Experience strategist &
creative director

 
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Introduction

I’ve spent the best part of two decades navigating the shifting sands of culture, ideas, technology and business in a wide range of different roles, and developing core, complementary specialisms around:

  • Creative direction

  • Experience design strategy

  • Content strategy

In short: I apply user-centred design principles to creative endeavours of all shapes and sizes. I believe that God is in the details, in functionality that tells a story, and in making things that actually mean something (not doing something just because it's "cool").

I’ve worked for start-ups, small independents and big agency networks. I’ve worked with creative shops and management consultants. I’ve worked on digital products & services, integrated ad campaigns and pure-play digital/social shizzle. And I've worked on both sides of the management table. 

I’m a big kid behind-the-scenes, and a grown-up around the stakeholders. I value playfulness, consensus, intellectual rigour and emotional heft. And I’m a lover of liminal spaces who’s not afraid to get shot by both sides in the line of duty.

Say hi! 
blunt@perestroika.tv
+44 7855 331497

Highlights

 
Art Basel   Digital product strategy and creative direction for the world's most prestigious art fair   Read case study

Art Basel

Digital product strategy and creative direction for the world's most prestigious art fair

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Reinventing the Beauty Calibrator   Digital product strategy for Max Factor, the world's oldest make-up brand   Watch on Vimeo

Reinventing the Beauty Calibrator

Digital product strategy for Max Factor, the world's oldest make-up brand

Watch on Vimeo

Little Piccadilly   UX strategy and creative direction for one of Campaign magazine's Top 10 Digital Innovations of the Year   Read case study

Little Piccadilly

UX strategy and creative direction for one of Campaign magazine's Top 10 Digital Innovations of the Year

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You Are Your Toughest Opponent   Content strategy, campaign planning and creative direction for New Balance   Read case study

You Are Your Toughest Opponent

Content strategy, campaign planning and creative direction for New Balance

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The Three Bears   Content strategy, campaign planning and creative direction for Rowse Honey, the UK's best-selling spread   Watch on Vimeo

The Three Bears

Content strategy, campaign planning and creative direction for Rowse Honey, the UK's best-selling spread

Watch on Vimeo

A Rhythm of Lines   Interactive art direction for the Cannes Lions short-listed launch of the Audi A5   Watch on Vimeo

A Rhythm of Lines

Interactive art direction for the Cannes Lions short-listed launch of the Audi A5

Watch on Vimeo

Honorable mentions

 

Testimonials

Ben is really smart and has a bundle of energy. He’s got oodles of varied experience, but he’s uncynical and bursting with ideas. It’s a winning combination.
— Juliet Haygarth, CEO, BMB London
Ben brings unwavering commitment to project, team and client. He’s a committed leader, a safe pair of hands - and a lot of fun to work with, too!
— Helen Le Voi, Executive Creative Director, Method
Ben combines strong insight with deep passion for the work. And he brings simplicity and clarity to the most complex of challenges.
— Wanja Bont, Leader, PwC Experience Center Zürich

Background

Old enough to remember the dotcom boom and have my start-up stripes. Young enough to get as excited about digital as I was two decades ago (but still keep a hold of my dignity). Big enough to have a number of award-winning projects under my belt. Ugly enough that you wouldn’t notice the bruises that came with them.

 

Experience

Exec Digital Director
BMB London
Jun 2015 - July 2018

Head of Multiplatform
Leo Burnett London
Dec 2009 - May 2015

Head of Creative Technology
Lead Flash Designer
GT London
Jan 2005 - Nov 2009

Lead Interactive Animator
Walt Disney Internet Group
Mar 2003 - Dec 2004

Designer/Developer
Pogo Technology
Jul 2001 - Dec 2002

 

Education

M.A. Hypermedia Studies (distinction)
University of Westminster
2000 - 2001

B.A. (Hons) German Studies
University of Birmingham
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
1994 - 1998

 
 
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