I’m Craig Clay,

Senior Art Director





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Work Experience

Over the last 20 years I’ve enjoyed a successful and rewarding career in the advertising and design industry. After training at AAA in Cape Town, I worked as an art director in many top South African agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy Cape Town, Joe Public and BBDO. I gained a solid foundation in brand-building and worked on many top international brands.

I also worked in New Zealand at Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy, BBDO and Platform 29, before returning to South Africa in 2015, when I joined Machete.

I thrive on the challenges of a fast paced environment, but I also enjoy my off-time RC racing, woodwork, parenting … and school projects!

When I’m not working

  • I collect vintage, scale-model cars
  • I also enjoy doing woodwork
  • I love gaming and spending time with family and friends
  • I enjoy camping
  • I also enjoy working on people’s nerves

What I love about what I do

  • The chance to be creative
  • Creating concepts that suit clients to a tee
  • Working wherever I want – at the office, at home or at coffee shops
  • Working with other creatives
  • Seeing my work out in the world

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