Ben Smith

Ben Smith

Creative Director at Freelance
St. Leonards, Australia

About me

As a kid I dreamt of being a left winger for Liverpool, but as my football career never progressed beyond playing for Sunday pub outfit Whimple FC in the UK, these days I dream up ideas.

Since graduating from The Surry Institute of Art with a degree in Graphic Design, I’ve worked at some of the world’s best ad agencies in the US and Australia and teamed up with lots of talented people to create things that I’m really proud of.

Currently I’m a Creative Director in Sydney working on projects for clients and agencies. Previously I was at R/GA New York, Crispin Porter and Bogusky in Colorado and was part of two agency start-ups in Sydney; Droga5 and 72andSunny.

Over the last ten years I’ve helped win new business, agency of the year titles, taught at Miami Ad School and if awards are important my work has won at D&AD, Cannes, One Show, Webbys, Spikes, Clios, Adfest, LIA, New York Festivals, Effies, Facebook Awards, ADMA, YoungGuns and AWARD (Australian Writers & Art Directors).

Sector Experience

Positions

Creative Director
Freelance
Australia
October 2017 - Present (3 years 7 months)
Creative Director in Sydney working on projects for clients and agencies.
Freelance Creative Director
Sydney, Australia
June 2017 - October 2017 (4 months)
Creative Director at the start up 72andSunny office in Sydney. Working on eBay, Google, special projects and new business.
Creative Director
St. Leonards, Australia
July 2014 - June 2017 (2 years 11 months)
Creative Director on Mars food and pet brands including MasterFoods, Dolmio, Uncle Ben's, Wrigley's, Whiskas and Dine as well as GE , Toshiba and new business.
Associate Creative Director
Boulder, United States
February 2013 - July 2014 (1 year 5 months)
Associate Creative Director working on and helping Creative Direct Domino's, Kraft Mac & Cheese, Hotels.com, Fruit of the loom, Microsoft, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and new business.
Creative Director
New York, United States
March 2011 - February 2013 (1 year 11 months)
Creative Director on the global MasterCard account. Also worked across other international and national accounts - Nike, Verizon, Converse, Microsoft, Grey Goose, JC Penny and new business.

Education

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Design and Visual Communications GradeUpper Second

2000 - 2004 (4 years)

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