Gavin Chimes, Executive Creative Director, Howatson+Company.

Gavin Chimes is an Executive Creative Director at Howatson+Company.

He cares about making purposeful, brand-building work that pushes the boundaries of craft and culture.

He has been named Australasian Creative of The Year at AWARD, has won a Grand Prix at Cannes, D&AD White and Yellow Pencils, an Edison Award for innovation and more. He’s currently ranked #6 ECD in the world by D&AD.

As a founding member of Howatson+Company, he helped build the agency to a team of over 100 in just 18 months, with offices in Sydney and Melbourne. In 2022, the agency was named D&AD Global Independent Agency of the Year.

Prior to this, he worked at CHE Proximity, where he was Creative Director across NRMA Insurance and Samsung, helping the agency win APAC Agency of the Year and NRMA Client of the Year.  Before that he worked at Clemenger BBDO Melbourne, Droga5, Marcel and M&C Saatchi.

Outside of advertising, he’s authored a children’s book, Skat the Mutt, published by Scholastic and launched the luxury dog care brand, DOG by Dr Lisa.