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Alan Young

Alan Young


Creative partner


St Luke's

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7380 8888


18, Dukes Road, London, , WC1H 9PY



Career highlights

This year, helping Magic stay London's number one radio station with an online media idea that creates its own revenue. Helping produce Ikea's first-ever global TV campaign and serving my final year as D&AD educational chairman. D&AD is a beacon. If you're not already a member, become one.

Most cringeworthy moment of your career

This year, reading in the 2008 A List that I work at TBWA. And (deservedly) shattering my tibia in an in-office skateboard incident.

Best thing about your job

Always a new problem to solve.

Worst thing about your job

Always a new problem to solve.

Advice for a wannabe A Lister

Don't whinge to Campaign about minor incidents about misreporting (especially regarding The A List).

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

There are plenty of people I envy in this business, but my sense of self-worth is not yet so low that I'd actually want to be them.

What would you do on a sabbatical?

Tidy up.

Your USP?


What would you change about yourself?

My appearance. I'd like to look less like Uncle Fester.

Favourite media

Stumble and my del.ici.ous bookmarks.

Favourite shop

Tricker's of Jermyn Street. It's a time warp.

What’s the biggest lie you’ve told?

I lie compulsively about the number of toilets I own.

How many toilets do you own?


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

The sea.


t's perhaps fortunate that Young was named D&AD's education chairman earlier this year, as he will have needed something to keep him busy. He'll be hoping he can apply his talents to new accounts at St Luke's in 2009.

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