Graham Fink

Graham Fink

Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy& Mather China and Multimedia Artist. at Ogilvy & Mather

Shanghai, China
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Am always searching for interesting people to collaborate with.
Artists, designers, photographers, physicists, bloggers, engineers, actors, brain surgeons, generalists, madmen, spacemen....

People I worked with

Juggi Ramakrishnan
Creative Director
Ogilvy & Mather Beijing
Simon Dicketts
Creative Director
M&C Saatchi (UK) Limited
Chenghao Xie
Art Director
Ogilvy & Mather Beijing
Wilson Chow
Copywriter
Schitto Schmodde Waack Werbeagentur GmbH
Morris Ku
Creative Director
Ogilvy & Mather Beijing

Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy& Mather China and Multimedia Artist.

Ogilvy & Mather Shanghai
Shanghai, China
July 2011 - Currently here (5 years 5 months)

Founder

thefinktank
May 2000 - 2005 (4 years 8 months)
Set up thefinktank, a conceptual production company with Deirdre Allen.
We made commercials, music videos and short films.
Also founded theartschool. A very different type of art school, aimed at helping students get into the business of advertising, art and design. Meetings were held on a monthly basis in various secret locations. The last one we did was held at Parliament, in the House of Commons.
Over 150 students attended.

Commercials Director

Paul Weiland Film Company
1995 - 2000 (5 years)
Swapped to the other side of advertising, and became a film director. Making commercials, music videos and a short films. 'A short film called Z', was commissioned by David Puttnam and the Millennium council, and was shortlisted for a BAFTA.

Deputy Creative Director

Gold Greenlees Trott
1990 - 1994 (4 years)
working with Tim Mellors.

Group Head

Saatchi & Saatchi
London, United Kingdom
1986 - 1990 (4 years)
Had a great 4 years here. I ran a small group of creatives and worked on the famous Silk Cut campaign ( including Shower Curtain and Birds concepts). Many awards followed. I also created the British Airways 'FACE ' commercial directed by Hugh Hudson. It is now regarded as one the 100 greatest ads of all time.

Group Head

WCRS
1986 (1 year)
It was a frustrating time and after three months i resigned. Sparks flew and so did a yucca plant!
The next day i was hired by Paul Arden at Saatchi and Saatchi.

Art Director

Collett Dickenson Pearce
1981 - 1986 (5 years)
Got a job at CDP, which was then the best ad agency in the world. They didn't hire juniors, so I went back the next day dressed up as an old man. They hired me!
A great 6 years here. I won my first D&AD pencil, for a topical ad for Hamlet Cigars with Ian Botham cheekily smoking a Hamlet cigar the same day he was banned from Test Cricket for smoking dope.

Junior Creative

Medcalf Wrightson Lovelock
1981 (1 year)
Hired by the legendary Terry Lovelock of Heineken fame (Heineken refreshes the parts other beers cannot reach ), my first job after 115 interviews. The agency was unfortuntely sold three months later and everyone was made redundant.

Positions

Director

Rushes
London, United Kingdom

Chief Creative Officer

OgilvyOne Worldwide Beijing
Beijing, China

Director

Advico Y&R Zürich
Zürich-Gockhausen, Switzerland

Art Director

TBWA\LONDON
London, United Kingdom

Education

wood green school
1970 - 1975 (5 years)

who knows..it was art school!

art school banbury, then Reading college of Art

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