General info

Brett has won creative awards around the world, but is most proud of his campaign effectiveness awards for major clients like Sony, Vodafone and British Airways. His extensive experience in large and startup agencies has enabled Brett to bring a unique perspective to boardroom tables everywhere. In particular, the ability to bring together customer-centric data and strategy with big brand creativity, in order to achieve more dynamic ways of getting from brand to market. And from market to success.

• Brand Development
• Campaign strategy
• Workshop facilitation
• Creative Development & Production
• Writing & Presentations
• Team Leadership & Executive management


Brett Howlett. CD/ECD/Strategist.

  • Creative Director
    Santa Barbara, New York, Sydney.
    Feb 2016 - Present
    Orange Identity Design

    Bring Strategic Brand Creative to all Design efforts.
    Work includes: Ideation Workshops, Creative Strategy, Creative development, and Content Production.

  • Creative Director/Partner
    Sydney, Australia
    Oct 2013 - Dec 2015
    Hatch Solutions

    Work directly with executive level clients and founders to solve their most pressing problems.
    Work includes: Ideation workshops, Creative Brand Strategy, Product development & Testing, Concept creation and execution.

  • Executive Creative Director
    Sydney, Australia
    Sep 2011 - May 2013
    Ogilvy & Mather

    Led teams across three disciplines: Ogilvy Advertising, Ogilvy Digital (DT) and Ogilvy One.
    Work involved: management of large teams, best practice processes, new business lead, creative excellence lead, ideation creation and production.

  • Creative Partner
    New York, NY
    Feb 2009 - Aug 2011
    archibald ingall stretton...

    A Startup New York office of successful UK digital agency.
    Work involved: New business pipeline & pitching, Creative leadership, Digital best practices, Creative development and execution.

  • Executive Creative Director
    New York, NY
    2004 - 2008
    M&C Saatchi

    Work involved: New business pitching and lead creation, creative best practices, process implementation, client creative lead, creative development & production, liason and co-ordination with international offices.

  • Group Creative Director
    New York, NY
    2000 - 2004

    Ran large teams for Verizon Wireless and Bank of America across Mainstream marketing, Design and Collateral.
    Work involved: Key Creative liason with all lines of business, Creative development & Team Leadership, Production across all media, Brand Lead with all connected services/agencies.


  • Bachelor of Arts
    Melbourne, Australia
    Feb 1990 - Nov 1993
    Monash University