Chris Howden is one of New Zealand’s global creative directors with successful tenures in London, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East.
A graduate of the famous Watford College copywriting course, he began his advertising career in London in the 80s. There he worked at BBDO, London. After 6 years in advertising in Europe, Chris was headhunted by Saatchi and Saatchi, New Zealand.
In New Zealand his work had an immediate impact and he won numerous local and international awards for his work on brands like NZPost, BP, Lucozade, Beefeater, Tabasco and Molenberg.
After 13 years in New Zealand with long stints at Colenso and Ogilvy, Chris headed overseas for 10 years working in Malaysia, Dubai and Thailand and Vietnam.
Returning to New Zealand, he helped create the specialist agribusiness agency Tracta, before returning to Auckland to join at NZME as Creative Director.
In 2017 Chris formed his own company Profanity and is our resident creative and copy mastermind.