Senior Creative / Art Director
Brave

Dad wanted me to take over the family cornershop.

Mum wanted to arrange marry me at 16.

I had other ideas, and it’s still ideas that drives everything I do today.

My love is for Art Direction, but it’s no dirty secret that I flirt with words too.

I can’t think of a better way to start my career than at Dare – Digital Agency of the Decade.

There I learnt quickly that insight and idea is king.

But after 6.5 valuable years, it was time to move on.

It wasn’t rocket science.

It was Brutal Simplicity of Thought – M&C Saatchi.

I spent the next 3.5 years thinking bigger, bolder, simpler, whilst the importance of craft was ingrained into my DNA.

All the above experience has helped win pitches and pick up gold, silver and bronze – even saved an Indonesian rainforest and forced Disney and Hasbro to adopt a ZERO deforestation policy.

After dabbling with freelance, it was clear there was something missing.

I missed the culture, being part of a family, that small agency mentality where you win together and fail together.

And that’s why you’ll find me working with the mega talented peeps at Brave.

Within the first year I’ve helped make a tearjerker for Age UK, and spread sexual happiness for Lovehoney.

More recently, I’ve been getting hands dirty with pro-bono work for Brixton Finishing School, creating a recruitment campaign that drives diversity and social mobility within our industry.

Outside of work, I keep myself busy with personal projects.

Currently, I’m working on a cheery documentary about death, and attempting to rebrand the sterile and unknown world of Surrogacy.

“Some of the bravest ideas are shot down in cold blood by clients. The Chip Shop awards are like having the bravest client on your roster. There are no boundaries. Anything goes. The winning ideas will be the ones that make me scream with jealously ‘I wish I fucking did that’.”

Judging panel

Verity Fenner

Writer & Associate Lecturer
AMV & LCC

Sara Jones

Partner & Client Service Director
Free The Birds

Jodie Wightman

Creative Director
Together Design

Charlotte Walsh

Co-Founder
Digital Detox

Jon Gledstone

ECD and Partner
Mr President

Simon Poett

Executive Creative Director
The Brooklyn Brothers

Jamie Davies

Creative Director
INITION

cathy hutton

Co-founder, Creative Director
Jolly Rebellion

Mike Rance

Senior Creative Lead
Wavemaker UK

Joanne Oatts

Creative Director
OattsWinter

Lee Trott

Senior Copywriter
OLIVER

Maya Bogle

Co-founder
Talenthouse

Reuben Webb

Chief Creative Officer 
Stein IAS

Tamara Gillan

CEO & Founder
Cherry London

Marcie MacLellan

Founder
Frank & Lively

Marc Lewis

Dean
School of Communication Arts

David Norris

Creative Strategy, UK Lead
Snap Inc.

matt crabtree

Creative Director
McCann London

Dipesh Mistry

Senior Creative / Art Director
Brave

Helen Weisinger

Chief Client Officer
Outdoor Plus

Amy Kean

Global Head of Strategic Innovation
Starcom

Nicola Roberts

Executive Creative Director
Bray Leino

john treacy

Executive Creative Director
Proximity London

Jade Trott

A weaver of dreams at the loom of the mind/senior art director
OLIVER

Patrick Lendrum

Creative Director
Huge