Barry Brand is owner & founder of Leap Collective
Barry Brand's Bio:
Barry Brand is an award winning creative with over 25 years experience at
top international advertising agencies.
He has worked with a broad spectrum of International brands, developing a
multitude of disciplines along the way.
He believes that great advertising campaigns are built from great relationships,
both internally and externally and continues to find, nurture and grow those relationships
so that great work can flourish.
He has been based in the Middle East for the last six years in which time he has...
Created the regions most successful viral video.
Created the world's first social media garden.
Convinced 50 of the world's leading creative directors to visit Beirut.
Saved 20,000 dogs from an untimely death.
Relaunched the Middle East's leading global airline.
Built a M&C Saatchi office from scratch in Abu Dhabi.
Won lots of new business pitches.
Won a few awards.
And developed a love for Za'atar.
Barry Brand's Experience:
Creative Director at M&C Saatchi MENAFebruary 2008 - August 2012
Head of Art for the Middle East and North Africa at Saatchi & Saatchi AdvertisingMay 2008 - March 2010
Creative Director at Line in the SandAugust 2006 - April 2008
Creative Director of a small agency that specialised in the social enterprise sector.
Creative Consultant at Host UniversalJanuary 2003 - June 2006
Head of Art at Grey GroupMarch 2001 - March 2003
Head of Advertising Design at M&C SaatchiMarch 1998 - March 2001
Head of Advertising Design/ Associate Board at WCRSMarch 1996 - February 1998
Head of Type and Design at Young & RubicamFebruary 1994 - February 1996
Head of Type and Design at Simons PalmerJanuary 1991 - February 1994
Head of Type and Design at Woolhams MoiraJanuary 1988 - 1991
Typographer/Designer at BBH LondonJanuary 1985 - February 1988
Creative Director at M&C SaatchiAugust 2012 | UAE
Barry Brand's Education:
University of the Arts London1980 – 1983
Lister Comprehensive School London1975 – 1980