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about-profile

Experience

I’ve been working professionally for 15 years, but I’ve been doing something creative for as long as I remember. When I was little, my best friend Allan Harvey Sutton and I (we also shared the same birthday) would spend hours drawing. We mostly drew dinosaurs, probably because if you grew up in the 90s everyone had a subscription to Dinosaurs! magazine.

I began taking paid gigs at high school, then while studying graphic design at university (and for a while after), I ran the design and printing department of a Townsville Studio. Taking care of three large format printers, a laminator, a laser cutter and plenty of clients.

In my early twenties, I fell into advertising when I took a studio designer role at Brisbane agency, Junior (now Ogilvy Brisbane). I found out pretty quickly I didn’t enjoy rolling out other creative’s concepts and worked my arse off for two years to become an art director.

Now a decade later, I’ve worked on just about every traditional and digital medium, with long-term and casual writing partners, at bunch of different agencies and winning a few awards along the way; while servicing my regular client base, developing side projects and launching products.

Creative process

I aim for effectiveness in idea and execution. More than just a clever ad, but something that will move product, change perception or win hearts.

Skills

I'm T-shaped (a term borrowed from Valve) and I specialise in creative and art direction, graphic and digital design, and conceptual problem-solving. I’m also pretty good at typography, user experience, strategy and workflow efficiencies.

Technical skills

Advanced
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Acrobat

Advanced
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Acrobat

Advanced
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Acrobat

Intermediate
After Efects
Premiere Pro
Lightroom
Sketch
Cinema 4D

Intermediate
After Efects
Premiere Pro
Lightroom
Sketch
Cinema 4D

Intermediate
After Efects
Premiere Pro
Lightroom
Sketch
Cinema 4D

Workin' on it
Audition
SpeedGrade
HTML
CSS
Copywriting

Workin' on it
Audition
SpeedGrade
HTML
CSS
Copywriting

Workin' on it
Audition
SpeedGrade
HTML
CSS
Copywriting

Worked with

Worked on

Recognition

2014

Brisbane Advertising & Design Awards
The Sun Mum Weather Service
Gold — Integrated Media Campaign
Gold — Branded Content Campaign
Silver — Branded Content Campaign
Silver — Branded Content
Silver — Branded Content
Silver — Branded Content
Silver — Social Media
Bronze — Branded Content
Bronze — Branded Content
Bronze — Branded Content
Bronze — Online Shared Film
Bronze — Craft Copywriting
Finalist — 30s and over TV

2013

Brisbane Advertising & Design Awards
Finalist — QueensPlaza The New Shanghai Opening

Australia & New Zealand Shopping Centre Marketing Awards
Sales Promotion of the Year / QueensPlaza The New Shanghai

Cannes Young Lions
Australian finalist

Young Glory 2012–13
Placed 4th internationally
Bronze — Round Seven
Shortlist — Round Seven
Shortlist — Round Five
Bronze — Round Two

2012

Cannes Young Lions
Australian finalist

© Corey Silva 2017