About Me

Ben Huxley

With over 20 years of hands-on experience in creative and digital roles, I am a genuine Creative Leader who has worked with renowned organisations such as Paddy Power, The BBC, News UK, and The Press Association. Throughout my career, I have created content for some of the world’s largest brands and played a central role in managing one of the most beloved social media accounts globally. I have also contributed to scriptwriting for TV and radio advertisements, developed ideas for press campaigns, and been heavily involved in one of the most famous sports sponsorship campaigns in history.

Most of my work has revolved around collaborating with digital and media teams, executing projects across various platforms. Throughout my career, I have gained experience in sports, media, entertainment, and breaking news.

What I Do

Creative Thinking

Experienced creative thinker capable of delivering exceptional and innovative ideas, and leading creative teams across a wide range of industries.

Brand Strategy

10+ years of experience entrenched in creative roles in some of the biggest and best-loved brands in the UK and Ireland.

Digital Design

Exceptional graphic and digital designer with a keen eye for detail and excellent understanding of typography, colour theory and composition.

Event Management

Particular passion for the creation and delivery of award-winning, innovative branded live events and experiences.

Testimonials

Clients

Portfolio

Aldi – Santa’s Parking Space

Aldi – Santa’s Parking Space

Graphic Design
Dacia – Air Fresheners

Dacia – Air Fresheners

Graphic Design
Money Week – Political Power

Money Week – Political Power

Graphic Design
NatWest – Piggy Banks 2.0

NatWest – Piggy Banks 2.0

Activation, Graphic Design
Dave – Fringe Trophy

Dave – Fringe Trophy

Activation, Branding, Graphic Design
Domino Records – Future Retro

Domino Records – Future Retro

Graphic Design, Mockups
Versuni – Bangalter

Versuni – Bangalter

Graphic Design, Mockups
Samsung – Jet AI Vacuum

Samsung – Jet AI Vacuum

Graphic Design, Mockups
Versuni – Coffee Table Book

Versuni – Coffee Table Book

Graphic Design, Mockups
Brewdog – Pitch Perfect

Brewdog – Pitch Perfect

Graphic Design, Mockups
Paddy Power – Chelsea sign

Paddy Power – Chelsea sign

Activation, Graphic Design, Mischief, Mockups
The Chap – Lifestyle Feature

The Chap – Lifestyle Feature

Graphic Design, Mockups
The Sun – Coronation Concepts

The Sun – Coronation Concepts

Graphic Design, Mockups
Lego – Football Legends

Lego – Football Legends

Graphic Design, Mockups
Condé Nast – Stained Glass

Condé Nast – Stained Glass

Graphic Design
Apple – Sonoma

Apple – Sonoma

Graphic Design
The Sun – World Cup DOOH

The Sun – World Cup DOOH

Activation, Branding, Graphic Design
PP – social videos

PP – social videos

Branding, Graphic Design, Mischief
PP – Social Graphics

PP – Social Graphics

Branding, Graphic Design, Mischief, Mockups
PP – Mug on the Tyne

PP – Mug on the Tyne

Activation, Branding, Event Management, Graphic Design, Mischief
PP – Euros Fanzones

PP – Euros Fanzones

Activation, Branding, Event Management, Graphic Design, Sponsorship
PP – Shootout Golf

PP – Shootout Golf

Activation, Branding, Event Management, Graphic Design, Sponsorship
PP – Save Our Shirt

PP – Save Our Shirt

Activation, Branding, Event Management, Graphic Design, Mischief, Mockups, Sponsorship
PP – Sports Trophies

PP – Sports Trophies

Branding, Graphic Design, Sponsorship
PP – Racing Branding

PP – Racing Branding

Activation, Branding, Event Management, Graphic Design, Sponsorship
PP – Champions League of Darts 2019

PP – Champions League of Darts 2019

Activation, Branding, Event Management, Graphic Design, Mischief, Sponsorship
PP – Champions League of Darts 2018

PP – Champions League of Darts 2018

Activation, Branding, Event Management, Graphic Design, Mischief, Sponsorship
Press Association – Match Story

Press Association – Match Story

Graphic Design, Infographics, Mockups
The BBC – News Graphics

The BBC – News Graphics

Graphic Design, Infographics
Various – Infographics

Various – Infographics

Graphic Design, Infographics

Resume

Experience

Mar 2023 - present
Freelance

Creative Strategy & Design

Since March 2023 I have been working as a Freelance Creative Strategist and Designer, helping clients with their Brand Strategy, Activation ideas and execution.  Additionally, I have worked as a freelance designer and illustrator helping to bring creative concepts to life.

Feb 2015 - Feb 2023
Paddy Power

Brand Engagement Visual Lead

From Feb 2015 through to Feb 2023, I worked in the heart of the Paddy Power Brand team, focussing on Advertising, Event Management, Social Media, Editorial, PR and the infamous Mischief stream.

My role helped to define the creative strategy and output of the business across all aspects of the marketing landscape.

Sep 2021 - Feb 2023
Paddy Power

Head of Sponsorship UK & Ireland

As Head of Sponsorship, it was my responsibility to maintain and develop Paddy Power's portfolio of sponsorship properties across Sport and Entertainment.

I worked closely with rights holders and suppliers to ensure that their sponsored events were delivered to an extremely high standard whilst achieving brand fame for the organisation.

Jun 2013 - Feb 2015
The Press Association

Senior Designer

In June 2013, I joined the Press Association leading a new department dedicated to designing and developing data-driven football products and applications.

During the 2014 World Cup, I was the creative lead for their football graphics and data products helping to oversee the creation and delivery of thousands of pieces of content viewed by millions of football fans globally.

Jan 2012 - Jun 2013
The BBC

UX Designer

In 2012, I joined the BBC, as part of a design team who produced content for the BBC News website and portfolio of 27 foreign language news sites. The work undertaken included producing infographics, illustrations, and interactive content, often responding to breaking world news, in high-pressure situations and to extremely tight deadlines.

In August 2012, I was the lead designer for the BBC World Service’s London 2012 Olympics project. The work received more than 128 million page impressions throughout the duration of the Olympics.

Awards

Sport Industry Awards

Campaign of the Year (Save our Shirt)
September 2020

FMBE Gold Award

Most Effective Sponsorship Activation (Champions League of Darts 2018)
September 2019

Education

July 2002
University of Staffordshire

BSc (Hons) Music Technology - 2.1

August 1998
Aylesbury Grammar School, Bucks

4 A Levels

August 1996
Aylesbury Grammar School, Bucks

11 GCSEs

Contact

How Can I Help You?

If you’d like to talk to me about your project, please get in touch.

+44 (0)7487 321444

benhuxley@gmail.com