If you came here looking for an adventure in career time travel, maybe head over to my LinkedIn page for a clearer picture of that, or better yet, get in touch and I will send you a PDF version all nicely designed and shit, ultimately it's the same thing it just feels a little more personal.
If you just arrived here via Linkedin or one of my other anti-social profiles hoping to find out just a little bit more about me and what a Design Director is... then this is the space I have created to do just that.
My name is Chadd Holland and I’ve been designing since I was a teenager, graduated with a bachelor in design studies in 2006 and since then have been working as a creative professional. I use the label Design Director to describe what I do because I believe this strikes the best balance of honed skills and culmination of all previous experience into a single title, effective to any brand, business or project.
What are these magical ingredients that make up a Design Director? You'll have to scroll passed this amazing self portrait of me and my wife to find out... it's worth it.
Research & testing
I know, I know everyone's a photographer these days... especially now given the quality and convenience of smart phone cameras. However I still prefer to shoot mostly on 35mm and 120mm film and have been doing so as long as I can remember. Given I spend my whole life in front of a computer working on digital products, film photography offers me the perfect hands on creative outlet, allowing me to feel somewhat like a craftsman and less of a data monkey.
Below you will see a very small collection of images from various times, cameras and locations on display, there are also links to different galleries/channels I post a larger bodies of work.