Craig Chester

Craig Chester

Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, Walsh Bay
Sydney, Australia

Summary

I lead a creative department honored with countless awards at Saatchi &Saatchi Wellness.

Before joining Saatchi I worked within consumer agencies, producing campaigns for brands as large as Coke and Qantas and businesses as small as liquor stores and tattoo parlors.

After backpacking, flash packing and unpacking I then joined Torre Lazur McCann in London, quickly becoming Head of Art while helping the agency to become one of the most awarded healthcare agencies in Europe.

I believe that great ideas reach great heights through flawless art direction, writing and crafting. And that an individual can do well, but a team can do better.

Most importantly I want my clients to be successful and to know that they are a valued member of our team. I also want all who work with me to enjoy the process.

Personally, I have won a Cannes Lion, a best of show, 4 special prizes for craft and 2 gold at the IPA awards (formerly the HAAG Awards) and 10 Global awards just to name a few.

I have also been invited to join award juries at Lions Health, the Global Awards, Spikes, the IPA Awards and the PM Awards in London.

My work has featured in Luzers Archive magazine and Ads of the World.

And my greatest creation now and always will be my 2 wonderful sons. Admittedly my wife did most of the labor.

Sector Experience

Positions

Creative Director
Walsh Bay, Australia
October 2014 - Present (3 years 1 month)
Head of Art
Sydney, Australia
May 2013 - October 2014 (1 year 5 months)
Senior Art Director
Sydney, Australia
October 2008 - May 2013 (4 years 7 months)
Head of Art
London, United Kingdom
2000 - 2007 (7 years)
Art Director
McCann Erickson Advertising Sydney
1998 - 2000 (2 years)
Art Director
North Sydney, Australia
November 1996 - November 1998 (2 years)
Art Director
The Alternative, Perth
1993 - 1996 (3 years)

Education

BA Design

Curtin University of Technology, Perth
1986 - 1989 (3 years)

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