About me

I'm a CD and writer with a background in agencies across Europe and the Middle East.

I've worked at BBH, Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe, Ogilvy, Y&R Zurich, CDP, BDDP Frankfurt and DDB Qatar. For two years I was the Executive Regional Creative Director for Grey across the MENA region, based in Beirut.

When I'm not working on advertising I explore the possibilities of multimedia photography.

My work was chosen as one of the BBC Readers' Pictures of the Year 2019 and I was one of the eleven finalists for the Wisden-MCC Cricket Photograph of the Year 2020.


Content, Copywriting, Creative Direction, Film

Sector Experience

Advertising, airlines, Automotive, Film (Short / Documentary), integrated, Middle East, Newspapers, Photography, Radio, Sports


British Television Awards., Campaign Posters., Campaign Press., Cannes., Clio., Creative Circle Award - Gold, D&AD Award - Nomination, Dubai Lynx  - Shortlist

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studiopro:Derek was verified as a studiopro on 17th May 2022
Project featured:IPhone Photography
on 8th December 2015
Project featured:The Summer Game.
on 4th January 2018
Project featured:Andalucia in black and white
on 27th November 2019
Project featured:Seville.
on 17th May 2022
Perm, Freelance, Temp-Perm, Remote
Skill Level
Restaurant French, Army-checkpoint Arabic.
Creativepool member since 23 June 2009