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  • Gary Helps

    Creative Direction

    Toronto, Canada

Gary Helps Creative Direction provides professional art direction, design, copy writing, photographic and illustrative services to small and medium sized companies desiring to significantly improve their profitability through the creation of higher awareness, improved traffic and/or consumer education of their products or services.

Work Samples

  • Light fixture: designed, built and photographed

  • Illustration for local juice bar

  • Shoe design submitted on behalf of Walter Hagan

Work History

  • Last position: Creative Group Head

    • Baker Lovick Advertising
    • Toronto, Canada
    • Oct 1984 - Oct 1986 (2 years)

    My early career (1966-1986) consisted of 20 years as an art director and copy writer in the employ of major ad agencies Ogilvy & Mather, J. Walter Thompson (twice), Ted Bates, Kenyon & Eckhardt, McCann-Ericksson S.A., SSC&B Lintas and Baker Lovick with account responsibilities on over 40 major accounts including, Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Company, Labatt Breweries, Lipton Tea, Quaker Foods, etc. In 1986 I incorporated and since have managed a diverse list of retail and service-oriented accounts offering creative services ranging from art direction, copy writing, photography, illustration to all aspects of design and production.

Education

  • Ontario College of Art - presently OCADU

    • part time Advertising
    • 1966 - 1967

    Blessed with natural creative ability which has sustained a career of 50 years. Finished high school, took part time classes at what was previously named OCA .

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