David Dalley CV:

A senior art director experienced in working with a number of creative agencies

in the UK and abroad who has won a number of creative awards.

Has extensive experience from concept to presenting creative work to clients and

handling international photography shoots,as well as liaising with the clients and account team


  • Good art directing, presentation and design skills, including photography and oil watercolour painting
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Resilience and the ability to cope with criticism
  • Good business sense and awareness of budgets
  • Marker pen visuals, QuarkXPress, PhotoShop,
  • Digital Camera


2005 – 2007

Freelance Creative Work

Working for a number of high profile advertising agencies on conceptual creative and pitch work.

  • Liaising with account teams and clients
  • Conceptualising new ideas and presenting them to the Account Executives

2003 – 2005

Palingwalters Senior Art Director

Responsible for art directing campaigns for pharmaceutical drugs,

in charge of all aspects of developing the campaigns, liaising with clients and the Account  team.

2000 – 2003

Torre Lazur McCann Senior Art Director

Working on projects mainly for the pharmaceutical industry on well known clients,

responsible for:

  • Working as a team with the copywriter to create original ideas that fit the brief, helping to present ideas to the client, and making any changes according to the client’s feedback.
  • Commissioning graphic designers, artists, photographers or film companies to produce the artwork or TV ads
  • Choosing studios or locations and attending photo or film shoots
  • Making sure that budgets and deadlines are met
  • Overseeing the final editing of the finished advertisements

1994 – 1999

Hakuhodo London Creative Director

Working on a number of Japanese brands for the European telecommunications, automobile, airline carriers and make-up markets

  • Managing a creative department of Art Directors, Writers and Designers and Print Production

1993 – 1994

Saatchi & Saatchi, Frankfurt, Germany Senior Art Director

Creative work on all brands of a multinational manufacturer of products including personal care, household cleaning, laundry detergents, prescription drugs and disposable nappies

1992 – 1993

Grey Dusseldorf Senior Art Director

  • Creative pitch for a well known German car manufacturer
  • Creative work for a designer after shave
  • New campaign for a high quality ice-cream brand
  • Washing powder campaign

1991 – 1992

Brookes & Vernons Senior Art Director / Head of Art

Working across London, Birmingham and Uttoxeter, working on campaigns for a major British automobile manufacturer, lifeboats institute, building society and yachts manufacturer

1984 – 1991

Young & Rubicam Senior Art Director / Group Head

Campaigns ranged from international tourist boards, spirits manufacturers, skin care products, insurance and retail companies


Lowesoft Art School

East Anglian Certificate of Art and Design



Portrait and landscape oil - watercolour painting,

Cycling, films, live music concerts and carpentry and restoration.


Available upon request