Illustrating from an early age, Alex Dunning studied art and after advice from his sister moved across to advertising. Completing the creative advertising course at New Bucks University Alex went onto partner with his copywriting cousin Pete Giblin (his interview coming soon).
"Let your work speak for itself."
Together as a creative partnership they have produced some outstanding work during their time at Weapon7 including a Facebook app for Penguin Books, a Mercedes-Benz viral called ‘The Catch’ and the Citygolf app to celebrate Mercedes-Benz’s sponsorship of the British Open 2012.
We spoke to Alex about how his career kicked off, his ideas on how students and grads should approach agencies and different ways to land a placement.
Abadir Hashi, Architecture Graduate, Ravensbourne
Abadir talks about studying Architecture at Ravensbourne and his experiences as a freelance graphic designer.
Daniel Bottiglieri, Head of Marketing, Brainlabs
Daniel Bottiglieri had a somewhat unconventional path into the creative industries, from Leicester, Oxford to Brainlabs.
Danielle Griffiths, Freelance Stylist & Author
Danielle Griffiths, has over 15 years Fashion industry experience, having graduated from Westminster University with a BA in Fashion in 2001. We dig a little deeper to understand how Danielle started out.
Nicolas Schwabach, Copywriter & Translator
Nicolas Schwabach, is London born with over 25 years agency experience in England, Saudi Arabia and Germany working on international brands as well as for small businesses.
Ben Carpenter, Account Executive, R/GA
Ben Carpenter, an account executive at R/GA talks to us about his job, how he ended up in advertising and what tips he has for people trying to get into the industry.
Mark Manning, Client Partner, Huge
We catch up with Mark Manning, a client partner at agency Huge where he is in charge of a range of accounts across a variety of industries.