Al Young

Executive Creative Director, St Luke's

Al is a fellow of the RSA and a founding member of St Luke’s. In his first year as Creative Director, the agency was voted Campaign’s Agency of the Year. He has been named by Shots magazine as one of the world’s top 100 most influential creative people and was listed by The Sunday Times Style Magazine as a “Mover and Shaker”.  Al has sat on D&AD’s Executive Committee serving both as Education Chairman and Chair of Black Pencils, D&AD’s most prestigious awards.

Anna Carpen

Creative Partner, 18 Feet & Rising

Anna graduated from the Watford School of Advertising and joined 18 Feet & Rising as employee number 6. From Campaign’s ‘Face to Watch ' to becoming the youngest Creative Director in the UK, Anna is a force like no other. She has led many large projects for 18 Feet, most recently the smash hit Christmas 2015 campaign for House of Fraser. Anna’s Freeview ad was in the nation’s top 20 on ITV in Christmas 2011 and she recently appeared on the D&AD’s Next Directors Shortlist. 

Chris De Abreu

Creative Director, AKQA London

Brazilian born, Italian raised, Chris is an international Creative Director who has been working in the industry for around 20 years - focusing on campaigns for some of the world’s biggest brands.

He has collected notable accolades along the way, from Cannes Lions, New York Festivals to D&AD Pencil. Chris is an energetic advocate for innovation and story-telling in ideas and a keen mentor, speaking and participating at events such as The Great British Diversity Experiment, She Says and BIMA Digital Day.

Christopher Ross-Kellam

Creative Lead, Don’t Panic


Christopher left university after just a year and a half to join the world of advertising, and has been on a meteoric rise ever since. He oversees all things Creative at Don’t Panic and has won awards all around the world for both brands and charities. This year alone he has led on creative campaigns for ChildLine, NAS, Plan and Unison, focusing on creating work worth talking about.
 

Claire Baker & Matt Cole

Creative Directors, Drum

Claire Baker & Matt Cole combined forces as joint Creative Directors at Drum in June 2016. Both are Cannes & D&AD award winners who bring together their respective experiences in integrated advertising and branded entertainment to create a new, audience focussed approach to content for OMG UK brands.

Their creative partnership has already garnered new business for the agency including ground-breaking work for Warner Bros, P&O Cruises & Age UK as well as providing the driving creative force behind Drum's continued relationship with McDonalds.

Building a creative team comprised of multi-skillers including comedy writers and self-shooters, has enabled Drum to produce more work in house, making the agency's output more reactive and resulting in some of McDonald's most successful social content in years.

Claire & Matt hope to continue Drum's award winning streak (more than 50 awards over the past two years, including The Drum's Content Agency Of The Year).

Daniel Hall

Creative Director, Collective London

Daniel is a Creative Director and Art Director with over 13 years’ experience in digital marketing.

He has worked at Collective London for over 10 years, picking up awards for some of the worlds most iconic brands, such as Honda, Penguin Random House, 2012 Olympic games, EA.
In his spare time Daniel has a keen interest in side projects co-founding a new online dating service called Tab, and creating art installations for Manchester Corner House.

Hiten Bhatt

Associate Creative Director of Design, RAPP

Hiten Bhatt is the Associate Creative Director of Design at RAPP. With 17 years’ experience, he directs an array of integrated projects, specialising in design for print and branding. Hiten’s career has involved an 11 year stint at OgilvyOne where he was Associate Design Director. His previous and present clients include Virgin Media, American Express, British Airways, BT, IBM and Inmarsat.

Hiten has won 28 design awards; a D&AD Pencil, Cannes shortlists and numerous DMA awards are to name but a few. His typography work for Dishoom has been featured in Creative Review and The London Design Festival. Hiten’s self-initiated team building project for Pantone led to recognition on design blogs such as Design Boom and Fubiz. More recently, his work was shortlisted from over 100 designs and showcased at City Hall as part of an initiative led by London mayor Sadiq Khan called #LondonIsOpen.

 

In 2016, Hiten judged two design awards shows, The Creative Circle Awards and The Scottish Design Awards. He is an advocate for craft and is committed to broadening the scope of dialogue within the wider creative business community, so in August 2016 Hiten co-wrote an article with his brothers about diversity and how to promote it in the creative industry. The article was published by Campaign, becoming the 5th most read article that week.  

Karen Spencer

Creative Director, Liquid

As a fresh-faced graduate, I moved away from home to take my first position as a junior designer at a small agency, Liquid, in 2003. Most of my friends were moving to London to join the ranks swimming upstream into larger agencies, but I took a chance - and fourteen years later, here I sit as Creative Director of an agency that has doubled, tripled and quadrupled in size.

The best part about agency life is the variety. No two creatives are the same, nor clients, nor project. Every day is different and over the years, Liquid itself has transformed from a simple design agency to a fully integrated agency - making my role even more varied.

I’ve worked with some amazing brands - Warburtons, Radley, Onitsuka Tiger, Fujifilm, Liverpool ONE, Grosvenor and the new British Style Collective to name a few!

Day-to-day, my role consists of liaising with the clients, managing the studio and helping our team deliver the most creative, effective work that Liquid can muster… I even get to do design myself, which still excites me as much as it did when I was a junior.

It really is my dream job and I still look forward to work each and every day!
 

 

 

Nick Entwistle

Creative Director, MAGNAFI & One Minute Briefs

Nick is the Creative Director at film-based advertising house MAGNAFI, delivering effective campaigns for big brands such as Sofology, Very.co.uk, Betfred and the NHS, where he played a major role in the #LoveYourNHS campaign that helped the NHS beat Justin Bieber to Christmas Number 1. Alongside this, he runs the award-winning One Minute Briefs social platform which brings together creatives across the world for daily online advertising briefs and networking events. He has also just released his third book which brings together all of the #thingsyouhearinagencies via another one of his Twitter feeds, @AgencyQuotes.
As well as this, he delivers inspiring talks and workshops for the likes of D&AD, Glug and the BBC under the guise of his Bank of Creativity brand.
 

Phil Hurrell

 Animation Director & Founder, Coffee & TV

Phil Hurrell has played a key role in the animation and CGI visual effects industry for nearly 30 years. He has a fantastic pedigree in broadcast design, having worked with a host of major broadcasters and agencies including, ITV, BBC, Sky, Channel 4, Five, NBC Universal, Lambie Nairn, Red Bee and Brand Energies. Phil’s early and most known work includes the BBC 2 Robot idents and the iconic BBC 1 Balloons. Phil has also directed numerous commercials for top brands, such as McDonalds and Skittles.

While Phil’s career began in character animation after studying Computer Graphics at University in Brighton, he has produced some outstanding examples of VFX for commercials, most recently for BMW Mini, Qatar Airways and Benecol. After co-founding Coffee & TV in 2012, Phil and the team have been nominated for a range of awards, from the Kinsale Sharks, to the British Arrows and PromaxBDA worldwide. He is a keen cyclist and can often be found biking through the Oxfordshire countryside and the Chiltern Hills.

 

Remco Graham

Executive Creative Director and Partner, Now Advertising

 

Remco joined Now in January 2016 as a partner and shareholder with a remit to make Now one of the best rising agencies in London.

He’s responsible for all of the creative output of the agency.

Remco embraces challenging work.

In the first year at Now he’s been responsible for a dancing carcass of meat, an animated campaign featuring talking Trump and Boris bagels, a digital first using an a cappella band for BT and an integrated campaign to openly debate periods with a teenage audience for new brand Betty.

Over the last 20 years Remco has worked at agencies including mcgarrybowen London, DLKWLowe and Campaign’s agency of the decade HHCL and Partners. Most recently producing well known campaigns Honda ‘Illusions’ and Weedol ‘I’m weeding right now’.

Remco has won a multitude of awards across the world including golds at Cannes, One Show and British Arrows.

Passionate about brands, storytelling, craft and collaboration he believes only strong partnerships with clients can achieve talked about work.

Ross Neil

Executive Creative Director, WCRS

Ross is ECD of WCRS. He has worked there for over 10 years and loved every minute. The minutes he hasn’t loved can be counted on one hand. He puts this down to the agency’s open, collaborative nature where everyone helps. Like the Amish building a house, but in WCRS’ case it’s campaigns, and instead of timber it’s broadcast, YouTube, out of home, Facebook, digital, print, PR, content and so much more. The ability to say “why can’t we do that?” has led to WCRS’ most awarded alternative media campaigns of the last few years.

Ross has worked on brand campaigns for BMW, Sky, 118 118, The Sun and The News of the World, Weetabix, RAF, The Royal Navy and Royal Marines, Now TV, B&Q, E.ON... the list goes on. Before joining WCRS, Ross worked at HHCL for five years.

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