Creative Director & Partner

Dave Dunlop

Meet Dave

Our Creative Director & Partner

Dave has an established track record of transforming brands through pro-active design thinking. During his career he has worked for the likes of Orange, London 2012, Sony, Channel 4, The Fat Duck, John Lewis to deliver products a services that have helped shape their digital proposition, both externally and internally.


Dave is Creative Director at Else and responsible for the creative output of the agency. Within this role he leads multi-skilled teams to deliver a range of work from vision to concept through to final delivery.

Prior to joining Else, Dave was Head of Digital and Creative Director at The Team where he recruited and managed a multi-disciplinary team of User Experience Architects, Interaction Designers, Technologists and Project Managers.

Kind words by clients & colleagues

“Prescient, patient, pertinent and smart. That’s Dave”

Rob Lawrence, CXO at Wunderman

“Dave really is a star and titles like Digital Creative Director or Experience Design Guru do him no justice.

He brings a rare combination of design, tech and commercial awareness to the table and was a joy to work with on pitches, many of which we won. We weren’t called the dream team for nothing, complementing each other well.

A real pro, across the board.”

Nick Corston, TheTeam

“Dave is a brilliant creative director. He can see the simple idea that needs to be communicated in any complex tangle of messages, and then he’ll develop a creative route that not only brings that message to life, it also gives you all the flexibility you’ll need to apply it to any eventuality you are after. A great thinker, calm under any pressure and creative leader whose advice I’d always happily follow. That’s Dave”

Cliff Ettridge, Partner at TheTeam

“Dave is rare beast. He combines strategic smarts and a keen eye with modest professionalism and a sly sense of humour. He and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with and the site they created for us blew our minds.”

Kevin McCullagh, Founder at Plan

“I’ve worked with Dave for over 5 years on many projects, all of which have delivered outstanding results – culminating in a DBA Design Effectiveness Gold award, for the behaviour change initiative for Gas Safe Register. As well as fresh thinking, creative inspiration and digital know-how, Dave is an absolute peasure to work with too.”

Nick Terry, Comms Director at Capita

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