Jo Wallace

Jo Wallace

Creative Director at JWT
London, United Kingdom

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Summary

I began my career at the groundbreaking agency HHCL & Partners in 1999. Not long after, I was listed amongst Campaign Magazine's Top Ten Young Creative Teams. I've since worked at various London agencies including Quiet Storm, FCB (European CD), Saatchi & Saatchi (Regional CD, EMEA), WCRS (CD), Tribal DDB (CD) & Publicis (CD). I have expertise across all media, from TV to social, to events. Most of all, I have a passion for big ideas and bringing them to life in the most relevant way. I've created work for everything from sausages to cars (not in the same ad, that would be weird). I've launched fresh new brands and driven reappraisal of household names. I've helped win numerous pitches - big and small. Outside of the day job I've written and directed short films which have screened at international film festivals in London, Los Angeles, Cannes & New York. Whilst at Saatchi & Saatchi I created and co-curated the exhibition 'There's a Good Girl', having been asked to give a talk about being a female creative director. My aim was to showcase and celebrate female creative talent to a far wider audience than a talk and we certainly achieved that. The exhibition received tremendous press attention, including a double page spread in The Independent and interviews on BBC Radio. Exhibitors included Alison Jackson, Sara Pope, Pam Glew & Hattie Stewart. As a spin-off from the exhibition I founded 'Good Girls Eat Dinner' which takes place every other month. I invite inspirational speakers to share their stories and advice between courses. Speakers so far include Cathy Newman (Ch4 News Presenter), Amanda Foster (Hollywood stuntwoman) and Alison Jackson (artist). Wine is involved. It's a lot of fun. In recent times I've been listed as one of Campaign's 30 Future Female Leaders and a finalist in Campaign & the IPA’s Women of Tomorrow Awards. I was also invited to speak at the 2015 Women of the World (WOW) festival at the Southbank Centre. I'm also a SheSays Momma (mentor).

Awards

Positions

Creative Director
London, United Kingdom
October 2017 - Present (3 months)
Freelance Creative Director & Good Girls Eat Dinner Founder
London, United Kingdom
September 2016 - September 2017 (1 year)
Working on various accounts (ATL and digital).
Freelance Creative Director
London, United Kingdom
June 2016 - August 2016 (2 months)
Working across several accounts such as VW and Lipton creating both digital and ATL campaigns.

www.jo-wallace.com
wallace.jo5@gmail.com
Freelance Creative Director / Integrated Big-Idea generator / Writer | Good Girls Eat Dinner founder
Freelance
United Kingdom
January 2016 - June 2016 (5 months)
During this time I was kept very busy, freelancing for agencies and production companies, including:
WCRS, Gravity Road, Quiet Storm, Spring, Space, Fresh Films.

I also continued to run and host Good Girls Eat Dinner.
Regional creative director (EMEA)
London, United Kingdom
September 2013 - November 2015 (2 years 2 months)
Whilst at Saatchi & Saatchi I also created and co-curated the exhibition 'There's a Good Girl', having been asked to give a talk about being a female creative director. The aim was to showcase and celebrate female creative talent to a wider audience and it certainly achieved that. The exhibition received a lot of press attention including a double page spread in The Independent and interviews on BBC Radio. Exhibitors included Alison Jackson, Sara Pope, Pam Glew, Alison Carmichael and Hattie Stewart.

As a spin-off from the exhibition I founded 'Good Girls Eat Dinner' which takes place every other month. I invite inspirational speakers to share their stories and advice between courses to an audience of 50. Speakers so far include Cathy Newman (Ch4 News Presenter), Amanda Foster (Hollywood stuntwoman), Laura JB (Mr President) and Alison Jackson (artist). Wine is involved. It's a lot of fun.
Creative Director
London, United Kingdom
December 2010 - August 2013 (2 years 8 months)
Northern European Creative Director: Nivea*, Nivea For Men and Eucerin.

Also working on other accounts / pitches alongside.

*Played a major role in winning the US$1.4 billion NIVEA Global pitch.

In 2013 I was a finalist for The IPA & Campaign's 'Women of Tomorrow' award.
Réalisateur
London, United Kingdom
Directeur de création
London, United Kingdom

Education

First in Graphic Design & Advertising

Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College
1996 - 1999 (3 years)

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