About me


I'm Neil Aitken a senior Integrated Art Director/Creative based in London.

I work hard in the relentless pursuit of the big idea.

My main aim is to create work that has cut through and stands out.

it's great to push the work beyond what's expected, giving brands a personality and makes

consumers more likely to sit up and take notice.

I have been fortunate enough to work for some of the worlds most recognised brands including

Absolute, IBM, Amex, Sony, Boots, BBC, Cadbury's and Selfridges to name a few.

Strong 360 degree creative thinking across TV, Print, Radio, Direct mail, Social Media, On and Off-line

Tactical, Experiential, Rich media banners, and Apps.

Working on multiple integrated projects in fast-paced marketing environments.

providing leadership and guidance to various art departments working with designers, and writers internal

and outsourced, also liaising with clients to produce inspiring work.


Art Direction, Brand / Logo Design, Creative Direction, Desktop Publishing, Digital Marketing, Direct Mail, Experiential Marketing, Graphic Design, Interactive Design, Multimedia

Sector Experience

Advertising, Beverages, Communications, E-Commerce


BDA, Print Advertising Award, Campaign Direct Award, Cannes Lions, Creative Review Annual, DMA Award Shortlist, The ECHOs


ADDICTION TV, Allianz, American Express, Asda, Bavaria, BBC, BLUE HIVE - Ford, boots, Budweiser, Cadbury?s, CAKE GROUP - Sony, Chemistry, CHI & PARTNERS - Samsung, COI, COMMUNICATOR WORLD - Jack Daniel's, COMMUNICATOR WORLD - Southern Comfort, DARE - Post Office Art Direction of Photography, Dave, DDB UK, DIESEL, Dove, Epson, FALLON - More Than, FALLON - Orange, Film Council pitch, Grey Group, Hans Brinker, Holiday Inn, HUGE - Cif, HYPERNAKED - Cadbury?s, HYPERNAKED - Pitch, Iamsterdam, IRIS WORLDWIDE - Sony. Fetzer Wines, ISOBEL - BMI Baby, KESSELSKRAMER - Absolute Vodka, Kettle Chips, KROW COMMUNICATIONS - Pitch win, L&R, Low Low Cheese, Mother, National Geographic, OGILVYONE - IBM / Wimbledon, Partner - Selfridges london, Philips, PIMM?S, Pitch win: Aviva, Polar, PROFERO, RED BEE MEDIA - BBC, RED BEE MEDIA - BBC projects, Samsung, Shure, Social Media, Solar Century, Sony, Spread betting, THE MILL - Ford, The Natural Confectionary Company, Tom Tom, Toshiba, Unilever, V&A, Virgin Atlantic, WE ARE SOCIAL, Weapon7, Western Union, Wine Rack, WOLFF OLINS - National Army Museum, WUNDERMAN INTERACTIVE, Yellow Pages

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