About Me

A little about me.
Darren has lead creative agencies in four countries holding positions from CCO to CD
Winning over 100 international awards for creativity

Currently working at Havas as:
– European Digital Executive Creative Director
– Chief Creative Officer and Managing Director at Dusseldorf HQ
– Member of the European Creative Council

Previously Darren was running 3 Agencies (BBDO & Proximity Worldwide Dusseldorf and Proximity Worldwide London) as the CCO, Managing Director and member of the board. He was also on the Proximity Worldwide Creative Council as of July 2013 – July 2017

He is an award winning Creative with a passion for Innovation, Emerging Technology and of course Creativity.

This makes him a media neutral Creative Director who is happy working on TV as much as digital.

His background gives him a unique perspective on marketing and innovation.
His career began in the Technology arena and after a number of years working he decided to move into the creative field, he has spent the last 11 years working in some of the most award winning advertising agencies in the world, bridging the gap between Traditional and Digital Creative.

In April / March 2012 I was a guest CD critic at Humber university for the Creative Advertising course.

Life Achievements apart from being a Dad.

  • I am a published author of 2 books
  • 100 printed industry articles which were published globally.
  • My work as a Creative Director featured in Fast Company
  • I have also written for Contagious Magazine
  • ToDo’s
    Get my work in Wired.

    My portfolio, Awards and client list can be found at darrenrichardson.com

    Brief Employment History:

    European ECD Digital & Chief Creative Officer Dusseldorf @ Havas
    Chief Creative Officer / Managing Director @ BBDO and Proximity Worldwide Dusseldorf
    Regional Executive Creative Director @ BBDO Proximity
    Creative Director @ CP+B
    Executive Creative Technology Director @ 180 Amsterdam
    Creative Technical Director @ ISOBAR
    Creative Technical Director @ RGA
    Creative Interactive Director @ Magic Lantern Productions

    Contact Darren
    play [at] playfool.com