Darren has lead creative agencies in four countries holding positions from CD, CCO, Managing Director and Head of Digital
Currently Darren is Global ECD at WPP and Global Chief Creative Technologist at VMLYR Commerce
Previously from 2017 - 2019 Darren was working at Havas as:
- European Digital Executive Creative Director
- Chief Creative Officer and Managing Director at Dusseldorf HQ
- Member of the European Creative Council
From 2012 - 2017 Darren was the CCO, Managing Director and member of the board at 3 Agencies (BBDO & Proximity Worldwide Dusseldorf and Proximity Worldwide London)
He was also on the Proximity Worldwide Creative Council as of July 2013 - July 2017
He is an award winning Creative with a passion for Innovation, Emerging Technology and of course Creativity.
This makes him a media neutral Creative Director who is happy working on TV as much as digital.
His background gives him a unique perspective on marketing and innovation.
His career began in the Technology arena and after a number of years working he decided to move into the creative field, he has spent the last 15 years working in some of the most award winning advertising agencies in the world, bridging the gap between Traditional and Digital Creative.
Other things to note:
Founder of the worlds biggest Creative Technologist group on linkedin
In April / March 2012 he was a guest CD critic at Humber university for the Creative Advertising course.
Life Achievements apart from being a Dad.
He is a published author of 4 books
100 printed industry articles which were published globally as well as articles in Contagious
His work as a Creative Director featured in Fast Company