Chris Hart

Chris Hart

Senior Integrated Creative Lead at Geometry Global
London, United Kingdom

Summary

Over the last 15 years I've been an art director first and foremost. But during that time I’ve also enjoyed writing, strategic thinking and creatively directing younger members of the team. I've worked my way across 3 international markets, Ioving every bit of a journey that has exposed me to just about every medium going - tv, print, digital, radio, POS, events and activation.

I love visual concepts but also relish the challenge of originating big ideas. For me it’s important that they’re based on relevant market insights, executed in specific mediums for the target audience. I've done this for many clients and for some, I've been recognised by the advertising community globally at various award shows, shows like Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Clio, London Internationals, Loeries, Dubai Lynx and Jay Chiat.

In my last position I worked alongside my copy based CD, looking after the visual side of things. Together we ran the regional account of one of the Middle East‘s largest clients. I’ve recently moved back to the UK and am looking for a Creative Director role as my next challenge. At such an exciting time in my career, I’m driven to share my wide ranging integrated skills and experience with the creative team around me, plus of course some ideas of my own.

If this sounds like what you’re looking for, then I look forward to chatting further. In the meantime, you can also find my website at www.chrishartcreative.com.

Positions

Senior Integrated Creative Lead
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
January 2012 - April 2017 (5 years 3 months)
I was hired to support the ECD of the Dubai office across its portfolio of accounts. Working with a specialised team, we grew one of the Middle East’s largest clients over the following 5 years, moving from an adaptation office into one which was running its own regional projects.

Predominantly a leading art director, I also spent time writing, creatively directing younger talent, organising the weekly workstream, contributing to the appraisal process and working proactively. In addition to these responsibilities, I led creative pitches for Geometry alongside projects for all of its significant clients: Audi, Mercedes, Sprite, Reebok, Heineken, BAT, Coca-Cola, Mentos, Diamond, NBAD, Castrol, Dove and Pond’s to name a few. I also supported the ECD as the ‘go to’ creative for the rest of the agency, whenever he was not available.

I won several awards during my time at Geometry, helping to make Dubai one of the network‘s most awarded offices globally.
Senior Art Director
Freelance Senior Art Director
January 2011 - January 2012 (1 year)
Senior Art Director
J. Walter Thompson, Melbourne
May 2009 - August 2010 (1 year 3 months)
Employed in a senior team, we worked on JWT’s key accounts, Ford and Kraft. The majority of our time was spent creating and launching one of Ford’s biggest ever multinational campaigns, on the flagship brands Mondeo, Territory and Falcon. We also worked on successful new product launches for Kraft Natural Block Cheese and Philadelphia Cream for Cooking.
Senior Art Director
Nexus/h
2008 - 2009 (1 year)
Art Director
FREELANCE CREATIVE
August 2007 - April 2009 (1 year 8 months)
Freelanced at various agencies including Lowes, Publicis, Nexus/H, Brothers and Sisters, Hurrell and Dawson, MWO.
Art Director
London, United Kingdom
August 2002 - August 2007 (5 years)
Creative Placement
London, United Kingdom
June 2001 - December 2001 (6 months)

Education

BA(Hons) Marketing

Northumbria University, 2 Ellison Pl

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