A humble senior creative dabbling in PRETTY MUCH everything.
An Essex boy at heart - a Norfolk soul, neither accent, but an all-round English sense of humor. In 2015, MIKE joined Anomaly NYC, Ad Age’s Agency of the Year.
For the last ten years, I’ve been solving, fixing, making & creating work for some of the world’s finest brands, including Nike, Sonos, YouTube, Budweiser and almost every part of Diageo's global portfolio. Making things that gets people fired up, cooled down, turned on, tuned out, off their backsides and into places like THE WORLD SERIES, ESPN, VICE, CNN, FOX SPORTS, BBC, NY TIMES, THE GUARDIAN, TELEGRAPH, BILLBOARD, VOGUE & THE GRAMMY'S. James Corden (the chubby english fella) has to date, spoofed two of my campaigns, which was nice.
I’ve lectured, judged, mentored and nurtured. I've spoken and guest featured, taught, and been taught. Run intern schemes, hosted portfolio events, organized workshops, help team people up, given people their first jobs and seen them headhunted for second jobs. Won a handful of shiny things, and some that aren't so shiny, but bloody heavy. Won more than my fair share of pitches and (when necessary) retained business. Worked in teams and flown solo. I art direct, write, comedy, design, draw, ride, run and breathe well, but dance, badly.
I've worked with these guys:
NIKE FOOTBALL / NIKE RUNNING / YOUTUBE / BUDWEISER / SONOS / DIAGEO: CAPTAIN MORGAN, JOHNNIE WALKER, CROWN ROYAL, BUCHANAN’S & DON JULIO / ROLLS ROYCE / SAMSUNG / ASOS / DAILY MIRROR / VIRGIN ATLANTIC / eBAY / DANONE DANIO YOGHURT / ARE YOU EVEN READING THIS? / B-REEL / BRITISH AIRWAYS / .GOV & COI / LAND ROVER / RANGE ROVER / NOKIA / POWERHORSE / JEEP / DISHOOM / GOOGLE / NATIONWIDE / TIMBERLAND / SOUNDCLOUD / INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS / TERRENCE HIGGINS TRUST / GLENFIDDICH / GRANTS / RUSSIAN STANDARD VODKA / BE BROADBAND / OBSERVER NEWSPAPER / BAE SYSTEMS / STOP THE TRAFFIK / ERISTOFF VODKA / ABSOLUT VODKA / MINI COOPER / BARCLAYS BANK / MARKS & SPENCER / D&AD / DYSON / SONY NOTEBOOKS / BRUGAL RUM / ZIPCAR / IBM B2B / DESPERADOS / BUPA / BRITISH GAS / LONDON AIR AMBULANCE / ARLA PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT / THE CO-OP BANK /
And worked a mixture of Full time and Freelance for these guys.
ANOMALY [NYC] / AKQA [LDN] / NAKED COMMS [LDN] / LEO BURNETT [LDN] / ANOMALY [LDN] / B-REEL [LDN+NYC] / WIEDEN + KENNEDY [LDN] / FCB INFERNO [LDN] / LEAGAS DELANEY [LDN] / OGILVY ONE [LDN] / LOWE [LDN] /
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SIDE HUSTLE 2 - Director of 'The Young Creative Council'. Since 2009, The YCC has become an industry-leading resource in the UK and beyond. With over 90 + events, and no one else to ask but ourselves, we have become respected by the world's finest agencies and creative industry bodies.