About

SAM WHIFFING

Art Director/Designer

I’m a Digital Crafter-Maker and Conceptual Thinker. Hands-on Art Director at Waste. Formerly of Splash Worldwide, BBH London and Freelance. My experience comes from collaborating at both Creative and Creative Production agencies.

Top-tier clients I’ve enjoyed working with include: Nike, Adidas, Tesco, KFC, Audi, Gordon’s Gin, Lexus, Mentos, Virgin Media, LFW, Heinz, Nintendo, Supercell, World of Tanks, British Gas, Hive, Post Office, Barratt London, Sharpie, Paper Mate, Ubisoft and many more…

My skills are: Art Direction, Creative, Design, Digital, Social Media, Web Design, Concepting, Storyboarding, Creative Oversight, UI/UX, Photography, Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects etc.), Sketch, InVision and Code.

I‘ve got a 1st in BA Digital Communication Design from the University for the Creative Arts. During the course I interrogated the effect of Digital on Graphic Design. From Motion and Film, to UI/UX and Interaction.

Awards/Features
Ad of the WeekThe Drum (x2), Campaign Big Awards Finalist (x2), Campaign Live (x2), AdForumThe Guardian, The Metro, Creative Pool, Epsom Guardian, Sky Arts Stings Shortlist.

Contact
+44 (0)7784 264288
hello@samwhiffing.com

7 YEARS

Experience


Waste Creative
June 2017 – Present
Permanent
Art Director/Designer


Splash Worldwide
Feb 2016 – June 2017
Permanent
Creative Designer
Digital Designer/Developer


BBH London
Sep 2015 – Feb 2016
Permanent
Designer


BBH London
Oct 2014 – Sep 2016
Freelance
Digital Designer


M&C Saatchi
Mar 2014 – Sep 2014
Freelance
Digital Designer/Developer


LA Code & Design
Nov 2013 – Mar 2014
Freelance
Digital Designer/Developer


Yellowball
Jul 2013 – Nov 2013
Freelance
Designer


.Cent Magazine
Jan 2012 – Mar 2012
Freelance
Art Director

Recommendations

"Sam is one of those rare people that is a great talent and a fantastic person. I watched him quickly grow from being a wide-eyed enthusiastic new hire into a multi talented and very capable designer. His growth and desire to learn and develop his skills has been phenomenal. Constantly driven to learn more and always at the centre of whatever needs to get done. He's always been great to work with. A fantastic asset to any team, attention to details and a passionate, creative attitude to everything he works on."

Mar 2015

Simon Parmeggiani
Digital Creative Director
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"Sam is a stellar talent in the making. He's young, hungry and thoughtful. Working mostly across BBH Live, our social content unit, Sam consistently delivered the goods. Stretching from digital design to art directing shoots, Sam threw himself at every challenge, but was also smart enough to seek good advice at the same time. Quietly witty and refreshingly conscientious, I think Sam has a terrific career ahead of him. Recommended."

May 2016

Adam Powers
Chief Experience Officer
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"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Sam at BBH during the past 3 months. He is a willing and keen designer always working at his best and truly open to take in feedback. Sam impresses me not only for his design skills, but also because of his creative hunger and proactivity, being a real asset during ideation sessions and concept visualisation. I am sure he will develop his skills in design and art direction quickly, and I hope I will keep working with him on further projects in the future."

Apr 2015

Monica Presti
Digital Art Director
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"Sam is one of the most talented designers I've had the pleasure of working with. His willingness to produce work of the highest quality was evident in every thing he produced. He was able to listen, learn and take any brief and create not only what was being asked of him but would often take the work to an even higher level. His attention to detail and keen eye for new trends and techniques ensured that Sam was always my 'go to' guy when I needed something done. I can only hope that I get to work with Sam again in the near future."

Oct 2015

Dimitri Karoullas
Social Creative Strategist, Content Manager
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"Sam Whiffing joined .Cent in the role as a Artworker and because he showed skill and promise he was very quickly fulfilling the role of Art Directing. He showed initiative and enthusiasm in his approach and was great at coming to the table with ideas and solutions to creative problems. High skill-base from understanding navigation in layout to digital platforms means he is a great all round team member with a great future ahead of him."

Jul 2012

Jo Phillips
Creative Director
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"Sam is a talented designer. During his time at Splash he has proven himself to be adept at responding to briefs across digital, print and motion. PMs love working with Sam because he always sticks to deadlines, his creative output is excellent and he is fun and friendly to work with! He's very adaptable, and he has a great attitude to work - no task is too big or too small."

Jun 2017

Charlie Mitchell
Resource Manager
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"I worked with Sam Whiffing when he was a Creative Designer at Splash Worldwide - he was instrumental to the Nike account. Sam has created so much absolutely amazing work for Nike, especially animated digital creative using hand-coded HTML. He is a the nicest person to work with which always makes it a pleasure. Sam is a skilled artist and is able to translate Brand objectives through beautiful and cool unexpected design."

Jan 2019

Gina Rembiszewski
Account Director
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