I’m David Montrose, a London-based multi-disciplined senior creative with 16 years industry experience leading teams and helping brands cut through.

Currently at Valtech, a global 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.

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 easyJet, Sage, Vodafone, Tesco, Google, Sky, British Heart Foundation, and Fender.

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:

  • Art, Design & Creative Direction
  • Agency senior management, and multi-disciplined team leadership (art, design, copy, dev)
  • Project scoping / budget / P&L
  • Client / stakeholder consultation
  • Creative brainstorming & workshops
  • Content & creative strategy
  • Conceptual development
  • Responsive & native UI
  • Digital design systems
  • Interaction & motion design
  • Print and digital advertising
  • Branding & identity
  • Photo direction – studio & location
  • Sketch, InVision, Principle, Abstract, Zeplin
  • Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects

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