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. Gattaldo  
Senior Art Director
Gattaldo is looking for full-time and freelance opportunities within advertising, both with advertising agencies or directly with clients. He has Art Directed national and global campaigns, created the branding for small, medium sized and larger companies and art directed photo-shoots all over Europe. Many raving reviews and Awards both in the US and the UK make Gattaldo the right choice to bring colour to your campaign, be it above or below the line marketing material.

“A lot of Art Direction these days can be bloodless, lacking in impact and generally dull. Gattaldo doesn't do work like that. His work is a reflection of himself. Often exuberant and always thoroughly considered.”
Andrew Spurgeon | Executive Creative Director - Langland Advertising Agency

“Gattaldo is one of the best Art Directors you could ever wish to work with. His creativity is without question, he is exciting and always thinking about how he can do things differently”
Kelly Underwood-Fone, Founder & Director - Lime Advertising

"If a picture could say a zillion words, it would be this one…when there is an image like this one – how could one not be effected?"
Dorene Weisinstein, Executive VP/Creative Supervisor Ribotsky Worldwide Inc, New Jersey.

Date of Birth: 29 June 1967
Languages: Fluent in English, Italian.


Organization skills: Helped set-up the London creative hub for Corbis Images in 2005.

Ensures that campaigns always position the brand clearly and indelibly, through teamwork with the client and establishing a long-term strategy:
Outperformed 3 concurrent competitor launches during the first 3 months of Bayer’s Lipobay launch with a distinctive image branding and the right positioning strategy.

Creates reinforcement and assurance for the brand and, where possible, conversion to the brand:
Maintained Dovonex’s 80% share in a saturated market despite the launch of 2 new competitor products by emphasising its brand leadership with a more confident image.
"Dovonex came in with the highest level of recall at a staggering 52 percent of GP’s interviewed" - Market research by Ad Monitor.

Enables brands to enter the consumers’ repertoire during their first year on the market:
Gattaldo’s work for Gemini Research’s corporate identity won the 'Profit by Design' Award. Gemini Research (Gemini Genomics) has since gone public and established offices in America and Sweden.

As Head of Art at Langland, led his creative  team to win numerous pitches for the agency:
Amongst these were the global campaign for Taxotere and the campaigns for Bayer’s range of products.

Gained international recognition:
US magazine Communication Arts featured Gattaldo’s Christmas stamps for the Maltese Postal Service.


Producer and freelance senior Art Director

Restoration and interior design for boutique accommodation in a 16th century property in Vittoriosa, Malta. Branding and marketing.

Art Director (Photography) for Corbis, London (now Getty Images)

Freelance Art Direction.
Restoration of a 16th century property in Valletta, Malta
Weekly cartoon for a News Website –

Langland ADM – Healthcare Advertising Agency - Windsor UK
Head of Art / Art Director
Directed every aspect of the creative process within my team whilst overseeing the other creatives as Head of Art. Directed major photoshoots with up to 30 people on set. 
From client’s brief to post-production for various national and global clients.

JP Advertising – Malta
Art Directed 1995 television and print campaign for Bank of Valletta.

DMB&B – Milan
Art Director within their Recruitment and Internal Communications Department (CIMk).


PBS TV – Malta
Animation and co-direction for children’s TV series.


IPA Best of Health awards - Best of Show and Gold Award

Rx Club of New York - Gold - Direct Mail 
New York Festivals - Global - Direct Mail 
PM Society - Winner - Direct Mail (Craft Award)

Carlsberg Music Award - Best Sleeve Art Direction

RX Silver Award and Award of Excellence, USA for Smith & Nephew Silver Hero ad
RX Award of Excellence for Wellington Hospital's Heart Scan corporate image
RX Award of Excellence for Aventis' thrombosis patient information leaflet
RX Award of Excellence for Langland's House Campaign

B2B Business to Business Award (UK) Brand Advertising Winner for Taxotere Campaign
HAAG Award (UK) Silver for Taxotere Campaign
RX Award of Excellence, USA for BAYER Lipobay Ad
RX Award of Excellence, USA for LEO Pharmaceuticals mailing
2 RX Awards of Excellence, USA for Taxotere campaign

PM Awards (UK) Best Nursing Journal Ad for Taxotere ad
RX Silver Award, USA for Taxotere Ad
RX Award of Excellence, USA for Gemini Research corporate image

PM Awards Best Nursing Journal Ad for Ametop Gel ad
Profit by Design Award for Gemini Research corporate image

RX Award of Excellence, USA for Lipobay strike hard ad
PM Award runner up for Ametop Gel ad
RX Award of Excellence, USA for Ametop Gel ad

Education & Qualifications

Scholarship in fine arts at the Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence.
Diploma with thesis – Body Language in Advertising

Centro Formazione Professionale - Florence
Diploma in Graphic Design
Lorenzo de Medici School of Art - Florence
Course in photography

University of Oxford
Course 1 – "Starting a novel".
Course 2 – "Screen-writing".
Reading College
Web design using Dreamweaver.

Coaching and Mentoring.

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. Gattaldo
Full-time, Part-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Art Direction, Illustration
Advertising, Print
POST DATE: 06.04.2003
London, United Kingdom
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