Creative Director . Art Director . Designer .

Balabit responsive site

Balabit responsive site

Responsive web UX & UI
Octopus Group identity

Octopus Group identity

Marketing agency rebrand
Gathered by Mollie Makes

Gathered by Mollie Makes

Native iOS app & social video
Swimtag ‘Rule The Pool’

Swimtag ‘Rule The Pool’

Campaign identity, UI & UX
Batwing Drones

Batwing Drones

Social video
Anaplan ‘Lead The Wolffpack’

Anaplan ‘Lead The Wolffpack’

Event identity & Direct Mail
Evalueserve product identities

Evalueserve product identities

Branding, UI & Direct Mail

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

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.

Previously part of the senior management team of 65-person full-service Top 100 Independent Agency, I am an experienced team leader, and believe in creating cultures where both collaboration and individual creativity is encouraged.

You can currently find me at Valtech in London.

While I’m not at work, you can find me hanging out with my wife and two kids in Oxfordshire, or producing music, playing guitar and drums, generally pretending I’m not a failed musician.

For past experience 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