Colin Jeffery

Colin Jeffery

Managing Partner & Chief Creative Officer at David&Goliath
El Segundo, United States

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Summary

Colin’s career spans 17 years and 3 continents. He has spent the last 9 years at David&Goliath where he is a Managing Partner and Chief Creative Officer. In 2011, David&Goliath was named Ad Age’s Small Agency of the Year. In 2012, Business Insider ranked Colin #11 on its list of the Most Creative People in Advertising. Under his creative leadership, the agency has grown from 60 to 230, adding 50 employees in the last year. He has been instrumental in helping founding client Kia become one of the fastest growing car companies in the world. Colin was responsible for creating the Kia Hamsters campaign, which includes one of the 20 most viewed commercials of all-time, according to Adweek.

Prior to joining David&Goliath, Colin was a VP Creative Director at Arnold in Boston where he oversaw Volkswagen, Timberland, and ESPN. He created a wide range of high-profile work including the VW Passat “Feature Films” campaign, which was the most awarded digital campaign in the world in 2006.

Before moving to the US, Colin did tours of duty at Saatchi & Saatchi (Singapore), TBWA Hunt Lascaris (Johannesburg) and King James (Cape Town). He worked on various clients including; Toyota, Burger King, Guinness, Hewlett-Packard, Land Rover, BMW, South African Airways, Nando’s, Johnnie Walker, among others.

His work has been recognized at every major international award show including, Cannes Lions, The One Show, D&AD, Clios, Effies, among others. He has also served on many international jury panels. Colin regularly speaks and writes about music, trends, and pop culture. He was featured in Billboard Magazine’s article “Music’s Mad Men,” which highlighted the evolving relationship between music and advertising.

Positions

Managing Partner & Chief Creative Officer
El Segundo, United States
November 2006 - Present (10 years 10 months)
Client list: Kia Motors, Jack in the Box, Coca Cola, California Lottery, Beats by Dre, Universal Studios, NFL Media, Art Institutes, MGM Resorts, Vizio, LG Mobile, Pop Chips
Senior Art Director
Singapore, Singapore
January 2003 - September 2004 (1 year 8 months)
Clients: Hewlett Packard, Toyota, Lexus, Burger King, Singapore Navy
Art Director
Cape Town, South Africa
June 2000 - December 2002 (2 years 6 months)
Clients: Johnnie Walker, Bell's Whisky, Independent Newspapers, Allan Gray Investments
Art Director
Johannesburg, South Africa
January 1998 - February 2000 (2 years 1 month)
Clients: BMW, Land Rover, South African Airways, Nando's Chicken, Standard Bank
Director
New York, United States
Director
Santa Monica, United States

Education

Art Direction and Graphic Design, Advertising

Red and Yellow School, South Africa
1996 - 1998 (2 years)

K - 12

Diocesan College, South Africa
1981 - 1994 (13 years)

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