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David Harris

David Harris

Job

Executive creative director

Company

Wunderman

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7611 6666

Address

Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London, , NW1 7QP

Born

One summer's evening on 8 June.

Career highlights

As creative director at IMP, took the agency to top of Campaign's direct agency creative league. Started Lida in 1999 as creative partner and helped grow it into M&C Saatchi's most successful subsidiary. Joined Wunderman in 2007 as executive creative director.

Most cringeworthy moment of your career

Presenting a creative idea to 1,600 Tupperware party ladies at their AGM.

Best thing about your job

The ideas.

Worst thing about your job

The admin.

Advice for a wannabe A Lister

Date someone in PR.

If you could be anyone else in this business, who would it be?

Charles Saatchi. He has a wonderful art collection.

What would you do on a sabbatical?

Travel Route 101, the Pacific Highway, in a huge American soft-top.

Your USP?

I'm passionate about ideas and can sell them to anyone (almost).

What would you change about yourself?

My sense of rhythm (I'd like one).

Favourite media

Cinema, online, magazines

Favourite shop

Green and Stone of Chelsea (the most perfect shop for art materials in the world).

What’s the biggest lie you’ve told?

I said I was the director of the second film unit on Top Gun to a very attractive woman at a party. Amazingly, she believed me (she was blonde).

How many toilets do you own?

Four.

What can’t you live without (apart from family)?

Music.

Lowdown

Softly spoken Harris is not one to leave his creative side at the office, with his passion for painting only beaten by a passion for his intriguing \"secret garden\". His presence at Wunderman has helped paint a brighter future following a difficult period for the agency.


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