An accomplished Creative Director, Chris has created original, memorable and influential work for brands including Jeep, Bonds, Specsavers and Movember featured in The Huffington Post, The Guardian, AdWeek and Contagious Magazine.

With experience at CHE Proximity and TBWA with secondments in Singapore and Los Angeles, Chris joined Cummins&Partners. At the pointy end of the creative pitchfork, he helped lead the agency to over 30 new business wins, recognised with back-to-back Australian Agency of The Year titles. In 2020, Chris ventured to consult leading agencies including The Monkeys, and most recently, Special Group.

It was a trip to Rome’s Trevi fountain as a three year-old where Chris developed an affinity for shiny objects. He's since begun collecting them, including the inaugural Clio Grand Prix for sports advertising, D&AD, Cannes Lions, New York Festivals, AWARD, Effies and Spikes, to name a few. His 'Meet Grant' film co-written for the Melbourne Advertising and Design Club award show received worldwide acclaim, and paradoxically, a nod at Oneshow.

He was the Victorian Head of Australia's preeminent advertising course AWARD School for two years and has lectured in the RMIT Advertising Masters and Creative Programs. His greatest achievement: a commemorative pen gifted by his mother.
Chris' creative approach focuses on finding social insight to more than create advertising but contribute to culture. Although its debatable whether creating a law firm run by goats is a valuable contribution. Good thing CUB's CMO thought so. 
Send me an electronic mail: chris.ellis@creative@gmail.com
Speak to me IRL: 0413 200 843