Dan Cullen-Shute

Dan Cullen-Shute

Managing and Founding Partner at Creature London
LONDON, United Kingdom

About me

Dan Shute, Managing and Founding Partner of Creature of London, (along with Ed Warren, Ben Middleton and Stu Outhwaite), began his career as a grad at Ogilvy & Mather, many moons ago. After a couple of years working on BP, Castrol, and others, he moved inland to DLKW where he spent nearly a decade looking after a variety of accounts, including HBOS, Marie Curie Cancer Care, General Motors, the Department of Health, the Daily Mirror and the RAF.;Having risen to the dizzy heights of ‘Director of Engagement & Participation’ (a title he’s proud to say he came up with himself), he jumped ship to glue, where he spent a couple of years trying to persuade people that Nokias were better then iPhones. After that, setting up on his own with a bunch of Creative Directors from Mother seemed like a pretty relaxing career move. Creature now spend their time making TV ads, websites, apps, posters, events and more for Carling, Ryvita, Jordans, Adidas and more. He’s normally the one in the suit.;www.creaturelondon.com


CEO & Founder
London, United Kingdom
July 2011 - Present (9 years 11 months)
Creature of London is a fully independent agency, that I set up in 2011 with Ben Middleton, Stu Outhwaite, and Ed Warren. We've grown steadily from 6 people to 40+, and from nowhere to a top twenty agency, winning (and making award-winning work for) clients like Carling, London Gatwick, Tetley Tea, Arla Dairies, Jordans, Ryvita, BAFTA, ITSU, Transferwise, MOO.COM, Photobox, Collect+, and more. We've also made a bunch of award-winning short films and music videos, and been nominated for an Olivier Award for our production of Alice's Adventures Underground. In 2017, we were named by the London Stock Exchange as one of '1000 Companies To Inspire Britain In 2017'.
Group Account Director
London, United Kingdom
June 2010 - July 2011 (1 year 1 month)
I lead Nokia's Global Digital Business, leading various teams, working in various markets, across various handset and service launches - including the N9, and the multiple award-winning Own Voice project.
Director of Engagement & Participation
London, United Kingdom
February 2010 - May 2010 (3 months)
I still do the Board Account Director thing - I now just do a bunch more stuff too.
Board Account Director
London, United Kingdom
April 2009 - May 2010 (1 year 1 month)
Integrated Account Director
London, United Kingdom
June 2004 - April 2009 (4 years 10 months)
Account Manager
London, United Kingdom
January 2003 - June 2004 (1 year 5 months)
Account Manager
London, United Kingdom
2002 - 2004 (2 years)



1998 - 2002 (4 years)

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