Biography

This is a small sample of the work Darren has completed and lead while working at creative agencies in four countries holding positions from CD to CCO

Currently working at Havas as:
European Digital Executive Creative Director & Chief Creative Officer and Managing Director in Dusseldorf (The Germany HQ), he is also a member of the European Creative Council

Previously Darren was running 3 Agencies (BBDO & Proximity Worldwide Dusseldorf and Proximity Worldwide London) at the same time as CCO, Managing Director and member of the board. He was also on the Proximity Worldwide Creative Council as of July 2013 - July 2017

He is an award winning Creative with a passion for Innovation, Emerging Technology and of course Creativity.

Some of the Brands Darren has been lucky enough to lead and work on are: Adidas, Nike, Braun (Global CCO) , Mars, Snickers, Whiskers, Sky, Axe, Scholl & Strepsil (Global Lead), Becks, Molson, Smart, Volvo, Microsoft, DHL and BBC

His background gives him a unique perspective on marketing and innovation because of a career begining in technology, after a number of years working he decided to move into the creative field, he has spent the last 13 years working in some of the most award winning advertising agencies in the world, bridging the gap between traditional and digital creative.

Other things to note:
Founder of the worlds biggest Creative Technologist group on linkedin

In April / March 2012 he was a guest CD critic at Humber university for the Creative Advertising course.

Life Achievements apart from being a Dad.
He is a published author of 2 books and over 100 printed industry articles which were published globally, in publications such as Contagious and Web designer

 

 

 

 

 

Employment History:

Havas - Europe & Dusseldorf
Chief Creative Officer & European Digital Executive Creative Director
BBDO & Proximity Worldwide - Dusseldorf & London
Chief Creative Officer / Managing Director


CP+B - Toronto
Creative Director
180 Amsterdam
Executive Creative Technology Director
ISOBAR - London & Amsterdam
Creative Technical Director
RGA - London
Creative Technical Director
Magic Lantern Productions - London
Creative Interactive Director

Contact

+49 162 283 4025

play@playfool.com

Awards

All shiny stuff is here

Judging

Eurobest 2016 - Interactive & Mobile | Clios 2015 - Innovation and Integrated | D&AD 2010 - Digital Advertising

Social

Linkedin | Twitter | Insta

Full Portfolio

Darren has over 100 pieces in his full portfolio which can be found here at darrenrichardson.com -  password = Plum2406.