ARK – KEVIN RUSSELL

KEVIN IS A FREELANCE CREATIVE DIRECTOR LIVING AND WORKING IN LONDON, WHO’S TALENTS SPAN MULTIPLE DISCIPLINES INCLUDING DIGITAL, FILM, BRANDING AND PRINT.  HE SPENT THIRTEEN YEARS AT AKQA, WHERE HE SAW THE COMPANY GROW FROM FIFTY PEOPLE IN JERMYN STREET TO OVER TWO THOUSAND WORLDWIDE. HIS ROLE WAS CREATIVE DIRECTOR ACROSS BRANDS INCLUDING ORANGE, PANASONIC, CADBURY’S, MICROSOFT GAMES AND UNILEVER. HE HAS A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF DIGITAL – WHAT INSPIRES, WHAT MAKES PEOPLE TICK AND HOW TO MAKE TECHNOLOGY WORK HARD FOR CLIENTS IN INNOVATIVE AND SURPRISING WAYS. TODAY, HIS FREELANCE CLIENTS INCLUDE WE ARE SOCIAL, RADLEY YELDER, AKQA, RAPP DIGITAL, TBG DIGITAL, GOOGLE, OGILVY ONE, BETFAIR, CHEIL, JAM LONDON, COLLECTIVE LONDON, A SOCIAL PRACTICE, DIGITAS LBI, EDELMAN LONDON AND BARCLAYS BANK. HE CONCEIVED THE HEINEKEN STAR PLAYER APP WHICH HAS BEEN HAILED AN INDUSTRY GAME CHANGER AND ONE OF AKQA’S MOST AWARDED PROJECTS EVER, NETTING OVER NINETEEN INDUSTRY ACCOLADES, INCLUDING A D&AD YELLOW PENCIL AND A GOLD AT CANNES CYBER LIONS. EVER SINCE KEVIN HAS BIZARRELY TAKEN TO REFERRING TO HIMSELF IN THE THIRD PERSON – NOT JUST IN PRINT BUT AT SOCIAL EVENTS, WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY BUT MORE WORRYINGLY – AROUND THE HOUSE, ON HIS OWN – OUT LOUD.