Creative Director . Art Director . Designer .

I’m David Montrose, a London-based multi-disciplined senior creative with 16 years experience.

Currently at Valtech, a digital consultancy ranked #19 in Econsultancy’s Top 100 Digital Agencies 2018. Previously on the senior management team of Octopus Group, an integrated marketing agency, listed as a Top 100 Independent Agency by The Drum, and Top 100 Digital Agency by Econsultancy.

While my main love and focus is all things digital, over the last two decades I have designed and directed everything from film and animation, on and offline advertising, photo shoots with high-profile musicians from bands such as Arctic Monkeys, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Cream, to print editorial, social, native apps, large-scale responsive web and enterprise-scale design systems for startups and FTSE100s including Vodafone, Sky, Tesco, Fender, British Heart Foundation and Sage.

I’m an experienced team leader, and believe in creating cultures where both collaboration and individual creativity is encouraged.

For more info and to read nice things people have said about me, you can find me on Linkedin.

Skills & Experience:

  • Agency Senior Management
  • Agency operations
  • Art, Design & Creative Direction
  • Multi-disciplined team leadership
    (art, design, copy, dev)
  • Conceptual Development
  • On and offline advertising
  • Client / stakeholder consultation
  • Project scoping – time/budgeting
  • Creative/project workshops
  • Digital design systems
  • Responsive & native UI, UX, prototyping
  • Interaction and motion design
  • Branding & identity development
  • Content and creative strategy
  • Print & digital editorial design
  • Copywriting
  • Client / stakeholder consultation
  • Creative brainstorming & workshops
  • Project scoping / P&L
  • Product & portrait photoshoot direction – studio & location
  • Adobe CC – PS, ID, AI, AE; Sketch, InVision
  • Front-end dev – CSS3, HTML5, jQuery

A few brands I’ve worked with

Puma Energy logo
Vodafone logo
Tesco logo
Sky logo
BlueJeans logo
Fender logo
Imperial College London logo
easyJet logo
British Heart Foundation logo
Unipart Rail logo
Sage logo