Chris is an accomplished Creative Director from Melbourne, Australia. He has created original, memorable and influential work for local and global brands including Jeep, Nike, Heinz, John West, Specsavers and Movember featured in The Huffington Post, The Guardian, AdWeek and Contagious Magazine.
With experience at CHE Proximity and TBWA, Chris joined Cummins&Partners, the 11th most awarded independent agency in the world according to the 2018 Cannes Global Creativity Report.
In six years, he has helped grow the agency from 30 to 150 people on the back of over 20 pitch wins, recognised with consecutive Australian Agency of the Year titles (and Chris’ extensive knowledge of local pizza menus).
After a trip to Rome’s Trevi fountain as a child, Chris developed an affinity for shiny objects. He has since begun collecting them, including the inaugural Clio Grand Prix (Direct) for sports advertising, D&AD, Cannes Lions, New York Festivals, London International Awards, Effies, Spikes, AWARD and 17 nods at the Sirens. His recent 'Meet Grant' film co-written for the Melbourne Advertising and Design Club received worldwide acclaim.
He has lectured at Australia's preeminent creative advertising course, and at the RMIT Advertising Masters and Creative Programs. Chris’ creative approach focuses on finding social insight to not just create ads, but contribute to culture. 
Send me an electronic mail: me@chrisellis.com.au
Speak to me IRL: 0413 200 843