Carl Howe

Art Director/Designer/Illustrator/Photographer


Working as an Art Director in the advertising industry for over 20 years I’ve gained a great deal of experience creating concepts and art directing work through to the finished article. Be it posters, ads, leaflets, brochures or catalogues, I’ve done it. Working at ad agencies in London (ABM, DDB), Manchester (Radford, Stowe/Bowden/Wilson, CSM, McCann, Rex Stewart), Leeds (Murray/Malty/Walker/West) and in Sydney (McCann – ‘below the line’, freelance).

In addition I also work as a photographer having learn't from some of Manchester’s best photographers such as Ian Woolams, David Seed, Tom Graty, Paul Fosbury, and John Cooper to name but a few. Shooting everything from The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards at Edinburgh Castle, windswept crags in the Dales (Craghoppers), Hitchcockesque shower scenes (Norweb), Heavy Metal drummers (York Races), to primary school kids in class (YPO/Galt Education).

Fully Mac literate in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Quark and Freehand. Familiar with Dreamweaver MX. Have experience using and publishing with WordPress and MailChimp.
A comprehensive understanding of print and colour processing involving everything from large scale 48 sheet sites, 6 sheet posters, asdshells, bus sides/rears, double page spreads, catalogues, folders, packaging, point of sale, to single page one colour flyers.
Art Directing work through from initial concept to the finished product.
Organising an executing photographic shoots (both as the art director and as the photographer). Hiring photographers, studios, models (children and adults), set makers, model makers, stylists.


Posted by Bernadette Thorley (Production Manager), Aylesworth Fleming

Written testimonial:
A Great all rounder with a wealth of Creative experience. Everything from traditional marker pen Concepts to expert use of the Mac and Photography.
Personable, can fit in with anyone, hard working and conscientious. A great team player but also has the confidence to work independently if required.
An assets to any Creative department



Art Director/Designer/Photographer on the Synexus Clinical Trials campaigns. Please see my website for examples:

skills used:

York Racecourse

Creating various campaigns to promote York races as the foremost horse racing event in the North West. Posters, ads, bus rears, ad-shells all marketing catered for from concept to the finished article. PLease see my work at

skills used: Illustrator, Photography, Advertising, Graphic Design

Copper Dragon‎

all Point of Sale display, ads and posters were designed for this client. Please see my work at

skills used: Photography, Photoshop, Illustration, Illustrator, Graphic Design

Work Flexibility

Location flexibility

Within Stockport.
Within Cheshire.
Within United Kingdom.
Can telecommute.

Length of contract