Despite only formally working together as a team since 2013, Chas Bayfield and Dave Jenner have been collaborating for most of their careers.
Chas left Watford College and spent the next eight years at HHCL and partners where he won D&AD Silver and Cannes Gold for the Blackcurrant Tango commercial, ‘St George’. The advert has been voted one of the best 100 commercials of all time. He also won D&AD silver for his Tango sponsorship credits for cult TV show, the Word. Since HHCL, Chas has worked for numerous agencies including Iris, VCCP and St Luke’s.
Dave began as a designer working in advertising agencies and was lucky enough to work with some of London’s top creatives. He then made the move into art direction, working for among others, Euro RSCG, Bean Andrews Norway Cramphorn and Iris. Dave has won a few awards along the way, The Art Directors Club for Microsoft, an FMCG Gold at the Direct Marketing Awards for Persil and numerous pieces of work in D&AD.
Dave and Chas have been Creative Directors at J Walter Thompson since January 2016, working on some of their most high-profile accounts. They are a grown up team, work closely with clients and believe that collaboration and teamwork produces the best work. They believe in advertising that sells whilst maintaining a high level of creativity and love discovering new talent and thinking up new ways of selling, regardless of the medium.