In this hybrid role, Walker will focus on elevating FCB Inferno’s visual style and output, bridging the design and creative departments, Walker will combine design work and art direction. He will also oversee the design team alongside FCB Inferno’s Design Director, Becci Salmon, and will report to Owen Lee, CCO, FCB Inferno.
Walker is a highly experienced art, creative, and design director who has worked with some of the UK’s leading advertising agencies and brands. He returns to London-based creative agency, FCB Inferno, in this full-time position after a freelance career, spanning conceptual design and art direction. Notable award-wins include: 9 D&AD Wood Pencils, 2 Silver and a Bronze Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, 1 Bronze at the Clios, and an Honourable Mention in Creative Review’s The Annual for the print campaign ‘Listen Like You Used To’ for Spotify.
Walker began his career at FCB Inferno. After graduation, he entered and won a competition with a creative placement at the agency. Remaining in the team for eight years – between 2011-2019 – he progressed to senior art director where he oversaw national campaigns for brands including BMW, Barnardo’s and Sport England’s This Girl Can. In 2019 he moved to Who Wot Why, delivering campaigns for Spotify, Shelter and SkyBet, before launching his freelance career.
Owen Lee, CCO, FCB Inferno, said, “At FCB, we nurture our talent and Jack is an incredible example of someone who just keeps growing creatively. It is fantastic to see him step-up into this exciting role that will undoubtedly transform the agency’s visual creative output.”
Lee added: “Jack’s abilities shone through right from the start when he joined FCB over a decade ago, leaving his mark on every project and campaign he is part of, and winning awards for clients. We are thrilled that he has decided to return to the agency and wish him every success as Head of Art.”
Commenting on his appointment, Walker said, “I’m delighted to be joining FCB Inferno in this full-time role. Freelancing has been hugely rewarding, but it feels good to be home once again. Creativity is always evolving, and I’m hugely excited to work with the creative teams to evolve the visual side of the agency’s work.”
FCB Inferno has produced award winning campaigns for Sport England, Huawei, The Big Issue, Pearson, and Virgin. Cannes accolades include 3 Grand Prix, the inaugural Glass Lion, and a Titanium Lion last year.
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