Glenn DOHERTY

Independent Design Director | 

Glenn was born in Leigh-on-Sea, UK. He studied fine art and was drawn into graphic design later. Glenn worked for advertising agencies in London, before relocating to Amsterdam in 2010, where he was the Head of Design at iris. 

Glenn founded The Travelling Frenchman - A gourmet Ingredient Scout with 2 others in 2015 (sourcing sustainable and traceable food products with a story). In 2016, Glenn became Creative Lead for Philips Design. 

questionnaire

What was your very first job? What does it feel like to look back at it now?  
Collecting empty glasses in a cocktail bar. I made some lifelong friendships back then and the people experience was invaluable. 

Please describe, in your own words, what your job is and what work it entails. 
Visual problem solving and storytelling for independent design and art direction projects. 

How did you discover that the creative world was right for you? Was there a time in your life that you credit to this discovery? What was there train of events that brought you to where you are today?
I’ve always drawn and painted since I was about 3 years old. I wanted to be a fine artist but went off piste for a few years, there was a moment of clarity, when labouring in my late teens, digging holes in the freezing cold and generally being pretty clumsy in the construction world, I knew I had to get into the creative industry. I then chose graphic design. 

In your constantly growing and expanding industry, how do you find inspiration to keep your work fresh, innovative and relevant?
Keep an open mind, be proactive, keep a sketch pad, keep an ideas journal, subscribe to feedly, watch indie films, listen to music, embrace new technologies but don't forget your craft, attend events like pekka kucha, keep a blog, be open to insights and feedback, travel. 

If you had to pick one piece of work or project that you are most proud of, more for the creative work and innovation it required, rather than its recognition or industry “success,” what would it be?Amsterdam Canal Aqua.

My portfolio is here: https://www.glenndoherty.work/

jury

Dorothy BANY
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Nathalie BRÄHLER
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CD & Founder | BARE JOURNAL
Import Creative Director
Ann CHEN
Design & Visual Identity Leader | DIAGEO
Jonathan CRAWFORD
Creative Director | THE FORMERY
Maurice DAHAN
Creative Marketing Director | MAVODI
Djemilah DALHUISEN
Team Lead Media & Content | ING
Ad DE HOND
VP Design and Concepts EMEA | STARBUCKS
Creative Brand Director | VELDHOVEN GROUP
John DE VRIES
Creative Director | XXS AMSTERDAM
Florentijn DIEPEVEEN
Creative Director | UBER
Els DIJKHUIZEN
Glb Integrated Comm. & Innovation Mgr | HEINEKEN
Glenn DOHERTY
Independent Design Director
Head of Creative | ASOS
Niek EIJSBOUTS
Creative Director | SUPERHEROES
Creative Director | W+K
Executive Creative Director | BSUR
Pim GERRITS
Creative Director | HAVAS LEMZ
Miguel GORI
Creative Director | SOLAR INITIATIVE
Andre GRAY
Creative Lead | TBWA
Daphne HOOGENBOOM
Global Mktg Communication & Media Manager | KLM
Creative Director | NOMADS
Thomas JULLIEN
Creative Director | ADIDAS
Creative Director | BIES & SEBAS
Erik KESSELS
Creative Partner| KESSELS KRAMER
Maud KLARENBEEK
Head of Art Production | WIEDEN + KENNEDY
Creative Director | SHOQ CREATIVE STUDIO
Joris KUIJPERS
Executive Creative Director | DDB & TRIBAL
Remy KURPERSHOEK
Independent Creative Director
Jonne KUYT
Creative Director | EDENSPIEKERMANN
Colin LAMBERTON
Executive Creative Director | IRIS
Julien LAURET
Director Projects, Strategy | ADIDAS
Kim LAWSON
NRG & Entertainment Manager | BUGABOO
Richard LETTERMAN
Creative Director | TOMTOM
Creative Director | KARL LAGERFELD
Julia LLAMAS
Head of Operations | ANOMALY
Global Head of Communications | CLARKS
Global Brand Marketing Lead | BOOKING.COM
Creative Director | RCHD
Creative Shoot, Production Manager | ADIDAS
Sean PERON
Global Brand Director | G-STAR
Co-Founder/Producer | WHALE
Guilaume PHILIBERT
Founder, Creative Director | FILLING PIECES
Robert PHILLIPS
Global Creative Lead | TPVISION
Colin PUESCHNER
Ex. Interactive Producer | 180 KINGSDAY
Content Manager Benelux | CHEIL
Head of Global Expansion | SONOS
Jennifer SKUPIN
Sr. Creative Director | 72 AND SUNNY
Creative Director | CHEIL
Design Director | NIKE
Creative Director | VIRTUE / VICE
Olivier TEEPE
Founder | CLOUDFACTORY
Steve TIRBANI
Art Director | OSUDIO
Enrico TOESCHI
Sr. Integrated Producer
Justin TOWNSEND
Senior Producer | ADIDAS
Cornel VAN BUUREN
Marketing Manager | HET PAROOL
Rogier VAN EST
Sr Concept Design Manager | STARBUCKS
Jan Willem VAN EWIJK
Sr. Art Director | PHILIPS
Poppe VAN PELT
Lead Creative Director | APPLE - BENELUX
Global Brand & Marketing Dir. | WOLFORD
CEO/Creative Director | SUPERREBEL
Co-Founder/Producer | WHALE
Raffaele ZUEGER
Advertising and Content Manager | PIAGET
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