'Collaborate or die boring'. It's a simple truth that leads to the best work. All projects on this site and more have been the result of working with people who are generous with their creativity.
Kieran was ranked as the #1 Art Director worldwide at Cannes festival of creativity and #3 in the World on the Gunn. He helped take Leo Burnett Sydney to the #1 agency in Asia Pacific before relocating to New York to help launch Leo Burnett New York - best known for it's branded entertainment work for the United Nations and the Village Voice.
In 2011 he served as the Photography Jury President at the Art Directors Club (New York) and gave the Wildfire Presentation at the 2011 Cannes Festival of Creativity. In 2013 he was invited by the United Nations as a creative collaborator to speak at the Social Good Summit on behalf of the highly awarded global campaign ‘TheWorldNeedsMore’ created by Leo Burnett, New York.
After leaving the Leo Burnett network he partnered with ELIA Technology to begin the re-design of tactile typography and create a more intuitive reading systems - basically to challenge the institutionalized braille system which is notoriously difficult to learn. This has formed the start of a long project known as 'the ELIA idea'. www.theeliaidea.com
Some of Kieran’s creative career highlights have been: ‘Photo5’ an exhibition of over 5000 photographs; ‘Photo chains’ the world’s longest growing chain of photos; ‘Vote Earth’ achieving 1 billion participants for Earth Hour; Music Videos for Ben Lee and David Guetta; ‘New York Writes Itself ’ a creative program about the streets of New York which inspired a comedy series, Letterpress exhibition and a much loved Off-Broadway play ‘8 Million Protagonists’; and ‘The Worlds Needs More’ a new approach to philanthropic fund raising platform for the United Nations. Outside of creative advertising he has also exhibited his personal works of art in Sydney, New York and London for more than 10 years.
He is currently the Executive Creative Director of J. Walter Thompson Melbourne which is fast becoming one of the most Australia's most successful creative shops with a string of new business wins.
NEW BUSINESS WINS
Samsung Global Network, NBC Sprout Network, Samsung Digital Appliances, Filip Technologies, United Nations, Village Voice, Allouette Cheese, Harris Tweed, Dewars Scotch, Chobani, Ebay, Amstel, Beyond Blue, Birdseye, Lean Cuisine, Vegemite, Philadelphia (Cream Cheese), I&J, Leggos, Sodastream, Fringe Festival.
Treasury Wine Estate (Penfolds, Wynns, Yellowglen, Lindemans, Sterling, Wolfblass, more) Amstel, Heineken, Guinness, Red Stripe, Taylors Wine, Dewars Scotch, Smirno , Bundy Rum, Johnnie Walker, Gallo Wines (Innovations), Wild Turkey
Canon, Sony, Samsung Global, Samsung Mobile, Samsung Digital Appliances, Filip Technologies
NEWS & ENTERTAINMENT
NBC Sprout Network, Village Voice, Fairfax, Opera House, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival
TELECOMMUNICATIONS & UTILITY
Optus, RACV, Energy Australia, Country Energy
Subaru, Harley Davidson, NRMA, Caltex
FMCG - FOODS
Allouette Cheese, Chobani, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, Proctor & Gamble, Unicharm, Leggos, Lean Cuisine, Vegemite, Philadelphia (Cream Cheese), I&J
FASHION & DEPARTMENT STORES
Harris Tweed, Harris Scarfe
NOT-FOR-PROFIT & EDUCATION
United Nations, World Wildlife Fund, La Trobe University
MAJOR AWARDS SUMMARY
#1 ranked Art Director in the world Cannes Festival of Creativity 2010
#3 Art Director Gunn Report 2010 - All Shows
6 Career Grand Prix / Best of Show (Major Award shows only)
Australia's top exports ‘Australia Unlimited’
ADNEWS Agency of the year 2009 (Leo Burnett Sydney)
Cannes Media Agency of the Year 2009 (Leo Burnett Sydney)
ADAGE #2 Branded Content Agency in the world 2012 (Leo Burnett NY)
8th most awarded agency in the US Cannes 2012 (Leo Burnett NY)
#1 Most effective Olympics Campaign Bloomberg Business (Leo Burnett New York) 2012
JURIES / TALKS
Social Good Summit New York for the United Nations 2012
Wildfire Talk Cannes 2011
ADC Jury Chair Photography 2011
ADC Photography 2010
London International Awards. Design 2008
London International Awards. Poster & Outdoor, Print and Television/Cinema 2007
Australian Film & Television 2005