The unique creative talent, Mark Denton, is Kinsale’s jury president this year. Here’s a self-description by Denton (Thank you, D&AD):
Mark is just getting the hang of advertising after 37 years playing around at it.
He’s been a partner of a famous ad agency and the owner of a design company. He’s launched a magazine, re-launched Britain’s oldest advertising organisation and put on the UK’s first ever World Championship Mexican Wrestling event.
Other jobs include Knitting Digest’s premier paste-up artist, visualiser, art director, creative director and everything in between. He’s currently directing, designing and bossing people about at COY! Communications.
Denton has produced winning work for Nike, Wrangler, Heineken, Levis, Greenpeace and many, many, many more.
He really has won an obscenely large amount of awards. Especially if you count bronzes and certificates (and he does count them – regularly).
Current projects include an exhibition and documentary on youth culture, and a range of leisure wear.
But is he still available to shoot commercials? I hear you ask… you bet!
And here’s what he says about Kinsale, “The flag that I’ll be waving about has got CRAFT written large on it. Craft in ideas, writing, art direction, typography, photography, editing, illustration the lot. I think 2019 is going to be a very creative year for Kinsale Shark Awards, and I can’t wait to be part of it.”
The Kinsale Festival is being held September 18 – 21.
[Cover image by Julian Hanford]