The story so far…

Chas is a writer

His advertising ideas have won multiple awards, his work has appeared in the UK’s National Gallery and the V&A, he has had a TV show on Channel 4, a screenplay optioned by Fox Searchlight, he has written a Ladybird Book, written songs for a famous rock band and has written one of the most famous TV ads ever created. He is currently writing a book that demystifies the Bible.

Chas began his career at legendary London hotshop HHCL+Partners and has since worked for start-ups, giant network agencies and everything in between. VCCP, Iris and JWT have all been home from homes. He loves making brands famous and believes that collaboration and teamwork produces the best work. He also believes in advertising that sells whilst maintaining a high level of creativity, and loves thinking up new ways of selling, regardless of the medium.

Chas is currently in London but from September 2021 will be based in Hobart, Tasmania.

 

Chas Bayfield

28 Caddington Road

London

NW21RS

UK

+44 7774 017 581

contact@chasbayfield.com

 

1991-2

Watford College

6 intense months of having the ego knocked out of me while learning that less is often more.

1993-2001

HHCL+Partners

I won Cannes gold, D&AD silver (and more) for Blackcurrant Tango ‘St George’. ‘St George’ also won the UK best long commercial (1950-2000). I also worked for one of the UK’s leading holiday companies, Thompson, now Tui.

After I left HHCL, I set off on a 6 week 5000 mile journey of discovery across the USA in a tatty three wheeled 1969 Reliant Regal.

2001-2003

Arkwright

This was a start-up. We won a couple of pieces of Unilever business as well as the UK Domino’s Pizza account before realising that running our own company was no fun.

2004-2006

Heresy

At Heresy I worked mainly on Madame Tussauds and the budget hotel chain, Premier Inn, creating TV and print campaigns which I illustrated myself.

2006-2008

Calling Brands

This was a brand consultancy where I was the in-house advertising creative. Here I worked on Jumeirah hotels and the campaign I created won gold at the World Luxury Awards in 2008

2008-2012

Iris

Here I was Associate Creative Director working on Xperia and the relaunch of Network Rail’s West Coast Main Line railway.

2012-2013

VCCP

I was Creative Director on the budget airline, easyJet, as well as working on Saga Holidays.

2013-2015

Noah

This was a small start-up where I was Creative Director, working on Suzuki, ECHO power tools, Sylvanian Families and the hotel booking site, Trivago.

2015-2018

JWT London

Here I was Creative Director on HSBC, OXO, Ribena, Legal & General and Shell Aviation. I was also the agency’s liaison with Facebook.

2018-

Freelancing

McGarryBowen, VMLY&R, Cheil, Iris, DCX, McCann, Publicis. I worked on Suzuki, Delta Airlines, KP Snacks, Trident gum, Dacia, Acer laptops, Mastercard and Coke.

 

 

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