Adam Thompson

Adam Thompson

Creative Director at VCCP Kin
LONDON, United Kingdom

About me

Adam Thompson creative works span 14 years, serving advertising in London, New York and Auckland. His advertising life began at Watford College where he graduated as team of the year 2003 to Publicis London. Here he spent his early years learning to write ads and fill bins with paper balls. After somehow winning Publicis London's first ever D&AD yellow pencil, his next stop was BBH London where he was fortunate enough to have ideas killed by Sir John of Advertising. His next move was to help set up a Dentsu London helping win new business and run the placement scheme. He then went freelance for the likes of Glue Isobar and Saint@RKCR Y&R (UK Digital Agency of the Year 2011). Eager to explore some new markets, he travelled first to New Zealand to be Group Head at Saatchi & Saatchi in Auckland. Then across town to DDB NZ, helping them to win NZ Creative Agency of the Year in 2015. His quest for new then took him to New York to be Creative Director across Dr Pepper, Chase Bank and Maserati. Now back home in London, as a Creative Director and Director for clients such as R/GA London and BBC Creative. Adam has won both metal and plastic at many of the major shows, including gold at Kinsale; 1 silver Clio; 2 golds, 9 silvers and 3 bronzes at Spikes Asia; 1 gold, 8 silvers and 9 bronzes at AWARD; 2 Grand Prix and 6 golds at Axis NZ; 2 Mashiesfor best international digital campaign; 1 silver, 5 bronzes and 8 finalists at the Cannes Lions; and 1 in-book, 2 nominations, and 1 yellow pencil at D&AD. Adam is currently Creative Director at VCCP.

Positions

Creative Director
London, United Kingdom
January 2018 - Present (4 years)
Creative Director
London, United Kingdom
June 2016 - August 2017 (1 year 2 months)
Creative Head of BBC Youth brands: BBC Three, Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Asian Network, iPlayer
Creative Director
New York, United States
January 2015 - December 2015 (11 months)
Clients: Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Chase Bank, Maserati, Verizon, Marriott
Creative
Auckland, New Zealand
October 2012 - January 2015 (2 years 3 months)
Clients: Volkswagen, McDonalds, Lion Nathan Breweries, Sky, Westpac, Lotto, Cadbury, Coastguard.
Creative Group Head
Parnell, New Zealand
June 2011 - October 2012 (1 year 4 months)
Auckland
Clients: Toyota, DB Breweries, Telecom, Breast Cancer Research Trust, L&P, ASB Bank.
Senior Creative
London, United Kingdom
October 2010 - June 2011 (8 months)
Clients: Pixar, Ligne Roset, Sony Playstation Home, BBC, M&S, Lloyds TSB, Virgin Atlantic.
Senior Art Director
London, United Kingdom
January 2010 - October 2010 (9 months)
Clients: Uniqlo, Canon, Tetley, Nintendo, Harper Collins, East Coast Trains.
Art Director
BBH
London, United Kingdom
January 2008 - 2010 (2 years)
Clients: Lynx/Axe, Johnnie Walker, Levis, British Airways, KFC, Vodafone, eBay, Dunlop, ITV, Audi, LG, Tango, Heineken.

Education

Postgraduate Diploma

2002 - 2003 (1 year)

BA(Hons)

1995 - 1998 (3 years)

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