Adam Whitaker / Guest Lecturer

Adam Whitaker is a Creative Director at AMV BBDO, London’s biggest advertising agency, running clients such as Sainsbury’s, BT and GE, for whom he recently created their 2012 Olympic campaign. Adam is also Creative Director of the Plan charity account, recently making films for their ‘Raise Your Hand Now’ campaign, shot in Manila and featuring Frieda Pinto.

Adam visited the Limerick School of Art and Design during Design Week in November 2012 and discussed not only his work in advertising but also the range of projects completed and in progress under the iyrie! banner.

Plan Charity /
Campaign Site /
Campaign Video / Because I Am A Girl
Campaign Video / She’ll Learn

iyrie! /
Adam is the creative force behind iyrie!, which has been running for over ten years, producing a wide range of projects in photography, music, art and fun.

We asked Adam what inspires him:
Jeff Wall, Trevor Jackson, American Dad, Bob’s Burgers, Electraglide In Blue, Phantom of The Paradise, Brian de Palma, Russ Meyer, Horace Andy, Ron Hardy, Adam Ant, Charming Baker, Outsider Art, Liberty (store), Fellini, On The Buses, Engrenages (Spiral), Mike Leigh, Richard Hamilton, Richard Prince, Philip Roth, Paul Auster, definitely J G Ballard, Dennis Potter, Doug Stanhope, Giorgio Moroder, Stupid Human, Soul Jazz Records, L.I.E.S., Kompakt, Johnny Rock, Talk Talk, Wall of Voodoo, Ludwig Kirchner, Kandinsky, Norman Jay, Terry, Ian Dury, Tommy Cooper, Nathan Barley, Play For Today, Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, Danny Wilson, Max Bygraves…

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