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Ben Nott

Creative Director

World Wide Mind Founder and Director. Former Creative Director and Co-Founder of Droga5.

Ben understands how to protect creatives’ hard fought ideas, bring them to life, and maximise winning potential.

Ben has won over 100 international awards, including; Cannes; Grand Prix, Golds, Silver, Bronze, and Titanium. D&AD; Gold, Silvers and finalists. Clio; Grand Prix, Gold, Silver and Bronze. As well as three Aussie Oscar (AACTA) nominations for his feature film, ‘Drift’.


Profile

Agency: World Wide Mind
Address: 1306 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA
Phone: +310 314 3600

About

Ben Nott started working in advertising in Australia at age 16. He has since worked all over the world at the request of the most highly regarded advertising agencies. Over his 23 years of experience his skills of writing, art directing, film directing and Creative Directing have received numerous international accolades. Ben is one of the most highly awarded advertising creatives in the world.

Ben’s work is "known for cut through creativity, executed well, in the most appropriate mediums on a global scale”.  Much of his work is centered around youth marketing and charitable causes.

Ben’s advertising work has been exhibited at MoMA in New York and is part of the museum’s permanent collection of Film and Media. His creative work has also been displayed at the prestigious Saatchi gallery in London and can also be seen several other art galleries through out the world.

Ben is featured in the documentary “World’s Best Sellers” beside greats such as Dennis Hopper. His work and interviews  appear in many industry magazines and educational books on advertising. Ben is currently based is Los Angeles and works internationally frequently.

Recents projects for Ben includes Co-directing his first dramatic action feature film, "Drift", starring Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans, Terminator 4) for his company World Wide Mind Films,  releasing in cinemas globally early 2013.


Awards

  • Youngest person ever to win the Grand Prix at Cannes International Advertising Festival. (The top creative advertising accolade in the world)
  • Youngest person ever to win the Grand Prix at Eurobest.
  • Youngest person to ever win the whole set of Cannes Lion Awards.
  • Over 60 international creative awards, including: Cannes Grand Prix. Cannes Titanium.
  • Two Cannes Gold Lions. One Cannes Silver Lion. One Cannes Bronze Lion. One Gold/Black D&AD Pencil.
  • Three Silver D&AD Nominations. Ten D&AD book entries. Two Gold One Show Pencils.
  • Numerous shiny metal at Clios, NY Art Directors Club, Andys, Beldings, Caxtons, Effies, Australian AWARD.  Number 1 awarded agency globally, Cannes. 1996. Saatchi & Saatchi, London.
  • Archive creative magazine described Ben as: "He’s either the creative rock star of advertising or the ambivalent Beavis & Butthead of the ad world. Hopefully both...”
  • Boards Industry Magazine Ranked Ben number 2 advertising creative worldwide 2004.
  • Ad Week's Creativity Magazine awarded Droga5 "Agency of the year" in its first year of business in 2007 and again in 2011.

Agencies

2001–present

World Wide Mind

Founder, Executive Creative Director

2006–2012

Droga5, NY & SYD

Founding Partner, Creative Director

2002–2005

TBWA Chiat Day, Los Angeles

Creative Director

1999–2002

Bartle Bogle Hegarty, London

Freelance Writer / Director

1999–2002

Wieden & Kennedy, U.S. & U.K

Freelance Writer / Director

1999–2002

Amap BBDO, Brazil

Freelance Writer / Director

1999–2002

Cliff Freeman and Partners, New York

Freelance Writer / Director

1999–2002

M&C Saatchi, London

Freelance Writer / Director

1997–1999

Outsider Film Production Co., UK

Film Director

1994–1997

Saatchi & Saatchi, LND, SYD, NY

Group Creative Director

1993–1994

PMSvW/Y&R, Amsterdam

Senior Writer / Art Director

1988–1993

DDB Needham, SYD, NY, LDN

Writer / Art Director

1987–1988

McNabb, Willet & Donohoe, Sydney

Art Director

1985–1986

Leo Burnett, Sydney

Mail boy to Junior Writer

Clients

  • PlayStation USA
  • PSP USA
  • Sony USA and Japan
  • Microsoft
  • Acclaim USA
  • Mark Ecko
  • Nike Europe and Australia
  • Reebok Asia
  • adidas USA, Asia and Global
  • MTV Global and USA
  • FOX TV Network USA
  • ESPN USA
  • Quiksilver USA
  • Billabong USA
  • Sprint / Nextel USA
  • Net10 USA
  • TracFone USA
  • Telecom Australia
  • Reb Bull USA and Global
  • Coca Cola Global
  • Pepsi Asia, Brazil and USA
  • Absolut Vodka Global
  • XXXX Beer UK
  • Steinlager Beer USA
  • Volkswagen Uk and Brazil
  • Nissan USA
  • Oakley Global
  • Audi UK
  • Universal Records USA
  • Virgin Records UK
  • Fire Records UK
  • Flying Rhino Records
  • Miramax Films USA
  • Paramount Films USA
  • Omnilab Films
  • Unicef, Global
  • European Anit-Racism council
  • GreenPeace Europe
  • millionNYC.com
  • TapProject.org

  • and many more...

Education

2015–2016

Diploma in Advanced Advertising

Sydney Technical College

2014–2015

Directing

Asutralian Film Television and Radio School

2013–2014

Australian Writers & Art Directors School

Australian Writers & Art Directors School

2012–2013

The Writers Network

Master Class, Hollywood

Speaker

  • Billy Blue School of Design, Sydney
  • AWARD ‐ Australian Writiers and Art Directors
  • Kinsale International Advertising Festival, Ireland
  • Desachate ‐ S. American Communications Convention
  • Almap Online Advertising Forum ‐ Brazil to global
  • CNN European Business News TV show
  • Kodak Creative Film Panel, Cannes
  • TBWA Global Creative Conference, Thailand
  • Boards Magazine Conference, Los Angeles
  • Caxton Awards, Australia
  • Media 2006, Sydney
  • TBWA Creativity Conference, Paris
  • Semi Permanent, Sydney

Judge

  • D&AD ‐ Designers & Art Directors International, London
  • Creative Circle Awards, London
  • Breaking Walls Awards, Berlin
  • AWARD ‐ Australian Writers and Art Directors
  • Kinsale International Advertising Festival, Ireland
  • Desachate ‐ South American Communications Convention
  • Belding Awards ‐ Los Angeles
  • AICP Awards ‐ Los Angeles
  • Kancil Awards, Malaysia
  • Peli Creative Advertising Awards ‐ Hawaii, USA
  • Best Ads on TV, Global


Contact

Phone
+310 314 3600

Address
1306 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA