My Story

My career began as an in-house designer for a regional newspaper, I quickly moved on through several small design houses before stepping into an Art Director role in London advertising agencies in my early 20’s.
My big break came when I became regional Creative Director for Leo Burnett East Africa where the agency won over 12 pitches in as many months under my leadership and the agency more than doubled in size.
In recent years I have been instrumental in leading Digital and Direct London in the setup, development and growth of a hugely successful in-house TV production facility. My additional talent as a music producer strengthens my passion for moving image and  marks me as a key talent in this area and I am on the judging panel for the international Music + Sound Awards.
My recent role at Sapient Munich was a great challenge and an incredible opportunity to bring together the traditional, experiential and technological aspects to the current muti-channel consumer landscape. Sapient is one of the key agencies to lead Germany into inspiring and pioneering ways of connecting brands with their consumers and my role was to integrate the communications side of advertising into the already existing technological side of Sapient. Once achieved, I was then asked to return to London to lead several new clients of Sapient.

My Skills

Creative Leadership

100%

Art Direction

85%

Photography

65%

Creative Strategy

90%

Design

75%

Music Production

77%

Presentation

85%

Cock-ups

2%

Don’t just take my word for it

Neil produced outstanding work. He is a talented and imaginative art director, who comes up with big ideas as well as having a great eye for detail. He is also good in front of clients, and works well with the wider agency team.

Paul Kitcatt, Kitcall Nohr

Neil created good creative ideas that were consistent to our marketing objectives and he created a good information system between our marketing department and the Agency.

Muhoho Kenyatta, Chairman Brookside Kenya. (Son of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya's first president)

Neil has been a dutiful and expert craftsman, he has produced a broad range of inspired creative work and has regularly pushed the boundaries of the brief. I would recommend him to work in any creative communications environment.

Omaid Hiwaizi, Planning Director, Sapient Nitro