CREATIVE DIRECTORS

About

 
 

Dan and Jonny each have around 20 years experience (each) working in the creative industry, from above the line through integrated to digital. They have that special combination of ‘ambidextrous’ above the line and digital expertise and a deep understanding of brands and marketing.

They’ve worked in renowned creative agencies (including the ‘Digital Agency of the Decade’), built entire departments and produced gong-winning work for clients great and small, with budgets great and small.

They regularly judge at international and national advertising awards including D&AD, ICAD, Kinsale Sharks and Creative Showcase.

Fate (and two different headhunters) brought them together at Archibald Ingall Stretton back in 2004.

Dan’s biog
Dan started working in digital media long enough ago to remember getting excited about the invention of browser background colours and animated GIFs (that’s 1995 to most people). After cutting his teeth as a Designer and Art Director at The Guardian’s New Media Lab, he made the move into advertising at pioneering digital agency Good Technology, where he won awards for his work on Audi, Kylie Minogue and Pepperami. He then moved to Grey Interactive, overseeing a large creative department and winning awards for Alfa Romeo and Cartoon Network. Then followed TBWA\GGT as Head of Digital Creative, building a strong team and integrating and aligning the agency’s Digital offering with its TV and Direct work, picking up numerous awards for work on Vauxhall and The Sun.

With Jonny he launched the digital department for Archibald Ingall Stretton, helping grow it to become the agency’s main focus. He then spent 4-years as ACD at ‘Digital Agency of the Decade’ Dare, overseeing accounts including Sony, Sony Ericsson and Vodafone as well as winning The FA and B&Q accounts. Following a charity project in Ethiopia for Nike Foundation, Dan joined DLKW Lowe as Digital Creative Director. A few awards later, he spent several years as Digital Creative Director at VCCP, helping get Compare the Market’s digital, social and content into shape as well as looking after Britvic, London Midland, Gett Taxi and Lenovo.

He helped D&AD launch their Digital Student Workshops, sits as a judge for D&AD Student Awards and Kinsale Sharks and has been awarded for his efforts by (among others) D&AD, Cannes Lions, Campaign BIG, and the Craft-Brewing Association.

His spare time is split between being a father, cycling stupidly long distances and designing and making furniture at the South London Makerspace.

Jonny’s biog
Having spent the first half of his career above the line, Jonny made the switch to online in 1999, helping WCRS launch their digital department and working on accounts such as BMW, Orange and The National Lottery. He then joined Agency.com as a Creative Director, building its nascent creative department while heading up the BT account and growing it into the network’s largest piece of business. From there he joined Archibald Ingall Stretton to launch their digital offering which quickly became its dominant creative product. After a spell at Ogilvy, Jonny was lured to Dare to work across accounts, including Vodafone, Sony and Sony Ericsson. While there, he pitched for and won the FA and B&Q accounts. After helping launch a girl band in Ethiopia, Jonny was hired as Digital Creative Director at DLKW Lowe. He’s joined forces with D&AD to launch their Digital Student Workshops, runs TheLondonEgotist.com and has graciously accepted numerous awards along the way from the likes of BIMA, D&AD, Campaign, Revolution and The Webbys.

He is married with one wife, two children and an allotment. He is a parent governor at his daughter’s school. When time allows, you can find Jonny reflecting on the deeper truths of life at Parking In Stevenage.