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CREATIVE DIRECTOR

BIOGRAPHY

A highly dedicated Creative Director and Executive Event Producer with 18 years' experience in creative professions with highlights in the events, television broadcasting and live performance sectors. A passion for fresh and original creative solutions combined with a level headed and rational approach has led to an impressive portfolio of high concept and award-nominated projects. Notable work within the conferences & exhibitions, cuisine pop ups, fashion shows and launches, special weddings, festivals and now retreats, where he has created his own; Wonderment & Soul Pride. A hands-on approach to the entire creative process means that each project is curated with the utmost unique attention from inception to final delivery. A strong communicator with the ability to convey ideas clearly to clients, as well as to a vast variety of suppliers; from designers to technical producers, copywriters and web. Excelling at pitches he has a great track record of winning new business on pitch grounds. An in-depth knowledge of current affairs, current trends in the arts, and a new-found passion for technology from VR to video mapping, having created many live shows utilising this new zeitgeist.

SKILLS

  • An unmatchable imagination that can conceive sound, creative ideas on the spot with each client's brief.

  • Industry aware and technically up to speed with current design and technology trends.

  • A good relationship with suppliers across the board from acts and entertainment to set builders and prop houses, graphic designers to VR producers, videographers to prop houses.

  • A sound understanding of business and budgets, having executive produced many
    national and international projects and worked on budgets from £5k to £1m.

  • A team member and leader, working with the best solutions to exercise a creative vision.

  • Global outreach having produced shows in over 15 countries and 3 continents working
    with local teams on the ground and exporting thousands of UK acts and suppliers and I speak French.

  • Great relationships with a great network of influencers and industry key players.

  • Deep knowledge of the Wellness industry, knowing hundreds of the worlds best practitioners able to curate sublime programmes.

Some of my work...

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Wonderment Group

  • Creative concepts, Creative design and content for Wonderment and Soul Pride Retreat Festival; 2 annual boutique, retreat festivals for 250 designed to empower and enrich participants for life betterment.

  • Executive Creative Director on multiple live events for brands such as Harrods, Channel,  Fennwick, Dior, Vodafone, Innocent Drinks, MTV, Burberry, MAC, Soho House Group, Sheraton Hotels, Hilton Group, Chambers Travel Management, Carnaby Films & Warner Music

  • Executive Producer for theatre shows Magic of the Movies (Beirut), West End & Beyond (Dubai), Le Bouge Neon (Global tour including Saudi Royal Family), Le Bouge Neon (Udderbelly & Leicester Square Theatre), Wedding Royale (Leicester Square Theatre) & West End in the Woods (Wasing Park).

CNBC - EAST TECH WEST

  • Executive Creative Producer of the International, 3 day conference EAST TECH WEST, for 400 delegates of the world's leading tech masterminds, managing a team of 300, liaising directly with Commercial Director, managing a budget of 1M.

  • A full 3 day programme that included wellness for all delegates, all F&B experiences including a welcome pool party and finale gala dinner, organising the main plenary and off site visits to local tech companies.

Home House Members Club

  • Concept, curation and creative for Spring, summer, Halloween and New Years eve parties for 1500 members that included a team of 70 including artists, acts, production and dressing team.

  • Each event Fully themed immersive experiences across 12 rooms to the same audience for 12 years.

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MACE

Chris headed up the creative team for the 25 Anniversary of Mace, at The Copperbox Arena, East London, that included a day conference for their 3000 employees and clients . This was to be followed by an evening celebration that included an 80 artist arena show, themed evening party and music concert.

 

Leading a very large team of 350 on an event at the iconic Olympic site. I was the first point of call for the client, the Head of Marketing at Mace, and conceived the whole creative idea of the theme and oversaw the execution of the logistics, technical design, including lights, sound, staging and AV - influencing and guiding all suppliers on the project including CAD drawings, lighting plot, stage design and F&B content.

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