Damon Collins

Damon Collins

Founder at Joint London
London, United Kingdom

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Summary

Damon has spent the last 26 years working at some of the UK's best agencies for some of the UK's best agency owners.
Starting out at FCB in 1986, he soon moved to Gold Greenlees Trott to work for the legendary Dave Trott.
At the tender age of 23 he accepted the role of Deputy Creative Director at start-up Leagas Shafron Davis Chick.
He then moved to Saatchi and Saatchi where he became the agency's youngest ever group head.
Soon after the Saatchi brothers left so did he, to go to Abbott Mead Vickers to work for the industry's other legendary Dave, or rather David.
After moving to Lowe he was promoted, by the legendary Sir Frank, to Executive Creative Director.
This was followed by an adventurous few years as Creative Director at Mother, where he oversaw the Boots account. Whilst there, he and his team helped Boots enjoy their best Christmas trading period ever. Two years running.
In 2008 he joined RKCR/Y&R as Executive Creative Director to partner its CEO Richard Exon. Under his tenure the agency became the most awarded in the UK, winning its first D&AD pencils and claiming the country's number one spot in the Gunn report, as well as reaching number one in Campaign's new business league.
Despite winning awards at all the major industry awards he is most proud of being the only person in advertising to have won two BAFTAs.
He was included in Adage's 'Creativity 50' list of the most influential and inspiring creative personalities alongside Lady Gaga and James Cameron (whoever they are).
As his job description has evolved so has his obsession with all things digital, culminating in his being invited to lecture for Hyper Island and learning to code.
He's a black belt in karate and is married with two children, one dog and a motorbike.

Awards

Positions

Founder
London, United Kingdom
June 2012 - Present (5 years 4 months)
Worked on:

Air New Zealand
TSB
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
Peace One Day
BHS
Google
Amazon
Hoxton Hotels
UKTV - Dave, Watch
GSMA
Badger Ales
Executive Creative Director
London, United Kingdom
2008 - 2012 (4 years)
Worked on:

Lloyds TSB
Bacardi
Bombay Sapphire
LG
Ovarian Cancer Action
Visit London
BBC
Ghd
Honey Waffles
Home Office Anti Knife Crime
Home Office Anti Teen violence
Foods Standards agency
Bank Of Scotland
Volvic
Tic Tac
Innocent drinks
COI Fire Safety
Ferrero Rocher
Land Rover
Prime Location
Oxfam
Project Canvas / YouView
Revlon
Creative Director
London, United Kingdom
2005 - 2008 (3 years)
Executive Creative Director
Lowe London
London, United Kingdom
2000 - 2004 (4 years)
Lowe London
Worked on:

Orange
Nestle Double cream
Rowntree’s Fruit pastilles
Quality Street
Stella Artois
Heineken
Tesco
Playjam
Sure
Flora
Hellmans
Vauxhall
HSBC
Nestle Bacci
Pepperami
Surf
Electrolux
Reebok
Weetabix
Diet Coke
Sprite
Domestos
Merrill Lynch HSBC
Art Director
Abbott Mead Vickers
1995 - 2000 (5 years)
Worked on:

The Economist
RSPCA
Capital Radio
Halfords
Tampax
Prudential
Famous Grouse
Carrera Bicycles
Ikea
BT
McDougal’s
Volvo
Iams
Health Education Authority - Anti Smoking
Cow and Gate
Solar Century
Pizza Hut
Scene Magazine
Bisto
Creative Group Head
Saatchi and Saatchi
1991 - 1995 (4 years)
Worked on:

Hi Tec Shoes
Flymo
British Airways
P&G
Club 18-30 Holidays
Visa International
Visa Delta
Burger King
Castlemaine XXXX
Deputy Creative Director
Leagas Shafron Davis Chick
1990 - 1991 (1 year)
Worked on:

The Sunday Express


(Yes, exactly. Wonder why I left...)
Art Director
Gold Greenless Trott
1987 - 1990 (3 years)
Worked on:

ITV
Zamoyski Vodka
Mazda
Honeywell Bull
Department of Employment
COI
The Daily Mirror
The Sunday People
Cadbury’s Wispa
Cadbury's Creme Eggs
Post Office Counters
Holsten Pils
Toshiba
Hosten Export
Children’s World
Alex Lawrie
Pearson
Lurpak
Robinson’s
Complan
Cancel the Third World Debt
Farleys
Britains toys
Ariston
Babyfresh wipes
Art Director
Foote Cone and Belding
1986 - 1987 (1 year)
Worked on:

London buses
London Underground
The Daily Mail
Kahlua
Heinz
Mandate
Insignia
Rimmel
Art Director
London, United Kingdom
Executive Creative Director
Swarm@rkcr
London, United Kingdom
Swarm@rkcr

Education

HND, Copywriting and Advertising

Hounslow Borough College
1984 - 1986 (2 years)
This course moved from Hounslow to Amersham. Then from Amersham to Bucks. I think it's still there. It was run by Dave Morris.

DATEC, Art and Design

Thames Valley University
1982 - 1984 (2 years)
This was known as Ealing College of Higher Education back then. It was a well known art college. The course was an art and design course called DATEC.

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