Event Details
JWT Building 1 Knightsbridge Green
London SW1X 7NW
23 July 2009 7:00pm

Graham’s entrance into the advertising industry was slightly unconventional.

After applying for a job at CDP (then London’s top creative hot shop), Graham was told they were looking for a candidate with more experience. Undeterred, Graham returned the following day dressed up as an old man. They gave him the job.

In his days at CDP, Graham created some of advertising’s most memorable images including Benson
& Hedges and Silk Cut campaigns. Graham went on to hone his skills as a Creative Director at WCRS, Saatchi & Saatchi and GGT. In 1996, he became the youngest ever President of D&AD and was subsequently voted into its ‘Art Direction book’ representing the top 22 Art Directors of all time.

As well as directing commercials and music videos, Graham’s award winning photography has been used in many advertising campaigns including Sony PlayStation’s ‘Blood’ and ‘Mental Wealth’ posters. He also directed a short film ( Z ) for the Millennium, which was shortlisted at BAFTA.

In 2001, he created thefinktank – a conceptual production company.

In 2005, Graham became Creative Director at M&C Saatchi. Over the years, Graham has won countless awards for his work including Gold Lions, D&AD Pencils, Gold British Television Arrows and Gold Campaign Press and Poster Awards.

In his ‘spare time’ Graham runs what some have called Britain’s most radical art school.