“Todd is freakishly talented, delightful to work with and makes you wonder how you ever did anything without him”
– Robyn Butler & Wayne Hope, Gristmill

 

“Like a song made by a love infused Emily Dickinson on speed”
– Fredrik Öst, SNASK

 

“He’s a Weapon”
– Paul Taylor, M&C Saatchi

 

Todd Watts is open to possibility. When he’s confronted with a problem, his natural inclination is to find a creative solution. He doesn’t think just outside the box, he explores its external radius with the optimism of a prospector searching for gold. The only difference between Todd and the prospector is that when he finds gold he uses it to create visual magic for you and your business. 

As an art director and graphic designer, Todd is a visual storyteller and communicator. He believes good design should be accessible and understood by whoever comes across it and works hard to make branded campaigns that speak volumes without actually saying anything at all. Todd’s curiosity with the world combined with his empathetic approach to design results in branded outcomes that are quick to digest while leaving a lasting impression. 

Todd’s been fine-tuning his craft since childhood. In primary school his Grade 5 teacher commissioned Todd to paint a portrait of Australian cricketing legend Don Bradman. When he wasn’t in the classroom, Todd would shadow his signwriting father in the studio, learning how to create something from nothing with a brushstroke. A little older, Todd started taking on small jobs, creating gig posters for his friends’ bands, which eventually led to studying graphic design and then working for top tier creative and advertising agencies including Snask and M&C Saatchi. 

Now as a freelancer, Todd works with various scaled-clients to bring to life projects spanning art direction, graphic design, storyboarding, stop motion, animation and paper-craft. He loves dissecting and reassembling the secret language of design to find fresh, fun and bold solutions across TV, print media, branding and everything in-between. Todd’s clients include Netflix, ABC and Lexus to name a few.  

A watt is a unit of power and with multiple watts to his name, Todd Watts will work powerfully to make eye-widening magic for your creative project. 

 

AWARDS

Finalist – AGDA Awards 
November 2020
 
Finalist – Victorian Premier’s Design Awards
September 2019
 
Finalist – Frankie Magazine Good Stuff Awards
February 2019
 
Finalist – AGDA Awards 
November 2018
 
Winner – International Creativity Awards
June 2018
 
Finalist – Victorian Premier’s Design Awards
September 2017
 
Finalist – Adobe Design Achievement Awards
August 2017
 
Finalist – The Rookies
June 2017
 
Winner – A’ Design Award
April 2017
 
Winner – Adobe Creative Jam – UI/UX Award
March 2017
 
Finalist – Adobe Design Achievement Awards
August 2016  

 

EXPERIENCE

Communication Designer (Part Time) – ACTF
2018 – Present
 
Graphic Designer (Freelance) – Tony Ayres Productions
2018 – Present
 
Integrated Designer – M&C Saatchi
2017 – 2018
 
Graphic Designer (Freelance) – Gristmill
2017 – Present
 
Graphic Designer (Freelance) – Matchbox Pictures
2017 – Present
 
Graphic Designer (Freelance) – Bengar Films
2017 – 2018
 
Graphic Designer and Animator – SNASK
2017 – 2018
 
Graphic Designer (Freelance) – JUMP Productions
2016 – 2017
 
Graphic Designer (Freelance) – Forde + Nicol
2016 – Present
 
Animator and Graphic Designer – YellDesign
2015 – 2017
 
Freelance Graphic Designer – Caroline Records
2014 – 2015
 
Apprentice Sign Writer – Graham Watts Signs
2011 – 2014
 

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Communication Design – Billy Blue Collage of Design, Melbourne
2015 – 2017
 
Adv. Diploma of Graphic Design – CATC, Melbourne
2014 – 2015
 
Adv. Diploma of Sound Production – RMIT, Melbourne
2012 – 2014
 
Cert. I, II, III and IV Music Industry, Tech Production – RMIT, Melbourne
2007 – 2013  

 

PRESS

Pedestrian TV – Interview
 
Epidemic Sound – Strictly Paper
 
The Power of the Paperback – IdN
 
The Power of the Paperback – Strictly Paper