrain Airport, Neutel Internet Movado Watches.

 

June 2004 to August 2007

OWB, BIRMINGHAM UK - ART DIRECTOR

Clients included: Aston University, Stroud College, National Business Register, Cameron Homes, Ascot Kitchens, Wimpey Homes, Bella Italia, Cafe Rouge and Steel Service Centre.

 

April 2001 to April 2004

REES BRADLEY HEPBURN, BIRMINGHAM UK – ART DIRECTOR

I worked with a Copywriter in a team on various campaigns for clients including: Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Renault, Barclays, HSBC, BullRing Birmingham and Wesleyan Assurance.

 

March 1998 to April 2001

PALMER HARGREAVES MINT, LEAMINGTON SPA UK – JUNIOR ART DIRECTOR

I worked with a copywriter in a team on various campaigns and projects for clients including: Continental Tyres, Ford, Kraft Jacobs Suchard Dairylea, Mecca Bingo, Pharmed, Loakes Shoes, Blue Circle Cement and Adam Childrenswear.

Bishop Walsh School, Sutton Coldfield UK

Higher National Diploma in Design (Advertising) - Doncaster College UK.

National Diploma in Graphic Design - Sutton Coldfield College UK.

First Diploma in Art & Design - Sutton Coldfield College UK.

 

Cream Gold Award for Loakes Shoes - Best Art Direction.

Roses Awards - Nomination for Best Outdoor.

Roses Awards - Nomination for Best Art Direction.

 

Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, XD), Wordpress. Marker Pad and Pen, Microsoft Products, Cubase,

Pro Tools, Garageband.

 

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I love coming up with fresh new ideas and seeing things from start to completion. This begins being immersed in research and insight. Only then can the creative process take shape. I specialise in creative art direction and copy for advertising campaigns. I love brainstorming, rebranding, new product launches and photo shoots. I have lots of experience in presenting work and liaising with clients for new business pitches or new products. I have knowledge of HTML5 and responsive as well as SEO and driving traffic. Outside of work I have a passion for music including producing and playing my own material. I have also performed on national TV numerous times for various acts.

 

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