Motionlab promotes Dave Ellams to creative director role

Full-service design and marketing agency Motionlab has promoted current head of design Dave Ellams to the position of creative director.

Dave joined the company in 2009 and possesses over 12 years creative experience, specialising in all areas of online and offline marketing including advertising, branding and design.

Prior to and during his time at Motionlab, Dave has produced creative for a diverse client range including: The FIT Show, Timberland Pro, DEWALT, Saint-Gobain Glass, Johnsons Apparel, Furness College, Huega Carpets (FLOR), Lancashire County Council, WL GORE Associates, GORE-TEX outdoor wear, Premierline Direct Business Insurance, The Home Office, Mila Hardware, Plumbs and Conservatory Outlet.

As creative director, Dave will be responsible for managing, directing, and contributing to a creative environment comprised of designers, content strategists, SEO & PPC specialists, interactive developers and a copywriting team.

“I have always had a passion for branding and design as well as the creative written word. I feel very lucky that my passion happens to be my profession and that it has lead me to a point in my career where I can act as creative director and work alongside an extremely talented team of individuals in a very progressive, creative and results driven agency like Motionlab.

“I am excited and motivated by my new appointment and look forward to helping the team continue in the same positive direction it has done for the past 8 years.”

CEO Simon Iredale who has been creative director since Motionlab started in 2004 said: "With the continual expansion of the Motionlab team and the growth of the business in many areas I felt it was time to pass the overall creative direction to Dave. “We have worked well as a creative partnership since 2009 and will still maintain that partnership in the business. My time is now much more strategic and client focussed and Dave is the perfect successor to one of the most important roles at Motionlab.”