Gradwell Sears

CD / Art Director

I'm an integrated creative director with an art direction background and years of experience as a client-facing creative lead. My core skills include concept development to final execution. A hands-on approach, led by strategic thinking and passion to tell a brand's unique story.

London, GB


Creative Director, Branding, Broadcast, Associate Creative Director, Digital, Experiential, Fine Art, Iconography, Infographics, Interactive, Language: English, New Business, Posters, Print, Product Design, Social, Beauty, Beverage, Fashion, International, Luxury, Packaged Goods, Retail, Spirits/Wines, Sports, Integrated Advertising, Concept Development, Leadership and Team Building, Global Collaboration, Client Relationships, Research and Testing, Creative and Media Synergy, Brand and Product Launches, Digital and Mobile Advertising, Social Engagement, Adobe Creative Suite, Basic Front End Development, Brand Identity, Graphic Design, Packaging, Illustration, Photography, Animation, TTL, ATL, BTL, Content Partnerships, Strategy, Easy to talk to, Likeable

I recently moved from Brooklyn NY, worked in manhattan and I enjoy riding my Fuji Feather single speed road bike, making cold brew coffee, dabbling in craft beers and home brew, while I shoot and write for my travel guide site and I tend to instagram frequently.

Work History

Unit9 London

October 2014

Passion Pictures UK

October 2014

Phear Creative NYC


Arnold Worldwide NYC

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GL is that rare combination of creative talent that's capable of producing truly great work by translating consumer insights and strategies into fresh, breakthrough creative ideas AND create the same quality of work when (as is too often the case) the insights are stale or completely lacking and strategy has taken a backseat to "let the creatives figure it out". And on top of it all, he's just generally a great guy and a pleasure to work with.

Nate Swenberg, EVP, Global Communications Planning Leader, at BBDO

Perfectionists and purists get a bad rap in advertising these days, but we should have more of them in our agencies. People who will always put more thought, time and dedication to ensure their output is the best are rare and GL is one of them. He is both a thinker and a doer, and is willing to fight for what is right and fair. These qualities, added to his impeccable aesthetics and his keen eye for all things beautiful make him a difficult person to replicate and an absolute pleasure to work with.

Christine Hasbun, Americas Planning Director at Saatchi & Saatchi

GL is bright and talented-- a thoughtful problem-solver who always has a creative idea to make work better. In the years that I have known him, on many different projects, I have always found him to be collaborative and professional too. GL is ambitious and hardworking, both of which have made him quite successful at what he does. I find GL a pleasure to work with and I'm happy to endorse him.

Murphy Kate, Managing Director, Creative Director Audrey/arnold

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