Alex Newman

Alex Newman

Senior Art Director at DDB
Sydney, Australia

Sumario

Award winning and result rearing, a smooth blend of business, strategy and creative.

Having spent 8 years in marketing and advertising, Alex has won over a dozen international awards, made clients millions and worked with some of the biggest brands in the world. Hired for his 360º thinking, he tackles business problems with creative solutions.

In 2015, art director turned author with the debut of ‘All Out’ – a national bestseller. During his public speaking campaign, Alex spoke about the importance of embracing family during times of uncertainty, strengthening generational bonds and ending suicide in the LGBTQ community.

From 2012 - 2014, Alex lead a third year degree course on media convergence (the merger of mass and digital marketing) at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto.

Off the beaten path, Alex photographs, travels and star gazes.

Alex is currently an independent creative down under. Wrestling roos and dodging spiders.

Premios

Positions

Senior Art Director
Ultimo, Australia
March 2017 - Presente (3 años 5 meses)
Working with some of the most talented creatives in the industry. Think. Make. Win.

Freelance Senior Creative
Freelance
Australia
June 2016 - March 2017 (9 meses)
Spent time in open relationships with agencies and brands.
Have had the pleasure of working with:
The Monkeys
DDB Sydney
Grey Sydney
Shiseido Tokyo
Whybin \ TBWA
Kalido
Senior Art Director
Toronto, Canadá
2012 - 2016 (4 años)
For every problem, there is a solution. And it's my job to find it, craft it and create it.

Art Director
New York, Estados Unidos
2011 - 2012 (1 año)
Creative thinker with a focus on art.
Designer
Toronto, Canadá
2010 - 2011 (1 año)
Art Director
Walmart
Canadá
2009 - 2011 (2 años)
Designed, animated and produced television spots and promotional material for Walmart head office and nationwide stores. Designed promotional material for shareholders meetings and Walmart's Year Beginning Meeting 2010 and 2011.
Designer
Startup Weekend
Canadá
2010 (1 año)
Intern Art Director
Toronto, Canadá
June 2009 - August 2009 (2 meses)

Formación

Bachelor of Design in Advertising

2007 - 2010 (3 años)

2007 - 2009 (2 años)

Other professional activities

Penguin Random House Canada

Bestselling Author
2013 - 2016 (3 años)
Best selling co-author of 'All Out'​ – a memoir that reveals the inner struggles of a successful father and misunderstood son. Check out the book's website for more information: newmanallout.com

OCAD University, Toronto

Teaching
2013 - 2014 (1 año)
Instructor for two 3rd year advertising courses at OCAD University in Toronto. Through a self designed curriculum, I challenge my students to think about advertising differently. It's no longer about talking at people, it's about developing relationships with them.

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