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iain art director profile
Design Director / Creative Director
12 Plus years Experience

Represented: 23/02/21


Iain is a hands-on Design Director who delivers creative leadership across a campaign but also loves to jump on the tools and get designing himself.


His list of clients, collaborators, agencies and awards is impressive to the point of intimidating. At agencies including DDB (London & Amsterdam), Anomaly, Iris and Tribal he’s delivered campaigns for brands including Audi, Apple, Heineken and Unilever. His work with Adidas and Beats by Dr Dre have earned him multiple gold, silver and bronze Cannes Lions.


Iain reckons he’s the consummate collaborator and stresses that, even though he’s carved out his impressive career as a freelancer, he turns up like a shareholder.


Art Direction Brand Identity Campaign Management Creative Direction Design Direction Digital Design Graphic Design Producing

Recent Employment

Creative Director / Mar 2019 - Apr 2020 / Knas Creative

London, United Kingdom


Iain was hired on a freelance capacity to direct a shoot wiht Borussia Dortmund. He helped in the creation of global visual assets for football teas such as Manchester City and ACM Milan. 

Creative Director / Jul 2018 - Nov 2018 / R/GA

London, United Kingdom 


Working on the Guinness and Johnny Walker accounts. Highlights include shooting with Rio Ferdinand for GuinnessAfrica, working with McBess as well as creating assets for the Guinness OpenGateBrewery.

Design Director / Aug 2014 - Jul 2018 / Iris Worldwide

London, United Kingdom


Working on a range of brands and accounts. 

Industries I know well

Sport & Recreation

Honours & awards

Cannes Lions 2015 Gold Film Lion

Beats by Dr Dre: The Game
 Before the Game
 (Creative Director)

Cannes Lions 2015 Silver Film Craft Lion
Beats by Dr Dre: The Game
 Before the Game
 (Creative Director)

Cannes Lions 2015 Silver Branded Content Lion
Beats by Dr Dre: The Game
 Before the Game
 (Creative Director)

Cannes Lions 2015 Bronze Integrated Cyber Lion

Adidas: There Will Be Haters (Design Director)

Cannes Lions 2014 Gold Media Lion
Beats by Dr Dre
: The Beats Pills (Creative Director EMEA)

Cannes Lions 2010 Film Craft Grand Prix

Philips Cinema: Parallel Lines
 (Digital Art Director)

Cannes Lions 2010 Gold Cyber Lion

Hasbro: Monopoly City Streets (Head of Design Tribal DDB)


Multimedia Studies

L4-Akademie GmbH


Bachelor's Degree, Interior Design

Victoria University of Wellington

Creative. Digital. Marketing. Recruitment.

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