About me

I'm Andy Lockley, a Creative Director working across all brand communication channels.
With every assignment I undertake I try and learn a little more about the constantly changing connected world. Brand comms is no longer just about what a brand says, its more now about what it does and how it behaves. I want to help brands create objects, experiences, products, services and innovations that engage people in new and unexpected ways and to create pop culture.

People often ask "are you a Copywriter or an Art Director?".
To me, these are archaic terms, obsolete in the modern creative agency. 
I build installations, design products, tell stories, instigate collaborations & partnerships, create experiences, start conversations between brands and communities. I edit, direct, write, design & photograph.
Neither 'Copywriter' or 'Art Director' are broad enough to cover all this, so until they come up with a title that does, 'Creative Director' will have to do.
Outside agency life I shoot stills, play rugby, read about horology and try to make everyday choices that have minimal impact on the environment or other people.

 

Experience

I studied Graphic Design & Photography in the shadow of the Cadbury chocolate factory at Bourneville School of Art.  After that I enrolled on the Advertising course at the revered Bucks College. I graduated with a Gold student D&AD pencil and after just 12 months in the industry, became the youngest ever D&AD judge at just 21.

Helping to build 'industry changing' agency, St.Lukes, being seconded to TV production company Endemol (the creative force behind Big Brother) and heading up one of the most awarded agencies in the Southern Hemisphere, are a few career highlights. I’ve been fortunate to be involved with some alpha class agencies - Howell Henry Chaldecott & Lury, TBWA and Fallon London as Creative Director on Sony Europe. I helped innovative Japanese agency, Dentsu, found their London office before joining Grey London as a Global Creative Director.
I’ve been a regular judge at industry’s leading creative awards and co-founded the D&AD Regional Council - created to champion creative excellence in Design and Advertising throughout the UK.
Over the last 20 something years my work has been recognised at D&AD, Cannes, British Television Advertising Awards, Campaign BIG, Creative Circle, Creative Review and Roses. 
Whilst at Grey I've completed a master class in digital and interactive communication at Stockholm's Hyper Island and have been a guest speaker at IPA Planning and Account Management workshops and at D&AD. I also represent London on the Grey Global Creative Council, an invitational group of creative leaders responsible for promoting creative excellence throughout the Grey Global network.

Creative - Gold Greenlees Trott
Creative Partner St.Lukes
Senior Creative - Howell Henry Chadelcott Lury
Executive Creative Director Publicis/Mojo New Zealand
Executive Creative Director TBWA Manchester
Creative Director Fallon London
Executive Creative Director  / Co founder Dentsu London
Consultant Creative Director 18 Feet and Rising
Creative Director / Global Creative Council Grey London
Creative Director Valentsein & Fatt
Executive Creative Director of Content Grey London

 

Awards

They used to say "you're only as good as your last ad". 
With that in mind, rather than list every award I’ve ever won, here's a round up of the last few years...

 

2014

Cannes 1 silver Lion & multiple shorlists
D&AD Cyber 'in book' 
Eurobest Innovation finalist
Creative Circle gold
Campaign Big winner
British Television Craft Award

2015

Cannes Cyber shortlist
Music & Sound Awards gold

Creative Circle gold
Ads of the world 'Most viewed' 
'Best in Book' Creative Review Annual
Vimeo 'Staff Pick'  
‘Good Campaign of the week - D&AD Blog
One Show silver
 
2016

Cannes 2 silver Lions
D&AD Impact - White Pencil

Drum Content Grand Prix

2017

Cannes 3 bronze 1 silver
D&AD 1 Wood Pencil
Creative Circle 1 bronze
Shots 1 shortlist 1 gold
Campaign Big winner
Marketing Society Award - Grand Prix