Tim Bateman  Creative Director

 

2014 / Present  Creative Director  PHENOMENON

2013 / 2014  Associate Creative Director  PHENOMENON

2010 / 2013  Creative Director  Albion West Coast

2007 / 2010  Senior Creative  Albion London

2006 / 2007  Creative  Ogilvy & Mather

2005 / 2006  Assistant Head of Design  Ogilvy & Mather

2002 / 2005  Designer  Ogilvy & Mather

2000 / 2003  BA (Hons) Degree in Photography  University of Wolverhampton

 

I love building brands. From elevating what’s still relevant in historic, well-established stalwarts or reinvigorating tired titans to creating companies entirely from scratch. For the past 15 years, I’ve helped define and bring to life products and organizations that consumers admire, rally behind and, from time to time, get into classic movie bar brawls over.

Since starting at Phenomenon in early 2013 I’ve led numerous campaigns and projects for multiple brands across a variety of industries. Past clients include Wilson Sporting Equipment, Disney, adidas Originals, Warner Brothers, DC Entertainment, Mr Cooper, SBE and NutriBullet. The majority of projects I’ve done at Phenomenon are confidential. Come sign an NDA and I’ll tell you all about them.

I moved to Los Angeles in 2010 to co-found and lead Albion London’s first US office. We brought with us the same approach that has been so successful in Europe: working with the most interesting entrepreneurs and intrepreneurs across a wide range of innovation-led industries. My role continued globally as Creative Director on Air New Zealand as well as across a number of other Albion clients.

Before moving, I spent 4 years at the Albion mothership in London. Working as Creative Lead on Air New Zealand and giffgaff, as well as at senior level across all of Albion’s clients including Skype, eBay and Jose Cuervo. During my time there I averaged a fairly flawless pitch-win ratio (including the agency’s first global account) and helped build Albion’s creative reputation.

Before Albion, I spent 5 years at Ogilvy & Mather in London. First working as an Designer and Art Director on global campaigns for Dove, Ford, Amex and other bohemoth clients. Then co-founding ROOM at O&M: an experimental Art Direction and Design facility in collaboration with Creative teams, as Assistant Head of Design.

Before diving into advertising I worked as a freelance Art Director and Designer for a number of fashion and music clients.

 

Clients include

adidas / Air New Zealand / Amex / Blackberry / Blue Headphones / BP / Cancer Research UK / Castrol / CB2 / Chiquita / Coca Cola / Comfort / Cow & Gate / Crate & Barrel / DC Entertainment / Disney / Dove / Easyjet / eBay / ESPN / Ford / giffgaff / Glenlivet / GSK / Lucozade / Harrods / The Huffingon Post / Huggies /  IBM / Innocent Drinks / Jos A Bank / Jose Cuervo / Lands’ End / Men’s Wearhouse / Motorola / Mr Cooper / NutriBullet / Vittel / Nestlé / First Great Western / Ocado / Oral B / P&G / Panadol / Pantene / Pilsner Urquell / RISE / SBE / Sheraton / Skype / Slimfast / SLS Hotels / Sprite / Star Wars / Sunny / Warner Brothers / Wilson Sporting Goods / WWF / X Games

 

Awards include

Cannes Lion

2016 Cannes Lion Silver / Digital Craft: Innovative Use Of Technology // Wilson / Wx Connected Basketball

2007 Cannes Lions Gold / Alternative Media // Cancer Research UK / Smoke Is Poison

2007 Cannes Lions Silver Integrated Campaign // Cancer Research UK / Smoke Is Poison

2007 Cannes Lions Silver / Public Awareness // Cancer Research UK / Smoke Is Poison

 

One Show

2016 The One Show Gold Pencil / Use of Technology/Consumer Product and Mobile Integration // Wilson / Wx Connected Basketball

2016 The One Show Gold Pencil / Mobile UX/UI Innovation // Wilson / Wx Connected Basketball

 

Clios

2016 Clio Sports Silver / Innovation // Wilson / Wx Connected Basketball

2016 Clio Sports Bronze / Packaging Design // Wilson / Wx Connected Basketball

 

Webby Awards

2016 Webby Winner People’s Voice Award / Connected Product // Wilson / Wx Connected Basketball

2011 Webby Winner / Best Banner Campaign // Air New Zealand / Forget Everything You Know About Flying

2010 Webby Honoree / Best Banner Campaign // Air New Zealand / Personality Allowed

 

Campaign

2009 Campaign Magazine / DM Campaign Of The Decade // Cancer Research UK / Smoke Is Poison

2007 Campaign Direct Grand Prix // Cancer Research UK / Smoke Is Poison

2007 Campaign Direct Gold / Multimedia // Cancer Research UK / Smoke Is Poison

2007 Campaign Direct Finalist / Best Use Of Outdoor // Cancer Research UK / Smoke Is Poison

2007 Campaign Direct Finalist / Best Use Of Press // Cancer Research UK / Smoke Is Poison

 

Misc

2018 LA ADDYs Bronze / National Television Commercial Campaign // Age of Learning / ABCmouse “I Solemnly Swear”

2018 Chicago International Television Film Festival / Gold Hugo // Age of Learning / ABCmouse “From A to Infinity” campaign

2018 The Communicator Awards / 2018 Award of Excellence // Age of Learning / ABCmouse “From A to Infinity” Campaign

2018 The Communicator Awards / Videography // Age of Learning / ABCmouse “From A to Infinity” Campaign

2018 The Communicator Awards / Art Direction // Age of Learning / ABCmouse “From A to Infinity” Campaign

2018 Tellys Silver / Directing // Age of Learning / ABCmouse “From A to Infinity” Campaign

2018 Tellys Bronze / Visual Effects // Age of Learning / ABCmouse “Astronomer”

2018 Tellys Bronze / Editing // Age of Learning / ABCmouse “Astronomer”

2018 Tellys Bronze // Age of Learning / ABCmouse “Teacher”

2018 Tellys Bronze // Age of Learning / ABCmouse “Marine Biologist”

2018 Tellys Bronze // Age of Learning / ABCmouse “A to Infinity” Campaign

2018 Hermes Platinum // Age of Learning / ABCmouse “From A to Infinity” Campaign

2018 Hermes Platinum // Age of Learning / ABCmouse “Marine Biologist” 

2018 Hermes Platinum // Age of Learning / ABCmouse “Teacher” 

2016 Hollywood Professional Association Awards Winner / Outstanding Editing – Commercial // Wilson / Nothing Without It

2012 Flashtalking / Campaign Of The month July // Air New Zealand / Premium Enjoyment

2011 ANNA / Digital Award Winner // Air New Zealand / Forget Everything You Know About Flying

2011 Marketing Society Awards For Excellence / New Brand // giffgaff

2009 Flashtalking / Campaign Of The Month November // Air New Zealand / Personality Allowed

2007 Creative Circle Silver / Multimedia // Cancer Research UK / Smoke Is Poison

2006 D&AD Awards / Yellow Pencil // IPA / Award Entry Campaign

2005 Young Guns International Award Finalist / Art Direction Campaign // GlaxoSmithKline / Lucozade

2004 London International Awards / Automotive Products // Castrol / Fluid Motion